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Posted 1/30/2011 11:08pm by Art Ozias.
  • Both Guernsey cows had their calves Tuesday.  Kris had hers at 3 am and Goldie had hers at 10 pm.  I got there just in time with Goldie.  She decided to give birth standing up, and I was able to give it a quick tug and kept the calf from  hitting the ground  head first.   Both calves were bulls.
  • This week has been a real challenge with the two calves on the same day and the frozen water tank.  It is still frozen.  It will take a week of warm weather.  Not going to happen this coming week.  Sounds like we will have a blizzard.
  • Have seven people on the list for pork.  If interested send me an email.  We had grilled pork chops from our Traeger grill with apple wood.  They were outstanding.  Why go out to eat when you have far better food at home.  Remember, that restaurant food comes out of the back of a food service truck.  Thanks to the consolidation of everything, there are not many choices remaining.


Have you read the EGG Scorecard? 



Here’s a video by Mark Kastel, co-founder of cornucopia.   The video is about the egg investigation.


Dear Cornucopia member-farmer or urban-ally,

After extensive research into agribusiness misrepresenting "natural" soyfoods we released the recent white paper, Toxic Chemicals: Banned in Organics but Common in "Natural" Food Production

The prohibition of hexane (a byproduct of gasoline refining) in the processing of organic foods, contrasting with its widespread use in non-organic veggie burgers, meat alternatives, nutrition bars and other “natural” foods, is a perfect example of the importance of the organic label.

A "natural" nutrition bar, or meat alternative, and a certified organic product may look nearly identical to a consumer, other than price, but a behind-the-scenes examination of how they were manufactured, focusing on the soy protein ingredients, reveals the importance of purchasing certified organic food.

If you've ever been tempted to pick up a Clif Bar, labeled "made with organic soy," or a leading veggie burger, like Boca (manufactured by Kraft) you better take the three minutes to view the video below. Even if you have a 100% organic diet this video will be something you'd want to share with your friends and family.  

Organic food is the true alternative. Not just to protect your family from toxic agrichemicals and growing crops, or for the superior nutritional value, but also to avoid toxic processing agents that aren't even required to be listed on the label!

Please take a few minutes to view this video. Between two websites, it has been viewed by over 40,000 people so far! We have invested in social media and other alternative communications vehicles to reach a generally younger audience that is getting most of their information, today, from the Internet. Your membership has helped make this education work possible—together, we are moving market share and rewarding the heroes.

At this time of the year we would like to ask you, respectfully, to consider funding this important work that supports ethical organic, local and sustainable farmers and processors and your family’s access to safe and nutritionally superior food.


Here is some timely information.    The U.S. Surgeon General recently warned that smoking one cigarette can kill you. This is, of course, a lie by omission that tries to shift our focus to a convenient target -- cigarettes -- while denying Americans accurate information about the health risks of CT scans, mammograms, perfumes, cosmetics, processed foods, chemotherapy and diet sodas (among other things).


We watched “60 minutes” and would recommend watching this on memory.  It is fascinating.;cbsCarousel


Very interesting.  Do you want to maintain your height as you age?


If you are pregnant go to this link.  If not, go anyway since you may know someone that is.  It also has information regarding young children.


Anyone expecting a baby should read this.



Thanks, Jack, this is a great article.  Thanks to Mark we have some Red Waddles.  They are so good.  The Durocs and Hamps are good too.  If this hog in the article is a ten, then the Durocs and Waddles we have are a 7 or eight.  Being a “dirt hog” makes a difference.  YOU are what YOU eat and so it is with not only grass finished beef but also with pigs.  The Serrano hams from Spain are from pigs finished on acorns.  I need to find someone locally that would finish hogs under some oak trees.  I always maintain a list for the next “dirt hog” harvest.  Just email me and I’ll put you on the list. 





that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra

Posted 1/23/2011 9:54pm by Art Ozias.
  • This week has been just surviving the cold and snow.  The two cows, Goldie and Kris, are still holding out.  I check every three to four hours: 10 pm, 3 am and 6am.  The water tank at the pond froze, and so now I have the added effort to keep them watered in the barn.  This Friday it is supposed to get to 45 degrees so I will get it working again.  Boy, putting your arms in cold water is not any fun.   Any volunteers?
  • The last beef was delivered to the processor this week. 
  • I have started a list for pork.  If you are interested let me know.  The farm newspapers are forecasting much higher prices for hogs this coming year. 
  • The next beef harvest will be in Jun. 


