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Posted 6/18/2017 9:57pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE


  • Our ground beef pick up went very well.  We dodged a bullet on the heat that was forecast.  Everyone showed up close to start time, and within 30 minutes we had filled coolers and trunks and everyone was headed home.  Thanks
  • We still have some ground beef available since the yield was so good, and we had to take three in instead of two, as two would not have been enough for the requests we had on our list.  We wanted to make sure everyone got  their amount since the next harvest will not be until fall.  It's just too risky in the summer trying to miss a heat wave.  It would not be much fun to have several hundred pounds of ground beef melting in the back of my truck.
  • So, we are starting a new list, and it will be in October or November before we will have a ground beef pick up.  Plan now for your next trip.
  • We have added several to the Dirt Hog list, but it will be a while on that.  Most of my sources don't have hogs that big during the summer.  It's just too hot and hogs don't do well in the heat.
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  • Seven State Attorneys General Mount Legal Challenge to EPA for not Banning Chlorpyrifos

https://www.cornucopia.org/2017/06/seven-state-attorneys-general-mount-legal-challenge-epa-not-banning-chlorpyrifos/?utm_source=eNews&utm_medium=email&utm_content=6.17.17&utm_campaign=LegalMORE

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Short Film Reveals the Lunacy of Water Fluoridation

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/06/17/our-daily-dose-fluoride-documentary.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20170617Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM147637&et_rid=2046403590

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D3 deficiency is a silent epidemic with serious consequences to good health.

 NEVER take Vitamin D Without Vitamin K2

Just as important as vitamin D3 is taking vitamin K2! Taking Vitamin D without vitamin K could actually be harmful to your Health

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/15cb6630901e71ed




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 6/12/2017 10:40pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Ground beef pick up will be this Saturday.  Those getting ground beef will be getting an email this Wednesday.  On Wednesday I will know how many pounds are available and will also know the cost for the processing.  With that I will be able to determine the price.  I have stated the price will at least $5 and not more than $5.50 per pound.  The temperature is forecasted to be in the nineties, so be sure to bring coolers.
  • Freezer beef sales have started.  This spring, with our renovated pastures, has been phenomenal.   Our hay fields have been way above average.  Our red clover and alfalfa plants were waist high.  It took an extra day for curing.
  • Interested in fryers?  Virginia is having another chicken day.  She is guaranteeing they will weigh in the 4-5 pound range.  Her email address is souscon4@gmail.com.
  • Anyone interested in having a bee hive should get Sharashkin's presentation at the past ACRE's convention,  "Beekeeping In-Depth: Capturing a Hive of Local, Adaptive Bees & Appropriate Hive Design, by Leo Sharashkin".  Go to the ACRE's web site.   We now have a hive and it is doing very well.
  • The renovation and upgrades for the house listed on Zillow are progressing.  To have someone under a lease with option to buy and for that to not materialize, resulted in numerous items not being maintained.  It's listed on Zillow for now.  As soon as we get it finished we will be listing it with an agent.  Go to Zillow.com and search under zip code 64019.  It's 3400 square feet, energy efficient home on six acres with easy access to a four lane Highway.
      




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 5/21/2017 10:25pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • I got caught up with emails last night.  If you didn't get an email acknowledging your request then your request for beef or pork must have been blocked and you need to resend your request.
  • I am getting close to enough requests for ground beef so I can get that harvest scheduled.  Check your freezer and if you are getting low, send your request and I'll add you to our next  ground beef day.  Ten pound minimum and still $5/lb.
  • Our guinea hens hatched out over 30 keets.  If you're wanting some very interesting birds send an email. We don't need any replacements this year.
  • If anyone knows someone interested in a great family milk cow, we have two for sale.  Both are A2/A2 and are very gentle.  One is due to calve in August and the other just had a heifer calf.

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Insulin Resistance Speeds Up Cognitive Decline

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/04/27/insulin-resistance-speeds-cognitive-decline.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20170427Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM141457&et_rid=1984061820

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Is Your Sunscreen Doing More Harm Than Good?

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/04/26/hazardous-chemicals-in-sunscreens.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20170426Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM141459&et_rid=1983671806
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REMEMBER LAST UPDATE INCLUDED INFO ON CHLORPYRIFOS!!

With Monsanto looking to be acquired by Germany-based Bayer, is Dow Chemical taking over Monsanto’s role of chief influence-buyer in Washington, D.C.?

Dow wasted no time wooing Trump—the poison-peddler ponied up $1 million for the new president’s inauguration festivities. Trump swiftly rewarded Dow by naming CEO Andrew Liveris to head a new White House manufacturing working group.

