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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.


Be sure to also read the Raw Milk Conspiracy. At end of the commentary you may find the explanation of the cartoon interesting.  

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.

 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. 

BEWARE OF SOY.  If you are still using soy products you need to read this.

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

Posted 7/5/2010 11:29pm by Art Ozias.
  • Wheat is in.  Have plenty for sale.  Same as last year, $.80/#.  We have posted Debra's Easy Bread Recipe on our web site .  Go to More, then Recipes.  It's EASY and so GOOD.  After reading what they do to the wheat berry to make your flour, I'm glad I bought a flour mill in 1972.  It was a good investment and we are now using it each week. 
  • Princess is now in full production.  Lila is due anytime.  That should solve the milk situation for a few months.  I turned Rosebud out to just raise her calf. 
  • We have a lot going right now.  Have a hatch of guinea eggs in incubator, canning pickled beets, making applesauce, started a new batch of kraut with our cabbages, still planting for the fall garden.  Debra has mulched our entire garden.  Our white open pollinated corn is waist high.  First batch of hay is done, some got wet.
  • I'm still taking requests for pork.  As soon as I can find some "dirt hogs" I will let those on the list know.  Once you've had "dirt" pork you'll know how pork used to taste.
  • Have a couple of tubs of lard from last batch.
  • Bees are making a lot of honey.  Bob, the bee guy, said if anyone wants honey in a larger than the small jar to let us know.
  • Bob got his turkeys, 65 day-old poults, for this Thanksgiving.  Will be taking orders soon.

Debra finally got all of her amalgam fillings replaced.  Are you aware of the potential dangers?


Thanks to Richard for forwarding this to me.  I knew this, but not to this extent.


Important info for your heart, and if statins are involved, then by all means watch this.


More bad news for High Fructose Corn Syrup.


Researchers have discovered that at least 16 different types of cancer can be prevented by increasing vitamin D levels, including pancreatic, lung, breast, ovarian, prostate, and colon cancers. As you can see, these include the three most common cancers, as well as the most deadly.

that's it from the hill.   Art and Debra
Posted 6/28/2010 10:06pm by Art Ozias.
  • The recent beef delivery went smoothly.  My last delivery to  Wyoming St in KC was about four hours after I had picked it up at the processor in Clinton, Mo.  The outside temperature was 95.  My homemade insulated cover for the bed of my pickup worked well.  The meat was still frozen as hard as a rock.  Thanks to all for making the delivery so effortless.
  • For all that want to buy our milk you will need to email or call me with your weekly requirement.  I will keep that list and will set up a weekly schedule .  Obviously, everyone can't get their milk on Monday.  If you are already a regular weekly customer, you're on our list and have priority. 
  • The next chicken day will only fill the orders of four people.  The next one, however, will have a lot more chickens and will fill most of the remaining  orders.

    Had our first tomatoes and are they great.   Summer is here.  Will combine my wheat this next week.  Sure does make great pancakes and bread.

Remember the swine flu?  Read this and recall how we were duped.


I think I may have sent this earlier, it’s a good refresher.


Organic may not be enough.  Know your farmer, Know your food.


Fat is good,  Good fat is even better.


How to use a kitchen knife.

that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra

Posted 6/21/2010 11:49am by Art Ozias.
  • Correction.  Princess is due Jun 26 and Lila is due in Jul.  So, milk will be flowing soon.
  • I'm resending the following.  It is an excellent interview regarding Permaculture.
  • I attended an all school reunion today.  There were 400-500 former students of the high school I attended.  The school was closed in 1976.  They had a lunch with a short program after the lunch.  When I got home Debra asked me how was the meal.  The food was "prepared" by SODEXO which has the contract for food service for the University of Central Missouri.  The salad was iceberg and apparently any green leaves had been removed.  It was white.  One kind of salad dressing per table and I'm pretty sure it was ranch.  I know where they get their food - from the back of a SYSCO truck.  There isn't a ranch dressing that does not have MSG.  The main course was a buffet.  The first choice was a medly of vegetables.  They looked tired and over cooked.  I moved to the next choice; green beans. They looked ok and I took some.  There was a baked potato in aluminum foil and it looked like it had been baked and held in a warmer since 3 am.    Next was a chicken breast with grill marks.  I know all about those grill marks.  They are on the meat when it comes out the back of the truck.  We have used that item in our restaurant, so I was familiar with it and selected one.  Next was roast beef that had been sliced thin and rolled up.  It looked very dry.  I took one and then I saw the gravy.  I knew exactly where that had come from and I took the ladle and ladled some of the aus jus from the beef pan.  Finally, a roll.  The green beans had no flavor, the chicken breast was at best marginal (very dry) and the beef?  I couldn't eat it.  One bite and I moved to the baked potato and sour cream.  Debra's comment was, "Isn't is a shame that a chicken and beef had to sacrifice their life for that"?.  I agreed.  Several people at my table commented on how good the food was.  (This from my generation and older.)  They have forgotten what real food tastes like.  When Debra and I go out for an occasional dinner it is a challenge deciding what to order.  The cost for the reunion including the meal was $30.  So that I will feel better, I decided that my $30 went for the stamps, table decorations etc. and not for the meal.  Someone else's $30 paid for my meal.  I hate to have my vote be counted for such food.  REMEMBER, WE GET A VOTE EACH TIME WE USE OUR FORKS.

