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Posted 1/19/2020 9:24pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Yesterday was to be a ground beef pickup day, but we cancelled due to the bad weather.  Luckily tomorrow is a holiday, and we will be able to get almost everybody here for the pickup.
  • This will be our first ground beef day for 2020.  For new people who have recently signed on, we have periodic ground beef days.  We maintain a list of customers wanting true grass finished beef.  As soon as we have enough requests to commit an animal, we schedule with the processor.  The ground beef is in one pound packages.  There is a ten pound minimum.  Some customers get as much as 50 pounds.  Many are repeat customers.  Sometimes we do roasts and briskets.    
  • We also maintain a list for Dirt Hogs.  These are hogs raised NOT on concrete, but on dirt, out of doors.  We do not raise them, but help out several producers in our area.  If they have extras, they call and I pair up either a half or a whole from my list.

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  • A 2015 analysis supports the notion that animal fats are a healthy and important part of the human diet, ranking pork lard the eighth healthiest food out of 100

  • Pork fat’s nutritional fitness score was 0.73 — one of the highest scores within the “fat-rich” category. Only dried chia seeds (with a score of 0.85), dried pumpkin and squash seeds (0.84) and almonds (0.97) scored higher, and these seeds and nuts are all loaded with high levels of oxalates

  • Valuable nutrients found in lard are vitamin D, omega-3 fats, monounsaturated fats (the same fats found in avocados and olive oil), saturated fats and choline

  • When buying commercially-available lards, make sure they’re not hydrogenated. Most are, and hydrogenated lard will contain trans fat (although products containing 0.5 grams of trans fat per serving can claim to be trans fat free on the label)

  • Rendering your own lard is simple (albeit a bit time consuming). For the highest quality and nutrition, make sure the pork fat you buy is from organic pastured (free-range) hogs

 

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2019/11/04/lard-nutritional-benefits.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1HL&utm_campaign=20191104Z1&et_cid=DM383450&et_rid=742987782

When you get a Dirt Hog from one of my sources, be sure to get your tub of lard. Gilbert's add nothing. I'm not sure about Nadler's. ASK!

The following is what we use for cooking. How about you??

Aside from organic pastured pork lard, other healthy cooking fats include:

Coconut oil  It has a number of valuable health benefits, including a positive effect on your heart and antimicrobial properties. It’s also a great source of energy, thanks to its medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs).

When consumed, the MCFAs are digested and converted by your liver into energy that you can immediately use. Coconut oil also helps stimulate your metabolism to encourage a healthy weight profile.  We get ours from Green Pasutres by the gallon

Grass fed butter — Raw, organic butter made from healthy grass fed cows’ milk contains many valuable nutrients, including vitamins A, D, E and K2. It also contains minerals and antioxidants that support good health.

Organic ghee  Used for cooking for thousands of years, ghee is another good choice.  Also, from Green Pastures.

Olive oil  This oil contains the same kind of healthy fatty acids as lard that can help lower your risk of heart disease. While the standard recommendation has been to avoid using olive oil for cooking and to only use it cold, a 2018 study in which 10 popular cooking oils were compared, contradicts this advice, showing extra-virgin olive oil actually scored best for both oxidative stability and lack of harmful compounds produced when heated.

Basic foods like tomatoes, berries, apples, cauliflower and chicken are much less nutritious now than they were for our grandparents. They are significantly lower in basic nutrients and micronutrients, not to mention the 40,000 known secondary plant compounds that we are learning are so critical to our health.

 





THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

"BE HEALTHY, EAT GRASS"

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)

www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 1/12/2020 7:19pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Another 4 inch snow and this time we had two red birds.  That's still way fewer than years passed.  I saw a land owner nearby clearing out a established fence row.  I guess that means 2-3 more acres of corn or soybeans (40% of which goes into a gas tank and become more CO2).  They'll pile it up, let it dry and then burn it.  That stored carbon goes up is smoke. The bees are long gone .  The red birds need to go to a new home.  Maybe they'll come here.  We have multiple fence rows and habitat.  I even add transplants each year to get more of a thicket.
  • We are having a ground beef day soon.  I've notified all on the list.  Some have not yet responded, so if you were not on my list, and you would like to be, send me an email.  I'll add your name, and if there is any unclaimed I'll send you an email.

