On the Meaning of Meat! Ribeye & Sausage Flash, Rump Roasts, Cheese, and More!
Dear Friends and Partners,
Welcome to Alderspring’s weekend edition newsletter!
In this letter is Glenn’s weekly story, a suite of pics about work on the ranch this week, and an update on this week’s featured cuts!
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Looking for this week’s featured cuts? Head to the page below. Scroll on down for Glenn’s story and other newsletter stuff!
This week’s cuts include 10% off on Rump Roast, Specialty Ground Beef, Tongue (the best taco meat!), and Lifeline Organic Cheese!
Also, a weekend 10% off flash on ALL the hot dogs and sausages…and a FLASH ON RIBEYES!
We had a bit of snow hit the ranch this week! While none of us are huge fans of working out in a snowstorm (especially since we got used to the idea of spring), we welcome this much-needed moisture! It hit the high ranges, too, where we’ll be bringing our cattle in about a month here.
Quote of the Week
“Next day, oh, there they were, thousands and thousands of them! Far as the eye could reach, the prairie was literally covered, and not only covered but crowded with them. In very sooth it was a gallant show; a vast expanse of moving, plunging, rolling, rushing life – a literal sea of dark forms, with still pools, sweeping currents, and heaving billows, and all the grades of movement from calm repose to wild agitation. The air was filled with dust and bellowings, the prairie was alive with animation, – I never realized before the majesty and power of the mighty tides of life that heave and surge in all great gatherings of human or brute creation.
The scene had here a wild sublimity of aspect, that charmed the eye with a spell of power, while the natural sympathy of life with life made the pulse bound and almost madden with excitement. Jove but it was glorious! and the next day too, the dense masses pressed on in such vast numbers, that we were compelled to halt, and let them pass to avoid being overrun by them in a literal sense. On the following day also, the number seemed if possible more countless than before, surpassing even the prairie- blackening accounts of those who had been here before us, and whose strange tales it had been our wont to believe the natural extravagance of a mere travellers’ turn for romancing, but they must have been true, for such a scene as this our language wants words to describe, much less to exaggerate.
On, on, still on, the black masses come and thicken – an ebless deluge of life is moving and swelling around us!”
— From Life in the Rocky Mountains, by Warren Angus Ferris, 1835, a trapper and lead scout with the American Fur Company, on his first sighting of prairie bison or “buffalo.” It’s definitely worth reading as Mr. Ferris attempts to communicate the unending scale of a single bison herd.
This week’s story: The Meaning of Meat
This week’s story is something a little different. It recounts some recent research results comparing our beef to grain fed beef…and the results are very exciting!
On a July day in 2019, I navigated my pickup truck up the endless logging road switchbacks that wound their way upward and across the North Fork of Hat Creek drainage in the Salmon River Mountains. With me were four scientists from all over the US; specialists in fields somehow related to these lands: remote sensing, human and animal nutrition, animal behavior, and grazer/plant relationships. They were Dr. Sierra Young, from North Carolina State, Dr. Stephan Van Vliet, from Duke University (now Utah State), Dr. Scott Kronberg, from the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Bismarck, North Dakota, and Dr. Fred Provenza, Professor Emeritus, from Utah State. They had come to see and experience the wild and remote high mountain country that we called our summer range.
As we crested this ridge, the pass between Iron Mountain Creek and Hat Creek, I knew we had to be getting close, and as we finally broke out of the thick conifer forest onto a windswept ridge covered with the wildflower blooms of lupine and arrow-leaf balsamroot, I tapped on the brakes.
Read the rest on our blog by clicking below!
This Week’s FEatured Cuts From Alderspring’s Wild Pastures
A quick summary of this week’s featured cuts:
(As always, only you newsletter readers have access to these discounts)
This week (until Sunday the 10th at midnight MST) you can get 10% off on the following cuts:
- Rump roasts! Slow-cooked beefy loveliness in a pot!
- Specialty Ground Beef. Ground round and ground brisket!
- Beef Tongue (the best taco meat!)
- Lifeline organic cheese! Including feta, brie, cheddars, and more.
And we’ve got some great flash deals for this week only! 10% off an ALL the hot dogs and sausages, and a FLASH ON RIBEYES!
The four little yearling and 2-year old colts! Daughter Melanie has these in the corrals so that she can start some training on these guys.
And that’s it for this week!
Thanks again for partnering in what we do!
Glenn, Caryl, cowgirls and cowboys at Alderspring.
We’ve been crafting our pastured protein here in Idaho’s Rocky Mountains for nearly 30 years and delivering it direct to our partners for nearly as long. This is wild wellness, delivered from our ranch to your door.
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