Dear Friends and Partners,
Welcome to Alderspring’s weekend edition newsletter! Thank you for partnering in what we do!
Below you can find our featured deals, Glenn’s weekly story and a suite of pics about work on the ranch this week!
**Please note our shipping announcements below!
Weekly Story: “The Sign of the Beaver”
Weekend flash deal: 15% off burger patties, ground chuck and sirloin, and Delmonico steaks!
Plus this week’s December stock up sale: 15% off all ribeye steaks, New York steaks, osso buco and bones, and all cased sausages!
Scroll down for Glenn’s weekly story and updates from the ranch this week!
ABOUT SHIPPING DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON:
- Our next shipping day is Monday, December 12th.
- This upcoming Monday is the last time to capture ground shipping in much of the western U.S. until after the new year. Last chance to capture cheaper shipping rates! UPS rates will increase January 1st.
- Our last shipping day before Christmas is December 19th. You MUST place your order by the 18th at midnight to receive your order before Christmas. Due to holiday volume, 2nd day air will be required with the exception of states adjacent to Idaho.
A QUICK SUMMARY OF THIS WEEK’S FEATURED CUTS:
Remember, only you newsletter readers have access to these discounts!
Next shipping day is December 12th! Get your order in by Sunday at midnight to have it shipped the next day.
FLASH DEAL FOR THIS WEEKEND ONLY! SAVE 15% PATTIES, GROUND CHUCK AND SIRLOIN AND DELMONICO STEAKS!
Get ready for some holiday grilling with this weekends flash deal! Burger patties, two of our specialty grinds, and the highly sought after Delmonico steak.
And this week (until Sunday the 11th at midnight MST) you can save 15% on the following cuts:
- All ribeye steaks! Stock up!
- New York steaks also for the holidays!
- Osso buco and bones for your hearty stovetop soup dreams!
- All of our cased sausages! From summer and garlic to sweet Italian!
Scott, our freezer man refreshed a lot of our inventory this week, including salmon, the holiday sampler gift package, and both 3F packages! Click the button below to see all our featured cuts this week, including a brand new roast offering.
If you have any questions, observations, or comments, just send Kelsey an email at help[at]alderspring[dot]com.
Give the Gift of Alderspring this Christmas!
Want to send your friends or family members a box of Alderspring beef this Christmas?
First, note that our LAST shipping day before Christmas is December 19th! You MUST place your gift order by the 18th at midnight to get it delivered before Christmas!
To purchase a gift order with a Christmas card: Click “cards” on the button below to visit our card page, select your card, and add a personalized message before adding to cart. Pick out your meats and check out like you normally would, adding your recipient’s address as the shipping address.
To purchase an email gift certificate: Click the button below to get your email gift certificate! Just enter your email at checkout, and the gift certificate will be sent to your inbox. Then just forward the message on to your recipient when you’d like them to receive it! You can also print the gift certificate and personally give it to your recipient.
This week on the ranch…
The harshness of winter came full force this year, offering a persistent cold that we haven’t shaken for the last few weeks. Though the hot summer days seem long gone, the green nutrition they produce is with us even now, below our feet and in the form of the daily flakes dropped for the herd. It is a reminder of the unforgiving nature of this season as well as the resilience of the animals and land. With thick coats, they are well prepared for the snow and chill, without a thought about the layers we ponder wearing each day.
As mentioned previously this week, we have cracked into our tons of hay, stacked neatly for winter. Beautiful green that releases the sweet and nostalgic smell of summer as we spread it over the land for the beeves to enjoy. They love it too, and often come running, tails in the air, rejuvenated by the sight of fresh green over a now thick layer of white snow. It is adolescent, almost, to see them greet the feed trailer with such gusto.
The days get shorter, which means a lot of our winter work takes place after the sun sets. This week we have had the joy of a bright, full moon to light up what’s in front of us, often enough to continue on without a headlamp. The snow is illuminated by such a bright moon, and seems to reflect and illuminate the hills around us, cutting through even the darkest nights.
Quote of the Week
“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.”
This week’s story: “The Sign of the Beaver”
There’s snow coming down outside my window as I write this. With snow comes hope for the next year. I know many of you can’t relate to this, but in the Central Idaho Rockies, most of our moisture each year hits the ground in the form of snow. Rain happens, but not so much.
But snow really can pile up, especially at the upper elevations. At the top of the Hat Creek ranges, on the slopes of Taylor Mountain, an average of over 300 inches falls on most winters. Translate that to feet: 25 feet. It’s a lot. Sure, it compacts and compresses, but it is not uncommon to have over 6 feet of compressed snow on the ground by the time winter begins to give up the ghost.
It’s all moisture for a land always pretty thirsty by the end of the summer. Snow sets everything right. Creeks flow, springs recharge, grasslands green up. Without snow, we’d be a windswept, dry and dusty desert.
Thank God for snow. It sets in motion every form of life on the living, breathing -surroundings we live in. It’s ironic to think about frozen water being our life-blood, but it is.
I wrote this following story a few years back on Christmas Eve. Every now and then, I like to read it again, because it really sets a wandering mind straight about why we do what we do.
And my mind can wander. Ranching can be pretty stressful. We’ve had plenty of cash poor times; sleepless and sometimes hopeless nights. It’s because the buck stops with Caryl and I. And oftentimes, the buck is life. Living on the ranch. Not only our lives, but that of our kids, our hands and all the animals, wild and domestic that we care for.
I hope you have a minute to read about one such friend on the land. They are unpaid employees, so to speak, but they work at all hours of day and night, silently and dutifully working their expert engineering. Click on the link below if you have a few minutes.
Read the story on our blog by clicking below!
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.