Dear Friends and Partners,
Welcome to Alderspring’s weekend edition newsletter!
In this letter is a weekly story from Abby, a suite of pics about work on the ranch this week, and an update on this week’s featured cuts!
Weekly Story: “The Days are Short, the Time is Long”
Weekend flash deal: An extra 15% off Korean Short Ribs!
Plus this week’s featured cuts: 15% off stew beef, sirloin tip kabobs, magnum fatty ground, sockeye salmon,
and finally: 10 and 12oz New Yorks!
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 10!
Place your order by Sunday at midnight on the 9th 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 stew beef, sirloin tip kabobs, magnum fatty ground, sockeye salmon, and finally – 10 and 12oz New York strips!
15% WEEKEND FLASH ON KOREAN STYLE SHORT RIBS – ALREADY MARKED DOWN 10% WHICH MEANS YOU CAN SAVE 25%!
Also! TOMAHAWK STEAKS are finally back in (we only have these in stock once a year!)
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.
This week on the ranch…
The beeves are still happily grazing deep green forage. The part of the herd at the lease ranch down the road will return to the home ranch next week to soak up the last bounty of pasture before we make use of winter stores. It’s a beautiful time of year, with the arrival of October bringing cooler days, smoke-less skies, and impressive weather systems moving through the Pahsimeroi valley.
This week Jeremiah, lease ranch manager and wife Caitlin finished up soil sampling over at the home ranch. They dug 76 holes in total, each representing one subsample, for a total of nine samples. Pictured above is Jeremiah collecting one subsample to be combined with several others from the same field – into one sample. These will get sent off to a lab to be analyzed – information we can use to measure our progress and learn which areas we can be improving. Here at Alderspring, it all comes back to the soil.
Caitlin snapped the above photo of range riders turned ranch hands Josh and Wesley, guiding a helicopter of wheel line pieces up the road. On Monday they replaced a couple of problematic sections – such is the maintenance of October. In the coming days, the pivots and wheel lines of Alderspring will be winterized and “parked” until springtime. Having irrigation systems ready to turn on and start rolling when it’s that time again is one of our priorities during the off season!
Quote of the Week
“We abuse land because we see it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.”
This week’s story: “The Days are Short, the Time is Long”
You first notice the color change. Lush greens are fading to brown, the green color trickling down out of the tops of the grass and down into the roots. You can still see green, if you walk around and pick up a handful of grass, a bouquet mix of orchard grass, clover, alfalfa, sainfoin, and bluegrass. Looking out across the pasture, the grass is bent over, wind tousled, like a toddler’s hair. I know. I have a toddler.
Color was stolen from us this year. We had a sudden hard frost in early October, before the aspens and cottonwoods along our river had turned color. Green leaves changed directly to brown (without passing “go”, as you might say). The winding river bottom, which should have been shrouded by resplendent gold and copper leaves, was instead a disappointing ashy green gray.
Read the rest 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!
Save an extra 15% on Korean Style Short Ribs! They are already marked down 10%, so you can save 25% on these this weekend only!
And this week (until Sunday the 9th at midnight MST) you can get 15% off on the following cuts:
- Warm up with stew beef and sirloin tip kabobs!
- Magnum fatty ground – it’s chili season!
- Sockeye salmon!
- Finally, 10 and 12oz New York Steaks are back in stock – we just got into that size class of beeves again!
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.