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!
Weekly Story: “An Irish Blessing”
Weekend flash deal: 15% off regular ground beef!
Plus this week’s featured cuts: 15% off ground sirloin, eye of round roast, top sirloin steaks, and our family freezer filler steak special!
And, as always, if you have any questions, observations, or comments, just shoot us an email to Kelsey at help[at]alderspring[dot]com.
Next shipping day IS OCT 17!
Place your order by Sunday at midnight on the 16th to get your order shipped out next week!
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 coupon cuts: 15% off on ground sirloin, eye of round roast, top sirloin steaks, and our family freezer filler steak special!
WEEKEND FLASH DEAL 15% OFF REGULAR GROUND BEEF
And lots of sixteenth beefs still in stock for you beef lovers! Sixteenths are a great way to stock up, while saving big, as we head into late fall.
Ethan and Abby’s pastured pork is hitting the web store again, and T-Bone/Porterhouse steaks are back in stock for a limited time only!
This week on the ranch…
Remember those annual family photos from a few weeks back? Here’s another keeper. Daughters left to right: Becky, Emily, Melanie, Annie, Maddy, Linnaea and Abby. With three daughters now in college, orchestrating schedules becomes more difficult. To have everyone home at the ranch is always a treat.
Glenn and faithful border pup Clyde pictured above, with watchful eye over the herd on a fresh paddock. Alfalfa is rich this time of year so the beeves remain under close supervision. This deep green forage is seemingly never ending, with the warm, sunny days that October has brought us – the beeves will likely remain grazing this fall bounty for the coming weeks.
Daughter Annie, pictured above feeding horses under a bright moon – captured by Melanie. As the days get shorter, the overlap of evening chores with dusk is ever increasing. It won’t be long until the cattle, too, rely on this winter store for daily nutrition. Oldest daughter Melanie is a gifted photographer; her work is a wonderful depiction of our days and nights on the ranch and range in the summer.
Quote of the Week
“I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want.”
This week’s story: “An Irish Blessing”
Despite it being fall, it has been hard to keep up on the ranch this week. There’s cattle scattered over 3 different ranches, and 6 of our solid team of hands are gone on a much needed vacay this week!
But the weather’s been lovely, so that makes it easy. This morning I was down at the ranch near Salmon, Idaho in the first light before sunup moving 300 finish beeves to a new grass break on lush fall alfalfa. As I pulled the pickup truck up to the waiting herd (they recognize my truck!), I checked the thermometer: 27 degrees. I looked down at the alfalfa.
Iced. Covered with rime.
And that in itself can be dangerous–there is simply too much protein goodness with those frost damaged cells walls, and they get digestive stress. So I set up a tiny “micropaddock” of about an acre to get their bellies full of the whole plant instead of just the frozen tips. Dilution is the solution, and they happily ate their fill.
So all is well, but I had not an iota of time to pen a fresh tome this week, and so, I sent this one from a few years back. It’s appropriate for this time of year, and it reflects back on not so much my life and times–but what it was like to be a kid growing up on a ranch, living with horses and cattle in the middle of nowhere in Idaho’s Rockies.
Happy Trails to you all, and enjoy!
Read the story 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)
FIRST! Flash deal for this weekend only!
15% off regular ground beef – stock up for winter!
And this week (until Sunday the 9th at midnight MST) you can get 15% off on the following cuts:
- Stock up on ground sirloin!
- Eye of round roast to get your slow cooker warmed up for winter!
- Top sirloin steaks!
- Finally, our family freezer filler steak special!
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.