Learning from Apes! Korean Style Ribs, Summer Sausage, Fatty Ground Beef….AND the 20z RIBEYE!
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!
And, as always, if you have any questions, observations, or comments, just shoot us an email to Kelsey at help[at]alderspring[dot]com.
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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 cuts include 10% off Korean Style Short Ribs (aka Flanken Ribs), Pre-Sliced Summer Sausage (yes, it’s back!), Fatty Ground Beef….AND the 20z RIBEYE!
Also, a weekend 10% off flash on our fatty ground beef bundle packages (already discounted–save more with the coupon) & 10% off on chuck roasts!
That’s youngest daughter, Maddy, on her horse Flint this week while out sorting cattle! Maddy actually trained Flint herself last summer. He’s coming along really well!
And here’s oldest daughter Melanie this week working with Suzy, a draft cross mare who is one of the 8 semi-feral ones that we hope will become our partners on the range this summer! Suzy is still pretty unsure about Melanie here (you can see it in the way she’s watching Melanie and standing a little tense). But she is a sweetheart who really wants to do the right thing!
Quote of the Week
“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.”
This week’s story: How Alderspring Learns from Apes
Yesterday, the snow was coming down in big flakes, driven by a west wind. Sure, it’s almost May, but winter can go on and on in the high country. Caryl and I were in our old Ford pickup with the defrost and wipers going, bumping down from the ranch to our log home where the kids had a cozy fire going. As we trundled down the road in the low visibility, the image of five ghostlike horses came into view, backs to the wind, calmly, and I must say, comfortably waiting it out in a quiet depression in the land that sheltered them from the storm. They were still well haired up with winter coats.
These are the geriatrics, as we call them; all have spent a life on the range, living with us, stalwart companions. But now, they are older, and as expected with their age, tired. They deserve retirement, and as long as they are comfortable, happy, and free of pain, we give it to them, gladly (if they aren’t free of pain, we’ll mercifully end it for them).
They live out in the open on Alderspring’s living pastures, drinking clean water and inhaling pure air for the rest of their lives. Occasionally, they’ll give a grandkid a short ride. They seem to enjoy the brief return to work and a purpose.
The closest one to us is April. Her gray muzzle betrays her late thirties age. She’s still sound of hoof and leg, and in good flesh. We literally were able to build a ranch with her. She has been with us the entire time. This story is about her.
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)
We added 2 flash deals this weekend! 10% off Fatty Ground Beef Bundles (these are already discounted, now take 10 more!) and Chuck Roasts! Find both deals at the link below.
This week (until Sunday the 10th at midnight MST) you can get 10% off on the following cuts:
- Korean-style short ribs!
- Pre-sliced summer sausage (it’s back!)
- Fatty Ground Beef (the best burger)
- And 10% off some beautiful 20 oz ribeye steaks!
Glenn took this pic at the blast freezer while curating ribeyes this week. As you can see, there are many choice cuts here, a testament to emerging grass! Most of these are cut thick, between 1.5 to 2 inches, but we have the freezer on blast so that these lovely thick steaks freeze in less than half an hour. This is an important step in our curation protocol that prevents ice crystal formation–that unseen robber of tenderness and flavor typical in slowly frozen steaks (commonly evidenced by a frost of many small bubbles and ice crystals in the package–you’ll see very few crystals in Alderspring beef packages). Windchill value temperature over the ribeyes while he was taking this picture? 65 below zero!
Photos from this week on the ranch
There’s Glenn, helping a new baby join up with mama.
Here Melanie and Maddy are loaded up in the pickup after feeding some lovely hay to the herd! You can see they are out on a grassy field…this is last year’s grass, stockpiled for this spring. We feed rich alfalfa hay over top of this grass so the beeves get a lovely nutrient mix between the two.
Linnaea here is giving the Stew pup a little “attaboy” after a good day of riding and herding cattle.
And that’s the crew–Linnaea, Jeremiah, Maddy, Caitlin, and Annie, just shootin’ the breeze while unsaddling after a day of riding.
And finally, there are those beeves, quite content out on pasture with a fresh slice of hay in front of them!
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.