In February, after Trump signed an executive order aimed at rolling back regulations (including those on pesticides and GMOs), he handed the pen to Liveris. Fitting, given that Trump’s new EPA chief, Scott Pruitt, was quick to overturn the Obama administration’s proposed ban on one of Dow’s moneymakers, chlorpyrifos, an organophosphate pesticide. (Pruitt’s move prompted a lawsuit by environmental groups).

Now, it seems, just banning organophosphates isn’t enough. A new report by the Associated Press (AP) says lawyers for Dow and two other manufacturers of organophosphates are asking Trump’s administration to throw out the EPA’s own studies on the dangerous effects of chlorpyrifos and other organophosphates, known to lower I.Q.s and cause neurological damage in children.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-I77VrhOVg&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 4/28/2017 2:51pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Finally, I have a new hip.  I have not been keeping up very well lately due to the operation.  It will still be a while before I can function as before.  Right now, I have a 25 pound limit for lifting, and am using a walker and  slowly a cane.  Can't do much farm work with those limits.  Thankfully, we will have Dallas, the fourth year ag student at our local university.  He will be helping his grandfather this summer, and can help me as needed.
  • We had a single monarch butterfly lay a bunch of eggs one day on milkweed plants that were just barely 3 inches tall.  By the time the eggs hatched the milkweed had grown and now we have over two dozen caterpillars devouring the milkweed.
  • The Purple Martins arrived in full force.
  • The house on VV will be vacated by end of May.  We will have it ready to show by mid June.  If you know anyone interested in a great location, a unique floor plan, a house with a solar heating system, about three acres of excellent black soil, about 1 1/2 acres of woods, a spring fed creek ,  quick accessibility to four lane Highway 50,direct them to the listing on Zillow.  House is listed on Zillow.com.  Just enter zip code 64019 and the house address on Zillow is miss labeled Bb.  It should be VV.
  • Our pasture renovating is complete.  Rains have been great and timely.
  • Blondie still has not had her calf.  If she has a heifer, the price will be increased.  She was due last week.

 

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A fact you can NOT deny: Chlorpyrifos is a threat to human health

http://www.naturalhealth365.com/epa-neurotoxin-2205.html

 

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Turmeric gaining in popularity due to the growing awareness of chemotherapy and its negative side effects

http://www.naturalhealth365.com/turmeric-cancer-cells-2200.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 4/12/2017 9:42pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Martins finally arrived and we have two new gourds houses (24 gourds). Today I saw martins at all of the houses.  It's great fun to watch them fly.
  • Also the barn swallows have returned.
  • We finally have blue birds in at least one blue bird house on our lane.  Houses have been there for at least three years and have mostly been places for sparrows. 
  • Anyone wanting to relocate from the city to a 6 acre rural setting can go to Zillow.com and enter Centerview, MO and check out the listing at house number 549.  You could be our neighbor.
  • We still have two milk cows for sale.  Clover is in production and Blondie is due next week.  We are still milking Ruby once or twice a week.  Got to have milk for granddaughter for her "cookie and milk" when she gets to our house after school.  Debra and I had a glass last night for dinner and Guernsey milk is truly the best milk possible.  Remember, I was on the FFA milk judging team that went to state contest in 1958-59.
  • Reminder, anyone wanting to be on the Dirt Hog list, send me an email, half or whole.
  • The ground beef list is progressing.  As soon as we have enough  I'll schedule with the processor.
  • The price for our grass finished beef this year is $4/lb hanging weight.  With processing it will be about $5/lb.  So, a split half (about 150#) would cost $750.  Or, you can shop at our local grocer and buy 150# of their best (feed lot commodity) beef at $4.99/lb and you would have spent about the same amount.  However, with our product you'd be getting truly grass finished beef with all its health benefits.
  • Anyone interested in a chicken tractor and a mobile hen RV with some poultry netting, we have one of each.
  • Anyone wanting to learn the fine art of having a home orchard should get the book, Growing Fruit With A Smile. Our orchard looks the best ever.  I've done some grafting this Spring, but have some more to do.
  • We have some bottles of cod liver oil with butter oil. They sent a full case on our last order.  They are $29 plus $1 for shipping.

How to Grow the Most Flavorful Tomatoes

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/03/31/tomato-growing-tips.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20170331Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM137958&et_rid=1947952937



Dr. Justin Marchegiani: Tom Brady’s Diet, How to Slow Aging & Fine-Tune Your Carbs

http://fatburningman.com/dr-justin-marchegiani-how-to-slow-aging-heal-your-gut-boost-testosterone-without-drugs/ 





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 3/26/2017 9:08pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • We are still waiting on the Purple Martins.  Last year they were later than usual. This year we thought they might come early.  I may have to clean out the sparrows again.
  • We are adding names for this year's beef harvest.  It looks like in about two weeks we will start the pasture rotations.  We sure did need the 1 1/2 inches of rain that we just had.  I have fed more hay this year due to the dry spring than for snow.  I think we may have had one inch of snow, twice.
  • This past Saturday we had a table at the KC Food Circle Expo.  Despite the rain there was a very good turn out.  Got to meet a lot of people, and there was a lot of interest in locally produced foods.
  • Debra has moved a lot of seedlings to the green house.  The next step is get the raised beds ready.  Since we had such a mild winter, it has been much easier to raise the various greens, lettuce and spinach.  We've had all we could eat.

