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Posted 6/10/2013 10:56pm by Art Ozias.

                      BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE



  • We finally were able to work cattle and with their current weights, and for now abundant grasses, we will be able to fill all of our present outstanding orders.  Therefore, we have sent out notices to everyone.  If you did not receive a notice that means you were not on my list.  If the favorable weather continues we should have more this fall.
  • I got word from Virginia that she is having a chicken day the coming Friday and there are about two dozen chickens extra.  If you're interested sent her an email raetdy@aol.com.
  • We are going to have a good crop of wheat and rye this year.  If you are interested let me know.  
 

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 5/26/2013 10:54pm 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 5/19/2013 9:55pm by Art Ozias.

                      BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Ground beef will be ready this week.  I will know how many pounds will be available on Tuesday.  I will send an email to those getting ground beef from this harvest.  If you don't get an email you will move up on the list and will be on for the next time.  Pick up will be this comiing Saturday at the farm between 12 and 1 pm.  IF YOU CAN NOT MAKE THAT PLEASE SEND ME AN EMAIL SO I CAN NOTIFY THE NEXT PERSON.
  • We had some extra milk so we skimmed the cream. That will make about a pound of butter and a batch of cottage cheese. 
  • We had  new milk customers tour our garden.  They were amazed that asparagus was growing up out of the ground, and it was different sizes.  I guess they had only seen it at the grocery store, all the exact same size (diameter and length) with a rubber band holding it together.
  • Triclosan linked to endocrine disruption, brain damage and cancer



    Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/040298_triclosan_antibacterial_soaps_FDA_review.html#ixzz2TEHOYDzU




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 5/13/2013 9:05pm by Art Ozias.

                      BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Ground beef is coming soon.  I don't how much we will have.  I will be emailing those on my list in the order in which I received the request.  If you don't get an email you will move up on the list for the next ground beef harvest.
  • Sweetpea is a milking machine.  I have never had such a cow.  My patience in raising my own cows has paid off.  We are still waiting for responses from those we notified that were on our list waiting for raw A2 milk.  Perhaps they have found another source, so send your requests and if we have an adequate supply we can add you as a regular weekly customer.
  • If you are not making and drinking your own KOMBUCHA you are missing out.  Don't go on line and pay 20-40 dollars for a SCOBY, just bring a wide mouth gallon jar and we will give you one.  Remember, we have posted on our website Jason's instructions for correctly producing great Kombucha.
  • Debra, our daughter Marlies and I attended the Michael Pollan event in KC this past Friday evening.  He talked about his latest book, Cooked.  They had a drawing after the presentation and guess what? I won a $100 gift for the West Side Local restaurant.  Actually, we won as I filled out the entry form for all three tickets.  It was Debra's birthday so I'm sure her ticket was the actual one drawn.  By the way, Pollan's book is number three on the New York Times, non-fiction best sellers list.
  •  

    Europe bans bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides: When will Americatake action?

    Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/040299_Colony_Collapse_Disorder_bee_populations_neonicotinoids.html#ixzz2TEDbcBT9




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 5/9/2013 10:57pm 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 4/29/2013 10:07pm 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 4/22/2013 9:21pm 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 4/15/2013 9:58pm by Art Ozias.

                      BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Solar panels are awesome.  Even on a cloudy, rainy day they are producing.  Here is the contact information for the person who installed our system.  If you are a KCP&L customer and have a place for a ground mount (no roof mounts), contact Kevin Glaser, kevin@ampray.com.  They are installing a 25 KW system for around $5500. 
  • I am sending out invoices for this year's grass finished beef.  The past several months I have complied a list with names, what was requested, and the date of the request.  I am going down that list in the same order.  When I get your deposit, it is dated and your beef is reserved. Then when it is getting closer to the actual harvest date, I will send you an email asking that you contact the processor and discuss how you want your beef cut and wrapped.  Be aware, you may have had an early request date, but if you delay in returning the deposit your beef is not reserved until I have received it.
  • JJones has some eggs hatching in her classroom and would love to find a home for them.  I think she said there would be several classrooms that are hatching eggs.  Contact her at july2jones@gmail.com.
  • I still have a list for a "dirt" hog.  Let me know if you are interested.
  • Milk is improving, but I am still in the tunnel with Novelty.  Can't see the light yet.  Sweetpea is due toward the end of this month.  Then we should be in great shape for this summer.
  • If you want frying chickens for this year contact Virginia Toole, raetdy@aol.com.
  • For solar do the following:

     Go onto www.ampray.com  and click the "get solar" button.  Fill out a short form. Then Kevin will get in touch with you. The price is $5510.00 from the customer.

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    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/03/30/grazing-livestock.aspx

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    Memory loss and mental disorders are caused by chronic inflammation and excess oxidative stress.  http://www.naturalhealth365.com/natural_cures/dementia.html  

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    Here is an article by Daniel Ellsberg.  Those of us old enough to remember the Pentagon Papers might see parallels with Bradley Manning.

     

     http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-ellsberg/bradley-manning-military-court-speech_b_2859353.html?utm_hp_ref=daily-brief?utm_source=DailyBrief&utm_campaign=031213&utm_medium=email&utm_content=BlogEntry&utm_term=Daily%20Brief

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 4/8/2013 9:56pm by Art Ozias.

