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Posted 9/5/2010 10:34pm by Art Ozias.
  • The state is broke and so is the county.  I have had a great fall harvesting elderberries since the state and county can't mow the right-aways.  There were alot of berries.  There are still alot of them.  I only harvested in the local area.  They are great insurance against colds this winter.  Who needs a flu shot?  Just some elderberries and the sun.  A small jar of elderberry concentrate at Tony's market (produced in Kansas) sells for $16.  We must have a thousand dollars worth of juice.
  • The lard is sold.  Will have to wait until we have some "dirt" hogs to process to get more.
  • We have plently of hard, white winter wheat.  I will be sowing wheat and RYE for next  year soon.
  • The white corn is looking great.  Makes plans to get some for grits and hominy.  With the cooler weather some grits with some farm eggs and a slice of "dirt" hog bacon would make a great breakfast.  If you want the ultimate, add biscuits made with white whole wheat and lard and cover it with homemade butter from an A2 cow and some local honey.  That would cost $15 if you could find it.  You can't, so make your own.
  • This information about A2 is somewhat complex, but it is something we need to learn more about.

A2 Milk?

April 6th, 2009 by Kristen

 

There is so much information about milk! Raw, pasteurized, homogenized, un-homogenized, and now….. A2.
I recently read an article about a certain type of milk that is easier to digest:

A2 Milk

During a visit to Japan, Donna was drinking some milk and was amazed at how exceptionally good it was. It wasn’t like the milk she was used to. When she discovered it was in fact not the same milk she had been accustomed to and is known as A2 milk she began to research to learn more. She found out that a woman’s breast milk is A2; that goats, sheep and other mammals produce this – but not all cows. She found out the countries known to produce it were Japan, India, France, Australia, and New Zealand. Learning and seeing this phenomenon of what A2 milk was over and over again, Donna began to seek out people who had cows that were producing A2 milk and nobody had a clue of what she was talking about.

In May of 2006, she went to Australia and in a grocery store something caught her eye. There it was in the dairy section, cartons of milk with A2 on the labels. She took some back to her hotel room and tasted it. It had the same light, fluffy, delicate texture like the milk she had in Japan. She decided to make kefir with it and was amazed at the beautiful kefir it made.

Approximately 30% of the protein component in cow’s milk is beta-casein. Evidence does indicate that originally all cows produced milk containing only the beta-casein known today as A2. At some point in history, due to a genetic mutation a variant of this protein appeared giving rise to A1 milk.

The difference between ß-caseins A1 and A2 is a single amino acid. A2 has the amino acid Proline at position 67 in the strand of 209 amino acids linked together that form the protein, whereas A1 has the amino acid Histidine at position 67. A protein must be broken down into fragments in order for the body to process and digest it. These fragments otherwise known as peptides, and sometimes residues, are merely smaller chains of amino acids. During digestion of the A1 milk, a bioactive peptide, beta casomorphine 7 (BCM-7) is created.

Beta caseins are important in the assimilation of essential nutrients such as iron, calcium, zinc and copper. As they are digested they yield a multitude of bioactive protein fragments. Any variation in fragment structure changes how the body can digest it. The beta casein in human breast milk by virtue of the Proline amino acid at position 67 can be classified as A2, thus the formation of BCM-7 when A1 is digested is actually treated as foreign substance in the body triggering unfavorable reactions.

A wide range of studies suggest that milk that does yield BCM-7 (A2) is associated with reduced risk of heart disease, reduced risk of type 1 diabetes, no antagonistic effects on certain neurological conditions, and improved immune response which is critical for newborn infants.

The BCM-7 protein fragment resulting from A1 beta casein digestion is known to have strong opioid (sedative, causing lethargy) properties. Numerous international studies have shown other effects of BCM-7 including the oxidation of LDL cholesterol leading to heart disease, the aggravation of neurological disorders such as autism and schizophrenia, and the disruption of the regulation of insulin formation leading to type 1 diabetes. Research has implicated BCM-7 to be transported across the blood-brain barrier; reaching the central nervous system in babies resulting in the apnea associated with sudden infant death syndrome.