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Do you read labels? I do, even though some of my friends scoff. They say we're all going to die anyway.  I'm not afraid of dying. I'm afraid of poor health. So, I read labels and look for those food additives science tells me to avoid. Read on and I'll wager that Michelle convinces you to do the same. http://www.fermentools.com/blog/food-additives/

 

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Health warning: How sugar depletes the human body of 5 essential nutrients

http://www.naturalhealth365.com/sugar-chronic-disease-2172.html

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More positive information on Vitamin K2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KR-GrPVXZSM&feature=em-subs_digest-vrecs





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 2/19/2017 9:27pm by Art Ozias.

           BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Thanks to all who made the ground beef pick up day a total success.  We've started a new list.
  • We also had our first ever sausage day.  It was supposed to be just ground pork, but we had a mix up in communication with the processor.  There were  eight extra pounds and the sausage was great.  Good job Tom.  Yes, it had prepared seasonings, salt, pepper, sage, sugar and red pepper.  The salt level was a little high and SUGAR??  Why add sugar to something that does not need to be sweet.  Save that for a pie or cake!!!  Next time it will be ground pork and we can each add our own spices.  That list is already well underway.  
  • This weather is not normal.  We have renovated about half of our pastures.  Sure glad Dallas has been here to help.
  • Debra started some seeds on the porch for our 2017 garden.  I've been working in the orchard pruning fruit trees.  This weather may prove to be the demise of the fruit production for this year.  The trees are starting to push their buds.  I'm sure we will have some freezing weather and that may ruin the fruit.
  • I  have saved some scions for grafting.  I'll wait until closer to Spring to do the grafting.
  • Mark your calendar for the KC Food Circle Spring Expo, March 25.

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Paraquat - Banned in EU While US Increasing Use of This Toxic Killer

Thirty-two countries have banned the use of paraquat, an herbicide so toxic it can kill you in a single sip. As mounting risks of accidental, occupational and intentional exposure are revealed, including a solid link to Parkinson's disease, the US continues to allow its unchecked use. Its use is even increasing among US crops.


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New infographic shows how only 10 companies control every brand we know

Regardless of what the companies claim, the Big 10 do have the power and resources to address hunger and poverty within their supply chains.

 

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France passes controversial bill making cameras mandatory in all slaughterhouses

http://www.nationofchange.org/2017/01/16/france-passes-controversial-bill-making-cameras-mandatory-slaughterhouses/

 

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Can Capsaicin in Chili Peppers Help Beat Cancer?

The American Cancer Society estimates there will be three new diagnoses of cancer and one death every minute in 2017. Recent research has demonstrated a substance found in a specific pepper may help kill cancer cells. I'll give you more strategies to help prevent the growth of abnormal cells.

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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 1/29/2017 9:08pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • The sausage effort turned out very well.  We were able to keep the price per pound to just $1.75.  We had more on our list than we got from the one hog.  We have moved those names to the next list.  An email was sent to those getting sausage, and I have posted under RECIPES on our website how to seasony your own sausage.  I saw the pork being ground at Gilbert's, and it looked really good.  
  • We just finished updating our website.  Added pictures and some new content.  Check it out, www.breezy-hill-farm.com 
  • The ground beef animals are going in this week, and pick up will be Feb 18, at noon at the farm.  I think we will have enough for everyone on my list.  I'll know on Feb 15 the exact amount.  I will be sending out an email that week to get everyone to confirm that they can make that pick up date.  Again it is only $5/#.

 

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Here is some more information on the dangers of GMOs.
://www.nationofchange.org/2017/01/13/monsanto-minions-poisoning-us-can-defend/   

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which was supposed to finish its 15-year review of glyphosate more than a year ago, and rule on whether to reregister it or ban it, is still twiddling its thumbs. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration won’t test foods for glyphosate residue. Meanwhile, in the EU, where the European Commission has also failed to act, citizens are taking matters into their own hands—by launching a European Citizens Initiative (ECI) inviting the Commission “to propose to Member States a ban on glyphosate, to reform the pesticide approval procedure, and to set EU-wide mandatory reduction targets for pesticide use.”

A new study published Monday in Scientific Reports, an online, open access journal from the publishers of Nature, has shown that the glyphosate-based Roundup herbicide causes non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in rats at very low doses.

