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Posted 5/26/2009 10:06pm by Art Ozias.
  • The USDA has added six more sites to try to promote NAIS.  Things have not gone well for them so  far.  There has been a lot of oppostion at the meetings.  So, they've add six more.  I guess in hopes of finding someone that supports them.  One is scheduled for Jefferson City on June 9.  The location has not yet been announced.  The meetings start at 9 am.  I guess Lila will get milked early on the ninth.
  • I got my beef processing dates, so the invoices will be going out to those that have ordered beef.
  • Here is a good video on bone health. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/05/23/Can-Calcium-Actually-Make-Your-Bones-Weaker.aspx

 

  • We had a two inch rain and had just got most of our garden planted.  We also got our acre and a half of field open polinated corn planted.  The wheat looks great, both the red and the white .  We will have some wheat berries, so get your grinders ready to grind some fresh flour.
  • Debra picked a gallon on fresh strawberries from our patch and just baked a shortcake.  That and fresh Guernsey cream is to die for.

that's it from the hill tonight.  Art and Debra

Posted 5/25/2009 10:55am by Art Ozias.
  • I sent an email last night to everyone, who I had on file as wanting beef this fall.  I may have missed someone.  If you DID NOT get an email last night, and you wanted to order beef, please send me an email ASAP.  This email is titled "Breezy Hill Update".  The other was titled "Beef Orders".  If you want to place an order for this fall, you need to do so soon.

  • Milk Customers--please remove the date tag before washing the jar.  It makes removal difficult after the tag is heated.

  • Rosebud is due June 15 and Princess is due July 1, so more milk customers can be added.  Remember, some existing customers are on vacation, so two more could be added now.

  • Hi Art,

    We came by and bought 5 chickens and tried your milk a few weeks ago.  It was beyond fantastic, and everyone drank it up rather quickly.  Do you have room for 2 gallons a week?

    Thanks!
    Beth

 

that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra.

Princess (Brown Swiss heifer)

Posted 5/18/2009 10:15pm by Art Ozias.
  • We are still enjoying our beef.  I just wanted to write and say thanks for the educational info. 

    Rebecca

  • If you didn’t catch “Up to Date” today with Michael Pollan, you can get it at this link http://www.kcur.org/uptodate.html#Monday  .  It’s worth listening to.  Debra, our daughter Marlies, and I have our tickets for his appearance this Wed sponsored by RainyDay Books.  See you there!

 

  • Chicken day is May 22, this Friday.  For those that order I’ll send you the pick-up time.  The next will not be until late June.

 

  • Two milk customers (6 gallons/wk) are going on vacation soon for several weeks.  That means we can accept some new customers.  Rosebud is due June 1 and Princess is due June 15.   I have several yogurt makers that I got thru e-bay.  Real milk makes great yogurt.  We do not follow the directions when making yogurt.  We only heat to 105 deg.  That leaves the enzymes in tact.    Remember add a small amount of good quality dried milk, if you want consistency similar to store bought.  Of course, it is getting close to great ice cream weather.  Why buy store stuff with all the ingredients other than cream!!

 

  • We are still taking orders for fall beef.  We weaned our fall crop yesterday.  Pete and Debra helped with the sorting which helped.  It only took two hours.  We had to retag the replacement heifers.  We separated the replacement heifers and will put No 17,  a bull with New Zealand genetics that we raised from one of our best cows.  He really looks like he will be a great bull.  Oh yes, the heifers look great as well.  They are at least 25% New Zealand devins.

that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra

Posted 5/12/2009 9:11pm by Art Ozias.
  • May 22 is our next chicken day.  Matt lost 50 fryers due to flooding associated with the storm that went through the Springfield area last week.  We will have only 50 availabe for the May 22 date.  If you want to order fryers send me an email.
  • Remember Michael Pollan will be in KC on May 20.  To get tickets go to www.rainydaybooks.com
  • Michael Pollan will be on "Up to Date" at 11 am  on May 18 on KCUR, FM 89.3.  If you miss that program you can get it later at www.kcur.org .  Thanks for the heads up Kim Noble.
  • You might want to read all of this
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    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/04/29/Swine-Flu.aspx

     

       

     


    • Here’s another Monsanto indictment

     

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/05/05/Could-Monsanto-Be-Responsible-for-One-Indian-Farmers-Death-Every-Thirty-Minutes.aspx

     

     

     

    • I almost forgot.  I had a conversation with a potential beef customer recently.  They had purchased  freezer beef from someone, and when I told her that that "farm" has no cattle.  The "farm" is just a broker for other producers.  She was in disbelief.  She agreed with me that the individual was a good talker.   My experience is that anytime you introduce another link in the supply chain, there is the potential for misreprentation.  So, here is a solution.  Always, ask for a tour of the producers farm.  Next, always ask how much the mother of the beef weighs.   Then ask how much the beef your are buying weighs.   Your beef should weigh 100 # more if a male, and 100 # less if a female.
    • that's it from the hill..  Art and Debra 
    Posted 4/30/2009 8:42pm by Art Ozias.

    • I've got a time for the fryer pick-up.  It is 4-5 on Sunday.  If you have not placed an order there is still time, but I must know before 4pm on Saturday.  Check a prior update on the main page of our web site for fryer information. 

    • What are you drinking?

     

     http://products.mercola.com/water-filters/?source=

     

    • that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra 


    Posted 4/22/2009 9:43pm by Art Ozias.
    • Ok, Chicken day is May 3 and 10.  Price is $2.75 per pound.  Minimum order is 5 fryers.  Cook one and put the others in your freezer.  Remember, if you go to the city it will cost mucjh more and the quality is less

    • Did you know?  Large beer corporations have been doing this for years.  It’s how they kept their percentage growth increases even when they were losing maket share with their primary brands.

     

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/04/11/Your-Favorite-Natural-Brands-May-Not-Be-What-They-Seem.aspx

     

     

    that's it from the hill.   Art and Debra

    Posted 4/16/2009 1:38pm by Art Ozias.
    • Since the grass is green, Lila is eating more and producing more.  That means we could accept some new customers for REAL MILK WITH CREAM.  How many, obviously depends on the amount wanted.  If you are interested you will need to provide half gallon jars.  We have quite an inventory and some are still with prior customers who have not returned them.  The price will remain the same $4/half gallon.  We are interested in consistent customers i.e. the same amount each week.  The price for so called organic milk at the store has increased quite a bit lately.  Organic Valley is $4.89, Horizon is $4.49 and Best Choice is $4.19..  That is for Ultra-pasteurized, which means it could sit on your counter for six weeks.  It needs no refrigeration.  It is totally dead.

    • Remember chicken day is coming up.  Price is the same at $2.75 per pound.  Nature's Pantry has whole fryers for $4.19 per pound and they are lesser quality.

    • Still taking orders for beef.  Check your freezer, or if you've ordered from us before , your freezer card.

     

    • I have a conection for a limited number of hogs.  It would be very limited and not on any regular basis.  If interested let me know and I'll keep a list and will be ready if the opportunity becomes available.

     

    • Here is more information on high fructose corn syrup

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/04/04/Corn-is-Making-the-US-Unhealthy.aspx  

      

    that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra

     

    Posted 4/6/2009 7:43pm by Art Ozias.
    • We will be having another fryer date on 9 or 10 May.  Those wanting to place an order should do so and as soon as possible.  The price is still $2.75 per pound.  That is for 5 or more.  At the recent KC Food Circle Expo the prices were $3.00 and the Nature's Pantry price is $4.19.  So, we have an excellent product and a GREAT price.  Please do not ask for one or two, use your freezer and save money.

    • Here’s more info on HFCS.

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/03/24/Why-HighFructose-Corn-Syrup-Causes-Insulin-Resistance.aspx

     

    • Bet most of you didn’t read about this in your local paper.

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/2/14/i-was-right-about-the-bird-flu-hoax.aspx

    • Here is a great interview with Michael Pollan 

    http://www.motherjones.com/interview/2009/02/michael-pollan-fixes-dinner 

    •  Worried about the sun?

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/03/24/Does-Sun-Exposure-Really-Cause-Melanoma.aspx

      

    • Thanks to all the recent beef customers.  The deliveries went flawlessly.    Everyone was at home and I was on time.

    that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra

    Posted 3/31/2009 9:01pm by Art Ozias.
    • Here is an excellent web site.  You can't absorb this site with one visit.  It needs to be added to your favorities and visited several times.  Go to processed foods and click on white processed flour and learn things about white flour I'll bet you never knew.http://www.healthy-eating-politics.com/index.html
    • We have a few frozen fryers available.  I was at Nature's Pantry yesterday and they had 4# whole fryers for $4.19 per pound.  Makes ours a real bargain and they are much better, nice and yellow.
    • Remember, we will be at the Independence Expo this coming Saturday.
    • that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra
    Posted 3/31/2009 9:00pm by Art Ozias.
    • Here is an excellent web site.  You can't absorb this site with one visit.  It needs to be added to your favorities and visited several times.  Go to processed foods and click on white processed flour and learn things about white flour I'll bet you never knew.http://www.healthy-eating-politics.com/index.html
    • We have a few frozen fryers available.  I was at Nature's Pantry yesterday and they had 4# whole fryers for $4.19 per pound.  Makes ours a real bargain and they are much better, nice and yellow.
    • Remember, we will be at the Independence Expo this coming Saturday.
    • that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra