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: When Beauty’s Poison Kills
Weekend flash deal: 15% off Korean Short Ribs
Plus this week’s featured cuts: Get 15% off on ground beef and rump roasts, plus 25% off wild sockeye salmon!
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 days are Sept 12 & 13!
Place your order by Sunday at midnight on the 11th 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: 25% wild sockeye salmon, ground beef stock up, and get ready for fall rump roasts!
Grass fed organic lamb is also back in!
And lots of sixteenth beefs still in stock for you beef lovers!
This week on the ranch…
This years annual family photo capture event took place this week – here’s one of the keepers. Daughters, son-in-law, grandkids and a good border pup in one shot made possible by tripod. Though the afternoon resulted in many other photographs, ranging in dramatic levels of seriousness and hilarity, this was seemingly the best outtake.
Long summer days on the range have turned to fall days on green pasture at the home ranch. Daughter Melanie is weighing the beeves that are home from a summer of grazing on our mountainous rangeland. By having a start weight and end weight for each bovine we calculate and track average daily gain during the summer. Through our herd management technique we’ve coined “inherding” we are able to avoid overgrazing of certain areas and regenerate creek beds. A low stress life on the range, guarded from predators by our constant presence and guided to the best grass via horseback means that our cattle gain weight better. For the Alderspring herd grazing the largest single certified organic landscape in the contiguous United States every summer, we have a goal of 2 lbs. average daily gain. Over the next few days we’ll find out whether or not we reached that goal.
Linnaea snapped this shot after moving a group of freshly weighed beeves onto a new pasture. We heavily monitor grass and move hotwire paddocks often during the herds transition from summer rangeland to days of winter feeding of our certified organic hay; the bounty of consistent, well managed irrigation and healthy soils on the home ranch.
With September come the days that beckon a sense of urgency to wrap up the range project and look toward the quickly approaching winter months. Pictured are the yearling colts beneath a bright moon with Linnaea looking on after a day of hotwire.
Quote of the Week
“Never, no, never did nature say one thing and wisdom another.”
This week’s story: When Beauty’s Poison Kills
“Dang it.”, I thought. I could hear the squawk of magpies over the continuous rustle of aspens turning golden in the mountain breeze. The striking contrast of white and black iridescent beauty in their plumage was quickly eclipsed by their grisly reputation: dead animal eaters. Hearing the cacophony of chattering and clamoring magpie was not a pleasant sound to my rancher ear anywhere on our summer grass ranges, because where the carrion birds gathered there was usually death. My immediate concern pushed away the enjoyment of thick air that filled my senses with the fragrance of fall, instead it dominated my mind with this thought: another wolf kill.
As I broke through the white barked aspen trees astride my Morgan mare Missy into a broad meadowed opening on the banks of Little Hat Creek, I spotted the carcass, complete with a flock of magpies scrapping over their newfound bounty of beef.
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! Korean Short Ribs! No limits, and 15% off when you use the coupon!
And this week (until Sunday the 11th at midnight MST) you can get 15% off on the following cuts:
- Regular ground beef! Stock up on this staple for your freezer.
- Rump roasts to get you ready for fall!
- Sustainably sourced from the waters of Alaska’s Bristol Bay, wild sockeye salmon is 25% off this week!
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.