From Dr. Douglass


Opioid drugs lead to fractures


Docs have been dishing out prescription dope -- opioid painkillers -- to help patients fight osteoarthritis pain, and a new study finds that it's led to a wave of drug-induced falls and fractures.


But what did they think would happen when they sent seniors home to get high?


Researchers looked at the records of 11,000 osteoarthritis patients 65 years and older who were in a major health system database, and found that 8 percent of them were stoned on narcotics in 2001. That number climbed up to 20 percent in 2005.


That's already far too many patients on these addictive, risky meds -- but it gets worse from there, because 2005 was also right around the time docs lost their other go-to drug for pain, Vioxx.


Vioxx, as I'm sure you recall, was so deadly it killed more Americans than the Vietnam War by the time it was pulled in late 2004.


You'd think docs would've wised up at that point and replaced it with something that's actually safe.


NOPE! More dope! More dope for everyone!


By 2009, 40 percent of osteoarthritis patients were taking the narcotics -- and the number of falls and fractures shot right up, from less than 1 percent of the patients in 2001 to 4 percent of them in 2009.


And all of those new fall victims were opioid users, according to the study presented at a recent American College of Rheumatology meeting.


The researchers urged docs to back off the dope... but their solution is nearly as bad: Stomach-wrecking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds, followed by proton pump inhibitors to help undo some of that stomach damage.


But since PPIs have been linked to osteoporosis and fractures of their own, it's just a recipe for more broken-bone misery, with a stomach problem on the side.


I've got a better answer, and it's a heck of a lot simpler than trying to figure out which drugs won't break your bones as quickly.


It's fish oil -- a powerful, natural anti-inflammatory that can stop and even reverse the damage of osteoarthritis. Work in some glucosamine, and you're in business.


It won't make you high, but it will beat the pain.


  • Wulzen Factor ...

A hormone-like substance that prevents arthritis and joint stiffness, ensuring that calcium in your body is put into your bones rather than your joints and other tissues. The Wulzen factor is present only in raw butter and cream; it is destroyed by pasteurization. 


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Wow, one in ten will have Alzheimer’s disease.   Here are some of the causes.  May want to make sure these bases are covered while we all await the “cure”.


Anyone gone to the airport lately?   Maybe the “pat down” is the healthier option.  Read and you decide.

that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra 

Posted 1/16/2011 7:34pm by Art Ozias.
  • I may have a split half of beef available.  I have not received a deposit.  If someone is interested let me know.  I have emailed the person, and if I don't hear from them this week, then you will get it.  There is no more beef until late June of July.  ,
  • We have 5 pound tubs of lard from the last batch of "dirt" hogs.  It is $8.
  • Kris and Goldie still have not had their calves.  They are huge.  I go to the barn every couple of hours and check them.  It will happen this next week.  I have sent a separate email to those that responded to last weeks Update.  I still haven't received all the phone numbers. 
  • We witnessed a sad sight at a local grocery store last week.  A father and his son were in the check out line trying to limit their items to the credit amount they had on their food stamps. Unfortunately only the junk food made it to the counter (no fruit or vegetables).  The boy, about 10 yrs old, asked his dad if they could have the eggs. No, they stayed in the basket.  When that transaction was finished, the boy put a four pack of Monster Drink on the counter and paid for it with some money he pulled out of a little tin which he had in his pocket.  It made us so sad to see this youngster missing important nutrients and instead consuming not only empty but dangerous calories.
  • We have a couple yogurt makers, $24.  It is a great way to improve store milk. 
  • I finished the book, Steak by MarkSchatzker.  What I learned from reading that book is that finding the perfect steak is impossible.  He traveled to all the well known countries in search of the "perfect" steak.  His best was a grass finished steak and his worst was a grass finished steak.  If you want a consistent steak with no flavor (use rubs) and with the associated health issues of the animal and yours, then go the the store and get your steak.   He called it McBeef.  The breed  and how it is cooked were the consistent variables, as well as what the animal ate.


Here is some great information on cooking grass finished beef.  I think I’ll include it on my web site.
You ready for next year’s strawberry crop?  After reading this you may want to buy some plants and start a small bed. 

The toxins in methyl iodide are so potent that the chemical is used to grow cancer cells in laboratory settings. It can cause severe brain damage, miscarriages, and thyroid diseases.

Thanks to a decision last week by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), this substance could soon be used on the strawberries in your supermarket. The agency approved methyl iodide as a pesticide for the state’s strawberry fields, and farmers could start spraying it as early as this spring. 