                      BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • We are now generating electricy into the grid with our solar panels.  This is quite a system. 
  • Novelty is still not in production fully.  One quarter has a sore teat and must be opened each day and hand milked.  I hope I will be able to save the quarter.  This is a cow I bought from a dairy.  Now that I have been raising my own I will never buy from a dairy unless it is a young, never been milked heifer.  Dairies ruin udders through over production.
  • After watching the Savory lectures I realize we are experiencing a present day dust bowl.  The difference is that it is hidden in our streams and rivers.  You don't see it driving 70 miles an hour on the interstate.  The 1930's dust bowl relocated the topsoil to points south and east.  Most was just relocated throughout the midwest, even as far east as New York.  What we have today is the removal of our topsoil to the Gulf of Mexico, gone.  I observed this recently after the big snow and  an inch and a half of rain.  The local stream was a ribbon of brownish goo.  You could not even recognize it was water.  Why?  Savory talks about barren land and its  effect on desertification.  We have more and more ground with no cover.  All the corn and bean ground is barren except for about 4 months of the year.  More and more pasture land is being converted to the plow.  Oh yes, it is being terraced, but terracing only slows the process.  Terraces and tiling is designed to carry off the water and with the water goes the top soil.  You will see in the Savory reclamation project that the land is able to take 8 inches of rain with no run off.  I am sending another link for the Savory lecture.  Dr. Mercola picked up on Savory, and with his over 2 million subscribers perhaps something positive will happen.
  • Next week I will start with my assault on the corporations that control your food.  I am taking the information from  Foodology, written by Hauter. 
  • I had the wrong email address on my website for Virginia and chickens.  It is raetdy@aol.com.
  • Here is the link for Savory.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/03/30/grazing-livestock.aspx
  • Memory loss and mental disorders are caused by chronic inflammation and excess oxidative stress.  http://www.naturalhealth365.com/natural_cures/dementia.html



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 4/1/2013 10:48pm by Art Ozias.

                      BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE



  • Novelty had a bull calf Saturday morning.  It will take a week before we keep the milk.  I got kicked tonight even with a Kant Kick in place.  That first week is not much fun.  Abigail, recently bought by the Misner's, had a heifer calf.  Both calves are A2/A2. If you know someone wanting an A2 bull for their dairy herd, let me know. 
  • Remember, for chickens this year email Virginia Toole, raetdy@yahoo.com. 
  • Looks like I will have enough hay to finish this winter.  It was looking bleak for a while.
  • I am including the following information for those in the KC area that have been asking for raw milk.  It appears these folks are doing it right.  For those needing A2 milk you may need to encourage them to get their cows tested and so they can begin selecting for the A2 gene.
  • For all in the KC area here is a source for raw milk.  I periodically check Craigs List and found this listing last week.  I contacted them and they returned the following.

    “Art & Debra,

    Thanks for contacting us.  Yes, we are very serious about raw milk.  My family has been consuming it for years.  My wife and I own an Organic Food Company in Stockton and we also have our small 200 acre farm in El Dorado Springs,MO.  We moved to Southern Missouri in 2009 and founded Beyond Organic ranch with Jordan Rubin.  We lived on the ranch to get it started for about 18 months near West Plains.  It consisted of about 8,000 acres.  We had about 1,500 head ofJerseys that we had tested for A2/A2 to determine the overall percentage in the herd.  We found out that in a pure Jersey herd of that size, there were about 48% pure A2/A2.  Since this herd was started from a few different herds that we acquired, it would appear as though that 48% average is pretty close to the national average for Jerseys. 

    We have since moved from the West Plains area about 18 months ago and started our farm here in El Dorado Springs.  We purchased the farm from a family that bought it and have lived here since 1866.  It’s nice to have found a piece of land with so much available history.  The pastures have not been fertilized with anything except some Ag Lime every so often for the past 50 years.  We just planted  Red Clover, White Clover, Orchard and Brome Grass about 3 weeks ago.  We also planted the same thing last fall and spring and expect a pretty good improvement in our pastures this spring.  I have added a 70 GPM well so I can irrigate about 40 acres and will also add another 20 acres that i will irrigate this summer from an adjacent 18 acre lake.  I will not go through another drought like last year without at least trying to save some of the pasture from turning brown.

    While we were in West Plains getting things started there, I had the pleasure of working with Jim Gerrish each month while I was there.  He would come out to the ranches and teach everyone about MIG and how to plan out the entire 8000 acres.  It was a lot of information in a short period of time that has enabled us to set up our MIG system here with 13 watering tanks and 8 different large paddocks to strip graze through.

    My phone number is 417-296-0959.  We are also just about to purchase some additional egg layers as we are getting ready to build another portable chicken coop to follow the cows again this spring.  We already have a large brooder and chicken house that we built last year by the main barn but we wanted to set up something at each house on the ranch as well as mobile wagon to follow behind the herd. 

    I look forward to talking with and enjoyed looking over your website.  Anything you can do to encourage people to drink raw milk would, be greatly appreciated.  We just started to make deliveries to the KC area.  We have a couple of drop off points but we also deliver to several shut ins that do not travel very well.  We are always interested in helping whoever we can learn about the benefits of nutrient dense food and raw milk.  If you would like, you can go to our website at www.originallivingcoconut.com  You can read my wife Renee's story under OUR story and find out how we came into this work of "Using Food As Our Medicine"

    Thanks again and I look forward to hearing from you soon.  Gotta go out to milk :}

    John & Renee Ainlay

    Cedar Farm dba Abbas Acres”

    Here is their listing. 

    http://kansascity.craigslist.org/grd/3685673137.html


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