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Breezy Hill Farm Update Nov. 4, 2018

Posted 11/3/2018 8:51pm by Art Ozias.


  • I think the Plovers have finally gone south for the winter.  Now I can grade our lane that was damaged a little from the past rains.  The Plovers always make their nests right in the middle of the lane.  Their eggs are camouflaged with the white gravel.
  • I visited with Tom Gilbert (Gilbert's meat processing) recently and he was complaining about people requiring that their beeves are dry aged for three weeks.  He said it is such a pain to trim the hair off.  So, dry aging is a rotting process with bacteria causing the meat to essentially spoil.  It makes the meat more tender.  However, the mold grows and becomes "hairy,"  growing to over an inch.  They now power wash the side and then spend time trimming to remove it completely.  It ties up his cooler space, as they hang in the cooler longer and he can't take new beeves as the cooler is full.  Also, he has to keep the temperature lower as that retards the growth somewhat.  We only dry age our beeves for 10 to 12 days and preclude the "hair" problem.
  • We have started a new list for Dirt Hogs.  The last list worked very well.  
  • Have you noticed that there is a lot less High Fructose Corn Syrup?  Remember, last year they tried to change the name  and  failed.  Now you will notice "fructose sugar".  It used to be HFCS-42, now it is HFCS-90 and is "fructose sugar".  BE AWARE AND KNOW WHAT IS ON THE LABEL.  Sugar can be beet sugar which is genetically modified.  Make sure it is cane sugar!!!
  • Recently, we received our quarterly issue of WISE TRADITIONS, fall 2018.  If anyone is considering or has already done some research on the  HPV vaccine, be sure to read the article by Nelson.  IT IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR YOUR CHILD'S HEALTH!!!  I was lucky, WAP had already posted the article on their website.   Their website has a lot of great articles.  You may want to bookmark their site.



  • Raw milk vending machines provide a convenient outlet for residents in many countries to stock up on what is considered a healthy and wholesome food

  • Self-service machines may be found at farmers markets and small farms as well as in shopping centers and near schools and playgrounds

  • Farmers are connected to the units via a real-time cell phone app, which sends out an alert if there’s a temperature change and even lets farmers check into the machine’s status at any time; inspectors are also given key cards so they can access the machines

  • While many Europeans are free to enjoy a glass of crisp raw milk anytime they like courtesy of self-serve vending machines. In North America selling raw milk is often forbidden

  • In Canada, it’s illegal to sell or give away raw milk, a law that’s enforced in many provinces and is punishable by fines and, in some cases, jail time.


Vote. Please.

the word VOTE spelled out with wooden scrabble game tiles

This is the part of our newsletter where we remind you each week that our work depends on you, and that we need your support.

This week, we’re going to ask for something else: If you care about your health, if you care about safe, pesticide-free food, if you care about clean, safe water and a pollution-free environment, if you care about animal welfare, please, please vote on November 6.

Like it or not, food is political. When your tax dollars are used to subsidize the growing of GMO crops that compromise your health and foul your drinking water, that’s because politicians voted to subsidize a degenerative food and farming system, not a regenerative one.

When factory farms are allowed to pollute your water and air with impunity, that’s because politicians have passed exemptions to laws that others are required to follow.

When yet another factory farm goes up in a poor, rural community, that’s because local politicians wrote zoning laws to allow them, and tax laws to reward them.

When schools use Roundup weedkiller on your kids’ playgrounds, and cities spray Roundup on local parks and roadsides, that’s because elected school board officials and city council members allow it.

You still have time to research who’s running for your local and state offices. If your local candidates are on the wrong side of food and environmental policies, don’t vote for them. Find candidates who share your values, and elect them instead.

The above was extracted from Organic Consumers Association.

But please, on November 6, get out and vote, as if your health depends on it. Because it does. There are a few other reasons for voting.



Art Ozias

(660) 656-3409