The scientific community has spoken loudly against the toxin. Six Nobel laureate recommended banning the use of methyl iodide completely back in 2007, and earlier this year all eight independent researchers on DPR’s scientific advisory panel expressed serious concerns about using the chemical as a pesticide.

But scientific warnings were no match for an intense lobbying effort by a Japanese chemical firm that produces methyl iodide, Arysta LifeScience, and a full-court press by the state’s powerful $2 billion per year strawberry-growing industry. In response to this pressure, the DPR approved use of the chemical at 100 times the level scientists consider safe


Know anyone battling cancer?  Know anyone that would like to avoid the possibility of suffering from cancer?  This is a must read.


More on the Company of the Year in 2009.   Turns out Forbes admitted it did not do their homework. If you need more reasons to despise Monsanto, you will want to read an article in the recent issue of Wise Traditions from the Weston A. Price foundation, The Battle to Save the Polish Countryside by Sir Julian Rose.  I doubt your local library will have the magazine.  Visit and subscribe.  It has enough information in a year's time to earn a lot of college credits.


Dr Arden Anderson spoke about this in his presentation at the ACRES conference.  Remember, you can get that lecture on a CD at the

that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra

Posted 1/9/2011 9:34pm by Art Ozias.


  • MILK  This past year we have struggled with the supply of milk.  Cows that were supposed to be bred were not, had to sell one that was not A2 etc.  As a result, when people have called we have told them that "we are not taking any new customers at this time".  Our primary focus was trying to meet the existing needs of our weekly customers.  We have added two cows to fill in the gap until our other cows start calving in late Spring, early Summer.  When Kris calves this week, we will have more than enough to meet our current needs.  Therefore, in order to update our lists and to add new customers we need to hear from you.    We need to know how much milk you want to and what day you will want to schedule for pick up.  All existing customers will get their requests honored before any new customer.  I will need Name, Amount and Preferred Day.  If you go on vacation or for whatever reason you don't pick up that week a credit will be applied to the next month. 
  • I will establish an email list for ALL milk customers.   If I need to communicate, e.g. that we will not be home on your pick day, or if something has occured that the supply is down,  you will ALL get that information.  Our pricing structure will remain the same for this coming year.  The local grocery store has their "organic" milk for $4.39/half gallon.  That is $8.78/gal.  Our prices are $8/gallon, $7.50 for those picking up at the farm.    Store milk is ultra pasteurized and homogenized.  It is not A2 milk.  After you research the difference between A1 and A2 you will appreciate that we are developing an A2 only herd.   
  • We have a couple of yogurt makers for sale, my cost $24.  It is a great way to add value to store milk, if you don't have access to raw milk.
  • We now have lard from the latest harvest of "dirt" hogs in 5# tubs.  They are $8.  We still have two larger sizes (10#), they are $16.
  • The beef harvest is done until late Spring.  The last one will go in this Tuesday.

    I just finished a book about STEAK.  You probably won't find it at your local library, so I am including a link,  You can get a good used one for $5.  It is very interesting.  It has a lot of information.

Please share these important articles with your closest friends and family so they can have a Healthy 2011


Dr. Mercola’s picked these as the ten best reports from 2010.



Dr Douglass on the latest Vit D recommendations. 

Dangerous new recommendations on D


Anyone who thinks Americans get enough vitamin D is really in the dark -- and yes, I'm talking to you, Institute of Medicine.


The Institute -- part of the National Academy of Sciences -- claims we don't really need much vitamin D, and that Americans already get the amount they need.


That's it -- toss your supplements, put the sunscreen back on, end of story... right?


Not on your life! 

These screwy new recommendations aren't just wrong -- they're potentially deadly. And that's not just my opinion, that's scientific fact.


The recommendations are so baffling that even many in the mainstream were caught off guard by them.


But not me -- I expected this.


After all, this is the same cast of characters behind the laughably low recommendations for every other key nutrient, from folate to vitamin C -- so of course they were bound to get it wrong on D.


The simple fact is, this is an organization that HATES alternative medicine, and especially HATES supplements. They've even urged the feds to regulate vitamins like meds, a position that even the FDA considers too radical -- and you know they're not exactly pals with the supplement industry.


But let's get back to this D report. It's so badly flawed I could write a book on it -- and in fact, I'm working on one -- but for now, I'll just break it down to what I call the Four Great Lies:

They raised the recommended levels of D to 600 IU per person, then claimed most people won't need a supplement to reach it -- despite the fact that few people spend enough time outdoors and fewer still can get that amount of D from food.