Here’s more on BPA.  (From Dr. Douglas) I just read that the FDA is going to study this for the next two years.  Why don't they review the science that other countries used to arrive at their banning BPA?


If you're eating and drinking from cans and plastic bottles, you're poisoning yourself -- and if you're pregnant, you could be sentencing your baby to a lifetime of sickness and disease.


Harsh? If the truth is harsh, then I'm guilty as charged -- but facts are facts, and the simple fact is that exposure to bisphenol-A (BPA), the estrogen-like chemical used in food and drink containers, will harm your baby.


And if you're eating anything from a can, both of you are being exposed: A new study by the National Workgroup for Safe Markets finds that 92 percent of all canned foods contain BPA.


BPA has been linked to brain, breast and prostate problems, cancer and aggressive behavior. One new study out of Yale University finds that BPA exposure before birth can increase the risk of breast cancer decades later.


BPA can also rob you of your sex life. A new study published in the Journal of Andrology finds that men with higher levels of BPA in their urine are more likely to have erection problems, sexual dissatisfaction and even lower ejaculation strength.


That's one powerful poison -- and yet the FDA keeps twiddling its thumbs while the food industry continues to make the absurd claim that this junk is safe.


There's just one way to avoid BPA: Skip anything in a can or plastic bottle. Don't make any assumptions -- the hippies all switched from plastic water bottles to metal ones to avoid this junk, not knowing that metal bottles with plastic liners can still contain BPA.


If you feel the need to carry water around, use only pure stainless steel... and look for "BPA-free" label on anything you buy in a container. If it doesn't have that label, just assume it's toxic -- because it probably is.


The feds won't protect you... so you've got to do this yourself.


William Campbell Douglass II, M.D.

that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra

Posted 6/15/2010 10:14pm by Art Ozias.
  • Chicken day went well.  The next one will be in about four weeks.  We should get more of you caught up.   We go by what orders we have, but there is about a 6-7 week lag time.   It takes that long to raise the birds.
  • Our garden tour went well until it began to rain.  We had over 100 visitors from 9 until 11:30 when it started raining. 
  • The June beef harvest is complete.  It will be delivered this week or early next.  The July harvest is sold as is the ground beef only.  I have started filling the August harvest.  I have sent several invoices, but have not yet received the deposits.  Remember, your beef is not reserved until I have the deposit.  The federal law requires I have a contract on a live animal.
  • We still have some lard.  Twenty dollars a tub.
  • Corn is finally planted, so hopefully we will have corn this fall for you.  Did you know you can make your own grits and hominy?
  • Our orchard is finally complete.  Several apples, apricots, peaches, cherries, plums, nectarines and pears.  Our older trees have a lot of fruit this year.
  • Princess is due Jul 26 and Lila early next month.  We should have enough milk to add on some of you that have been waiting for real milk.


More disturbing news regarding vaccines.


Be sure to read this and next time you get some pork from us I would be glad to show you how to cure your bacons without Sodium Nitrite.


Here are six things that will make you think about where we are in this “grand experiment”.


Any of you interested in the school lunch debate may want to read this.

that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra
Posted 6/10/2010 9:55pm by Art Ozias.
  • We just finished the tour of the five gardens on the Master Gardeners tour being held this coming Sat.  They were fantastic.  Tickets are only $5.  Seeing Dave's outdoor railroad display is worth that and you have four more beautiful gardens.  It would make a great "Out in the Country" trip.  Just come to our farm, get your tickets and a map for directions to the other places.

This is from Food and Water Watch.  More chicken info. 


America’s family farmers need your help!

Ten days after traveling to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and USDA’s joint hearing on antitrust abuses in the poultry industry, I’m still appalled at the stories of threats and intimidation that I heard family farmers face from poultry companies in the U.S.


In the past 40 years, the poultry industry has become one of the most consolidated and abusive industries in agriculture, using their power and market influence to force unfair contracts on family farmers, deny them a fair, living wage and force them into a life, described by one producer as “indentured servitude.”1


On the day of the DOJ/USDA hearing we sent out an alert asking for you to stand up for America’s chicken farmers and more than 16,000 people responded, telling the DOJ: It’s time to for these abuses to end. 



Once again, we are asking you to help these farmers and stand up to the powerful companies that determine their fate every day. If you haven't signed our letter to Attorney General Holder and Secretary Vilsack telling them to investigate these monopolistic abuses and then enforce existing laws on the books, please take a moment to do so now, then please ask your friends to do the same.

