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GrassRoots Meats Newsletter  June 2015

Hope all of you amazing fathers have a most wonderful Father's Day!

And should you be so fortunate (or unfortunate) as to have a child graduating from high school or college, congratulations to you and them!

The Most Awesome Spring 
While maybe the folks in other parts of the country suffering from rising floodwaters might not be so happy, in Colorado we are thanking God for the wonderful rains. At least once a week, and often twice or more, we have been getting soft, gentle rains. This, coupled with plenty of irrigation water, has caused the grass to green and grow in a most luxuriant fashion. In the last four years we have seen very, very little spring rain, and we are so very grateful. The rivers are full, the lakes are filling up, and the hay fields are promising to produce an abundant crop this year. Perhaps hay prices will ease a bit, helping so much with winter feed costs.

Reece, grandpa's best irrigation helper.

A virtual salad bar for the cattle, the fields include red and white clover, orchard grass, timothy, and mountain brome, among other grasses.


Nine Important Facts To Remember As We Grow Older

#1 Death is the number 1 killer in the world. 

#2 Life is sexually transmitted.

#3 Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.

#4 Men have 2 motivations: hunger and hanky panky, and they can't tell them apart. If you see a gleam in his eyes, make him a sandwich.

#5 Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day. Teach a person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks, months, maybe years.

#6 Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in the hospital, dying of nothing.

#7 All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.

#8 In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird, and people take Prozac to make it normal.

#9 Life is like a jar of jalapeno peppers. What you do today might burn your butt tomorrow.

And a bonus one that we should all keep in mind . . .

The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits. ~ Albert Einstein

Obituary - Dorothy 'Gail' Elmore 
We were shocked and saddened to learn of Gail Elmore's passing. Gail was a customer, a business associate, and a friend. We first met her when she was the health inspector for Pagosa Springs, and were immediately touched by her kindness and patience, attributes not often found in a health inspector. She later became a faithful customer, and her visits to the warehouse to pick up her meat on Mondays always brightened our day.

Gail died at 51 of a pulmonary embolism, usually a sudden and relatively painless death. She leaves behind a husband and family that greatly loved her, as well as many, many friends. 

Love you, Gail!

Quarters, Halves and Whole Beefs Now Available
We think we have enough inventory on hand to accommodate larger orders again. You will see that prices have gone up, but keep in mind that you will now be receiving a 10% discount on these orders, a completely different program from the past. While this might seem a little confusing at first, the new program also gives you 10% off any other products you might order in conjunction with quarters, halves and wholes. What we are finding is that the 10% discount offsets most, if not all of your shipping costs. Thanks for your patience and allegiance as we have worked through our supply problems.

June Special
We are still just a little overstocked on beef Chuck Roasts and Boneless Leg of Lamb Roasts, so for June take advantage of the following sale prices:

Chuck Roast - regular price $8.99 per pound - sale price $7.99 per pound

Boneless Leg of Lamb - regular price $13.99 per pound - sale price $11.99 per pound

Father's Day menu suggestions:
#1 - Grilled Leg of Lamb with roasted veggies
#2 - Pot Roast with potatoes, vegetables and a loaf of homemade bread. 

Mmmmmmm! Guaranteed to make him happy.

In Closing . . .   
First tomato of the season. And we haven't even planted them yet. Caution - objects may be smaller than they appear!
As we near the halfway mark on the year, we look back with grateful hearts, and look forward to summer, garden vegetables, and the promise of a lovely fall. Hope you are not suffering from too much rain, but rather enjoying it as much as we are. God bless you all, and especially fathers everywhere. Although both of our fathers are gone, Allan is greatly loved by his children and grandchildren and we look forward to blessing him, our son Dusty, and our son-in-law Garrett again this year.
Lois & Allan

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