 

Trans Fats Linked to Increased Risk for Alzheimer’s

The rise of trans fat can be directly attributed to the wrongful vilification of saturated fats and cholesterol. We now have decades’ worth of data showing saturated fat and dietary cholesterol have no impact on heart disease and mortality. Meanwhile, studies have revealed the switch from saturated fat to trans fat-rich partially hydrogenated vegetable oils have led to the premature death of millions. https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2019/11/07/trans-fats-and-alzheimers.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1HL&utm_campaign=20191107Z1&et_cid=DM383495&et_rid=745064218

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Stop the Insanity

tractor in a farm field harvesting a crop of corn
 

In an email, a farmer in Iowa told us that if he were able to attend the November 9 Climate Summit in Des Moines, Iowa, he’d want to ask the audience this:

Could it possibly make sense that we have farmers contemplating suicide because of low commodity prices, while agribusiness consortiums are tearing out the Amazon rainforest to grow even more of these commodities and make them cheaper?”

If we lived in a world where sanity prevailed, the answer would be obvious.

But today’s industrial agribusiness fails the sanity test, on almost every level.

Consumers can, and must, help change the system by supporting organic regenerative farmers and boycotting industrial grain, meat, poultry and dairy products.

But consumers can’t do it alone. And farmers can’t change the system alone, either.

It’s time for a massive overhaul of U.S. food and farming policies. We can’t just “tweak” Farm Bill policy here and there and expect to see large-scale policy reform.

The farmer who wrote this email is a member of the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers for a Green New Deal coalition, a joint project of OCA, Regeneration International and the Sunrise Movement.

The coalition’s goal? Unite farmers and consumers around the call for a massive overhaul of U.S. ag policy.

It’s time for policymakers to support the farmers and ranchers who give back to their communities by growing healthy food while also being good stewards of the land—instead of allowing agribusiness lobbyists to write policies that let the big polluters and rainforest-destroyers and animal-abusers and resource-extractors and producers of pesticide- and drug-contaminated “cheap” food.

But just because it's time, just because it's obviously the only sane thing to do, doesn't mean it will happen.

We have to work at it. We all have to get involved.


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Why You Should Avoid Vegetable Oils

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwMoD3apAQ0&feature=em-uploademail

I'm surprised she didn't recommend Lard. Unprocessed lard is hard to find. Store lard has a preservative added. Gilbert's don't add anything. So, when you get a Dirt Hog always ask for the tub of lard and be sure to get the hocks. We have a great way to cook hocks.

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How to End Mental Illness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RoCJGcws88&feature=em-uploademail

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ob5uJ9P6Ww







THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

"BE HEALTHY, EAT GRASS"

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)

www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 12/22/2019 9:13pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE


  • Merry Christmas!
  • We just had a 6 plus inch snow and there were NO cardinals.  Last year and previous years we have had multiple pairs of them, plus many juncos, blue jays and other wild birds.  This time NONE.  Have they finally killed our wild birds.  There have been numerous articles indicating that pesticides are killing not only targeted insects but others also.  Our birds food supply is being decimated, exterminated.
  • Our next harvest date for freezer beef is Jan 6.  Deer season usually makes December impossible and that coupled with the holidays makes deliveries problematic.  Just too many on vacation and traveling.
  • The ground beef will also be in January.  Those on that list will be getting an email notice in mid January.
  • Our small green house is producing lettuces of various types, kale, and spinach.  Had to set some mouse traps as we had some competition.  Debra caught a mouse and has reset the trap just in case.

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  • Recent research shows older individuals with low vitamin K1 status are more likely to have mobility problems and disability than those with higher levels

  • Vitamin K2 inhibits arterial calcification and improves arterial flexibility, thereby reducing your risk of a cardiovascular event (such as a heart attack) or death. It’s also important for the prevention of osteoporosis


https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2019/11/11/recommended-vitamin-k2-intake.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1HL&utm_campaign=20191111Z1&et_cid=DM388481&et_rid=747949107

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“Gla” stands for glutamic acid, which binds to calcium in the cells of your arterial wall and removes it from the lining of your blood vessels. Once removed from your blood vessel lining, vitamin K2 then facilitates the integration of that calcium into your bone matrix by handing it over to osteocalcin, which in turn helps “cement” the calcium in place inside your bone.

