~ Rosie ~

☆ August 8, 2012


Yesterday, a dream I’ve held for thirty years was fulfilled.
I rode in a big rig!!!

Bethany is even more amazing than her truck ~
I’m thrilled she’s my driver and I wish she were my neighbor!

Much more to share but I am frustratingly exhausted….
over & out for now.


35 Responses to “~ Rosie ~”

  1. Hillary
    August 8th, 2012 @ 10:34 am

    And it’s a Peterbilt? I’m so jealous.

  2. Nathalie
    August 8th, 2012 @ 10:45 am

    How fun! I had the chance to ride in one years ago and the freeway overpasses freaked me out! So glad you had the opportunity.

  3. bonnie
    August 8th, 2012 @ 11:06 am

    oh shit. now i’m tearing up at the sight of a truck! another beautiful link in a wonderful chain. have a safe trip bethany — i’m sure it will be interesting to be meeting some of shreve’s cyber friends.

  4. Pam
    August 8th, 2012 @ 11:35 am

    Y frustrating xhausting? All now done and it will b such fun to hear from all that have bought ur beef. Cant wait till available in IL. And thanks soooo much for ChArlie and beaver pics! I’m so glad he liked it .

  5. wright1
    August 8th, 2012 @ 11:53 am

    Gorgeous rig. Even more lovely composition: the contrast between sky, gleaming metal and dry grasses.

    Safe driving, Bethany.

  6. LeFiffre
    August 8th, 2012 @ 12:08 pm


  7. Colleen G
    August 8th, 2012 @ 1:26 pm

    Me thinks Bethany may occasionally blast “Whole Lotta Rosie” by AC/DC in that big bad ass rig of hers from time to time?!! Looks like fun – wish I was going for a ride with her! Wishing you a peaceful and safe journey.

  8. Rose
    August 8th, 2012 @ 3:40 pm

    People like you are helping change our food sytem one step at a time. Thank you.

    Ellensburg, Wa

  9. MJo
    August 8th, 2012 @ 5:22 pm

    Just got my beef!!!! Bethany was sooo nice. She said she has really enjoyed working with you. Said she enjoys delivering to happy, excited people for a change!! Her odyssey would made a good story.
    I will let you know how the steak is.

  10. karen
    August 8th, 2012 @ 7:05 pm

    I love ‘one girl trucking’ been following her since you mentioned her blog a couple of years ago. I love ‘driving’ with Bethany on her ride-a-long posts..:) Love looking at the countryside as she drives! Congratulations to you Shreve on your beef sales.

  11. Holly
    August 8th, 2012 @ 8:02 pm

    Rosie, Bethany and Shreve…how great that the two of you have connected……Onegirltrucking and the Daily Coyote…..Woooohooooo!!!!!

  12. Sara Robben
    August 8th, 2012 @ 10:01 pm

    I can’t even begin to express how awesome the beef is. My only fear is that I will run out before next year :) gotta keep my kids out of the freezer when they visit. Haha. The dogs have enjoyed a few raw scraps along the way ~ they ought to know they are loved since I am sharing ~ just have to keep them from fighting over who is getting the most. I swear they are worse than kids.

  13. Kelly
    August 8th, 2012 @ 11:23 pm

    Bonnie – I know just what you mean!
    Pretty sure I’m gonna lose it when I see Bethany, Rosie and all the kindred spirits there (at the LA pick up) to claim their part of Shreve’s vision, one or ten boxes at a time. We are so fortunate!

  14. Patr
    August 9th, 2012 @ 6:04 am

    These posts are so touching. Shreve – you are one very loved person for so many reasons.

    As for as the Big Rig – OMG – I SO want to do that. My father wanted to take off and be an over the road trucker when I was young – but Mom put her foot down. She did that several times – race car driver, flying lessons, cross-country motorcycle trips….. Dad = Rebel Mom = Grounded…… Me = one confused grown up kid trying to figure out life…..

