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GrassRoots Meats Newsletter   February 2014

Where is the snow? 
OK, so sometimes we complain when it snows, and sometimes we just downright fuss about it.  But this year we can't remember what it looks like.  Ranchers are getting concerned but their hope is that we will get our much needed precipitation in February and March, usually our wettest months.  In the meantime we are praying and asking for favor on this area.  The fires last summer frightened all of us and we would not like to have to deal with that again this year. 
Not to mention the fact that Navajo Lake has been extremely low ever since Allan and I moved to Arboles.  One thing we were really looking forward to was being able to enjoy the lake, even if it was just to look at it.  It is so low that more often than not we can't even see any water.
God is good, and we know we are in His hands.  Please pray for rain and snow for the Southwest.

Chef Driven 
Last year Dan Mull, executive producer for Stage Multimedia, Ltd, invited us to be a part of a 5 episode series that they were producing for Denver Public Television, Channel 12.  In late spring the crew came to Pagosa Springs and Frank Bonanno, executive chef, interviewed us while the crew filmed both us and the animals.  Chef Driven premiered on January 26th, and we were invited to the VIP Premier Party in Denver.  Not only did we feast on some wonderful food and drink, but we thoroughly enjoyed getting to visit with the folks who made the show possible.  The first episode centered around a fish farm in Alamosa, Colorado.  GrassRoots Meats will be featured on episode 3, to be aired on Sunday, February 9th, at 6:00 and 11:00 p.m.  If you do not get Denver television and would like to see the show, once it airs your can view it at Colorado Public Television 12.  If you are able to watch the show on televison, depending on your source the listing for the show may say Chef Driven, or Bonanno Project.
Chef Driven Television Promo
Chef Driven Television Promo
Happy Cattle 
These are a few of the animals we will be processing this summer.  They are doing well and Allan is very pleased with how they look and how they are finishing.  He says this is probably the best set of early summer slaughter calves we have ever had. 
Allan was in Oklahoma for 2 weeks in January and I was left to feed and water the animals.  One thing I learned was the importance of water to the cattle during the winter.  The animals are emptying this 350 gallon trough every two days, but they are thriving and the water is an important contributing factor.

Your Cell Phone and Do Not Call 
Looks like soon our cell phone numbers will be released to telemarketing companies and you will probably start receiving sales calls.  To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone: 888-382-1222.


This is the National DO NOT CALL list. It only takes a minute of your time and it blocks your number for five years. You must call from the cell phone number you want to have blocked - you cannot call from a different phone number. 

Sweetheart Special
For February we have a sweet deal you are sure to want to take advantage of.  In our Sweetheart Special you will receive a Whole Chicken, a Boneless Leg of Lamb, a lamb Sirloin Roast, a lamb Shoulder Roast, a few packages each of lamb Loin Chops and lamb Shanks, a beef Chuck Roast, a Rump Roast, an Eye of the Round Roast, a Sirloin Tip Roast, a package each of Bottom Round, Top Round, Flat Iron, and Tri Tip Steaks, a few Top Sirloins, and 5 pounds of Ground Beef, a total of about 38 pounds of meat, all for the amazing price of $395, and we will pay the freight, providing it can ship UPS Ground in 3 days or less (if you are outside that zone your shipping will be discounted).
Make Valentine's Day special this year and order the Sweetheart Special!
In Closing . . .   
It wouldn't be a February newsletter if we didn't mention the Superbowl.  Go Broncos !!!  Colorado is Bronco crazy even when our team isn't the best, but this year the fans are hysterical.  We are really looking forward to watching the Broncos win on Sunday.  How is that for confidence? 
Yeah, Broncos !
Lois & Allan

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