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Breezy Hill Farm Update Aug 18, 2019

Posted 8/18/2019 11:07pm by Art Ozias.


  • Weird.  We have three gourd martin houses.  Each pole has twelve gourds.  Martins from two poles left three weeks ago.  Yesterday, the final group finally left.  That's very unusual.  They usually all leave at the same time in mid July. I wonder where they go.  They have to have a house to go to.  They are lousy nest builders. How did they exist before we humans provided their housing?
  • My dirt hog source has been at the fair this past week and will be home tomorrow and weigh his hogs.  Then I will know if he has enough to satisfy all your requests.  I'll be sending an email hopefully tomorrow evening.
  • Tomorrow is our final hay day for this year.  With all the rain this summer we have a lot of stockpiled grass.  This may be the first year that we will have left over hay this winter.  Our cows are so fat this summer they can barely pass through the alleyway,and I had to adjust the squeeze chute to its maximum width.


May want to stop using Roundup.


GMO Companies May Soon Regulate Themselves:
Comment by August 6

New rules put agriculture and the public at risk

The USDA has recently proposed a set of rules that would allow chemical companies such as Dow and Bayer/Monsanto to determine the safety of their own productsThe proposed rules, now open for public comment, would further deregulate an untrustworthy industry.
If the rules are enacted, manufacturers of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) will decide for themselves whether or not to report experimental testing of their genetically engineered (GE) crops to the USDA. This move will sanction a glaring conflict of interest and allow GMOs to go directly from the lab to the market for consumption.


Chemical companies have repeatedly attempted to bury evidence of harm caused by their products, including Roundup and its active ingredient glyphosate. GE crops cannot be contained and often cross-pollinate organic crops and wild species. When organic crops are contaminated, organic farmers must dump their harvest into far-less-profitable non-organic markets.
Allowing GMO manufacturers to forego evaluation under federal health and environmental laws would encourage the introduction of untested GE crops, increase the likelihood of contamination on organic farms and in the wild, and embolden the reckless use of pesticides which these crops are typically engineered to withstand.



Why don’t more people know about the incredible potential of regenerative agriculture, or more precisely regenerative food, farming and land-use practices, to fix our climate, restore the environment, improve the livelihoods of farmers and rural communities and produce more nutritious food? Why is it that the U.S. and global climate movement until recently has focused almost exclusively on reducing emissions through renewable energy?


Watch "Unprocessed -- how I gave up processed foods (and why it matters) | Megan Kimble


Here is another link I used for my presentation to the environmental group.


Art Ozias