  15. MJo
    August 9th, 2012 @ 7:50 am

    OMG!!! It is Thursday morning. I am ready to make my soup stock. I open a package of soup bones. . . WOW!! There is so much meat!!!! The color is beautiful!!! . . . I am a quilter. I would love to have fabric this deep, deep maroon color. This will make a glorious stock.
    You are remarkable, Shreve.

  16. I Hermit
    August 9th, 2012 @ 10:11 am

    WOW now that’s a truck! Sure beats the beatup old FWD’s when I was with Davis Amusements out of Portland OR, Yep I was a carnie at one time.

  17. shreve
    August 9th, 2012 @ 10:44 am

    Sara & MJo ~ I am SOOOOOOO happy to hear it!!!! :)

    B, R, & K ~ you’re making ME tear up!

    The rest of the truck droolers ~ if only I had a shot of the dash! It’s a work of art.

  18. mlaiuppa
    August 9th, 2012 @ 12:32 pm

    You can tell the independent truckers. They take great pride in their trucks and take very good care of them.

    Rosie is gorgeous, even more than I expected.

    That cab is really big, a house on wheels.

    I’m excited to get my beef. I won’t be meeting Bethany but going to a “distribution” house to pick up from the local who coordinated it all.

    I am defrosting my chest freezer today and cleaning it out in preparation for Saturday’s arrival.

    I am very excited.

    I’ll be bringing a big steak over to my parents’ on Sunday to share.

    Thank you Shreve the gift of this wonderful beef.

    Thank you Bethany (and Rosie) for the gift of connecting us all through the most basic of human needs, sustenance.

    I’ll be thanking the cows at every meal.

  19. JennyLu
    August 9th, 2012 @ 2:31 pm

    What a beeeyoootiful truck!!

  20. Marg
    August 9th, 2012 @ 4:27 pm

    I just got back from a brief holiday and was thrilled to find a new post. I was then worried that some one might say this before I got my chance.

    From a Vespa to a BIG truck, you’ve come a long, long way girl and we’ve enjoyed the ride as much as you have.

  21. mlaiuppa
    August 9th, 2012 @ 8:15 pm


    My chest freezer is already defrosted, cleaned and plugged back in. Turnaround was less than 6 hours. I thought was afraid it would be more than 48.

    Just waiting for the beef on Saturday.

    Shreve, the shinkage, weight issue is just a little glitch easily worked out next year. And I thought I was paying for the hung weight, not the aged weight so it doesn’t make any difference to me.

    I do hope the other ranchers look into some sort of coop to market their beef. If the dairy and cheese people can do it, so can you guys. There are more and more people looking to buy direct so they know where their meat has come from, what it’s eaten, how it’s been treated and know who was involved. In other words, they are looking for just what you are offering.

    I know you’re doing east coast next year so I’m going to try to make this beef last until you do the west coast again. I know two years is pushing it but I should eat less meat and more legumes and vegetables anyway.

    This will also force me to cook more sustainably (I.E. use more parts of the cow) I’ve already looked up how to cook tongue.

  22. Marg
    August 10th, 2012 @ 8:12 am

    Hmmm, Rick Roberts has a good idea there, I’ll be first in line (and that would put an end to that business venture lol)

  23. Bethany
    August 10th, 2012 @ 11:27 am

    Thank you Shreve & everyone for all the well wishes! Shreve I’d love to be your neighbor too– I think you and I could have been sisters in another life. Please give Daisy a kiss and thank her for that wonderful milk… I’m hoarding what is left!

  24. christine
    August 11th, 2012 @ 10:01 am

    Met Beth this morning to pick up our Beef. Yes, its a very pretty truck.

  25. stacy
    August 12th, 2012 @ 9:01 am

    Rosie is a very pretty truck. Beth is even prettier! We had our New York steaks last night to celebrate Shreve’s new endeavor. And it was DELICIOUS. Thank you Shreve. Your cooking instructions were very helpful.

  26. christine
    August 12th, 2012 @ 2:32 pm

    We grilled up 3 New Yorks last night. It was way too much. You can taste the beef is different, richer flavored. My hubby likened it to venison or wild meat due to the grass feed. My son had his wisdom teeth out a week ago. He took one look at it and said, ‘you guys are torturing me’. He loves his steak. So we ate less than half. Cooked it very rare and will be making fajitas today with the leftover.

    Took pictures of ‘hooves’ you sent us. My sis and bro have five huskies so I am going to give her one ‘leg’ for her pack.

    My freezer is full and very happy as am WE!!

    Yes, Beth and Rosie are awesome!!

  27. The Equestrian Vagabond
    August 12th, 2012 @ 7:01 pm

    nice! i hitched a ride in a big rig once in South Africa. The ride was nice, but the guy was a White Supremacist. i had to keep my mouth shut.

  28. Trina
    August 13th, 2012 @ 7:29 am

    Beth and Rosie are WONDERFUL! I just wish I had more space in my little freezer and had room for more than my less-than-quarter-of-a-quarter share. But I think of it as optimism that I’ll get another chance sometime in the (near?) future!

  29. PatH
    August 13th, 2012 @ 11:00 am

    Thanks to Erin Ryan who kindly offered to allow me to purchase some of her bounty yesterday. I’m so grateful Erin!

    At the San Jose,CA pickup before 8 am Bethany was full of joy and smiles even after days of driving. Blessings on your return trip Bethany and to Rosie. I wanted to hitch a ride to Oregon with you.
    And thanks Shreve & Mike for the opportunity to partake in your new labor of love nurturing the masses with your nutritious grass fed beef and all around quality and compassionate operation.
    And thanks Charlie for your life and making this happen!

  30. Lesley
    August 14th, 2012 @ 2:22 am

    That is one lovely big red shiny truck.

    Another amazing woman! I love Bethany’s web site and her photographs. Bookmarked!

  31. Kristan
    August 14th, 2012 @ 8:47 am

    Shreve, this is apropos of absolutely nothing, but I just finished reading TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS by Cheryl Strayed (a.k.a. Dear Sugar of the Rumpus), and I think you would really enjoy it. I suspect that it would speak to you the way it spoke to me. Viscerally. Profoundly. Not because it’s telling us anything we don’t know – but because it’s saying all the unspoken things we hear in our hearts.

  32. Kristan
    August 14th, 2012 @ 8:47 am

    *because it’s reminding us of all the unspoken things we hear in our hearts.

  33. stacy
    August 14th, 2012 @ 1:41 pm

    I just want all to know – I evaluated Shreve’s Star Brand beef that I got on Saturday – we ate some new york steaks on Saturday night and made hamburgers out of the ground meat on Monday night. The meat smelled so fresh – absolutely no “meat” smell of any sort. Supermarket meat that has a “meat” smell. Next time you buy meat, take a whiff. The smell difference is like old fish and super fresh fresh.

    The meat color is very beautiful dark red throughout the steak and the ground meat.

    The taste of the meat does not have a “gamey” taste. I had Grass-fed beef from Whole Foods (organic grocery store) and Hearst Ranch. I had Venison and that has a strong smell so I won’t eat it.

    The cooked meat has a great flavor.

    Thank you Shreve for the chance to eat such high quality meat for such great price.

    And for those of you who can afford to let Shreve keep the refund due to weight difference, please let her keep the money. I don’t want Shreve to lose any money from this great endeavor to supplying us lovingly rasied, great tasting beef! I want more beef from her in the future. She really had a large overhead for nuturing, butchering, and shopping this great beef to all of us! And she hired such great people for the butchering and shipping.

  34. Cassie
    August 14th, 2012 @ 8:49 pm

    Dang it!! I got really sick while trying to coordinate a half share for the San Jose drop and didn’t follow through. And then I was hoping I could just show up in SJ to plead for a bit of any of it from some generous person, but I didn’t find out when to be there. It’s going to be a long wait until next chance. . .It’s great to hear how much people love it. Shreve, you are amazing.

  35. Sue
    September 5th, 2012 @ 2:20 pm

    Will you be offering beef for sale again? If so, will it be abound the same time next year?

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