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Posted 3/6/2016 6:28pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • I received a call from a neighbor yesterday.  He has four Dirt Hogs ready to be processed.   I had enough on my list four all four.  I received an email from one person requesting a delay as their freezer is too full for an entire hog.  Therefore, I have a whole hog or two halves available.  I must know before 12 tomorrow.  
  • Wow, what a difference a little grass makes.  Milk is up about 50%.  I'm still milking.  I have sold one, and have several people interested in having their own family cow.  We are still in the process of scaling was back to just our own cow.  Must keep our source of grass only milk with all the health benefits.  
  • Terra has A2 milk.  I would guess Whole Foods have it as well.  Amazing, we have had it for the past 10 years. We have promoted A2 for the past several years.  If you want to find out more about A2 go to Dr Olree's web site, www.emineral.info .  While you are there learn more about minerals.  Click on the first option.  After the plant info there is information relative to human health.  On a side bar there are links to various video presentations.  Minerals are extremely important for your health as regulators.
  • We made two half gallon jars of kraut today.  I was at a health food store recently, Terra, and they had a 25 oz jar for $9.79.  Our cost was only the price of a head of cabbage, and a tablespoon of salt for a gallon. 
  • We have a lot of Kefir grains, if anyone is interested.  They are FREE.
  • Same with KOMBUCHA.  We had a couple of baby SCOBY's.

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Dr. Mark Hyman is pitching his new book.  Take a look!!

http://www.eatfatgetthin.com/?a_aid=56bf25694ba90 

 

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More than 10 USDA scientists “have faced consequences or investigations when their work called into question the health and safety of agricultural chemicals. These scientists documented clear actions that violated their scientific integrity, including USDA officials retracting studies, watering down findings, removing scientists’ names from authorship and delaying approvals for publication of research papers.

Tell the USDA: Let Pesticide and Bee Researchers Do Their Jobs. Stop Suppressing Science! - See more at: http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50865/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=18306 

 

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    Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide, dissolves and opens the tight junctions between gut barrier cells in small intestines as seen in this video (30 sec).  Tight junctions keep out what should not be in your circulatory system. Intestinal permeability, commonly known as "leaky gut”, is linked to inflammation and a long list of chronic and acute conditions from autism to cancer, from gluten sensitivity to brain fog. The amount of glyphosate used (10 parts per million (ppm)) is well below the levels that is allowed on many crops, including grains such as rice, wheat, barley, buckwheat, millet, oats, rye, and genetically engineered soy and corn.  Allowable levels of glyphosate for oilseeds such as soybeans are currently set by the EPA at 40 ppm. When the cells have RESTORE applied first, the tight junctions remain intact.  It is believed that the carbon redox molecules found in RESTORE, which come from 50 million year-old soil, stops the production of Zonulin, a protein that opens the intestinal tight junctions.  RESTORE is also known to decrease NF-KB, an inflammatory pathway known to play a key role in metabolic disease like obesity, type 2 diabetes, and inflammatory bowel disease.   For an enlightening discussion on gut health, chronic disease and prevention, and strengthening our immunity, USE THIS LINK to listen to Jeffrey Smith interview Dr. Zach Bush. Educating consumers about the health risks of GMOs is an on-going challenge.   www.reposibletechnology.org 

I just received an email from Missouri senator Blunt in response to my email regarding labeling of GMO products and guess what, he supports not labeling  and will base his decision on "science based" research.  Sounds good, except who's "science" is he relying on??

My science has no "skin" in the results, while his has a lot of corporate "skin" on the line.    



THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 2/28/2016 9:29pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Tomorrow we plan to separate the cows from the calves and yearlings in preparation for the calving start date of Mar 19.  Hope the weather holds.  My neighbors who start their calving in January have been very fortunate this year as the winter has been rather mild.
  • Remember, lacto fermentation (kraut) is a great way to make vitamin K2.  If you watched the videos I've included recently you'll know the importance of this crucial vitamin.  If you're new to our UPDATES you can go to our website and we post the last ten UPDATES under WHAT'S NEW.
  • We are about half done with our pasture renovations.  Not having frozen ground has allowed us to get ahead of spring tasks.
  • For those who ordered their copy of Dr. Olree's presentation have learned the possible connection between dental fillings, Selenium and HPV.
  • Martin houses are up, cleaned and ready.  

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Research published in Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology revealed that, in contrast to the current belief that cholesterol reduction with statins decreases atherosclerosis, the drugs may instead actually stimulate atherosclerosis and heart failure.5 There were several physiological mechanisms discussed in the study that show how statin drugs may make your heart health worse, one being that they inhibit the synthesis of vitamin K2. Vitamin K2 protects your arteries from calcification. Without it, plaque levels worsen. Vitamin K2’s biological role is to help move calcium into the proper areas in your body, such as your bones and teeth. It also plays a role in removing calcium from areas where it shouldn't be, such as in your arteries and soft tissues. If you have watched the Calcium and K2 lectures that I have included in my UPDATES you will recognize the importance ofK2. 

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/02/10/5-reasons-why-you-should-not-take-statins.aspx?e_cid=20160210Z1_PRNL_art_2&utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art2&utm_campaign=20160210Z1&et_cid=DM97641&et_rid=1350768532      

If You Take Statins, Be Sure You Also Take Vitamin K2 and CoQ10.  After reading the above article, WHY WOULD ONE NOT QUESTION A DOCTOR THAT RECOMMENDED A STATIN??

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Alert!!  All milk customers should want to know that there are some legislative bills to decriminalize raw milk.

http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50865/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=18257 




Excellent information regarding GMO safety.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFX6vgVugew#action=share 

http://responsibletechnology.org/gmos-and-mitochondrial-dysfunction/ 

 

THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 2/21/2016 9:29pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

The Trouble with Iowa

Corn, corruption, and the presidential caucuses

By Richard Manning   http://harpers.org/archive/2016/02/the-trouble-with-iowa/?single=1   

 

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Interview: Scientist, Author, Activist Vandana Shiva Leads Movement to Restore Sovereignty to Farmers

http://ecofarmingdaily.com/interview-vandana-shiva/?mc_cid=90f76ec3ab&mc_eid=9b38c085f3 



THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 2/16/2016 9:35pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • With the warm weather forecasted we are starting to renovate some of our pastures.  It's weird we have green grass in February.
  • Wow,  in three weeks the purple martin scouts will be arriving.  And with this warmer weather they may come sooner.  I've got another six houses to add for this year.
  • Debra's plant bench is starting to fill up.  Have you got your seeds planted?
  • Our small green house has really provided a lot of spinach and lettuce this winter.
  • We have listened again to Sally Fallon Morrell's Acres presentation and each time you learn something new.  It's available on the Acres, USA website.

USDA Revokes Grass Fed Label Standard

If you buy at the store, BEWARE.   http://www.cornucopia.org/2016/01/usda-revokes-grass-fed-label-standard/?utm_source=eNews&utm_medium=email&utm_content=1.23.16&utm_campaign=GrassfedMORE 

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Special Alert: The Truth About the Zika Virus - What You Need to Know  BESURE TO READ THE ENTIRE LINK

Trust the conventional news on this? You're being led like sheep to the slaughter. It's just another cog in the Monsanto and Big Pharma shill wheel. Here are 5 disturbing facts they're NOT revealing, plus a sixth major danger I've been pointing out for years.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/02/16/zika-virus.aspx?e_cid=20160216Z1_PRNL_art_1&utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20160216Z1&et_cid=DM100004&et_rid=1359872275 

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Glyphosate Gluttony  BESURE TO READ THE ENTIRE LINK

Since 1996, the use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide, has risen nearly 15-fold, making it the most used agricultural chemical in history.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/02/16/glyphosate-use.aspx?e_cid=20160216Z1_PRNL_art_2&utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art2&utm_campaign=20160216Z1&et_cid=DM100004&et_rid=1359872275 

 

 

THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 2/7/2016 8:37pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Wow, it's been a rather mild winter, so far.  Here on the Hill we have just missed several snows and ice.  Just counted the number of hay bales I have left and looks like I'll have some left over.  
  • Recently found a very good web site.  I am including a presentation by Dr. Whitlock.  I would encourage all to take the time and watch it.  www.newsinnutrition .  Vit K2 is becoming more well known.  Dr Price identified something he referred to as factor X (now K2) over 70 years ago. 
  • Debra has started some garden seeds on our porch and will be starting more now that we are into February.  Will need to finish ordering our seeds.  We normally use Baker's Creek, Johnny's, Territorial Seeds and Vermont Bean and Seed.  Of course, we always make our trip to Morgan County in May.
  • It's time to start pruning the fruit trees.  I will save some of the new growth for more grafting this year.  
  • Here is the link for Dr Whitlock's presentation  https://youtu.be/jPWCJxyHAg4

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Here is a good article on how to best engineer your greenhouse. http://www.grit.com/farm-and-garden/greenhouses/passive-solar-greenhouse-zm0z16jfzreg.aspx  

 

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As If Slavery Weren’t Enough, 6 Other Reasons to Avoid Shrimp

http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2016/01/six-reasons-think-hard-about-shrimp-craving  

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More on greenhouses. I guess our problem here in theUS is that there is now way to use a green John Deere in a green house. http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2015/12/reinventing-the-greenhouse.html  

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Here is  

Dr. Kate Rhéaume-Bleue: The Calcium Paradox

again for any new members and perhaps it was overlooked by some. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYMExQNosTQ&feature=youtu.be   

 

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Non-profit Decodes the Sticky Mess in the Yogurt Wars Between Chobani, Yoplait, and Dannon

http://www.cornucopia.org/2016/01/non-profit-decodes-the-sticky-mess-in-the-yogurt-wars-between-chobani-yoplait-and-dannon/?utm_source=eNews&utm_medium=email&utm_content=1.23.16&utm_campaign=YogurtMORE    

Why not make your own.?  Get your own yogurt maker and get started.  We have two used ones for sale.  They will last forever.  A very simple process.  If you still decide to purchase yogurt at the store, you may want to consult the “buyer’s guide” link the the article.  






THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 1/24/2016 7:32pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • The USDA's average retail price for beef is now $6.21.  Our 2016 price is 38% below this.  Of course, this  is a national average.  By maintaining our price for this year at last year's price we are 3 % below our local grocery's (commodity beef/feedlot beef) price.
  • I received last week the latest ACRES, USA conference CD set.  I've listened to several presentations, but Sally Morrell Fallon's presentation is outstanding.  Here is the link to order your own set, http://www.acresusa.com/sally-fallon-morell-nourishing-traditional-diets .  You will learn about the importance of Vitamins A,D and K2 and a lot more about fats.  For anyone planning to start a family, this is a must.  You'll learn that by the time a pregnancy is confirmed, the heart cells, the cells for all 32 teeth and all 32 vertebrae have started.  That is why the "primitive" cultures visited by Dr. Price started ramping up the nutrition of both the man and the woman six to twelve months  planning a pregnancy.
  • We had a customer pick up a gallon of ghee this week, and she had made her first batch of kraut.  She was thrilled at how easy it was to make and how good it tasted.  Her only adjustment for her next jar is to cut the cabbage finer.
  • I finished the book, Bread, Wine, Chocolate, the Slow Loss of the Foods we Love, by Sethi Simran.  Thanks Mark P. and Robert.  It's an excellent book, and has a ton of information with an emphasis on the loss of diversity in our global foods. 
  • There was a recent bird flu outbreak in Indiana.  The last one cost taxpayers millions and was blamed on migrating birds.  Well, they'll have to find a new villain this time.  I think the migratory process was last fall.

 

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Why There’s So Much Buzz About PQQ ???

 http://www.liveinthenow.com/article/why-theres-so-much-buzz-about-pqq

 Now you know why green tea is so good for your health. 

 

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It’s possible to halt and even reverse this process (climate change) through better agricultural policies and practices. Unfortunately, the world leaders who gathered in Paris this past week have paid little attention to the critical links between climate change and agriculture. That’s a huge mistake and a missed opportunity. Our unsustainable farming methods are a central contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. Climate change, quite simply, cannot be halted without fixing agriculture. http://www.cornucopia.org/2015/12/a-secret-weapon-to-fight-climate-change-dirt/?utm_source=eNews&utm_medium=email&utm_content=11.21.15&utm_campaign=SoilMORE   

 

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World's most innovative farmer - Joel Salatin

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57ST1Ptqvao&feature=em-subs_digest-vrecs

 

