Are Fearsome Herbivores History?; Rump Roasts, Flatirons, Wild Hunter, Ribs, and Grind!
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.
Next shipping day is Feb 28, 2022!
Place your order by Sunday at midnight on the 27th to get it shipped on the 28th!
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 weekend flash deals on rump roasts and flatiron steaks, as well as this week’s featured cuts: Korean-Style Short Ribs (the bacon of beef!), Fatty Ground, and Wild Hunter (something for your pets)!
Also last week we added some discounted intro “sampler packages,” back by popular demand for those who want to try an introductory sampling of Alderspring in a grab-and-go package! You can also find those on the page below.
That’s 6th daughter Annie and her young border pup, Ginny, in the feed truck and ready to go bring some fresh green hay to the herd. It was a beautiful sunny day, so Annie was just wearing a t-shirt and a light denim jacket!
Before feeding, we cut and pull the strings that hold those big green bales together. Annie will bundle these strings up in a knot and put them in the back of the pickup. We’re careful about leaving strings laying around out in the field where an animal might get tangled in them.
Quote of the Week
We were brought up around willows. They were behind our house, in front of our house, up the creek, down the creek. We ride horseback through them, over them. We love the genus Salix (Caryl taught us). The willow. Twenty six native willows in our area. Caryl knows them. Some are promiscuous, graying the species specific lines.
On a completely different front, the kids, growing up, and now even as adults love Shel Silverstein. Irreverent, inappropriate poems. But often timely and wise. And so today’s quote features both:
“No she don’t, she loves just me (She also loves Louise Dupree). No she don’t, she loves just me (She also loves the willow tree). No she don’t, she loves just me! (Poor, poor fool, why can’t you see She can love others and still love thee.)”
Sometimes I am grateful to be clad in the cover of steel and safety glass. And to be racing along at 55 MPH. Because if I was simply a human on two legs in the deep winter white as we drove through in a sort of snowplow carved tunnel, I am almost certain the fiercest herbivore would have me dead.
Not to be eaten, mind you. Herbivore would simply want to deal with the nuisance of a human encroaching on their habitat.
Last week, after a full day of skiing fresh powder up along the Montana line (a much-needed break from the ranch!), we were making our way back on US highway 93 in the gathering darkness. 93 is our highway of sorts. Our lives intersect with it often, in our land of few roads in the central Idaho mountains. Most of the country around us is a de-facto wilderness of jumbled peaks and canyons; it is completely un-peopled and is only made accessible and passable by the rivers and creeks that intersect it.
….Read the rest below!
Featured Weekly Cuts
A quick summary of this week’s featured cuts:
(As always, only you newsletter readers have access to these discounts)
This week (until Sunday the 20th at midnight MST) you can get 10% off on the following cuts:
- Weekend flash deal on Rump Roasts
- Weekend flash deal on flatiron (a delightful quick-cooking little steak)
- Korean-style short ribs (beautiful flavor–we consider these the bacon of beef)
- Wild hunter–a special blend just for pets!
- Fatty ground beef (click the button below to read more about how that “fatty” is such a good thing!)
Here’s Annie on the job shoving some of that hay off to hungry beeves on a warm afternoon (t-shirt weather, especially when you work up a bit of a sweat)!
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.
Your partnership in Alderspring helps us maintain what is unique in today’s agricultural world; Alderspring is a Carbon NEGATIVE and Climate POSITIVE operation. For every one pound of Alderspring beef, we put a NET of eight pounds of CO2 equivalents into the soil. We’ve done the numbers & had them vetted by soils & carbon experts.