Between Fire and Ice; Sockeye Salmon, Flatiron & Flanks, Ribs, & 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.
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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 deals include SOCKEYE SALMON, flatiron and flank steaks, Korean-style short ribs, and ground beef! Something for everyone here!
This Week on the Ranch
Snow finally hit in quantity this week! And we’re grateful for it even as we plow the driveway and put on the big waterproof winter “muck boots.” Because snow means moisture and a respite from last year’s drought. We hope that it signals that 2022 may be a better year for grass and growing!
And snow also means skiing! The girls got away from the ranch for a day this week to hit the slopes at the local ski area. There, they found nearly 2 feet of fresh powder. As confessed powder fanatics, there were certainly no complaints over the conditions!
The beeves, too, don’t seem to mind the weather. By now they have all grown fluffy fur coats. While we must layer up with wool, down jackets, and scarves, they simply go about their business. The only change we’ve made is to feed them a little extra hay each day to give their bodies more calories to fight against the cold.
-Glenn, Caryl, & Family
Quote of the Week
“Snow was falling,
so much like stars
filling the dark trees
that one could easily imagine
its reason for being was nothing more
This Week’s Story From the Ranch: Between Fire and Ice
We were hiking high up in the wilds of the remote North Fork of Hat Creek. It was Sam and Jess, the two summer range riders, and I. We were on a quest to inspect some of the farthest reaches of barbed wire boundary fence on our grazing ranges.
It was a beautiful blue sky day in June, and at this altitude, the mountain said ‘springtime’, and the North Fork was still swollen with melting snow. The wildflowers were a blooming and multicolored rock garden display that went on for miles along the wet margins of the creek.
Snowpack was almost gone from the crags that rimmed this alpine valley, although persistent streaks in couloirs or gullies still remained in white as did leeward drifts along the bare granite ridges of Taylor Mountain, above us.
Click below to read the rest on our blog!
Featured Weekly Cuts
A quick summary of this week’s deals:
(As always, only you newsletter readers have access to these discounts)
First, the secret info just for you newsletter readers (we don’t update anyone else on restockings on these…)
This week you can get 10% off on the following cuts:
- Wild Sockeye at 10% off this week! We don’t discount this often!
- 10% off Flatiron and Flank steaks…beautiful longitudinal steaks that equal flavor!
- 10% off Korean-style (or flanken) short ribs! We love the way the beautiful pasture fat on these caramelizes.
- 10% off on the ground beef staple that we all rely on for everyday nutrition!
- 15% off on turkeys continues! We have a few left that we’d like to clear off our freezer shelves after the holidays…so here’s your chance to snag a discount on these birds!
Lamb, Pork, Chicken, still in too!
3Fs also in stock!
This Week’s Featured Recipe…Flank or Flatiron Fajitas!
Here’s a simple and delicious fajita recipe for that flank or flatiron steak! Just a few basic ingredients…and a few hours of marinating to make for super nice flavorful fajitas! Throw it on a taco, some rice, or enjoy plain.
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. We ran the numbers, and our cows help us capture more carbon in the ground each year on our irrigated pastures than we release!