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Posted 8/5/2018 9:22pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • It was 99 deg in the sun today. Thermometer is mounted on the corral.  Still very dry and ponds are dropping.  Sure would be nice to have 4-5 inches over two to three days.    
  • Ebay has changed from what it was just a few years ago.  While we were milking we would buy yogurt makers on ebay.  There was an active auction always for used Salton yogurts makers.  I would see what the shipping was and subtract that from $20 and place my bid. For about 5-6 years I probably got 10-15 makers.  We sold them to our milk customers for the $20, so they would have another way to use our milk.  Out of curiosity I checked to see what was available today on ebay.  Not much for auctions, and you can't touch one for under $40, including shipping.  I hope those who bought their makers are still using them.  We make a batch quite often.  Sure is much better than store yogurt.
  • Peaches are ripe.  I lost the entire crop on one tree to the Japanese beetles.  I guess it pays to have more than one and different varieties that ripen at different times. 
  • Elderberries are starting and the grapes have started.  What is better than cutting open a ripe peach and enjoying it right there under the tree?  Or cutting off a bunch of grapes and spitting out the seeds.

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Agricultural pollutants threaten world's water?

New report paints a worrying picture, provides recommendations on what can be done https://www.morningagclips.com/agricultural-pollutants-threaten-worlds-water/

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Top 10 Reasons to Raise & Eat Grass-Fed Meat

http://ecofarmingdaily.com/top-10-reasons-raise-eat-grass-fed-meat/

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Do you buy Ben and Jerry's ice cream? https://www.organicconsumers.org/blog/who-cares-why-we-sued-ben-jerrys
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Dirt Poor: Have Fruits and Vegetables Become Less Nutritious?

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/soil-depletion-and-nutrition-loss/

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Meat of the Matter: Deep Nutrition for Better Health


http://ecofarmingdaily.com/meat-of-the-matter/






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

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 7/29/2018 9:33pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • The Purple Martins have left.  It's time to clean the gourds and get ready for next year.  The Barn Swallows are still here.
  • Looks like the Japanese beetles are done.  Wow, what a battle.   We lost an entire peach crop on one tree.  The other three trees were not touched.  They will be ready to pick this next week.
  • Elderberries are just about ready.  
  • The absolute best heirloom tomato is the Black Beauty.  It and the Black Krim are the best I've ever had. 
  • Virginia is having a chicken day this coming Saturday.  Contact her for non-GMO fryers.  Her email is souscon4@gmail.com

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Agricultural pollutants threaten world's water?

New report paints a worrying picture, provides recommendations on what can be done https://www.morningagclips.com/agricultural-pollutants-threaten-worlds-water/


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Top 10 Reasons to Raise & Eat Grass-Fed Meat



http://ecofarmingdaily.com/top-10-reasons-raise-eat-grass-fed-meat/
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Do you buy Ben and Jerry's ice cream? https://www.organicconsumers.org/blog/who-cares-why-we-sued-ben-jerrys

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Once You Learn This You’ll Never Throw Out the Avocado Pit Again

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/07/14/never-throw-out-avocado-seed-again.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art2&utm_campaign=20180714Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM220619&et_rid=365441121



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

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 7/22/2018 9:57pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE


  • Thanks to everyone for a flawless ground beef pickup day.   Another list has already started.  The next freezer beef is scheduled for July 30.   So, if you have requested freezer beef, and have received an email, you will be getting a follow up email to call the processor with your instructions.
  • We are still battling the Japanese beetles.  They are slowing down, but the damage has been done, especially for a peach and nectarine tree.  Several apple trees have suffered leaf damage.  And since it takes five leaves to make an apple, there will be a lot of small apples.
  • Our pear tree has almost no pears this year.  However, the old trees planted many years ago are just loaded.  Last year it had none.  Go figure!
  • Our dirt hog list continues to grow.  If interested, send me an email.
  • We had 1.3 inches of rain this past week.  We need about three to help with the ponds and to get the grass growing again.  The warm season grasses are doing just fine, but they have a much deeper root structure.  We will be turning the cattle into those pastures this week.  That relieves pressure on the cool season grasses, and if we get some rain they will regrow and be ready for stockpiling for this winter.
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Vegetables Become Less Nutritious?