Vitamin K2 activates these two proteins, so without it, this transfer process of calcium from your arteries to your bone cannot occur, which raises your risk of arterial calcification.

Calcium deposits in the arteries are responsible for atherosclerosis, hardening and narrowing of the arteries, slowly blocking blood flow. It's a common cause of heart attacks, strokes and peripheral vascular disease.

Indeed, studies have demonstrated vitamin K2 inhibits arterial calcification and improves arterial flexibility, thereby reducing your risk of a cardiovascular event (such as a heart attack) or death.

Vitamin K2 Is an Important Ally Against Osteoporosis

To explain the importance of vitamin K2 for bone health and prevention of osteoporosis a bit further, this goes back to its influence over osteocalcin.  Osteocalcin is a protein produced by your osteoblasts (cells responsible for bone formation), and is utilized within the bone as an integral part of the bone-forming process.

However, osteocalcin must be “carboxylated” before it can be effective. Vitamin K2 functions as a cofactor for the enzyme that catalyzes the carboxylation of osteocalcin.


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Want to head off mental issues? https://youtu.be/2Ob5uJ9P6Ww

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Do you know what your gallbladder does? https://youtu.be/jZBRCc_KDoI






THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

"BE HEALTHY, EAT GRASS"

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)

www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 12/1/2019 10:20pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • What a wonderful turkey we had for our Thanksgiving dinner.  Thanks Virginia.
  • Just found out today in KC Star that, as of Dec 18,  Terra is moving to a new location on Douglas Road in Lee's Summit.  Sure hope they still have bulk grains.  They are our source for hard winter wheat berries.  No wheat. no homemade bread.
  • We had a beef customer come and get some KEFIR grains.  Seems he had company visiting, and they didn't know what they were, and down the drain they went.  KEFIR sure makes great pancakes.
  • Does anyone know "time2plant76"?  Can't seem to make contact and they have a beef order.
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Trans Fats Linked to Increased Risk for Alzheimer’s

The rise of trans fat can be directly attributed to the wrongful vilification of saturated fats and cholesterol. We now have decades’ worth of data showing saturated fat and dietary cholesterol have no impact on heart disease and mortality. Meanwhile, studies have revealed the switch from saturated fat to trans fat-rich partially hydrogenated vegetable oils have led to the premature death of millions. https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2019/11/07/trans-fats-and-alzheimers.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1HL&utm_campaign=20191107Z1&et_cid=DM383495&et_rid=745064218

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Stop the Insanity 

In an email, a farmer in Iowa told us that if he were able to attend the November 9 Climate Summit in Des Moines, Iowa, he’d want to ask the audience this:

“Could it possibly make sense that we have farmers contemplating suicide because of low commodity prices, while agribusiness consortiums are tearing out the Amazon rainforest to grow even more of these commodities and make them cheaper?”

If we lived in a world where sanity prevailed, the answer would be obvious.

But today’s industrial agribusiness fails the sanity test, on almost every level.

Consumers can, and must, help change the system by supporting organic regenerative farmers and boycotting industrial grain, meat, poultry and dairy products.

But consumers can’t do it alone. And farmers can’t change the system alone, either.

It’s time for a massive overhaul of U.S. food and farming policies. We can’t just “tweak” Farm Bill policy here and there and expect to see large-scale policy reform.

The farmer who wrote this email is a member of the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers for a Green New Deal coalition, a joint project of OCA, Regeneration International and the Sunrise Movement.

The coalition’s goal? Unite farmers and consumers around the call for a massive overhaul of U.S. ag policy.

It’s time for policymakers to support the farmers and ranchers who give back to their communities by growing healthy food while also being good stewards of the land—instead of allowing agribusiness lobbyists to write policies that let the big polluters and rainforest-destroyers and animal-abusers and resource-extrators and producers of pesticide- and drug-contaminated “cheap” food.