 They claim nearly everyone between the ages of 1 and 70 should get the exact same amount of D -- despite strong evidence that the amount of D you need varies based on everything from age to size to skin color.

 They claim that 10,000 IU of vitamin D is deadly -- despite the fact that anyone who's ever spent 30 minutes at the beach with no sunscreen has generated that much vitamin D on his own. Last I checked, no normal person has keeled over from 30 minutes of sun exposure.

 They claim vitamin D is for bone health only, and there's no evidence it can reduce the risk of anything else -- despite repeated studies that show it can fight depression, flu, heart disease, cancer and more.

If there's any good news here, it's that now even most mainstream docs realize that the Institute of Medicine is completely bonkers -- and many are telling their patients to keep taking their D supplements anyway.


Rebellion. I love it!


And maybe -- just maybe -- this will cause those docs to take a closer look at the rest of the Institute's inadequate recommendations, too.


that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra

Posted 1/2/2011 9:36pm by Art Ozias.
  • Happy New Year.  Not much to report this week.  Had .4 inch of much needed rain and some cold weather.  I got my bacons and hams and they are curing.  I redid the salt/sugar this morning.  The bacons will be done on Wednesday and I will smoke them.  Must decide what kind of wood to use.  The hams will take another two weeks.
  • We are awaiting Abagail's calf.  She is getting huge.
  • The green house is providing some greens.  Debra transplanted a lot of lettuce this past week.

I told you about the, here is information concerning soy.  I’m sure most of you know most of this.  You may have a friend that still believes that soy is ok. 


Here is some WikiLeaks info that you will want to know about.  I haven’t heard any on this on the news or in the print media.  Thanks internet.  Thanks Natural News.


Those suffering from cancer have probably heard of the Gerson Institute.   If not you need to research this.


Most of you know this, but there are some new readers that may just be starting their own research to improve their health.  Remember, we can get coconut oil by the gallon and we feel it is so important for good health that we provide it at our cost to include the shipping.  We will treat this just as we do “dirt hogs”, i.e. I will put you on our list and when we order, we will fill your order.  Make sure you read all of this article.


Sure am glad my ancestors left Ohio in the 1800’s.  I received this 12-31-10 from Shelly.


I have purchased from you in the past but since have moved to Ohio. Thank you for the weekly updates.

My question: When is your next beef butcher? Even though we have moved to Ohio because of government regulations here I can't seem to find beef for less then $6.50-8/pd. We have figured that even with the drive to Missouri we would come out ahead to purchase from you:-) Yea, the gov't intrusion so bad that they have had to resort to herd sharing to sell any of their milk products... contracts that say we own part of the herd so we have a right to the milk or cheese. UGGHH!bureaucracy. One amish farmer had a secret agent come in several years ago and beg to just purchase one gallon. He gave in and did. That man lost his whole livelihood within a month. This past election really changed the state govn't for the better. Hopefully their will be changes.

Thanks for the wonderful meat in the past. We look forward to enjoying some more :-)

that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra

Posted 12/27/2010 8:40pm by Art Ozias.

that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra

Posted 12/26/2010 8:57pm by Art Ozias.
  • Christmas is past.  A couple of games of Euchre, some scrabble, grass finished steaks and a wonderful turkey.  Feeding some hay as it was too dry for late fall grass.  Winter is the time to just hang on and wait for Spring.  All the animals need extra feed and care.  Oh yes, paying taxes and empting the shoe box full of receipts and figuring the federal and state taxes. 

Most have probably seen this, but it is interesting.  There is a lot of features that I may master in ten years.



Over the last few years, several U.S. Senators have already attempted to outlaw vitamins and nutritional supplements. One lawmaker even suggested that "alternative health" information should be outlawed on the internet in order to "protect" people from information that isn't aligned with the drugs-and-surgery approach to sick care. It's only a matter of time, it seems, before the U.S. government uses its new power of seizing internet websites as an information warfare weapon to silence anyone who opposes FDA and the Big Pharma agenda.  READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AND THE EMBEDDED LINKS.



Time for some fun.


Be careful next time,  these things are dangerous


The following is from Dr. Mercola.


What are Biophotons?

Biophotons are the smallest physical units of light, which are stored in, and used by all biological organisms – including your body.

Dr. Fritz-Albert Popp was the first to suggest that this light inside all biological organisms must originate, at least in part, from the foods you eat. When you eat plant foods, the light waves (photons) are thought to assimilate into the cells in your body.

