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: “Where Surf Meets Turf”
Weekend flash deal: 15% off 3Fs – Family Freezer Fillers and magnum fatty ground beef!
Plus this week’s featured cuts: 15% off specialty grounds, flatirons, and oxtail, osso buco, beef bones, and Korean short ribs!
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 OCT 24! Place your order by Sunday at midnight on the 23rd to get your order shipped out next week!
FIRST! FLASH DEAL FOR THIS WEEKEND ONLY! 15% OFF 3Fs – OUR FAMILY FREEZER FILLERS AND MAGNUM FATTY GROUND BEEF!
These seem to be our favorite package deals, and with good reason; you save a little money and still get some really nice cuts of beef. Perhaps it’s the slight element of surprise—you’re not exactly sure what you might end up with.
And this week (until Sunday the 23rd at midnight MST) you can get 15% off on the following cuts:
- All specialty grounds – stock up for winter!
- Oxtail, osso buco, beef bones, and Korean short ribs! All the slow cooker essentials!
- Flatiron steaks! Keep your grill in shape heading into these cooler months.
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!
If you have any questions, observations, or comments, just send Kelsey an email at help[at]alderspring[dot]com.
This week on the ranch…
Each fall we make a few trips into the hills to fell and gather firewood. We take only dead (burned or killed by beetles) trees, clearing the overstory for younger ones to come up in their place. Then we saw them into manageable lengths before loading them onto the trailer. It’s one of the best days of the year, full of hard work and big smiles. The stack of wood that will be used to heat our home during the winter is rewarding. The above photo of son-in-law Ethan taken by Melanie.
Daughter Melanie took the above photo of Ethan, Abby, and Glenn after they rode through the cow calf pairs over at the home ranch the other night. The herd is still thriving, grazing this beautiful fall forage though the days of October are waning. Next week is to bring cooler weather, with expected temperatures falling to the mid-twenties. The cattle are ready for it – beeves always seem to be more prepared for autumns farewell than we.
Daughter Melanie took the above image of Annie with some of the project horses. October has brought warm afternoons with enough time in the evenings to get by without a coat until the sun dips behind the hills. It gives us fair opportunity to complete chores, and fit a little extra work into the days before winter is upon us.
Quote of the Week
“Nature gives to every time and season unique beauty; from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it’s just a succession of changes so soft and comfortable that we hardly notice the progress.”
This week’s story: “Where Surf Meets Turf”
It’s October, and it is the season of change. We’ve had glorious fall days and a great color display, but it sounds like it’s payback time in the week coming.
Snow is in the forecast for the coming days. We are running like mad trying to get everything winterized and ready for a complete gearshift to winter. Water systems need drained, vehicles need gone over, and our cowhand summer kitchen needs put to bed. I’ll be heading up on a dirt bike for a tour of the high ranges today to shut down some of our high elevation stockwater pipelines.
Caryl and I were hoping to squeeze in a few campouts along the Salmon River yet this fall, but with winter coming, it might not happen. But a few years ago it did, and we found ourselves in a lovely cottonwood forest along the clear waters of the wide river, and I wrote a story about what we found there on those October days a few years back.
It’s a story about connectivity, and how our actions on the land can have wide ranging implications, not only in terms of our watershed, but also the world.
Come with me on a journey through the moonlit fall cottonwoods along the banks of the Salmon River, and even to the expansive lowland forests of the State of Maine for a journey across connected species and rivers….
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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