But just because it's time, just because it's obviously the only sane thing to do, doesn't mean it will happen.

We have to work at it. We have to all get involved.



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Why You Should Avoid Vegetable Oils

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwMoD3apAQ0&feature=em-uploademail

I'm surprised she didn't recommend Lard. Unprocessed lard is hard to find. Store lard has a preservative added. Gilbert's don't add anything. So, when you get a Dirt Hog always ask for the tub of lard and be sure to get the hocks. We have a great way to cook hocks.

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How to End Mental Illness  BE SURE TO WATCH THIS OR LISTEN TO IT FOR SURE!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RoCJGcws88&feature=em-uploademail

 



THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

"BE HEALTHY, EAT GRASS"

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)

www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 11/24/2019 7:30pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE


  • I was able to get a processing date for the next ground beef harvest.  Due to the deer season, I was not able to get a date sooner than Jan 15.  Pickup will be Jan 25.  As usual, I don't know how many pounds will be available, so if you are on the list, your request will be filled based on when I received your request.
  • During the last ground beef pickup, someone mentioned they had bees.  I think it was someone nearby.   If that person would contact me I would appreciate it.
  • I learned this past week that Gilbert's had increased their prices for processing.  The next orders will pay about 90 cents per pound for processing.  That's up about a nickel.
  • We got our turkey this past Saturday from Virginia.  Also, got the goose.  I'm  sure this Thanksgiving meal with the turkey will be again just at great as last year.  Sure is nice to have someone locally raising chickens and turkeys.  I know it is difficult to compete with the cheap butterballs subsidized with your and my tax dollars and stores treating them as loss leaders with ridiculously low prices.   But, as I always say, "each dollar one spends is a vote, either for good or for bad".

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Doug Sedon' via A Green New Deal for Food & Farming  Doug's comments follow.

"There was a reason I specifically singled out ethanol - its deleterious effects are sickening, in all ways.  It adds to pollution, does nothing to reduce the use of oil & gas, increases food costs and shortages worldwide, and is financed by our tax dollars, going straight into big-ag's pockets.  There is no way ethanol fuel would be economically viable or competitive w/o our tax dollars funding it.

And, ironically enough, when the EPA does its cafe standards for fuel efficiency for cars & light trucks, pure gas is used, which gives an average of 3% better gas mileage than does 10% ethanol (e10) gas."

Francis Thicke commented. The problems of ethanol go beyond energy inefficiency: Calculations based on USDA soil erosion data indicate that for every gallon of ethanol made from corn, two gallons of soil are lost to erosion. Also, according to ISU data, for every acre of corn, about 30 lbs of nitrate leach into our water resources. 

Realize that it takes more petroleum to make ethanol than gasoline. Think about that !

 

 Just try to get rid of *ONE* subsidy - the one that pays farmers to grow corn for ethanol in gasoline.  FORTY PERCENT of all corn grown in the usa is used to feed CARS!?!

Here's another FORTY PERCENT; it was in the KC Star is past week.  FORTY PERCENT of ag income this past year was a result of government subsidies.

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Here is a very interesting email I recently received. It very succinctly encapsulates the present situation our present agriculture is facing.

"I started the transition to regenerative ag practices on my farm about 18 years ago.  I took hundreds of acres of prime irrigated farmland and planted it back into perennial pasture and started high stock density grazing.  And I started doing AMP (adaptive multi-paddock) grazing on our native rangeland as well. We have been doing the Haney test ( specific method for soil testing) for a number of years now and find it very helpful.  I recommend it to all the farmers that I mentor.

Regarding subsidies:  They can help initiate some helpful practices.  I've utilized CRP, CSP, EQUIP and other programs over the years and have benefitted from them.  But our current ag policies and subsidy programs have also had very detrimental impacts and created incentives in the wrong direction.  Many farmers have exploited the system to expand and rape the land. There are many examples of that right here in my own neighborhood and I frequently use those examples in my presentations.  I don't see that changing without a major overhaul of the farm bill and that is very unlikely to happen.

 

Since 1980 we have have lost 90% of our hog producers, 82 % of our dairy farmers and 41% of our beef producers.  Over 1 million U.S. family farmers have been driven off the land in this period.  I've seen this happen from a front row seat.  Our farm policies have played a big part in this migration.  Once we started moving the animals off the land, the people followed.  Then all we needed were bigger tractors and bigger planters and fewer farmers.  It became more important to have your neighbors land, than to have your neighbor.  The only way we reverse this migration of people and animals is using regenerative farming methods to bring the animals back onto the landscape.  This requires more labor.  That's a good thing!  This also helps rejuvenate rural communities, not just farms, and that's an important part of my advocacy work.  This is also an important message to convey to our policy makers.  Soil health is the foundation for all of this but the benefits are far reaching and our non agrarian counterparts need to know this!   

 

Lastly, but most importantly, farmers must save themselves!  The USDA or any other entity is NOT going to save you.  Farms subsidies and carbon payments may give you an added bonus but it is not going to make a huge difference to most operations!  Too many farmers have chased subsidies for years to the point where the tail is now wagging the dog for many of them and they are going bankrupt as a result.  We must get farmers to understand that regenerative farming methods are better for the soil, the animals, the environment, the consumer, the community, but most importantly it's better for their PROFITABILITY.  That should be incentive enough for any business minded farmer of rancher!  Many of us have transitioned without any major outside incentives and others can too.  But they have to open up their minds.  Many farmers I know would rather be carried off the farm kicking and screaming than to consider alternatives.  That's why we are seeing the significant rise in farm bankruptcies.  It's going to take a new generation of farmers to implement changes on a broad scale.  Maybe it's a good thing that the average age of the American farmer is 59.4 years old?

 

Kevin Fulton

Fulton Farms

Litchfield, Nebraska 

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Here's another presentation from the Environmental Group meeting.  

https://www.discoverpermaculture.com/p/video-1-pdc-2019


  

THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

"BE HEALTHY, EAT GRASS"

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)

www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 11/17/2019 8:19pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE


  • We got our fryers done on Saturday.  We cut them into meals.  We removed the thigh and drumstick (one piece), the wings , the breast (whole both sides) and the upper and lower back (one piece).  We'll later thaw out the backs and cook for chicken soup  and broth.  A package of wings, a thigh and drumstick, and the breast cut in half, each will make a meal.  Dividing the breast will be much easier if partially frozen. The necks will be cooked for broth and soup.  Finally, a meal or two of liver and gizzards (for Art).
  • This next Saturday Virginia will be doing turkeys.  She only has some larger ones available.  She will divide one for you.   Buy one from Virginia and vote for local.  You will never get one from the grocery store after tasting a turkey raised on grass. 
  • We got the goose.  Virginia only had the one goose.   I guess I responded first.  It will be a flash back for me.  My grandmother always got a goose from a neighbor who raised 30-40 each year, just for Christmas goose dinners.  It was a real treat once a year and the dumplings, wow.
  • We weaned some of our calves today, so tonight and tomorrow night there will be a lot of mooing both from the mothers and from their calves.  We fence wean, so mothers are right next to the calves to reassure them.  It sure helps to shorten the entire process.
  • Just as soon as the weaning process is over, we will weigh the freezer beeves and pick out three to schedule with the processor.  Those on my current list should have their beef before Christmas.

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A cow's body is designed to eat and process grass, but the majority of beef and dairy in the U.S. comes from cows finished on grain. Unfortunately, this is the way of unethical, unhealthy and environmentally devastating concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) that dominate industrial agriculture.

Grass fed beefcoconut oil and cocoa butter are some of the healthiest sources of stearic acid. An analysis from the University of Illinois compared grass fed beef to the grain fed variety and found saturated stearic acid was 36% higher in grass fed beef than in grain fed beef.  BE SURE TO CLICK ON THE “GRASS FED BEEF” LINK AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS PARAGRAPH.