Please sign and add your comments, click here: 


Want to know who the WHO listens to?


Got this from S. Roley.  Hard to believe. .asp


that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra
Posted 6/7/2010 10:06pm by Art Ozias.
Posted 6/6/2010 11:14pm by Art Ozias.
  • This past week I rechecked the beef orders and just to make sure no ones order got lost, I sent direct emails to all that indicated they wanted to order beef. ( I sent them an invoice. ) If you did not get an email, and you think you have an order for beef this year, then you need to email me and I can send you an invoice.  Then we will have your order reserved. 
  • The first harvest occurred Jun 2.  Those  people have been notified and hopefully they have contacted Remer's to convey their instructions for processing.
  • I am trying to get an additional date with the processor for a ground beef only animal.  This will probably be in July.  If you are interested, I will take your requests and they will be filled in the order they are received.  Let me know.
  • The garden tour is this Sat.  Anyone planning to attend should come to the farm and get a ticket and a map for the other gardens.  It starts at 9 and ends at 4.  Tickets are $5.  It is sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Johnson County (Missouri).
  • Sat. is also a chicken pick up day.  Those people who are getting chickens have been notified. 
  • We have a couple of tubs of lard from the recent hogs.
  • If you want a SCOBY(to make kombucha), bring a gallon jar.

Here is more info on “Grinders,” and as I have reported earlier, Tyson won’t sell to Costco as Costco insists on incoming inspection of the product.  We are still taking orders for the fall harvest.


Do we need more proof about GMO’s?


Here’s some info for anyone on the “purple pill”.

that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra

Posted 6/1/2010 11:08pm by Art Ozias.
  • Rosebud had her calf, a heifer
  • Kallie the loaner cow is now dry.  She will be returned.  I have her sort of trained.  She is better, not perfect.
  • Next chicken day is in two weeks.  I will be notifying those on the list.  The next batch will catch up most of you. We have ordered 100.
  • We have started the beef harvest.  The first two went today.  I will send out the invoices tomorrow.
  • We finally got our corn planted yesterday. 
  • Our garden is starting to shape up.  Tomatoes, beans, lettuce, peppers, melons. pumpkins, etc. etc.  The master gardener tour is on Jun 12.  We have the hill looking great.   Buy a ticket and get a tour conducted by a master gardner.
  • Kombucha is still free and available.
  • Still have wheat berries, 80 cents per pound.
  • We have three tubs of lard, $20.
  • We have two yogurt makers, $24.  This is a great way to add value to store bought milk.
  • Had ice cream recently.   It was great.  One cup cream and two cups milk.

More on the suit filed against the FDA re raw milk.



Phosphatase is the enzyme  needed to convert calcium to bone density.   .  Mark McAfee mentioned this in the utube video I sent in update 5110.


I know where my fish comes from.  My ponds.  Do you know  where yours comes from?

We need to change the subsidies and it would change the foods we eat.

that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra 

Posted 5/26/2010 10:51pm by Art Ozias.
  • We have some extra tomato plants,  some pepper plants,garlic, and some canna bulbs.  They are free. First come, first served.  We finally planted our tomato plants when the garden dried out several days ago.  Then Tuesday we had a down pour, about 2 inches in one hour. 
  • Our farm/garden is on the annual Johnson County Master Gardeners tour, the second Saturday in June.  We have been doing a lot of extras tasks in preparation.
  • You're invited to attend.  Tickets are $5 and there are five places on the tour, all in this area. (or you can come here for free another day) 
  • We are eating fresh food from our raised bed gardens.  They have been great due to the wet weather.  The greenhouse has been extremely successful in producing the strongest, best plants we have ever raised.  We planted tomato plants with marble size fruit  and the stems are strong.
  • Rosebud has not had her calf yet.  Dairy cows are a challenge.  Princess was bred yesterday, so she is due in March.  The "loaner"  cow is still a challenge and she is due to be turned "dry".
  • The next chicken day is coming up and those at the top of the list will be notified.
  • We are still taking orders for beef.  Despite the brutal winter and the extremely wet spring the new genetics is working quite well.  The steers are gaining despite the weather conditions.
  • I have finally located a source for testing for the A1/A2 protein in the DNA of dairy cows.  As soon as I get the results I'll post them.
  • Has everyone googled for "pink slime"?
  • We still have SCOBYs to make kombucha.  All you need is a wide mouth glass gallon jar.

    WE have three kittens to give away; one male and two females.

Here is some recent news on the flu vaccine.


David Korten has a good article.  It tracks with his recent book, An Agenda for a New Economy



Thanks, Jason, for the heads up.   Did everyone google “pink slime”?


Here is an interesting CBS investigative report.  Thanks, Karen and Jay.;contentBody

that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra