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Posted 4/6/2014 10:55pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE





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

Posted 3/16/2014 9:04pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE


  • Had another snow last night.  We got half of our pastures harrowed.  Sure looks nice to have the winter's manure spread evenly.  Now to sow some clover seed, hopefully this week.  Looks like this will also be the week to plant oats, spring wheat and field peas.
  • Debra has planted a lot of our vegetable seeds.  Hope to get the straw bale gardens set up this week.   I will use the straw bales we had around the perimeter of our green house for insulation this past few months.
  • After reading the review for the book, The Meat Racket, in today's paper you will want to email Virginia to reserve your chickens for the year, raetdy@aol.com
  • I have just about finished building a Top Bar beehive.  Now to get some bees.
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Goofy stories behind famous foods

  http://www.naturalnews.com/043848_famous_foods_goofy_stories_BuzzFeed.html    

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We are witnessing a strange, though remarkably predictable public discourse, where State lawmakers claim that those "truly serious about supporting local farmers" must abolish Counties' rights "forever," and transnational corporations call themselves "farmers."   It is happening currently in the Missouri legislature.   http://www.nationofchange.org/difference-between-farmer-and-global-chemical-corporation-1392390018  

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 Remember, if you purchase Horizon from Dean Foods you are voting for the continuance of this.  Use your dollars wisely and know who you are voting for.  http://www.nationofchange.org/too-big-fail-organic-horizon-factory-farm-accused-skirting-laws-1392388171    

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I recently finished listening to Dr. Huber’s presentation at the recent ACRE’s conference.   The GMO issue is getting more critical as more research is coming to light.  Most is not being published, as several researchers have lost their jobs and/or labs.  His lecture is mostly about the biological effects on the soil and its effect on the plants nutrient levels.  Hopefully, his information gets to someone that can get this reversed.  After listening to this, you will have extreme difficulty believing the “Farm Bureau” and their group.  I would encourage all to visit the Acres web site and check out their extensive CD’s on Ag and health related topics. http://www.acresusa.com  

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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

Posted 3/2/2014 9:39pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE





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

Posted 2/23/2014 8:50pm by Art Ozias.

               BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE


  • We stopped at Nature's Pantry yesterday and the place was packed.  We usually go to the city during the week and were amazed at the number of shoppers.  Here are some prices.  Organic Valley has a "new" product, non-homogenized, grass fed milk.  It is $6.49 for a half gallon.  It's pasteurized and is not A2.  Ours is a bargain, just wish we had more.  I know it's been tough for several of you, as we have had a limited supply due to weather and udder injuries.  Ground beef was on sale, 50 cents off at $9.29/lb.  I saw someone by three packages.  An arm roast was $10.79/lb.  Total cost over $30.  A whole chicken was $5.19/lb.   Those wanting fryers for this year need to email Virginia at www.raetdy@aol.com and reserve your chicken.  
  • We will be starting our straw bale gardening project soon.  It takes two weeks to get the bales cooking.  Hopefully, this next weeks cold snap will be the last, and we can get serious about spring.  Debra has several trays of plants up and growing.  Our green house is still producing all the spinach and lettuces we can eat.
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This had only 30,000 views when I saw this today!  We need to have 3 million see it.  Share this with someone who has children in a public school and eats the schools lunch.  If you're a grandparent, send it to their parents.  This update goes to 600 +, so everyone needs to add it to their facebook page. Let's shine some light on this problem.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViZQkCYfufk&feature=em-subs_digest-vrecs    

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Butter consumption is up, as margarine health hoax finally collapses.   Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/043735_butter_consumption_margarine_health_hoax.html#ixzz2sDWIScbA    

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  The use of the herbicide glyphosate (the active ingredient in Monsanto’s best-selling product, Roundup) on genetically engineered (GE) corn and soybeans has absolutely decimated milkweed plants in North America.   Jerry Brunetti mentioned this in his presentation at the recent ACREs convention.  http://www.nationofchange.org/new-report-shows-monsanto-major-culprit-record-decline-monarch-butterflies-1391179118  .

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     Consumer Reports tested more than 300 chicken breasts purchased at stores across the country, and found nearly all of them to be contaminated with potentially harmful bacteria.   http://www.nationofchange.org/analysis-shows-nearly-all-chicken-97-tainted-harmful-bacteria-1390924958 .

 

 

 

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

Posted 2/16/2014 8:41pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE





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

Posted 2/9/2014 9:37pm by Art Ozias.

                      BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE





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

Posted 2/2/2014 9:07pm by Art Ozias.

                      BREEZY HILL WEEKLY UPDATE

  • This has been a winter of extremes.  Except regarding moisture.  We have cracks in the ground as wide as in August.
  • Milk is still in short supply.  We are down to two cows and one of them has two quarters I can't milk due to cuts on the teats.  We are evaluating whether or how much milking we will do this next winter.  We may go to a protocol of calling from our list when we have available milk and not have a set schedule.  I found out this past week there is more A2 testing of dairy bulls than I knew.  Looks like I am going to get out of the bull business.  
  • Still have two yogurt makers for sale.
  • I have started a new ground beef list.  If interested send me an email.
  • We ordered our garden seeds last night.  It is February and it's time to start some of the seeds.  
  • I have started another "dirt" hog list.
  • It's time to get on Virginia's list for chickens.  Her email address is raetdy@aol.com. It won't be long before they start again. 
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Sugar Addiction Is Real  (READ DR LUSTIG’S BOOK, FAT CHANCE)

 http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/01/15/sugary-beverage-obesity.aspx?e_cid=20140115Z1_PRNL_art_2&utm_source=prmrnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art2&utm_campaign=20140115Z1&et_cid=DM37815&et_rid=398932082 

 

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Merck Continues Promoting Zilmax, Despite Cattle Losing Their Hooves

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/01/15/zilmax-beta-agonist-drug.aspx?e_cid=20140115Z1_DNL_art_1&utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20140115Z1&et_cid=DM37694&et_rid=399584654 .   

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There’s almost always a greed element in government dealings.  Read for yourself.  http://www.nationofchange.org/now-moment-save-our-postal-commons-1390146657    


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

Posted 1/26/2014 9:35pm by Art Ozias.

                      BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE




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

Posted 1/19/2014 6:54pm by Art Ozias.

                      BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE


 
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When it comes to food safety, China has a bad track record. From dangerous levels of mercury in baby formula, to dogs and cats dying of tainted pet food, you've probably heard news stories about the problems with China's food safety standards. Then why is the U.S. Department of Agriculture considering allowing poultry processed in China to be sold in the United States?

Here's what Big Agriculture wants permission to do: raise and slaughter chickens here in the U.S., Chile, or Canada, then ship the meat overseas to China for cooking and processing, then ship it back to the United States and put it on your supermarket shelves. That's right — with China's lower food production standards, it's cheaper for them to ship your chicken overseas twice than to meet safety standards here in the United States. You can rest assured that they're doing this to help their profits, not to give you better food. Sign the petition and tell your elected officials to keep chicken safe!

 

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How Grazing Cows Can Save the Planet, and Other Surprising Ways of Healing the Earth

 

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/01/12/grazing-cows-biological-farming.aspx?e_cid=20140112Z3_SNL_Art_1&utm_source=snl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20140112Z3&et_cid=DM37711&et_rid=396667767




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

Posted 1/12/2014 9:25pm by Art Ozias.
  •              BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE


  • Our last order from Green Pasture.org came last week and based on the volume we had the following prices, Coconut Oil and Coconut Ghee(gal) $49, Cod Liver Oil with Butter Oil (120 gel caps) $30, (includes the shipping).   There is a new product called Blue Ice Infused Organic Virgin Coconut Oil. Our granddaughter loves  the banana carob flavor. If you are interested, email me and I will start another list.
  • Just finished two very good books.  Fat Chance by Lustig and The Real Truth About Sugar, Quinn.  The later was a download.  My first time to download a book and it is an easy  way to read a book.  Saved the shipping cost and my book shelves are full.
  • Dirt hogs were processed this past week.  I got a half and my bacons are curing on the porch.  It takes a week and then a day of smoking.
  • Recently made a batch of pon haus(made from meat from hog's head).  Boy is it good for breakfast with eggs.  Debra knows exactly how to fry it.  What a waste of great food.  USDA or State Inspectors won't let the processor keep the hogs head. It must be part of the offal. 
  • For those of you that live in the city and stay on the interstates you have no idea what is happening to the rural landscape.  I wrote some time back about the removal of fences which signifies the loss of animals (remember Allan Savory's video? and the fertility of the soil.  I guess it doesn't matter as the soil is pretty much sterile (herbicides and pesticides).  Well, now the "farmers" , production specialists, are bulldozing the hedgerows and everything else that is in their way to add two more acres and get rid of those nasty trees that are sucking up that precious water for another ten bushels of corn.  And have you noticed all the terracing of the uplands?  Might as well plant a few acres on that hill ground.  With crop insurance the risk is mimimized.  Remember, one of the objectives of the terracing and tiling is to get rid of that water and get it off the land so that they get another ten bushels for high fructose corn syrup and ethanol.  And lest we forget you and I are helping this to happen,  especially this time of the year for those paying federal income taxes.  There are government cost sharing programs and the commodity producer is deducting his share (of his "conservation practice") from his tax liability.  I didn't mention the quail have been decimated years ago through starvation. Corn and soybeans are too big for quail. Now with the hedgerows disappearing, they do not have any place for cover.  
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Know anyone that has had a root canal?  You may want to send them this link.  http://www.realfarmacy.com/97-of-terminal-cancer-patients-previously-had-this-dental-procedure/
 
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 Here is a very interesting interview.  I think you will want to buy a bicycle.  http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2013/12/18/copenhagen-wheel-bicycles

 
Want to learn about PFC’s and “gender bending”?  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/12/28/fluoride-drinking-water.aspx?e_cid=20131228Z1_PRNL_art_1&utm_source=prmrnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20131228Z1&et_cid=DM36975&et_rid=380378223

 

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Coca-Cola.  Tell your friends to use their dollars to vote for something more healthy. http://www.nationofchange.org/leasing-out-integrity-coca-cola-1388587707

 


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