Milk as originally produced by all cows was a very nutritious, health sustaining food for humans including children. Somewhere along the way, something changed and the milk that protected us from diseases and numerous other maladies now causes them. I have my suspicions of why this has happened. I can think of no other species of animal that has been so tampered with through single-trait selection as to create an animal that is more freak than natural in nature.

Eighty percent of the children who are autistic have blood type A. People with blood type A are known to be low in stomach acid which is needed to effectively start the digestion process. Those with type A blood typically do not to digest protein very well therefore they tend to be protein malnourished.

Japan has more than 60 years worth of research on blood types. Most Japanese, about 79% are blood type A. So there is this population of people, who by our knowledge should have problems digesting protein (milk), but they don’t and then there are these children who are not digesting their milk at all. Is this A2 milk a factor? There just isn’t enough information about A2 milk in this country.

There is a genetic test to determine if a cow will produce A2 milk. Bulls can be tested as well to see if they carry the A2 gene. Knowing that milk affects people differently we need to find out the full story behind A1 and A2 milk and put it to the test. People in this country drink cows’ milk without even realizing that two different forms exist. We have hundreds of thousands of children moving away from milk because their parents and doctors think it’s bad for them.

Donna Gates would like to see her children have access to this milk – after their inner ecosystem is established (they all have severe gut disbiosis). “Once we get that healed”, she says “I believe that the many people who think they can’t tolerate milk would be able to drink this milk.” She is very interested in finding producers who are willing to test their cattle, start deliberately producing A2 milk and work with her so that she can incorporate this food into her patients’ diets.


Most Holsteins are A1.  What are most of the dairy cows in the US?  Holsteins. 

We have two cows that are A2/A2.  One was A1/A2.  We sold her.   The test results are not back on the rest.  We have our fingers crossed. 

  

Grassfed Beef Was Featured At Clinton Wedding

 

 

Friday, 23 July 2010

Entertainment Tonight said on July 22 that grassfed beef will serve as the main course at Chelsea Clinton’s wedding rehearsal dinner

I guess we made the big time with Bill.  I learned it was short ribs.  Debra made that for dinner recently and they were outstanding.  You need a pressure cooker.

Is Monsanto the most evil corporation in the world? Jeffrey Smith authors a revealing article about the evils of this genetically modified corporation and its desire to dominate the world:

http://www.naturalnews.com/029325_Monsanto_deception.html

 

Here is more of  FDA’s failure to do its job of protecting the citizens of this country.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/07/31/drug-company-hid-data-on-dangerous-diabetes-drug.aspx

that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra

Posted 8/29/2010 9:53pm by Art Ozias.
  • I found someone that raises "dirt" hogs.   We should have some by November.  I am still looking to hopefully find some to satisfy the existing orders.  Stay tuned.
  • The last beef delivery went very smoothly.  Thanks to all involved.
  • The recent egg recall has resulted in several people stopping by and asking for eggs.  We all know the current industrial food system is broken.  We have these periodical hiccups and they bandage it back, and on we go.  I read that the solution is to vaccinate the hens.  That was  in the local news since one of the maufacturers of the vaccine is located in KC area.  Well, the Iowa operation spent $570,000 last year for vaccines.  So there must be another solution?  We all know the solution, fewer hens in more space, preferrally outdoors.  Or the government is pushing pasteurization.  I saw that video and if you want your eggs to swim in a blue green liquid and be pre-cook, then look for the red dot(ink) on the top of your eggs.  I told that to someone and they did not know that eggs are permeable.  That is why a store bought egg has a chemical taste.  They all get a  chlorine bath before being packaged.  When the system breaks where do people go?  Well, there are fewer and fewer  sustainable farmers remaining.  In the past every farm had a flock of hens.  Now you have to drive for a long time to see a flock of hens.  Don't see any hogs anymore either, do you?

What a way to start the flu season. I can't wait to see the official spin on this one. Read this revealing story about the dangers of this year's flu vaccines right here:  Be sure to read the paragraph about Vit D.

http://www.naturalnews.com/029334_flu_vaccines_seizures.html 

 

Where and when will this insanity stop?  Consumers need to find EVERYTHING local and start voting with their forks and dollars to get this stopped.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/03/13/ludicrous-pain-free-animal-cruelty.aspx

Know anyone taking the “purple” pill?  Read this and weep.  Big pharma is at it big time. http://www.anh-usa.org/the-little-purple-pill-problem/

 

This may be of interest for those that normally seek alternative medical support.   http://www.anh-usa.org/ama%e2%80%99s-government-protected-monopoly-squeezes-out-alternative-medicine   

 

Please keep eating good food and keep yourself healthy.  It’s even dangerous to visit a hospital.  Read this and learn how many thousands die each year from infections they got from a hospital stay.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/03/13/hospitals-now-kill-48000-in-us-per-year-up-nearly-500-percent.aspx 

  The Jones’ just returned from a vacation in Italy and were impressed that the food was so fresh and  good..  Here’s why. 
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/03/13/denmark-uses-antibioticfree-animals.aspx 

 Hi Art

I brought my beef home tonight, and pan broiled myself a huge (half a pkg)  burger.  It was so delicious!!

Thanks

Caroll

that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra

Posted 8/24/2010 10:10pm by Art Ozias.
  • I just learned of this last night and I want to send it out so you will be informed regarding Milk Protein Concentrate.  I had heard about this a year ago from Glover Springer.  He and his family have had a dairy since 1958.  I just bought Goldie from him.  He is throwing in the towel in March, quitting.  I didn't fully understand the impact Milk Protein Concentrate was having on the small dairies.  Now after listening to the Himmelgarn show and going to the familyfarmdefenders web site, I will not buy anything made or sold by Kraft Foods.
  • Here is the information on Milk Protein Concentrates and an excellent interview with David Kirby           

The guest speaker at the Missouri Rural Crisis Center, Melinda Himmelgarn, has her own talk show on KOPN in Columbia,  Mo.  For a sample of her program go to  http://www.kopn.org/archive.  Her program is Food Sleuth and click on 7-29-10 with guest David Kirby.  Her program is on daily at 5 pm on Thursdays.

 

I just listened to a pod cast on the show Food Sleuth and she had a guest, Joel Greeno.  The date is 6-3-10.  I learned about Milk Protein Concentrate, which is about half way through the interview.  Make sure you know about this. I will be reading the labels on products more closely.  Let’s make a difference.  The more we learn, the better informed we are about our food.  Shame on Kraft Foods.  I know how to cast my vote (dollars) when it comes to cheese.  I hope this doesn’t count regarding the food liability laws.

 

The familyfarmdefenders web site has much more on Milk Protein Concentrate.  http://www.familyfarmdefenders.org/index.php/MilkProteinConcentrate/MilkProteinConcentrate

that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra
Posted 8/22/2010 10:10pm by Art Ozias.
  • I finally got the tractor repaired and have started clipping the pastures. 
  • Debra and I attended the annual Missouri Rural Crisis Center's meeting in Columbia, Mo.  It is their 25th anniversary.  They  had two excellent speakers,  Bill Bullard, CEO of R-Calf, USA and a dietician.  It's a shame  only the 80-100 people got to hear them.  As usual, there was no media in attendance.  I guess they were out covering the latest homicide.  Oh well, the struggle continues.
  • Our chicken day went well.  It will be about four weeks for the next one. 
  • Our guinea hen hatched out ten chicks.  Those plus the ones we hatched in the incubator makes thirty new guineas.

 

 

Take the time and read this one.  You will realize exactly WHY there is such extreme efforts being expended to curtail the sale of raw milk.  This effort can be expanded to other local foods.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/07/20/raw-milk-bans-are-about-protecting-big-dairy.aspx

 

 

Here is a great site for a lot of good information regarding grass finished meats.  Be sure to check out the one for chickens  “Chickens, Inside Out” on Jul 23, 2009.   http://grassfedcooking.com/articles.html

 

I like to include some statin info periodically lest we forget how they are over prescribed.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/07/20/the-truth-about-statin-drugs-revealed.aspx

 

Here is something you may want to help stop.  Did you know about this?  http://action.foodandwaterwatch.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=4498

 

 