The purpose of these biophotons is much more important than many have realized, because they are the transmitters of important nutritional bio-information used in many complex vital processes in your body.

Every living organism emits biophotons, or low-level luminescence (light with a wavelength between 200 and 800 nanometers). It is thought that the higher the level of light energy a cell emits, the greater the vitality and potential for the transfer of light energy to your body.

In other words, the more light that a food is able to store, the more nutritious it is when you consume it. Fresh, organic vegetables are naturally rich in this biophoton light energy.

Illness Can Occur When Biophoton Emissions are Out of Sync

Research by Dr. Popp also showed that the light emissions of healthy people follow a set of biological rhythms by day and night and also by week and month.

However, in his studies, the light emissions from cancer patients had no such rhythms and appeared scrambled, which suggests that their cells were no longer communicating properly.

Likewise, according to Dr. Popp's research, multiple sclerosis patients were taking in too much light, leading to what he considered confusion on a cellular level.

Even stress can influence your biophoton emissions, causing them to increase when stress increases.

It's also known that cancer-causing chemicals alter your body's biophoton emissions, interrupting proper cellular communication, while certain natural substances can help to restore proper cellular communication. For instance, Dr. Popp found that mistletoe appeared to restore biophoton emissions of tumor cells to a normal level!

Interestingly, even conventional medicine confirmed that mistletoe extract does appear to have a beneficial effect on cancer, with one study published in Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine showing that mean survival rates nearly doubled among breast cancer patients who received mistletoe extract.

An Important Tip for Gathering Valuable Light Energy

As regular readers know, I've long recommended eating a diet of mostly RAW food to stay optimally healthy. This is because living raw foods contain the most biophoton light energy that your body needs.

The greater your store of light energy from healthy raw foods (this should not be confused with your vitamin D status, which is produced by the sun on your skin), the greater the power of your overall electromagnetic field, and consequently the more energy is available for healing and maintenance of optimal health.

I firmly believe it's only a matter of time before the importance of light energy in your health and well-being becomes more widely recognized and applied in the field of medicine. Until then, remember that your body is not only made up of tissue, blood vessels and organs. It's also composed of light.

Reasons to Juice

As I mentioned at the beginning, one of the best ways to get ample amounts of raw vegetables into your diet is through juicing. Many people see juicing as inconvenient, but with the proper juicer it really is not very time consuming at all.

The fact is, many people initially think that juicing will be a real chore, but most are pleasantly surprised to find it's much easier than they thought.

There are three main reasons why you will want to consider incorporating organic vegetable juicing into your optimal health program:

  • Juicing helps you absorb more nutrients from the vegetables.
  • Juicing allows you to efficiently consume more vegetables.
  • Juicing can add a wider variety of vegetables into your diet.

However, you should only start by juicing vegetables that you enjoy eating non-juiced. The juice should taste pleasant -- not make you feel nauseous.

It is very important to listen to your body when juicing. Your stomach should feel good all morning long. If it is churning or growling or generally making its presence known, you probably juiced something you should not be eating. Personally, I've noticed that I can't juice large amounts of cabbage, but if I spread it out, I do fine.

Please review my comprehensive vegetable juicing instructions for more information.


Did you catch the recent news on Vit D?  Be sure to read this article.  We have had a lot of Vit D information in past BH Updates.


Here is more Vit D news.

that's it from the hill.  Happy New Year!  Art and Debra

Posted 12/22/2010 9:03pm by Art Ozias.
  • Thanks Karen and Robin.  The extra hog is now yours and you will soon be having the best pork chop you've had in a long time.  Be sure to get the lard.  These are dirt hogs and Gilbert's render the lard and add NO additives.

Over the last few years, several U.S. Senators have already attempted to outlaw vitamins and nutritional supplements. One lawmaker even suggested that "alternative health" information should be outlawed on the internet in order to "protect" people from information that isn't aligned with the drugs-and-surgery approach to sick care. It's only a matter of time, it seems, before the U.S. government uses its new power of seizing internet websites as an information warfare weapon to silence anyone who opposes FDA and the Big Pharma agenda.  READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AND THE EMBEDDED LINKS.
Time for some fun.
Be careful next time,  these things are dangerous.

that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra

Posted 12/21/2010 9:35pm by Art Ozias.
  • I missed counted on the "Dirt" hog.  I have one available.  The halves are 88 and 87.  They are about $90 plus processing at Gilbert's.  the processing is about $80.  Let me know soon. I sent invoices to all that were on my list.  If you did not get an invoice, then let me know soon, so I can save this one for you. 
  • Delivered beef today and all went well.  Thanks to all.


    The following is from Dr Douglass.

BPA stops sperm from swimming 

Bad news, gents: There's an all-out war taking place in your testicles right now -- and you're losing!


The enemy is BPA, and it's like a sperm-seeking missile. A new study finds men exposed to this common chemical -- and this means you -- have a higher risk of low sperm counts. 

What's more, the sperm that survive this silent slaughter end up slow and stupid. 

But c'mon now, is this really a surprise? I've already told you what this stuff really is. It's estrogen, and you'll find it hidden inside plastic containers and can linings. 

Each sip or taste gives you a female hormone boost -- and the result has been the rise of a generation of weepy, busty, feminized young men. 

Researchers took regular sperm and urine samples from 218 Chinese factory workers for five years. They found that men with detectable levels of BPA in their urine had more than quadruple the risk of a low sperm count.


That's not all: Those with BPA exposure -- any detectable amount of the junk, not just high levels -- also had three times the risk of lowered sperm concentration and reduced vitality, and double the risk of low motility.


Now, I know what you're thinking -- because I sure thought it myself: These are Chinese factory workers. God only knows what else they're exposed to every day.


Fair point.


But since the Chinese factory workers with no BPA in their urine had normal sperm levels, it's not really much of an argument. In fact, if it's happening to them, you can be sure it's happening to you.


If you want to protect yourself -- or at least want the ability to populate the earth with future generations -- avoid all cans and plastics.  And cash register receipts. 

Anyone taking a Statin drug?   This is from John Hopkins.


 That's it from the hill.  Art and Debra


Posted 12/19/2010 8:22pm by Art Ozias.
  • Seven hogs go to the processor tomorrow.  I will be sending a separate email to those getting a "dirt" hog.  The local Youth Christian Home raises them.
  • I lost a 400 lb calf in the last day or two.  A predator had a great meal of grass fed veal.  It was a large predator, and I am guessing it had a long tail and sharp claws.  I have contacted my friend who is a trapper in his spare time.  He had good success last year.  He got some coyotes and several muskrats from the ponds.
  • Two new additions this past week-  Novelty and Chrissy.  Novelty was saved from going to the sale barn.  She is milking about two gallons per day.  Chrissy is due Jan 15.  We should be back to our previous level in milk soon.  I will be checking them to determine if they are A2.  We also got a small two day old bull calf.  He will be my replacement bull in 18 months.  Rosebud is raising him. 
  • Tuesday will be the delivery day for the lastest beef.  I will notify those getting beef by separate email.  The beef harvesting for this year is finished.  I have orders for one in Jan.(if weather is good), that will be it until next Summer.  Thanks to all for their orders this past year for beef, chickens, milk, eggs, honey, and turkeys.
  • We at Breezy Hill wish all a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous and Happy New Year.

It’s supper time.


Here’s why I stay at home or drive to my destination.  I am also hoping for rail transportation to improve. 

As stated:

"Backscatter X-ray uses ionizing radiation, a known cumulative health hazard, to produce images of passengers' bodies. Children, pregnant women, the elderly, and those with defective DNA repair mechanisms are considered to be especially susceptible to the type of DNA damage caused by ionizing radiation. Also at high risk are those who have had, or currently have, skin cancer.

Ionizing radiation's effects are cumulative, meaning that each time you are exposed you are adding to your risk of developing cancer. Since the dosage of radiation from the backscatter X-ray machines is absorbed almost entirely by the skin and tissue directly under the skin, averaging the dose over the whole body gives an inaccurate picture of the actual harm."

Scientists from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) sent a letter to the White House Office of Science and Technology echoing the concern that radiation from the scanners could damage skin and underlying tissue, potentially leading to skin cancer.

The White House Office responded that the technology had been tested extensively for safety, but the scientists noted numerous flaws in the response and are currently preparing a rebuttal.

Because the radiation beam from the scanners concentrates on your skin, researchers believe the dose may be up to 20 times higher than is being estimated.

Watch the videos and read the entire article and you may decide being “safe” may not be the governments responsibility.



Here we go again.  Every Winter we get the same worn out message.  This year it has been more pronounced with ads on TV and local news.  Take Vit D and use your Neti pot.  

We pulled the plug on our microwave several years ago.  Maybe you should too?

that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra