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!
Weekly Story: “From Hot Dish to Hat Creek”
Weekend flash deal: 10% off sockeye salmon!
Plus this week’s coupon cuts: 10% off 3F (our Family Freezer Filler) the 3F steak special, top round ground, top sirloin, and ribeyes!
Scroll down for Glenn’s weekly story and updates from the ranch this week!
A QUICK SUMMARY OF THIS WEEK’S FEATURED CUTS:
Remember, only you newsletter readers have access to these discounts!
Next shipping day is January 9th! Get your order in by Sunday at midnight to have it shipped the next day.
FLASH DEAL FOR THIS WEEKEND ONLY! SAVE 10% ON SOCKEYE SALMON!
Sockeye is a great way to get you through the rest of winter. Delicious pan fried or dust off the snow and throw it on your grill!
And this week (until Sunday the 8th at midnight MST) you can save 10% on the following cuts:
- Save on our regular and steak special 3F packages. The Family Freezer Filler is a great way to start off 2023.
- Stock up on top round ground.
- Top sirloin steaks are a great option for your table.
- Ring in the new year with ribeyes!
Tomahawks and T-bone/Porterhouse steaks are back in! Get ’em before they’re gone! Click the button below to shop and see our coupon cuts this week!
If you have any questions, observations, or comments, just send Kelsey an email at help[at]alderspring[dot]com.
This week on the ranch…
Last week we had the rare chance to sneak away from the ranch for a family vacation to Utah. We had a wonderful time hiking and exploring. We are grateful for a fantastic crew to hold things together at the ranch while we were gone.
That’s Josh, one of last summers range riders who stuck around to work on the ranch full time. He has been a great hand, and is up to any task we throw his way. Here he is feeding some of the animals we have in the corrals. Generally all of the beeves are out on pasture, but occasionally we have a few in the corrals for various reasons. One being when they are new and not yet trained to electric fence. We set up training wire in the corrals and they tend to get the hang of it in a day or two.
The beeves thrive, even now in the middle of winter. With a fresh hay bounty from summer stores every day, they remain content and well fed. One of the beauties of feeding hay in the winter is that it benefits the ground as well. That strip in the background is leftover hay from the day before. Throughout the winter, we cover an entire field – never feeding in the same spot twice. Come spring, the soil will have consumed all of the leftovers, in addition to the manure left by cattle and in turn, have higher productivity. We never consider leftover hay to be a waste, because it serves more than one purpose. It is just as important for the ground as it is the beeves – it results in healthier soils and increases our grass.
Pictured above are Jeremiah, our lease ranch manager and Josh, looking over the herd while feeding. The daily feed gives us a good opportunity to look everyone over. Our recent cold snap was followed by a couple days of warm weather and as I write this snow is falling. Though the pace of our work arguably slows down in the winter, the fluctuation in weather does not.
Though we try to avoid calving in the winter, we’ve had a few unexpected arrivals over the last few weeks. All this hay provides some good cover and bedding for the few winter calves we have running around. Despite their harsh introduction to the world, they boast resilience upon their arrival, and are well prepared for the conditions.
Quote of the Week
“Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.”
This week’s story: “From Hot Dish to Hat Creek”
It’s January, and this week, I recalled a time back in 1985 when I was in the middle of forestry school. I had just finished throwing out one of those long shot job applications.
It was as a federal forester out in the wild mountains near Salmon, Idaho. I knew chances were almost nil that I could qualify, but it was too good of a job not to apply for.
Maybe it was destiny. Now, 38 years later, I’m still here. Like the trees I worked with, I sunk deep roots. Caryl and I are so very grateful for not only the land on which we made a life and living, but also those around us who were already here and willing to share in what the land taught them.
Read on if you wonder how we found place here. And how life’s journey can be constructed by sometimes the most unlikely allies, for whom I stand in gratitude toward today.
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.
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