Most of you know this, but there is an important paragraph deep in this article concerning cancer.  Be sure to read it as you may know someone challenged with cancer.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/03/23/how-grassfed-cows-could-save-the-planet.aspx



that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra
Posted 8/15/2010 10:02pm by Art Ozias.
  • Chicken day is this coming Friday.  I have notified those on the list that are getting chickens.  We will be doing more next week, so hang in there. We are doing our best to fill the orders.
  • I am still beating the bushes trying to find some "dirt" hogs.  I have followed three leads, only to find out they are "commodity" type hogs raised on concrete. 
  • Some have had difficulty making yogurt.  Maybe it would be best to "practice" using store milk. Then once you have your technique down, use raw milk.  We have been doing it for so long that maybe we have omitted something.
  • Two steers are going to the processor tomorrow morning.  Those getting beef in August will get their invoice soon.  I have Staab, Rice, Winchester, O'Connell, Hann, Foster, and Carter.  If there is a problem let me know as soon as possible. 

 

 Watch this video at your discretion.  If you choose, just read the article.  It is pretty graphic.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-robbins/the-brutality-of-factory_b_643567.html

 

Stay out of the hospital.  It’s dangerous.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/07/24/8-hospital-secrets-you-need-to-know.aspx

 

Anyone who drinks a diet soda with aspartame is playing Russian Roulette.   http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/07/31/aspartame-update.aspx  

 

 

Do any of you trust the FDA?  This Avandia coverup has again exposed their soft bellies.  http://www.naturalnews.com/029252_Avandia_fraud.html

 

I think I sent a similar article.  But we have several new subscribers.  http://www.naturalnews.com/029253_mercury_dentists.html

 

I don’t think you will read this in your local paper/media.  Thank goodness for the internet.  http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_21283.cfm




that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra
Posted 8/9/2010 1:23pm by Art Ozias.
  • The next chicken day is scheduled for Aug 20, a Friday.  I will be sending out a separate email to those getting chickens.  I don't know for sure how many we will have available.  Stay tuned.
  • Goldie the new cow is working out pretty well, so far. 
  • Wheat prices have skyrocketed due to the drought in Russia.  Our crop is in the freezer and is still $.80/#.  Makes awesome pancakes and bread.  Check out the Easy Bread Recipe on our web site.
  • We have two tubs of lard.  Twenty dollars each.
  • We have a couple of yogurt makers.  Twenty-four dollars each.
  • We still have the freezer, but someone may be interested.  Will know this week.

Please help get control away from the large corporations.  Some have asked, “What can I do?”.  Here’s your chance.  http://action.foodandwaterwatch.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=2535 

Here’s another link with info about Vit K and grass “finished” beef.  http://www.healthy-eating-politics.com/grass-fed-beef.html  

Here are the important markers for heart health.  I got a “Cardio-Vascular Profile -2” test and it had most of these.  A good resource is a book by Dr Mark Liponis, Ultra-Prevention.  This is an informative site.  http://www.healthy-eating-politics.com/blood-test-results.html

Read this one and email me and I will put you on the list for a “Dirt Hog”.  I’m still looking to find some that meet (meat) my requirements.  http://www.grist.org/article/meat-wagon-filthy-swine

Here is some statin news from Dr Douglass. 

A new analysis finds major problems with the Big Pharma-funded study used to push statins on millions of healthy people -- including glaring financial conflicts, inconsistent data and a too-quick move to end the trial once they got the result they were looking for.

And that adds up to a trial that could have been seriously biased, according to the new analysis.

A company-funded trial... biased??? You don't say! 

Of course, I wasn't at all surprised to read in the Archives of Internal Medicine that nine of the 14 main researchers behind the infamous JUPITER trial had financial ties to AstraZeneca. That's the company that makes Crestor, the statin used in the study, and its money paid for this piece of... well, let's call it a piece of research.

What's more, the lead JUPITER researcher had a conflict so glaring he shouldn't have been allowed within a mile of this thing. The analysts say Harvard Medical School's Dr. Paul Ridker holds a patent that could earn him huge piles of cash once Crestor is put into wider use.

And guess what? As a result of his study, Crestor is being put into wider use -- because the FDA has approved a dangerous scheme to give this cholesterol med to millions of healthy people with no hint of a cholesterol problem.

But while the study found that Crestor might lower heart disease risk in these people, the researchers conveniently left out data showing that the drug didn't actually lower the rates of death by heart attack and stroke, according to the new analysis.

Another new analysis in the same journal looked at 11 studies -- including JUPITER -- and found that statins didn't help "high-risk" patients with no signs of heart disease to live even a second longer. 

And of course, we don't know the long-term effects of Crestor in healthy patients -- because the researchers pulled the plug on JUPITER more than two years ahead of schedule. 

With so many obvious problems, this trial wasn't a piece of research.

It was a piece of something else entirely.

Tearing bad research into pieces,

 William Campbell Douglass II, M.D.

that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra

Posted 8/1/2010 10:52pm by Art Ozias.
  • Lila has been replaced with Goldie.  Hopefully, this will solve the milk situation.  I will know by Thursday.  Her production will dip somewhat with grass only.  She is a Guernsey and hopefully she is A2.  I will send some tail hairs in for the test.
  • Here are some prices from Nature's Pantry.  Wheat is $.99/#; ours is $.80.   White whole wheat flour is $8.99 for 5 lbs.  I am sure glad we have a stone grinder.  I also know exactly where my wheat came from.
  • A whole fryer is $5.90/# for a 3.25# bird.  We are selling ours for $3.00
  • Now for the beef prices.  Ground beef is $7.19/#; ours is $3.75.  A rib-eye steak is , get this, $18.39/#.   Makes our beef at $3.10/# hangin weght sound pretty good.  They have sides by Harmony Farms for $5.99/# hanging weight.
  • Fi-Di Bus or Wolfgang is a good stone mill for grinding your wheat.
  • We have an upright freezer for sale for $175.00.  Here's your chance for a good freezer for your split half of beef.
  • We hatched out 16 guineas about a week ago.  They are doing well.
  • The garden is producing big time.  Debra is making pickles tonight.  She canned peach jam and pickled peaches and froze green beans yesterday. Tomatoes, squash, egg plant, potatoes, cucumbers, peppers, blackberries and garlic are ready.  It is a busy time getting food put by for this winter.

If you still believe in “science based evidence” , then read this and make sure to read Dr. Mercola’s comments.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/05/29/jeffrey-smith-interview-specter-rebuttal.aspx

 

It may be time for all to see the movie DIRT.  It is an excellent movie.  Perhaps your library has it.  We got it when it was released.  It should be mandatory viewing in our “education” system.  http://www.naturalnews.com/029176_topsoil_food_production.html

 

 

Minnesota is in a fight against raw milk.  Here is a rebuttal to an editorial.  Dr. Winter did an excellent job.  Read it for yourself.  http://www.farmtoconsumer.org/Counterpoint-Tribune-Raw-Milk-Editorial-Winter.htm

 

Just wanted to let you know how much we are enjoying the meat.  Had burgers the other night, and my kids wanted more.  Tonight we grilled some sirloin and they were tender and tasty.  Thank you so much, we really appreciate hard work and dedication.

 

Jason

 

 

What a waste of our tax dollars.  http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_19665.cfm

 

Sure is nice to know that raw milk is high in Vit K and Vit D.  Eat some good cheese.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/07/17/cees-vermeer-interview.aspx


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Posted 7/25/2010 10:14pm by Art Ozias.
  • I try to send a Breezy Hill Update each week.  If you do not receive it, that means you have possibly changed your email address.  I am notified by my server if it is not transmitted.  I have no choice but to delete the email address.  If you want to remain on our web site and have changed your address, you need to sign in again on our main page, lower left hand corner.
  • Lila is still not in milk production.  We have had a real challenge with her.
  • I got my first set of lab tests for the A2 beta protein.  Both Rosebud and Daisy tested as A2/A2.  That's great.  Lila is A1/A2.   That's not as good.  I have sent information regarding the A2 vs A1 milk.
  • Ground beef pick up is tomorrow.  All have been notified.  We will have another ground beef event later this fall.  The July harvest will be delivered this Monday and Tuesday.

 

 Do you think drug companies have your best interests in mind?  Before you answer,  read "Live with Dr. Ray Strand" to uncovering facts about the drug industry and your health.

 

Dr. Strand is a classically trained physician with more than 30 years of experience in health care, and in this interview he reveals why he

believes many consumers are being harmed and even killed by commonly prescribed medicines. He is a respected author of several widely published books, including "Death By Prescription" and "What Your Doctor Doesn't Know About Nutritional Medicine May Be Killing You."

 

Many of the insights he shares in his recent books are also discussed in this interview. The full interview is available now as a download:

http://downloads.truthpublishing.com/LivewithDrRayStrand.pdf

 

 

Everything  you will need to know about the “incredible, eatable egg”. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/06/08/why-you-dont-want-to-buy-organic-eggs-at-the-grocery-store.aspx

 

Even if it is organic, and apparently that’s a big IF, how much oil does it take to ship a garlic bulb from China?

http://www.tradereform.org/2010/06/fake-organic-foods-proliferate-from-china/ 

 

Here’s Dr Weil on saturated fats.  There is a lot of good information here.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andrew-weil-md/healthy-eating_b_629422.html?utm_source=DailyBrief&utm_campaign=070210&utm_medium=email&utm_content=BlogEntry

 

More info on cell phone usage from another source.  You decide.  http://www.naturalnews.com/029100_cell_phones_radiation.html

 

Pharma can’t patent hot water and papaya seeds, so don’t expect to read about this in your local paper.  http://www.naturalnews.com/029126_birth_control_papaya.html

 

 

Is this Popular Natural Sweetener Worse than High Fructose Corn Syrup? http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/07/03/can-this-popular-alternative-sweetener-spike-uric-acid-into-the-danger-zone.aspx


that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra
Posted 7/18/2010 10:45pm by Art Ozias.
  • Had our chicken day this past Saturday.  It was limited as we had some weather challenges.  The next one hopefully will fill most or your orders.
  • Several people have stopped by and got a SCOBY.  Also, we have several people now making their own yogurt.  Still have yogurt makers for sale.
  • Hamburger day is next Monday.  All have indicated they can be here for pick up.

 

If you’ve not heard about the dangers associated with GMO’s then by all means watch the video.  It is somewhat lengthy, but Mercola’s comments should compel you to watch the video.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/05/22/jeffrey-smith-interview-april-24.aspx

 

 

I think you’ll enjoy Shannon Hayes.  Several of you have her book on Grassfed Cooking.  http://www.yesmagazine.org/blogs/shannon-hayes/live-dangerously-10-easy-steps?utm_source=wkly20100702&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=titleHayes

 

David Korten has some excellent ideas in his book.  Here is a short interview with him. http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/bailouts-redefined-interview-with-david-korten?utm_source=wkly20100702&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=titleGelder

 

Here’s a little Monsanto news.  I haven’t  sent much  lately.  We need to keep them in our sights periodically.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/06/03/another-despicable-monsanto-move-seeks-to-devastate-haiti-further.aspx


That's it from the hill.  Art and Debra 

How much do you know about GMO foods?  Here is an interview with Jeffrey Smith.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/04/03/jeffrey-smith-interview.aspx

Posted 7/11/2010 10:40pm by Art Ozias.
  • Lila had her calf.  Or better, with our assistance she had her calf.  It was a breech birth and we had to help. Oh yes, it was a bull calf.
  • Rosebud was retired and is raising her heifer calf.  Having her raise her calf is more important than a gallon or two of milk, since we now have two cows in production.
  • If you are interested in getting on our weekly milk list, send us an  email.  It really helps to have customer pick up scheduled for a particular day.
  • Be sure to read the links below.  I'm amazed at how much effort the government is expending in trying to stop raw milk production.  With all the problems facing this country one would think there are more important "fish to fry".
  • We have had some very positive responses to our "Easy Bread" recipe.  Debra forgot and left a loaf in too long and thought she had ruined it.  Surprise, it had a little thicker crust and it was delicious.  So, if you want a thicker crust leave it in for another fifteen minutes. The recipe on our web site has been updated.  Check it out. (You can also increase whole wheat or rye to one cup and decrease white flour to two cups.)
  • I am still trying to find some "dirt" hogs.  I'm talking to an old high school friend, who still farms the right way.  We'll see.  I need five hogs right now.  Once, you've had a "dirt" hog pork chop you'll never buy another one from the store.
  • Our next chicken day is this Sat.  Those on our list for pick up have been notified.  The next chicken day will be in five weeks, and if we don't lose any, we should be able to fill most of your requests.  Farming is a risky endeavor.
  • Our corn is chest high and looks great.  We should have a lot of white corn for grits and hominy.  Get ready.  Find some good recipes.

