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: “Passing the Baton at the Change of Seasons”
Weekend flash deal: Get an extra 5% off all sausage – save 15% total!
Plus this week’s sale: 10% off our entire webstore! Stock up for the holidays!
Scroll down for Glenn’s weekly story and updates from the ranch this week!
ABOUT SHIPPING DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON:
This is our last week of regular shipping until after the holiday season!
- No shipping on Monday, Nov 21st. Plan ahead for your Thanksgiving week provisions!
- The Monday after Thanksgiving (Nov 28th) we will have ground shipping available for Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming and Montana. All other states will be 2nd day air.
- On the 5th and 12th of December, we will be back to normal shipping, except there will be no 3 day select option until after the new year.
- Finally, we will be shipping the Monday before Christmas (Dec 19th), but will be 2nd day air only with the exception of the above list 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 November 14th! Please note we are NOT shipping the week of Thanksgiving. Last chance before cyber Monday!
FLASH DEAL FOR THIS WEEKEND ONLY! Take an extra 5% off (save 15 total) all sausage!
Stock up on all our sausage for the holidays! Whether it’s a griller, holiday tray, or breakfast, there is something in the sausage department for everyone!
And this week (until Sunday the 13th at midnight MST) you can get 10% off our entire webstore!
- It is slow cooker season! Check out our roasts for an easy – and delicious – holiday meal.
- Stock up on ground beef – the key to your meatball cravings!
- Throw a tri tip on the smoker or the grill!
- Get some pastured pork for those big breakfasts.
We have restocked our sixteenths this week! These are a great way to save big and fill your freezer through the new year.
**Remember, we are NOT shipping the week of Thanksgiving.
If you have any questions, observations, or comments, just send Kelsey an email at help[at]alderspring[dot]com.
This week on the ranch…
Winter is officially upon us and the snow fell in the valley this week to prove it. Each morning has been filled with air that stings and illuminates your breath until the sun crests the hills and lights up the now-white fields. Temperatures are dropping but the magnificent creation around us only adapts.
Above is oldest daughter Melanie, sorting out finished beeves heading to their final destination, and ultimately your plates. We try our best to do right by these animals, keeping them in the corrals for as little time as possible, and most often sort from the back of a horse to reduce stress. Producing wellness is our priority, and our practices aim to reflect that. Our biweekly sort continues even through the holidays. The seasons change but the rhythms remains the same.
Another move for these beeves from the lease ranch down the valley to Alderspring home base. We have cattle spread across different three different grounds right now, soaking up the last bit of organic pastures before the snow becomes too deep for grazing. Despite winter’s advance, the white only masks the green nutrition underneath, and as such the cattle remain content, heads down.
Quote of the Week
“Snow was falling, so much like stars filling the dark trees that one could easily imagine its reason for being was nothing more than prettiness.”
This week’s story: “Passing the Baton at the Change of Seasons”
As you likely figured out, winter pulled a fast one on us. We barely had time to get psychologically prepared, even though most things on the ranch were ready.
There’s actually a lot going on in the fall, and it doesn’t all have to do with us and our work. Fact is, nature is doing its own preparations, often silently but quite certainly. All we have to do to take notice is to be quiet and listen.
And that’s what this reflection is about. There’s so much to see and learn when we pay attention to the best teacher.
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.