Mailing list sign-up




News and Blog

This is the default description for this channel.
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.
  • ****************************************************************

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    

******************************************

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

***************************************

  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  .

****************************************

     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. 
***************************************************************************

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 

 

****************************************

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 .   

****************************************

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


 
******************************************************************************


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!

 

 ************************************************************************

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.  
  • ******************************************************************
 
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/
 
 *********************************************************************
 
 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

 

 ***************************************************************************

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

Posted 1/7/2014 10:06pm 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 12/29/2013 6:59pm by Art Ozias.

                      BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE


  • Here's the final Update for '13.  This year flew by.  
  • Those who are on my list for a "dirt" hog will be getting an email this next week.  I not sure I will be able to get enough for everyone on the list.  If not, you will go to the top of the list for the next available hogs.
  • We made the Green Pasture order, so those on that list will be getting an email this next week.
  • My computor messed up and I have a planning invoice for half of beef for someone whose name ends in "otchett".  I have been unable to notify them of the availabliity of beef.  If there is someone with that part of a last name, please email me so I can get you a half of beef.
  • It's the end of the month so I will be sending out notices for those that have requested beef, but have not sent a deposit.  Remember, you have to sent the deposit to reserve your beef.
  • It looks like the middle of January for the next ground beef. 
  • I'm reading two good books,  Bet the Farm, by Kaufman and Fat Chance, by Lustig.  If you want to learn about sugar, processed food and obesity, read Lustig's book.  We had a link recently in an Update to one of his presentations.  
***************************************************************

  • Here is another lecture by Allan Savory, http://fora.tv/2013/10/24/Allan_Savory_Holistic_Management

     

    http://www.ted.com/talks/allan_savory_how_to_green_the_world_s_deserts_and_reverse_climate_change.html

     

    Old Pollan lecture, but good.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c31cAdYUvT8&feature=em-subs_digest-vrecs

    ************************************************************************ 

    Sorry McDonald's lovers yucky news!!

    Hamburger chef Jamie Oliver has just won a battle against one of the largest fast food chains in the world. After Oliver showed how McDonald’s hamburgers are made, the franchise announced it will change its recipe.

    According to Oliver, the fatty parts of beef are “washed” in ammonium hydroxide and used in the filling of the burger. Before this process, according to the presenter, the food is deemed unfit for human consumption.

    According to the chef and presenter, Jamie Oliver, who has undertaken a war against the fast food industry: “Basically, we’re taking a product that would be sold in the cheapest way for dogs, and after this process, is being given to human beings.”

    Besides the low quality of the meat, the ammonium hydroxide is harmful to health. Oliver calls it “the pink slime process.”

    “Why would any sensible human being put meat filled with ammonia in the mouths of their children?” asked the chef, who wages a war against the fast food industry.

    In one of his initiatives, Oliver demonstrates to children how nuggets are made. After selecting the best parts of the chicken, the remains (fat, skin and internal organs) are processed for these fried foods.

    The company, Arcos Dorados, the franchise manager in Latin America, said such a procedure is not practiced in the region. The same applies to the product in Ireland and the UK, where they use meat from local suppliers.

    In the United States, Burger King and Taco Bell had already abandoned the use of ammonia in their products. The food industry uses ammonium hydroxide as an anti-microbial agent in meats, which has allowed McDonald’s to use otherwise “inedible meat.”

    Even more disturbing is that because ammonium hydroxide is considered part of the “component in a production procedure” by the USDA, consumers may not know when the chemical is in their food. On the official website of McDonald’s, the company claims that their meat is cheap because, while serving many people every day, they are able to buy from their suppliers at a lower price, and offer the best quality products.

    In addition, the franchise denied that the decision to change the recipe is related to Jamie Oliver’s campaign. On the site, McDonald’s has admitted that they have abandoned the beef filler from its burger patties

    .


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 12/15/2013 10:28pm by Art Ozias.
  •               BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • If you don't get a Breezy Hill Update, it is because I deleted your address.  If your Update comes back as not delivered (cause usually unknown) you get deleted.  It happens frequently if you use an email where you work.  The place where you work probably has filters that block personal emails.  It that happens you will have to go to our web site and reenter your address.
  • I haven't heard from the "dirt" hog guy yet, so I am still taking names for the list.
  • Remember all the past Updates in which we laminted about not getting any rain, maybe  1 or 2 tenths and north, south and all around they received much more?  Well, we just got two inches and were not supposed to get much, mostly ice and some snow.  That two inches will help a whole lot.  Now with the forecasted temps in the 50's are wheat should really benefit.
  • We will be placing the Green Pasture order this week.  Several have responded and we want you to have your CLO and Coconut oil so you can stay well.
  • We have a couple of yogurt makers for sale.  They are still $24.
  • Our little green house is full of spinach and lettuce.  This takes about 60 sq ft.(6x10).  If you don't have one you are missing out on great green  salads.  After reading the link about Magnesium this week you will want to grow your own spinach.  We use Sea Minerals.
  • **************************************************

  • Where will it stop?  My guess is next year it’ll move ahead even more, until we run out of colors.  http://www.nationofchange.org/tis-season-celebrate-mammon-1385309447   

    Media Coverage of Jo Robinson's new book, Eating on the Wild Side.

    Did You Miss It? See It Here...

  • **************************************************


  • Beware: Many Prescription Drugs Deplete Your Magnesium Stores

    According to Dr. Dean, two major lifestyle factors that deplete your body of magnesium are stress and prescription drugs. Unfortunately, the conventional medical approach for the former oftentimes leads to the latter, making your situation progressively worse. Dr. Dean explains:

    “The scenario that I like to talk about is very basic. You will recognize it immediately in either yourself or your family members. You go to your doctor. You’re under massive stress. Massive stress means you’re losing magnesium. You’re burning magnesium out of your body, because it helps support your adrenal glands. It helps keep you away from anxiety and depression. It helps relax your muscles.

    If you’re all tight and stressed, your magnesium is being lost, [which makes] the muscles of your blood vessels tighten. That tightness is going to cause increased blood pressure. Your doctor... will say, ‘Oh, your blood pressure is elevated. We’ll give you a diuretic.’

    A diuretic will drop the fluid level in your body to take the pressure off your blood vessels, so your blood pressure will drop. But diuretics also drain off your magnesium... A month later you come back, and the doctor finds your blood pressure’s even more elevated. Yes—because you’ve just lost more magnesium! Your doctor then puts you on a calcium channel blocker. Now, they have that part right. They know that without magnesium, your calcium is going to become elevated and will tighten up your blood vessels, so they try to block calcium. But they don’t know that magnesium is a natural calcium channel blocker.

    Your doctor may also put you on an angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, another blood pressure drug... So, you go away with three drugs now. After two or three months, you come back and have blood taken to make sure that drugs aren’t hurting your liver... All of a sudden, your cholesterol is elevated. All of a sudden, your blood sugar is elevated. What does the doctor say? ‘Oh, we caught your cholesterol. We just caught your blood sugar. We can put you on medications.’ But they didn’t catch them; they caused them.”

    Read the entire article here.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/12/08/magnesium-health-benefits.aspx?e_cid=20131208Z1_SNL_Art_1&utm_source=snl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20131208Z1&et_cid=DM36184&et_rid=361557234

     

     



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