The following is from Dr. Douglas on the benefits of fat in your milk:  This is for all of you skim milk drinkers.  How milk and cheese protect the heart.

 

More mainstream lies are being put out to pasture -- because a new study proves that the fatty dairy foods you've been told to avoid are actually good for you.

 

The Swedish study found that people who eat the most dairy fats have the lowest heart risk -- especially women, who can slash their odds of a heart attack by more than a quarter by simply enjoying more delicious milk and cheese.

Sound familiar?  I've never been afraid of dairy fats, and I'll tell you the best way to get yours in a moment.

But if you've fallen for the old bait-and-switch at the supermarket and traded in real dairy for skim milk and soy cheese, the study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows what you've been missing.

Researchers recruited 1,000 volunteers -- 446 heart attack patients, and 556 who were healthy -- and tested them for pentadecanoic acid and heptadecanoic acid, two biomarkers of milk fats.

Don't worry about pronouncing those names, just make sure you get them in your body -- because the researchers found that women with the highest levels had the lowest heart risk: They were 26 percent less likely to suffer a heart attack. Men enjoyed a 9 percent drop in heart risk.

Still feel like nibbling on that low-fat cheese stick?

But don't rush off to swap your skim for whole just yet. If you REALLY want the benefits of dairy fats, you'll need to skip the supermarket altogether and go right to the source -- because nothing packs the pure nutritional punch of farm-fresh raw milk.

 

Raw milk contains the highest levels of absorbable calcium, essential fatty acids and critical nutrients like vitamins B12 and B6. It also tastes a heck of a lot better than that watered down factory garbage.

The only problem is getting it: Big Dairy has blocked any move at making raw milk accessible. Every state has different laws regarding raw milk. Your best option is to call your local dairy farm (Breezy Hill)-- you may need to speak in code, but they can probably help you out.

 

Big Dairy buys a law:

 Wisconsin calls itself "America's Dairyland," but they've got one word wrong -- because what's going on there is anything but American.

Let's call that state what it really is: Big Dairyland.

After heavy lobbying from the state's all-powerful dairy industry, Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle vetoed a bill that would have allowed farmers to sell healthy, nutritious raw milk direct to consumers through next year.

 

No surprise there -- this bill never stood a cow's chance in a slaughterhouse in the first place, not in Big Dairy's back pasture. The industry fatcats have made billions selling you a watered-down muck packed with antibiotics and hormones, a diluted residue that's been heated and treated so much that all the nutrition is cooked right out of it.

 

Those milk cartels have fought tooth and nail to stop you from even having a choice in the matter, because they know that once you try REAL milk, you'll never go back.

William Campbell Douglass II, M.D.

 

Who controls what foods you can have access to?   Do you think you decide what you can eat or drink?  THINK AGAIN.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/05/29/fda-says-you-have-no-right-to-real-food-unless-they-give-you-permission-first.aspx

 

Be sure to also read the Raw Milk Conspiracy. At end of the commentary you may find the explanation of the cartoon interesting. http://www.naturalnews.com/029170_raw_milk_dairy_industry.html

http://naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=235  


We’ve mentioned this book before and most have not followed up with its purchase.  It is a basic book for those interested in developing a healthy approach to food.  Here is a link to amazon.  It will be the best $20 you’ll ever spend.   Make it a birthday gift to yourself.  http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dus-stripbooks-tree&field-keywords=nourishing+traditions&x=17&y=16


 Here is an all encompassing indictment of our food system.  It may get your attention when you read what is happening to children.  I hope everyone reads ALL of this one.   I am sure glad we switched to grass finished beef and raw milk.  That plus our vegetables we raise has eliminated a whole lot of health risk.  Soon we will have a producing orchard.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/07/10/girls-now-begin-puberty-at-age-9.aspx 

BEWARE OF SOY.  If you are still using soy products you need to read this.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/07/08/genetically-engineered-soybeans-may-cause-allergies.aspx



that's it from the hill for this week.  Art and Debra