Because of soil depletion, crops grown decades ago were much richer in vitamins and minerals than the varieties most of us get today

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/soil-depletion-aND-NUTRITION-LOSS/


Yet another study concluded that one would have to eat eight oranges today to derive the same amount of Vitamin A as our grandparents would have gotten from one.
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This was a letter to the editor of the recent ACRES magazine. I was able to locate the author and she sent me a copy. It is very well written.
The Industrial Cattle Drive 
Driving the great plains from North Texas, rivers of black cows run along side the two-lane highway through Oklahoma on Route 54 to Liberal Kansas, which is not liberal at all. Poor Dorothy, Aunt Em and Toto – their statues caught in a place so unlike their once-known world of plains and vibrant small towns. Now towns filled with a stench that is unbreathable, but breathe it you must. 

 Small towns isolated on the prairie connected only by huge cattle trucks and giant grain storage silos with the man of the family up early in the predawn light to meet with the guys at the coffee shop or to start their rounds of endless filling of feed trucks and cattle truck driving from feedlot to slaughter house. 

And they rail at the “other” people who are different from them and taking their jobs and using their health care, all the while blindly ignoring their real jailers – those men in the well placed windowed-offices in tall high-rises overlooking the scenic river of the gigantic city – those who oversee the killing of thousands and thousands of manure-encrusted beef filled with antibiotics taking our own immunity away; those who oversee the development of the seeds which cannot be saved year to year – which must be bought every year – which must be sprayed with chemicals so bad that those who use them shake themselves to death with Parkinson’s or Lou Gehrig’s disease or live where cancer is a way of life. 

The towns are dying as the high-rise offices become plusher. It’s a dirty putrid umbilical cord that becomes more frayed every season, with ranchers, farmers, workers, families, and towns dying at the end of it.

The land goes on forever with these little dying towns scattered along every so many miles. The smaller the town, the more derelict it looks, displaying crumbling buildings and closed signs as a last call for help to those whizzing by on the ribbon of Rt.54.
And they continue to rail against those “others” and continue to work at the feedlots and drive the tractor trailers that deliver the cattle to their tortured death.
And they rail at the “others” because somehow it has all slipped away from them and all they have left are their small voices to rail at others with their buddies beside them. They can’t get angry at the cattle expert, the seed salesman or the fertilizer guy because he looks like them, and is, indeed, one of them with an easy grin and flannel shirt and big overalls. And big hands to clap you on your back. They are in it together, by God, and it’s all they’ve got.

The sun’s first rays finger out over the land. Beyond the feedlots, out in the fields everything around them looks green and prosperous. The fields look just about perfect. But all the ranchers, ranch hands, and feedlot workers have in this seemingly perfect world, are their struggling families, their buddies, their small voices. The tiny towns are just about gone.

This may be the swan song of the Angry White Industrial Rancher/Farm Worker who continue to claim they are feeding the world – unable to comprehend as Yvonne Frost, former Executive Director of Oregon Tilth used to say, “They have been systemically poisoning the world for years.” The industrial poison has circled around the globe and is coming back home.
                                               
By A. J. Heim  c) 2018



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

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 7/8/2018 10:05pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • We are dry.  We luckily had 5 inches two weeks ago.  Ponds are very low and this is July going into Summer.  We still have a lot of grass, but need rains to grow our fall pastures.
  • We have a new member of the farm, a Jenny or a Henny or something kin to a mule/donkey.  We're guessing someone dumped it on a nearby rode and it followed the road to our pasture.  She may be pregnant.  Not sure what we will do with her.  She is not very friendly.  Like we needed another thing to care for.
  • Tomatoes have started and they sure are welcomed.  Debra did a batch of pickles, nine pints.  Blackberries are in full ripe mode.  We had a cobbler and have put several quarts in the freezer.
  • We are having an invasion of Japanese beetles.  I have two traps and dump them every hour.  I get about two five gallon buckets everyday.  I shake the peach tree and they are dislodged and there are thousands.  They eat the entire peach leaving just the pit.
  • Ground beef is coming soon.  They are scheduled for this Wednesday and pick up will be  July 21, a Saturday between 12 and 1 pm.  If you are on the list you will get an email that week if there is enough for your request.  I'll know on Wednesday of that week.  If you want to be added send your request.  There is a ten pound minimum.  The price is the same as last year, $5.25/#.
  • Remember, if you want a Dirt Hog send me an email and I'll add you to the list.