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2019/10/21/is-red-meat-good-for-you.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art3HL&utm_campaign=20191021Z1&et_cid=DM373361&et_rid=733578876

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Why Dr. Zach Bush believes herbicides could end life on Earth

Dr. Zach Bush went from developing chemotherapy to fighting pesticide-makers

Be sure to read this one. https://www.salon.com/2019/10/14/why-dr-zach-bush-believes-herbicides-could-end-life-on-earth/?fbclid=IwAR3SP03M6zfVuNipCr2YsMjR9Lbp5iVXhe6fMFa4PWWXnK_UtarBJ04YHnI



"More than that, because of everything we're doing. I'd say Roundup is our public enemy number one probably, but that's one of 260 chemicals that are now prevalent in our food system. So, we have completely chemicalized the human experience and the planet itself, and so the level of toxicity has superseded the planet's capacity for life. We've lost [biodiversity] on the planet in the last 40 or 50 years, and so we're almost halfway done with this great extinction. And we're not paying attention to it very well. "





THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

"BE HEALTHY, EAT GRASS"

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)

www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 11/11/2019 5:54pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE


  • Remember, this Saturday will be your last chance this year for getting fryers from Virginia.  Contact her at souscon4@gmail.com to reserve your chicken and also your thanksgiving turkey.
  • The ground beef list is nearing the point for committing an animal for processing.
  • We had pork hocks this past Sunday for dinner.  Wow, they are delicious.  Better than any steak.  Only problem, they are only two for a dirt hog.
  • We had our first snow.  Didn't even cover the sidewalk and I saw two trucks hauling bales of hay.  We have enough grass stockpiled to last well into the coming year.
  • The latest Stockman's Grassland magazine had an excellent article on Water the Nutrient.  It will be awhile before they post it on their website, but when they do, I will be certain to include it on a future Breezy Hill Update.

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A cow's body is designed to eat and process grass, but the majority of beef and dairy in the U.S. comes from cows finished on grain. Unfortunately, this is the way of unethical, unhealthy and environmentally devastating concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) that dominate industrial agriculture.

Grass fed beefcoconut oil and cocoa butter are some of the healthiest sources of stearic acid. An analysis from the University of Illinois compared grass fed beef to the grain fed variety and found saturated stearic acid was 36% higher in grass fed beef than in grain fed beef.  BE SURE TO CLICK ON THE “GRASS FED BEEF” LINK AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS PARAGRAPH.

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2019/10/21/is-red-meat-good-for-you.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art3HL&utm_campaign=20191021Z1&et_cid=DM373361&et_rid=733578876


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Why Dr. Zach Bush believes herbicides could end life on Earth

Dr. Zach Bush went from developing chemotherapy to fighting pesticide-makers

Be sure to read this one. https://www.salon.com/2019/10/14/why-dr-zach-bush-believes-herbicides-could-end-life-on-earth/?fbclid=IwAR3SP03M6zfVuNipCr2YsMjR9Lbp5iVXhe6fMFa4PWWXnK_UtarBJ04YHnI

 

Here are a couple of links from my Envionmental Group meeting.  Enjoy.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMjKcCfBtfI

https://youtu.be/aFAEq6mCtL4




THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

"BE HEALTHY, EAT GRASS"

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)

www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 11/2/2019 8:36pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • We recovered our greenhouse last week.  The old covering was showing age due to sun damage. We are trying a bubble wrap this time.  That should help with heat retention during cold weather.   Debra has started kale, spinach and lettuce.
  • The ground beef list is growing and we have a few names on the next Dirt Hog list.
  • We will be weighing the beeves this week and will get a final count on what is available this year.  Check your freezer and decide what you need to get through the winter.  There may be more next year, but if the winter is severe there will be none until next spring.
  • And if you want chickens, Virginia is having her last chicken day for this year on Nov 16.  She will be doing turkeys the following Saturday.  We have a 20 pounder reserved.  Contact her at souscon4@gmail.com

 

What You Need to Know About Grass-Fed Beef

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/12/21/grass-fed-beef-production.aspx

To help achieve optimal health, make sure you eat grass-fed and grass-finished beef.

 

Americans are getting fatter. But we aren’t getting healthier.

We can expect that trend to continue, unless we fix our food. And we can’t fix our food unless we fix our soil, which means we stop saturating it with herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, synthetic chemical fertilizers and antibiotics.

