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Breezy Hill Update 91910

Posted 9/19/2010 10:17pm by Art Ozias.
  • We have two steers that when finished will exceed the 30 month limit, therefore we are taking orders for ground beef.  It will be $4/lb.  It is $5.19 at Nature's Pantry.  There is a 15 pound minimum.  We will harvest them in November, but it is first come, first served.  Pick up will be at the farm.
  • We have two yogurt makers for sale, $24.
  • We have a 12-bottle wine cooler for sale, $100.
  • We are still taking orders for beef for this year.  If you have received an invoice and have not returned the deposit, your beef is NOT reserved.  I must have the deposit to comply with federal law. 
  • We still have ten turkeys not spoken for.  They will be ready in time for Thanksgiving. 

    Honey will be available soon.  I think Bob said it will cost the same as last year.  If you want a large amount, say a gallon, we need your jar. 


Tips for Handling Telemarketers


 Three Little Words That Work!!


 (1)The three little words are: 'Hold On, Please...'

 Saying this, while putting down your phone and walking off (instead of hanging-up immediately) would make each telemarketing call so much more time-consuming that boiler room sales would grind to a halt.


 Then when you eventually hear the phone company's 'beep-beep-beep' tone, you know it's time to go back and hang up your handset, which has efficiently completed its task.


 These three little words will help eliminate telephone soliciting..


 (2) Do you ever get those annoying phone calls with no one on the other end?

 This is a telemarketing technique where a machine makes phone calls and records the time of day when a person answers the phone.


 This technique is used to determine the best time of day for a 'real' sales person to call back and get someone at home.


 What you can do after answering, if you notice there is no one there, is to immediately start hitting your # button on the phone, 6 or 7 times as quickly as possible. This confuses the machine that dialed the call, and it kicks your number out of their system. Gosh, what a shame not to have your name in their system any longer!!!


 (3) Junk Mail Help:

When you get 'ads' enclosed with your phone or utility bill, return these 'ads' with your payment. Let the sending companies throw their own junk mail away.

 When you get those 'pre-approved' letters in the mail for everything from credit cards to 2nd mortgages and similar type junk, do not throw away the return envelope.


 Most of these come with postage-paid return envelopes, right? It costs them more than the regular 44 cents postage, 'IF' and when they receive them back.


 It costs them nothing if you throw them away! The postage was around 50 cents before the last increase and it is according to the weight. In that case, why not get rid of some of your other junk mail and put it in these cool little, postage-paid return envelopes.


 One of Andy Rooney 's (60 minutes) ideas.


Send an ad for your local chimney cleaner to American Express. Send a pizza coupon to Citibank. If you didn't get anything else that day, then just send them their blank application back!

 If you want to remain anonymous, just make sure your name isn't on anything you send them.


 You can even send the envelope back empty if you want to just to keep them guessing! It still costs them 44 cents.


 The banks and credit card companies are currently getting a lot of their own junk back in the mail, but folks, we need to OVERWHELM them. Let's let them know what it's like to get lots of junk mail, and best of all they're paying for it...Twice!


 Let's help keep our postal service busy since they are saying that e-mail is cutting into their business profits, and that's why they need to increase postage costs again. You get the idea!


 If enough people follow these tips, it will work. 


I periodically check the ACRES, USA web site.  I have subscribed for many years and I read it cover to cover.  So, I know I read this interview in 2006.   I just randomly selected this interview and  while I am sure I had some thoughts in ’06,  after watching what has happened in the last 4 years, I  think it is worth  your time to read this and reflect on what it is this nation has become.  I am not going to give you the direct link.  You can find it by first going to  .  On the home page go to TOOLBOX, then ARTICLE REPRINT LIBRARY,  then ECO – ISSUES, then The Consequences of Empire:  How “Blowback” and Militarism are Destroying Our Economy

by Chalmers Johnson.


Here is a good video interview with David Kirby.  His book Factory Farms is a well documented.

 Heard about the new fish?  If approved, you still won’t know because they never have to label such food to indicate how it was manufactured.

that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra