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Breezy Hill Update 112711

Posted 11/27/2011 8:41pm by Art Ozias.
  • The final turkey day went very well.  We had a 28 pounder and was it ever good.  In fact, it still is(left overs) and one breast is in the freezer for later. 
  • Three beeves are going to the processor tomorrow.  Those getting beef will get an email, as soon as I get the weights.  Watch for that email.
  • I have a half a "dirt" hog for someone.  This is great weather for curing your own bacons.
  • Milk supply has improved for a while.  Should hold up thru Dec.  We are slowly getting back to supplying our existing customers with their requests.  Now that you are getting more, you may want to freeze some for Jan and  Feb.  Remember, when it gets cold the machine doesn't work and the calves will be big enough to take it all.
  • Here is more on the “cancer war”.


    “Have you had your Tyson today?”  I hope not.


    Most of you already know this, but I’m including it just to reinforce its benefits.


    "You take a piece of land and you clear every living thing off it–and I mean down to the bacteria. That's what agriculture is.  … Besides the mass extinction, it's inherently unsustainable. When you remove the perennial polyculture -- the grassland or the forest -- the soil is exposed and it dies. It turns to desert ultimately.

    Northern Africa once fed the Roman Empire. Iraq was forests so thick that sunlight never touched the ground–no one in their right mind would call it the "Fertile Crescent" now. The dust storms in China are so bad that the soil is literally blowing across the Pacific Ocean and over the continent until it hits the Rocky Mountains, where it's causing asthma in children in Denver.

    The planet has been skinned alive. And the only reason we have not hit complete collapse is because we've been eating fossil fuel since 1950. This is not a plan with a future … The truth is that agriculture is the most destructive thing humans have done to the planet, and more of the same won't save us. The truth is that agriculture requires the wholesale destruction of entire ecosystems."

    While monoculture is efficient and excellent for increasing production, it also depletes the soil and is extremely vulnerable to pests. The only way that monoculture can be successful, in fact, is with the application of large amounts of chemical fertilizers and pesticides.

    The end result is cheap calories, and lots of them, but largely in the form of genetically modified corn and soy, and loaded with chemical residues. This, in turn, is fueling a growing number of health epidemics, from obesity and type 2 diabetes to cancer and heart disease. Quite simply, producing food on a massive scale at the lowest price possible has taken precedence over obeying natural laws.

    Read the entire piece at

    that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra