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Breezy Hill Farm Update Dec 3, 2017

Posted 12/3/2017 7:47pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Ground beef pickup went very well.  Several people got not only some roasts,Four  some got packages of marrow bones.
  • The next ground beef list is now started and depending on requests we are looking for sometime in the Spring for the next harvest.
  • We are about caught up on "Dirt" hogs.  The sausage hog is being processed, but the seller kind of mislead me on the size of the hog and there may not be as much ground pork as was indicated.  We should know by mid week how much we have.  Hopefully, we will be able to fill most of the requests.  Your requested amount may need to be reduced.  

 

It's an hour long, but has a lot of info on Vit K2. https://youtu.be/5-KGceRenn4

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Hi – I'm reading "The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains" by Robert H. Lustig and wanted to share this quote with you.

"Four Cs of Contentment: Connect, Contribute, Cope, and Cook. The rationale for each is bolstered by their documented benefits".   Very good book.


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Unfortunately, a two-crop planting cycle of GE corn and soybeans, along with CAFOs (concentrated animal feeding operations) that raise one type of meat, has become the dominant model in the Midwest, thanks to the federal farm policy that subsidizes these crops, with devastating consequences to human health and the environment. Choosing grass fed products like grass fed beef and bison over those raised in CAFOs is a solution that we can all take part in.

Consumer demand for more humane, environmentally friendly grass fed beef is prompting some farmers to adopt regenerative agriculture techniques. In the Midwest, farmers are slowly adopting the use of cover crops and no-till farming, which improves soil health and reduces the need for chemical fertilizers and herbicides, benefiting insects. This is why sourcing your foods from a local farmer is one of your best bets to ensure you're getting something wholesome while also supporting biodiversity on the planet.

And, you'll be supporting the small farms — not the mega-farming corporations — in your area. Ideally, support farmers who are using diverse cropping methods, such as planting of cover crops, raising animals on pasture and other methods of regenerative agriculture that protect beneficial insects. In addition, take steps to make your own backyard friendlier to your insect friends, by eliminating the use of pesticides and other chemicals and planting a diverse variety of native flowers and other plants.

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/10/31/insect-extinction.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ms1&utm_campaign=20171112Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM165984&et_rid=114328676


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Trump administration attempts to delay findings on pesticides

https://www.nationofchange.org/2017/11/16/trump-administration-attempts-delay-findings-pesticides




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