Scientific American just published a great article this week linking the decline of human health to the decline in food nutrients caused by the decline in soil health. The authors pointed to a report by Eco Farming Daily, citing data going back to 1940, stating this:

“The level of every nutrient in almost every kind of food has fallen between 10 and 100 percent. An individual today would need to consume twice as much meat, three times as much fruit, and four to five times as many vegetables to obtain the same amount of minerals and trace elements available in those same foods in 1940.”

How do we fix our soil, food and health? We need a “microbiome renaissance,” the author said. And that begins with showing Mother Nature a little respect:

It is pure hubris to think we can manipulate nature into agricultural perfection with synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. Instead, to adapt to and mitigate the intertwined ecological, human health and climate crises, we must respect the elegant complexity of nature.

You may need to read this one twice. There is a lot of information in this link. There's a lot of very good information here.

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2019/10/14/msm-health-benefits.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1ReadMore&utm_campaign=20191014Z1&et_cid=DM368291&et_rid=728673787

 

Including a link from the environment groups presentation, 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLdmAuCAL6Y



"BE HEALTHY, EAT GRASS"



THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)

www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 10/6/2019 9:58pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • The last ground beef pickup went very well.  I have started a new list for the next round.  
  • The guineas?  Remember, we hatched some, a guinea hen hatched some and a chicken hen hatched some.  We had 33.  We traded six to Virginia for some fryers.  That left 27.  Now after a visit from a raccoon, and and owl  we have sixteen.   That's enough but we have had several challenges. We had to adjust the automatic door to close sooner and open later in the morning to discourage/defeat the owl. 
  • We will be weighing the beeves later this month.  They have done extremely well this year due to the timely rains and not too hot temperatures.  We should have plenty to fill all of the requests for freezer beef.
  • I have no names on the list for Dirt Hog pork. 

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Watch "What Would I Eat If I Had Cancer?" on YouTube

https://youtu.be/2tTg_TeV6Hg

 

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Watch "Statin Side Effects (excerpt from Statin Nation)" on YouTube

https://youtu.be/m3pHxF_syF8

 

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Grass-fed beef represents a sought-after solution to unsustainable agricultural practices – one that could not only drastically reduce pollution but also produce a nutritionally superior meat

 

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/07/06/grass-fed-beef.aspx

 

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I'm including this presentation for newly added Breezy Hill followers. https://youtu.be/L9UIF852Boo

Decided-ly, because,  changes what was.





THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)

www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 9/8/2019 9:09pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE


  • My Dirt Hog raising friend up north has a couple of hogs that are ready to be processed.  They will be taken to Nadler's this week.  I have no one on my list, so if you're interested let me know by tomorrow night.  I will need your name and phone number.
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“Feeding the world” was never Monsanto’s motivation for developing Roundup-Ready crops. Monsanto (now owned by Bayer) was always motivated by money, which the company makes hand-over-fist by selling billions of dollars’ worth of chemicals.

An article by Timothy Wise published this week in Medium takes aim at the feeding the world myth:

U.N. agencies have documented rising levels of severe hunger in the world, affecting 820 million people. More than 2 billion suffer “moderate or severe” food insecurity. During the same period, the world is experiencing what Reuters called a “global grains glut,” with surplus agricultural commodities piled up outside grain silos rotting for want of buyers.

Obviously, growing more grain is not reducing global hunger.

Obviously.

As Wise points out, the world already grows more than enough food to feed 10 billion people, which is nearly 3 billion more than currently live on Earth.

People are hungry because they don’t have money to buy food. Or because war, or climate change, have ravaged their land and in many cases, forced them to migrate.

People are hungry because they have no power—over land, water and other food-producing resources.

Paving the way for corporations to rush more GMOs to market isn’t about feeding the world. It’s about feeding the bank accounts of those corporations—and making sure they can never be held accountable for any of the “unintended consequences” of the industrial commodity crops and junk food they unleash on the world.

Our job is to spread the word far and wide—that the path to food security runs not through genetic engineering labs, but through better land stewardship, better food policies and better support for the small-scale farmers who are really feeding the world.

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Another link from the Environmental presentation.  

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2019/01/29/top-reasons-to-support-regenerative-agriculture.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20190129Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM263850&et_rid=531377477






THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)

www.breezy-hill-farm.com