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!
This Week’s Story: “Love on the Range”
Weekend flash deal: 20% off individual rump roasts, oxtail, bones and tongue.
Plus this week’s coupon cuts: get 20% off ground chuck, leaner ribeyes, stew beef, and sirloin tip kabobs!
Scroll down for Glenn’s weekly story and updates from the ranch this week!
this week’s coupon cuts
Remember, only you newsletter readers have access to these discounts!
Next shipping day is May 1st! Get your order in by Sunday at midnight to have it shipped the next day.
FLASH DEAL FOR THIS WEEKEND ONLY! 20% off individual rump roasts, oxtail, bones, and beef tongue.
Also, get 20% off this week on….
- Ground chuck
- Stew beef
- Sirloin tip kabobs
And, new + recently restocked…
New for the weekend! Plain Jane snack sticks. New labeling, with peel away packaging and hickory smoked. We still have some steaks in stock from Tuesday’s refresh, wild hunter, 3Fs (our regular family freezer filler and the steak special), beef garlic sausage, sweet Italian sausage and last but not least – chuck roasts. Plus more sixteenths added!
If you have any questions, observations, or comments, just send Kelsey an email at help[at]alderspring[dot]com.
This week on the ranch…
Oldest daughter Melanie captured some beautiful images while out checking horses one evening this week. In her words, “This is one of my favorite times of the year. The horses are shedding out and changing colors (so cool how roans in particular change almost on the daily), the grass is beginning to green up, there is a new calf out in the pasture every few days, and the snow line on the mountains is slowly receding (with the occasional refresher from an April snowstorm). The land is waking up after the long cold winter, and there are new beginnings every where we look.”
That’s Maddy, bundled up on the four wheeler getting ready to bring the cattle in for a sort. This has felt like one of the longest lasting winters we’ve had in a while. Despite the relentless snowfall and colder temperatures, things are finally starting to warm up. Not to mention the green grass peeking through is a sure fire sign of the summer days approaching.
On Wednesday Linnaea, Josh, Annie, Evan and Bryce (two of our new crew members) moved the yearling herd from the home ranch over to the lease ranch. It’s about a four mile stretch, and a pretty easy afternoon stroll for horses, crew and beeves.
There’s Scott, manager of our ranch in the next valley over. Jed took this photo, during a nonroutine tire change. There’s no shortage of flats around the ranch, and with a wet, cold, muddy spring they aren’t much fun to change.
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Quote of the Week
“Since our break with nature came with agriculture, it seems fitting that the healing of culture begin with agriculture, fitting that agriculture take the lead.”― Charles Massy, Call of the Reed Warbler: A New Agriculture – A New Earth
This week’s story: “Love on the Range”
Early this week, I had the privilege of sharing the story of what we do with 17 environmental journalists. They had bylines in publications and radio that included the Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Sierra, and NPR.
I felt what I thought was a palpable tinge of suspicion as I presented nothing other than our relationship to the land. After all, most of them were very well schooled in the thought that ranchers are culpable for the destruction of the public lands.
In fact, ranchers can be the desertifiers. Turning unmanaged cattle out on the grasslands of the public trust kills perennial grasslands, lowers water tables, erodes soils and fouls streams.
But the Alderspring story is certainly different, and after standing in the meadow with me sharing and being closely surrounded by 378 of my curious and closest black Angus friends, the writers began, I thought, to see the possibility that cows can deliver positive change to the land.
At the end of our conversation, several journalists asked me if the cows were our friends.
It was a valid question. But the fact of the matter was that you can only build a limited relationship with the class of cow. I told them that “cows really are not like a dog or a horse where you can really connect at a very personal level.”
And it’s true. I’ve never had a cow willing to really put it out there for me, even to their pain. But I’ve had dogs, several now, that I believe would absolutely lay down their life for me. And on at least one occasion, I’ve had a horse that came near to that. This story is about one such mare.
Come with me, dear Reader, as I ride the range and learn from the beeves, the land, and a mare named Missy.
Happy Trails to you all.
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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