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!
Story: A Grass of Velvet
Featured Flash Cuts: Bacon, Ribs, Wild Hunter, Cheese, and 3Fs!
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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 wild hunter (something for your pets!), all Lifeline organic cheddar cheeses, and the popular 3F Package!
Also, a weekend 10% off flash! Get 10% off this weekend only on pastured fatty bacon, korean-style ribs, and ground beef bundles!
This week’s summer range riding crew arrived this week! We’ve started spring training with some horsemanship and stockmanship (cattle handling). Here, Cheyanne, who comes to us from Colorado, is working with a green broke 4-year-old gelding named Chancy. He and Cheyanne got along great!
And here are 3 of the Alderspring cowgirls (Maddy, Melanie, and Annie), along with Matt and Will, who did the range rider internship last year and this year have returned as all around ranch hands and range riders. This photo was taken after a long but successful day of sorting and weighing cattle.
Quote of the Week
“What could be more important than a little something to eat?”
–Winnie the Pooh
A Grass of Velvet
It’s springtime in the Rockies. Nearly all the birds are back from their vacays on the Mexican Riviera, and our home place is green and teeming with the sounds and scents of life. Killdeers call and bait relentlessly trying to lure cows and calves from their camouflage nests (they do) and Sandhill crane calls echo from the river bottoms with a pterodactyl-like rattle in the dusk of evening. Grass has got the green color of the season worked out, but it has been too cold at night to grow much, so we still feed our daily hay ration to the beeves. It’s the best hay of the year, because it’s got to compete with the temptation of wispy and short green grass.
I was up before sunrise today looking up at the mountains. It’s still winter up there. This morning and nearly every morning over the past month, there is a mantle of fresh white on the high ridges; I can tell because the trees are caked with fresh frosting. I was grateful we didn’t have to live up there. But as I drove over a nearby pass, I was reminded that some residents of the high country wouldn’t have it any other way….
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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)
We added 3 flash deals this weekend! 10% off on our pastured fatty bacon (no weird ingredients here!), Korean–style short ribs, and regular ground beef bundles!
And this week (until Sunday the 10th at midnight MST) you can get 10% off on the following cuts:
- Wild Hunter (something for your pets!)
- ALL the Lifeline organic pastured cheeses!
- The 3F Package (a customer favorite!)
Some of that beautiful pastured bacon!
Linnaea took this photo in the middle of Boise, Idaho last week. In the back of the truck there is almost 3 tons of various organic seeds! We’ll be putting those seeds in the ground at a new ranch we have that has pretty depleted soils. The cover crop we’ll be growing with these seeds will enable us to bring some biodiversity and organic matter back into the ground, beginning the uphill climb towards healthy and nutrient-rich soils!
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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