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"Don't Understand Blood Pressure? You Will After This!"

https://youtu.be/yXUCLzh5tqw

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Watch "Hang a Jar Of Vinegar in The Garden & This Will Happen"

https://youtu.be/9oFgbCKoKdk

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Watch "Get 3 Times More Tomatoes By Simply Using Your Fingers!" 

https://youtu.be/GuDW-f3e-s0

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Just a reminder for most and news for new customers than have recently signed on.
https://youtu.be/C6SVB99mJHA AND

https://youtu.be/k8-TT87WLBg





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

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 6/17/2018 9:31pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE


  • We have one Dirt Hog available.  It is $1/# hanging weight, processing about 70 cents/ lb.  It will be a little over $2/#.  Check prices at the local grocery and what they get for CAFO hogs.
  • We have some beeves almost ready.  I will be delivering two beeves to customer freezers this week.  I need to schedule one for the processor this week.  Harvest is proceeding well with plenty of great grass.
  • I will also be scheduling the ground beef harvest this week.  As soon as I get that date fixed, we will schedule the pick up date.

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Watch "You Need More Salt" 


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One of the easiest ways to curb obesity is simply to eat real food. A real food diet will also help protect against chronic diseases such as cancer. South African natives given a fast food diet developed biomarkers indicative of colon cancer in just two weeks

 

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Here is a preview of a Wendel Berry film, Look and See. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIZmvj3MiRw-

(great film)

 

I want all to get to know who is Wendel Berry!!

 

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

 




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

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 6/3/2018 9:56pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • I got a call this past week from a neighbor who has a dirt hog to sell.  This is a pretty big one, so you may just want a half.  Let me know by this Tuesday.  Price is $1/lb plus the processing. 
  • We have a few tubs of lard available, $7 each.
  • We have had very little rain.  Just enough to keep grass growing.  Ponds are starting to show a lot of the bank.  Need some serious rain for them.
  • We have been eating strawberry shortcake almost every night.  Sure is good with cream from Iris, our family milk cow.
  • We got our first cutting of alfalfa hay up this past week.  There were some showers around, but not on the hay.
  • Our guinea hen hatched out a bunch of keets this week.  Sure are cute and so little.
  • Virginia"s next chicken day is this next Saturday.  She has found a source for non GMO grains.  Her price is remaining at $3.50/ lb.

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Big Food, Inc. is serving up a fatal harvest that includes water and air pollution, soil erosion and fertility loss, the obliteration of pollinator populations and biodiversity in general, food contamination, aquifer depletion and climate destabilization.

Last but surely not least, Big Food’s harvest is destroying your health.

The U.S. now spends more money on so-called healthcare than any other nation on Earth—$3.5 trillion a year.

Yet, public health continues to deteriorate, thanks to an environment contaminated by more than 84,000 industrial and agricultural chemicals, and a steady diet of cheap, unhealthy grub dished up in supermarkets, restaurants, schools and institutional settings.

Even the government admits that about half of all American adults—117 million individuals—have one or more preventable chronic diseases, many of which are related to poor quality eating patterns.

According to a report in The Guardian: "Approximately 85 percent of Americans do not consume the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's recommended intakes of the most important vitamins and minerals necessary for proper physical and mental development."

With a government more interested in protecting corporate profits than in safeguarding your health, are we doomed?

Or can we take back our food—and our health?

Read Ronnie’s latest: ‘Beyond GMOs and Fast Food Nation: Regenerating Public Health’

As consumers worldwide become increasingly aware of the problems linked to GE crops and the toxic chemicals and pesticides used on them, more and more people are proactively refusing to eat these foods. There’s also strong growth in the global organic and grass fed sectors. This just proves one thing: We can make a difference if we steadily work toward the same goal. I recommend visiting these trustworthy sites for non-GMO food resources in your country:


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How to Cut Broccoli Properly to Get the Most Nutrition https://recipes.mercola.com/how-to-cook-broccoli.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art2&utm_campaign=20180408Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM199048&et_rid=268841819

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Watch "You'll Never Guess The Biggest Cause of Inflammation Causing Free Radicals" 


https://youtu.be/tMx4kEtIQzw







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

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 5/20/2018 11:00pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • I received notice that one of my contacts for Dirt Hogs has a couple of hogs ready to be processed.  If you are interested let me know.  They are still just $1.10 per lb hanging weight (about 100#/ half).  Processing is about $90.  
  • For those on the freezer beef list, we will be selecting this week.  Your email notices will be sent probably next week.  The price for this year is $4.25/lb hanging weight.
  • We have been eating very well from our raised beds.  We had our first strawberry shortcake today.  Absolutely no comparison to the big, tasteless berries in the grocery store.  
  • We shared a baby SCOBY with someone this past week.  Homemade KOMBUCHA is the best.  Our favorite is to add lime and fresh ginger.
  • Finally, we had a much needed rain, just over an inch.  Seemed like the promising cells would go south, go north or just fizzle out at the state line to our west.
  • Take a look at our raised vegetable bed.  It is full of lettuce, spinach, radishes, cabbage, broccoli, beets, parsley, cilantro, peas on the trellis, carrots and more.

Junk Food Now 'Supporting Regenerative Farming Practices'

Cookies and other processed snacks do not suddenly become health foods simply because they're made with ingredients that weren't doused with toxic chemicals.

Take Annie's (a division of General Mills), for example, which touts "advancing regenerative farming practices" with a limited edition organic Mac & Cheese and organic Bunny Grahams, made with ingredients grown according to "regenerative farming practices."2 The products will be exclusively sold at Sprouts Farmers Market this spring. According to Carla Vernon, Annie's president:

"As part of the food industry, our biggest opportunity for impact is at the farm level, where we have a critical role to play in advancing regenerative practices that generate positive impact. At Annie's, we recognize the urgency of this, and we are more committed than ever to champion projects, big and small, to preserve the planet for generations to come.
Through these new limited edition products and direct-farm partnerships, we are showing consumers that food choices matter and can make a positive impact on the planet."

There's a range of farming practices that could be referred to as "regenerative," even though they're only slightly different from or better than conventional, chemical farming.



What most Americans really need is to start eating real food. That's what's going to save the planet and improve their health. Pesticide avoidance will only get you so far. It's an important part, for sure, but if you continue eating a diet chockful of processed foods, even if they're organic and regeneratively grown, your health is still going to suffer from nutritional imbalances.

Then there's McDonald's, which recently announced it is replacing frozen beef with fresh, cooked-to-order beef patties for two of the items on its burger menu4 — as if avoiding freezing will make that CAFO beef any healthier. What's next? Regeneratively grown french fries?

The beef is still coming from factory farms where the cattle are given drugs and antibiotics to quell disease and encourage growth. As a result, such meat is more prone to be contaminated with drug-resistant pathogens and has a poorer nutritional profile compared to organic grass fed beef. Aside from improving flavor, the shift to fresh beef is really inconsequential in terms of overall food quality and nutrition.

In most cases, your best bet will be to buy directly from your local farmer once you've asked questions and received answers to your satisfaction about how the food is grown and raised. For resources that can help you locate organic and regenerative farms in your area. In addition to that, consider:

Boycotting GMOs, including every nonorganic packaged food product that displays a QR code. The easiest way to avoid GMOs is to buy organic, or look for the "Non-GMO Project" seal on food products. Keep in mind, however, that many "Non-GMO Project" labeled foods (unless they are also labeled organic) are produced using pesticides and chemical fertilizers.

Boycotting factory-farmed meat, dairy and poultry (i.e., anything that isn't labeled or marketed as organic or 100 percent grass fed or pastured).  Be aware most grass fed beef in the large grocery stores is imported from Australia and New Zealand.  It may be labeled as US only because it is finally processed in the US.   Factory farm production is characterized by GMO- and pesticide-tainted animal feeds, labor exploitation, false advertising, corporate corruption of government, and the use of massive amounts of dangerous pesticides, chemical fertilizers, antibiotics, hormones and growth promoters.

Factory-farmed meat, dairy, poultry and fish are the No. 1 cause of water pollution, soil degradation, food system greenhouse gas emissions and human diet-related diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and obesity. We will never get rid of GMOs, chemical-intensive monocrops, antibiotic resistance, animal cruelty and agriculturally derived greenhouse gas emissions until we eliminate factory farms.


https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/03/27/regenerative-agriculture-the-next-big-thing.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20180327Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM195707&et_rid=255928326

 

Be sure to take the time to read the above and then feel free to forward any of this information to a friend.  You never know when they may be searching for a source of good, nutritional, quality food.

 

 

 

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

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 5/14/2018 9:42pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Wow, our strawberry raised bed is just full of blooms and hundreds of green strawberries.  Our fruit trees are loaded with cherries, peaches, apples and plums.  I'm sure the pears will show later.
  • Most of my grafting this year was successful, and those from previous years will have fruit this year.  Just think, you can have one tree in your backyard and it can have many different fruits on that same tree.
  • Our raised bed is full of real food.   Anyone wanting to get a tour, just let us know.
  • Times are changing, everyone used to respond to an email.  Now an email can sit in ones inbox for days.  We will be asking for a phone number for all orders.  Our experience is a phone text is answered almost immediately.
  • We have a half of a dirt hog that needs a new owner.  I can't wait any longer for a response to my email.  Let me know, first email gets it.
  • If you got a dirt hog in April, could you email me your check number, so I can update my records.  I think I have a person with two different numbers.  Thanks.

 

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There's a great deal of science involved in fermentation. Some people even find all the details quite fascinating on how Mother Nature provides us with such a gift. Louis Pasteur, the French chemist, was the first to study the chemistry of fermentation.

https://products.mercola.com/kinetic-culture/?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=dpe&utm_campaign=20180327Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM195707&et_rid=255928326

 

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 Organic standards have been significantly watered down, in some cases to the point of no longer fulfilling even the most basic criteria. Case in point: The acceptance of hydroponics for organic certification. According to organic regulations, an organic grower's crop rotation plan must maintain or improve soil organic matter, yet hydroponics grow food without any soil at all. Without soil, how can their operations improve soil health?

Regenerative agriculture is a return to what organic was originally all about — the protection and rebuilding of topsoil and ecological biodiversity. Unfortunately, Big Food is acting quickly this time around. Companies are already trying to cash in on the burgeoning trend, and it becomes rather problematic when junk food is paraded as flagship products for regenerative agriculture.

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Another good Dr. Berg video. https://youtu.be/OvgQNvq7inI


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Bloodpressure!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFmjLloYN7A&feature=youtu.be




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

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 5/1/2018 9:14pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE


  • Just to make sure everyone has the opportunity to see grass based genetics at work on a fresh new grass pasture.  This was yesterday.  It was a sight watching them attack this salad bar of new grass.  They acted like we had had them on dirt for a week.  They had been on another fresh pasture and we rotate frequently to harvest our pastures.  As you are out and about this Spring and see cows on pasture notice how tall the grass is.  Most pastures in my area have dirt showing.
  • Purple Martins are back in force.  All of our gourd houses are full.  
  • Ground beef pick up went very well.  The list for the next harvest has started.  Will be mid summer for the next pick up.
  • The "Dirt Hog" list is empty.   We finally got caught up.  I have another new source, so there will be more.
  • Our raised beds are full.  Hopefully, you have started your gardens.  Fresh vegetables always taste better and are more nutrient dense than anything from the store.
  • Remember, May 12 is Virginia's first chicken day.  You can contact her at souscon4@gmail.com

Please forward this to your friends even those not dealing with cancer. Make sure your immune system is being given a high priority.

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Story at-a-glance

  • Industrial agriculture, factory farms and GMOs have devastated the environment, public health and rural economic development

  • The U.S. now spends more money on health care than any other nation, in large part due to damage to the environment and public health

  • Approximately 85 percent of Americans do not consume the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recommended intakes of the most important vitamins and minerals necessary for proper physical and mental development

  • We need to boycott GMOs and factory-farm food, and make organic, regenerative and grass fed food the norm by 2025

 

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/03/14/boycott-gmos-factory-farm-food.aspx

 

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Debra planted a lot of beets for this year and then this article appeared in my email. It's time. PLANT SOME BEETS. https://www.naturalhealth365.com/beet-juice-heart-failure-2505.html




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

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 4/15/2018 7:46pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • The Martins returned this week.  At least several are back.  There was one barn swallow feasting ahead of me as I was running the pasture renovator.  When mowing with the tractor in the Summer, there are usually a dozen or more swallows feasting as I stir up the various insects.
  • Hopefully, tonight will be the last night for freezing temps.
  • Ground beef pickup will be this Saturday.  Let's make it from 12- 12:30.  I will know how many pounds I have this Wednesday.  Those on the list will be getting an email Wednesday afternoon. I will include your requested amount for you to verify.  Please respond promptly so if there is extra I will have time to contact any on my list I didn't email due to not enough ground beef.
  • We now have a new heifer calf.  I recently sold Natalie, one of our milk cows.  The buyer called me when she had her new calf, very excited.  Then, about two weeks later, I got a call saying he wanted to sell the calf as he wanted all the milk for customers.  We bought the calf, and now Iris, the Guernsey we are now milking, has two calves to raise.  That means less milk for our very limited customers.

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Your Body Needs Saturated Fat and Cholesterol

Cholesterol is not only beneficial for your body, it’s absolutely vital for optimal functioning.

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/03/03/higher-cholesterol-levels-associated-with-better-health.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20180303Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM189440&et_rid=230815473


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What Is Oil Pulling?

While sesame and sunflower oils may functionally break down bacteria, coconut oil adds another advantage. Coconut oil is a medium-chain fatty acid found to inhibit Streptococcus mutans, the chief bacteria responsible for cavities.4,5

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/08/03/oil-pulling-benefits.aspx

By increasing the pH in your mouth after pulling you may reduce bacterial growth even further. To do that, mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda in 6 ounces of water and gargle. This will alkalize the pH of your mouth, and since bacteria thrive in an acidic environment, the increased pH will discourage growth.

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Regenerative Agriculture Is Saving Farmers, Ranchers, and the Environment from Financial and Ecological Failure

How You Can Support Regenerative Farming

Consumers can assist the process of converting conventional chemical-based agriculture into a system that relies on regenerative practices in a number of ways. For starters, "voting with your pocketbook" is one of the most potent ways to support farmers who have transitioned, or are transitioning, to sustainable practices. As noted by Allen:
"The exponential growth of the grass-fed sector over the last 15 years, as well as the local food movement, the increasing number of farmers market in the US, and the increased incident of direct marketing—consumers buying direct from farmers—all of those are ways that consumers can support and contribute to regenerative agriculture and family farm-based ranchers and farmers."
At present, less than two percent of the US population is engaged in growing sustainable food. So in terms of government policy, they have but a tiny voice. This is particularly true for farmers practicing regenerative agriculture. According to Allen, regenerative farmers make up just one-tenth of one percent of the entire US population. 

They need the broader, stronger voice of consumers—not just by purchasing these products, but also by supporting policies from the USDA, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and others that would help further support regenerative agricultural practices. And, of course, by voting 
against policies that are detrimental to regenerative farmers.

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/10/11/regenerative-agriculture-practices.aspx


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

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com