The new peer-reviewed study led by Dr. Michael Antoniou at King’s College London using cutting edge profiling methods describes the molecular composition of the livers of female rats administered with an extremely low dose of Roundup weed-killer over a 2-year period. The dose of glyphosate from the Roundup administered was thousands of times below what is permitted by regulators worldwide. The study revealed that these animals suffered from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).



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Nice you tube on agriculture

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laG0lS8ChYI#action=share



 




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 1/22/2017 8:48pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • For those of you who purchased the recent "dirt" hogs, be sure to call Gilbert's tomorrow to give them your instructions for processing.  They will be processing your pork starting early next week.  These hogs were 5 cents per pound less than the last.  Sure glad that guy who called me complaining of the price for the hog being less than the processing didn't get one of these.  I wonder if he has had a "dirt" hog pork chop yet?
  • We still have about 100 pounds of ground beef available.  The processing date is scheduled for Feb 23.  If interested send me your request.  Someone called me this past week and requested 20 pounds and I failed to right it down.  So, if you called, call again or send me an email with your request.
  • I am taking three beeves to the processor tomorrow.  Those on the list for freezer beef will be getting an email tomorrow with the weights and costs.  Be sure to check your emails tomorrow.
  • Those who requested the ground pork will be getting an email at the end of this next week.  I will have the total amount available and hopefully everyone will get their amount.  It looks like I will be able to keep the $1.75/lb price.  I'll know for sure once we have the total amounts.  Pick up will be at the farm on Saturday February 4 at 12 noon.
  • I have posted under recipes on our web site various options for making your own sausage.  Check it out.
  • My how times are changing.  Terra has three different flavors of KOMBUCHA on tap.  It's not been very long ago that I couldn't spell Kombucha.  We still have baby SCOBY's available for free.  Our favorite flavor is ginger and lime.
  • I just finished watching this utube presentation, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=389vNLA0Ya0&feature=em-subs_digest .  It  was easy to watch during the football game, as not much was happening, and who needs to hear two guys talking for two hours.

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The Dilemma: too Much Time in the Tub

You've probably been there  —  not much to do, plenty of time on your hands, achy bones and the splendid notion that a nice, relaxing bath might be the ticket.

After several minutes of bliss (about a half hour, they say), you happen to notice something that would be slightly alarming if it hadn't happened so many times before, starting when you were a kid with your snorkel gear and rubber ducks floating around with you: pruny fingers and equally pruny toes. Wrinkly digits.

Here's the scientific basis for this odd phenomenon. For whatever reason, the digits in question are more prone to wrinkling than other areas of your body. It's called "glabrous" skin, meaning hairless. It's thicker than the skin found on other parts of your body, which is good whenever you touch something that's too hot.

When water seeps into glabrous skin, electrical charges are sent to your nerve endings — more precisely, the sympathetic nervous system, says Dr. Sarina Elmariah, a dermatologist at Massachusetts General Hospital to STAT. In response, the nerves send a message to your blood vessels that it's time to constrict, or tighten.

When water starts to permeate into your skin, it's thought that the upper layers of your fingertips start to swell. Simultaneously, the nerves in your fingertips (or toe tips) start the constriction process, which scientifically is known as vasoconstriction —  the narrowing of blood vessels.

"That creates a negative pressure that essentially pulls down the upper layers of the skin, leading to this wrinkling or 'undulating' pattern," explains STAT reporter Megan Thielking.


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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), says every year around 2 million people in the U.S. contract a bacterial infection that antibiotics can’t fix,  and 23,000 die as a direct result, added:

“Nearly one-third of all prescriptions for antibiotics are unneeded, or incorrectly prescribed by doctors, which is part of the problem … 47 million unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions are given every year in the United States.
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/01/11/antibiotics-meat-supply-skyrocketing.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art3&utm_campaign=20170111Z1&et_cid=DM130767&et_rid=1837019864





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 1/16/2017 7:01pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • We have half a hog available.  I need to know by tomorrow evening. 


Why Farmed Fish Are Best Avoided

At first glance, farmed fish may seem like a good idea to help protect wild seafood populations from overfishing. In reality, the industry is plagued with many of the same problems surrounding land-based concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), including pollution, disease, toxicity and inferior nutritional quality.

Many farmed fish are fed genetically engineered (GE) corn and soy, which is a completely unnatural diet for marine life. Others are fed fishmeal, which is known to accumulate industrial chemicals like PCBs and dioxins.

According to toxicology researcher Jerome Ruzzin, farmed salmon is one of the most toxic foods on the market — five times more toxic than any other food product tested.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/01/07/us-seafood-consumption.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20170107Z1&et_cid=DM130165&et_rid=1831333335



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