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GMO Fraud Revealed

http://www.anh-usa.org/gmo-fraud-revealed/    





THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 1/17/2016 9:17pm by Art Ozias.
            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Anyone know Cathy Bowman, Peculiar, Mo.??  She has a Split Half of beef reserved.  I have tried to contact her using her email address, but have had no success.  Perhaps I need to get everyone's phone number in the future.  Emails seem to get changed.
  • One of my recent UPDATES suggested everyone should have a green house.  Well, the latest issue of GRIT has an excellent article on how a green house should be constructed.  Get the magazine and if you're not ready to commit to having your own green house (your very own food) file it in a safe place.  A greenhouse is really for raising greens and vegetables during the winter.  It is also a good place to start seedlings in every season except summer. During the spring, summer, and fall raised beds are wonderful place to raise vegetables.  Sure is nice to have all the spinach and greens you can eat.
  • I finally got all of the 2015 beef list finished, i.e. all 2015 requests have either been filled, or I have a deposit and your beef reserved, or I have requested your deposit to finalize your order.  So, have I missed anyone who has requested beef during 2015?
  • This is my first year to have a tractor with a heated cab.  Wow, what a difference.  I can take my time feeding the cows.  I can unroll the bales down to the very end.  Before, I would be in such a hurry that most would only get half unrolled.  Now, all animals have complete access.  This morning with near zero temperature and a wind chill below zero, I would previously have frozen and would have hurried to get it done as fast as possible.  
  • We have started a list for pork (still quite cheap)  and are adding to our ground beef list.  I not sure when we'll have a beef harvested just for ground beef.  When it happens, I need to move quickly in notifying those on the list.  Also, because of federal law, I must have the entire beef committed to ground beef.  Therefore, I have to keep adding to the list until the entire animal is sold.

 

Why Might Statins Cause Aggression?

Scientists don’t understand the connection, but some researchers have developed a theory that the low levels of cholesterol produced by statins are inadequate to support optimal brain functioning. Lending credence to this theory are studies that reveal violent prisoners are more prone to having low brain cholesterol. Brain cell communication is dependent upon cholesterol, so low levels might influence behavior. In addition, Golomb notes that statins interfere with sleep, an effect that could cause irritability. http://www.liveinthenow.com/article/why-do-cholesterol-lowering-drugs-cause-aggression?utm_source=LITN&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_content=&utm_campaign=12_23_15

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  Researchers across numerous disciplines and countless studies have found that polyphenols from natural foods provide a protective effect against many disease processes, especially those compounds that are known to cross the blood-brain barrier to promote brain health and slow the rate of cognitive decline and dementia. Interestingly, scientists are now able to add coffee to the short list of compounds that may help ward off Alzheimer’s disease. http://www.liveinthenow.com/article/drinking-coffee-may-put-the-brakes-on-cognitive-decline?utm_source=LITN&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_content=&utm_campaign=12_23_15    (So stop in at JAVA JUNCTION and get a bag of freshly roasted coffee.  You won’t find any fresher.)  

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The escalating amount of chemicals being released into the environment can no longer be ignored, as these toxins are disrupting animal and human endocrine systems. What’s even more alarming is that many of these endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) have “gender-bending” qualities. http://www.mercola.com/testosterone.aspx?e_cid=20160102Z1_PRNL_SECON&utm_source=content&utm_medium=email&utm_content=secon&utm_campaign=20160102Z1&et_cid=DM93862&et_rid=1295210929   


THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 1/10/2016 6:24pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Managing the beef requests when you have a small number is not very difficult, but as the numbers increase it becomes more difficult to make sure every request is filled, and I have not over sold.  The demand has been very strong this past year. Due to the crazy commodity prices for beef, they have had a dramatic influence on retail prices.  We undervalued our pricing for the 2015 harvest, as we thought the commodity prices were over inflated.  It turns out the 2015 commodity prices held until the last quarter.  Our 2015 price is still under the current retail price ($4.65), so if nothing significant changes we will maintain our 2015 prices for 2016.  Yes, I am accounting for the 3 cent per pound increase in processing cost at Gilbert's.  
  • This past year we took requests from everyone with no commitment required.  The result was we have about 20 requests that are filed in a "not available folder".  I have tried on several occasions to make contact and have received no response.  Some did and I greatly appreciated those responses.  As it turns out, it is probably good.  Had all responded and sent in the required deposit, I would have grossly over sold.  To preclude that and to minimize repeated email notifications we are modifying our procedures for the 2016 harvest.  For 2016, we are requiring a deposit of $100 at the time of your request.  We will notify you of receipt via email.  When it gets close to the harvest date  to fill your request we will send a PLANNING INVOICE  with the requirement for an additional deposit to secure your order.  We will send only two notifications.  Hopefully, the $100 initial deposit will be sufficient for you to monitor your emails and respond in a timely manner when the PLANNING INVOICE is sent.  It is your responsibility to notify me if your circumstances should change.  I will be monitoring the requests closely and should your request exceed our production, I will notify you at that time, so you can make other arrangements.
  • We are still getting turnips from our garden.  I would highly recommend a variety from Baker's Creek.  It is not bitter and in a blind test you wouldn't identify it as a turnip. You won't find this in your local grocery.  They only have one variety, Purple Top.
  • We have two yogurt makers for sale, $24 each.  Why not make your own?  It is much better than store stuff.
  • Also have the kraut, fermentation units, $12.  Again, much better than store stuff.
  • One cup of dried elderberry leaves simmered in a quart of water, drained and add a quart of water and some drops of Dawn (surfactant) and you have a good insecticide for sucking pests.  Where did I find this?  ACRES magazine this month.
  • Recent flooding in St. Louis area?  I sent the link several months back of Gabe Brown on Utube.  He took over a ranch in North Dakota 25 years ago and the soil had the capacity to absorb about 2 inches of rainfall.  After 25 years of rotational grazing and crop rotations that ground can absorb over 8 inches of rain.  Do you know how many acres in the watershed associated with the floods can hold 8 inches of rain?  NONE.  I believe the amount of rain in the recent flood was between 5-7 inches.  Now calculate the hidden costs of our present agriculture practices??  Do a search on U=tube for Gabe Brown.

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Blizzards recently killed an estimated 12,000 beef cattle, another 40,000 missing, and 40,000 dairy lost.  http://www.cattlenetwork.com/news/industry/blizzard-kills-estimated-12000-beef-cattle-another-40000-missing 

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Chicken Farmers Make the Leap From Factory to Pasture

http://www.cornucopia.org/2015/07/chicken-farmers-make-the-leap-from-factory-to-pasture/?utm_source=eNews&utm_medium=email&utm_content=7.18.15&utm_campaign=PasturedPoultryMORE  

 

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Monsanto Controls both the White House and the US Congress

No Matter Who Wins the Presidential Election Monsanto Benefits  http://www.globalresearch.ca/monsanto-controls-both-the-white-house-and-the-us-congress/5336422 

 

  Be sure to check out the VENN diagram in the article. Guess who worked at the Rose Law Firm and who she represented!!! 

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Europe’s Rejection of GMOs Ignites Eco-Farming Revolution

http://www.nationofchange.org/2015/11/16/europes-rejection-of-gmos-ignites-eco-farming-revolution/  

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7 Reasons to Add Cinnamon to Everything You Eat

http://www.liveinthenow.com/article/7-health-secrets-of-this-biblical-spice?utm_source=litn&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_content=&utm_campaign=11_20_15

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    Do you ever buy Cheerios?? http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2015/11/cheerios-protein-sugar 

 

 

THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 1/3/2016 8:54pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Happy New Year and hopefully a continued healthy one.  We will continue to find items of interest that promote good health and provide sources for sustainably raised food.
  • We have been eating tomatoes from our garden.  We are down to the cherry heirlooms.  They take a long time to ripen.  We picked them green and kept them wrapped in paper.  Won't be long until it's time to start planting for this year.
  • Here's an update on our solar panel system.  It was up and running two years ago this coming May.  We have yet to pay the utility anything other than taxes and small monthly fees.  Last December it was very cloudy, and we used up the accrued credits and had to pay about $10.  We've built our credits back and now have a comfortable balance.  Hopefully, our government will see fit to invest in more solar.  Our tax dollars are spent for some questionable things (see link below re the bird flu).
  • Also, be sure to watch the video by Dr.Axe on Vit K2.   See link below.  We've been aware of Vit K2 for some time as it is present in raw, grass fed milk and dairy items.
  • Speaking of dairy,  we have been milking for ten years and have slowly been cutting back this year.  We sold Karen and that cut our production in half.  Now the two remaining cows, Sweetpea and Duchess are nearing the end of their lactation.  So, their production is done and the cold weather takes its normal toll.  Further Sweetpea has a sore foot and is slowed while I try to get that healed.  Our next cow is due to calve in April.  Hopefully, Virginia will get her milking started and we can transition some of our remaining customers over to her.  I think she is still planning on having A2 milk.  We have sent many of our great customers to Scott, especially those living to our west.  We have truly been blessed with many great milk customers and would like to thank everyone. 
  • Finished another great batch of kraut.  We used the special bacteria from Mercola that makes more Vit K2.  We had a house guest during Christmas and she was astounded that we could make kraut.  Shows you how removed we have become from our food.
  • Three steers are going to the processor tomorrow.  I weighed the rest today and if weather holds we should have three more going in first of February.
  • It is wonderful to have our little green house full of spinach and lettuces.  If you don't have a small green house and are relying on the store for your greens, you are missing out.  We had a spinach salad with our bacon, eggs and other condiments and it was truly exceptional.  Life is good on the farm.  Stop by and see Debra's green house.  Bring your camera and add that to your new year's resolutions.

 

This Junk-Food-Funded Elementary School Curriculum Is Bonkers

http://m.motherjones.com/politics/2015/12/obesity-exercise-energy-balance    

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The Deadly Truth About Statin Drugs  Don’t get duped. Statins may make your “numbers” look good, but as a recent review published in the BMJ suggests, they do little to decrease your overall cardiovascular risk.  According to lead author John Abramson of Harvard Medical School, the data shows that statins don’t reduce your risk of being hospitalized for a heart problem or even of dying from a heart-related event over a 10-year period.[4]  And any benefits these drugs might provide is far eclipsed by the long, scary list of side effects. Fatigue, muscle soreness, headaches, dizziness, nausea and memory problems are common, and if you’re particularly unlucky, you might end up with permanent nerve damage, liver problems or diabetes.  As reported by USA Today, statins have killed and injured more people than the government has acknowledged.[3]  http://elistman.stopagingnow.com/view.php?email=aozias%40gmail.com&cid=2FD1E30714


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Vit K2.  In raw milk.  In kraut using Mercola’s bacteria.  Make your own yogurt and kefir.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leooOmu7Dco&feature=em-subs_digest-vrecs    

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The U.S. government expects to spend $191 million to pay chicken and turkey farmers for birds lost to avian flu.  Just a reminder of what happened this past year.  The government also is spending your tax dollars on a vaccine for the bird flu for poultry.  http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jul/28/usda-expects-to-pay-farmers-191-million-for-bird-f/ 

 

THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com

Posted 12/13/2015 6:31pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • We have some fermentation sets for sale.  They are $12.  That's our cost.  It's so easy to make the best ever sauerkraut.  My last batch was perfect.  I used the starter bacteria that I ordered from Dr. Mercola.  It was created to enhance the formulation of Vit K2.  I don't know if that was the difference or not.  I do know it turned out excellent.  We planted a hill of Hubbard squash this year.  It is supposed to be a "trap" plant for squash pests.  We're not sure about the "trap" aspect, as that thing grew, and grew, and grew.  From one end to the other the vines covered about 50  feet.  We had several very nice fruits.  One of our milk customers wanted one, and she made the best pumpkin pie.  From the looks of the skin on those things, they may last until next Spring, that is, unless they become pie and squash soup.  Laura Ingalls Wilder used a hatchet to cut hers open.
  • I just finished a great book, The Third Plate, by Dan Barber.  I highly recommend it.  It's available online for about $10.  Would make an excellent Christmas gift.  You'll learn what has happened to wheat and what is happening to the world's fish.
  • Anyone thinking of or already involved in market gardening must get a copy of, The Market Gardener, by Jean-Martin Fortier.  This guy has been refining his system for over 25 years and he has some simple effective ways to maximize his profits and minimize his inputs.  Check it out.  If you have a home garden or if you have a CSA there are techniques that will help you.

Growing Doubt: a Scientist’s Experience of GMOs

http://www.cornucopia.org/2015/09/growing-doubt-a-scientists-experience-of-gmos/?utm_source=eNews&utm_medium=email&utm_content=9.29.15&utm_campaign=GMOsMORE    This determination was based on evidence showing the popular weed killer can cause non-Hodgkin lymphoma and lung cancer in humans, along with “convincing evidence” it can also cause cancer in animals.  Monsanto has maintained that the classification as a carcinogen is wrong and continues to tout glyphosate (and Roundup) as one of the safest pesticides on the planet. However, they’ve now been slapped with a growing number of lawsuits alleging they long knew that Roundup’s glyphosate could harm human health. Reuters reported: “Monsanto ‘led a prolonged campaign of misinformation to convince government agencies, farmers, and the general population that Roundup was safe,’ the lawsuit states. … ‘We can prove that Monsanto knew about the dangers of glyphosate,’ said Michael McDivitt, whose Colorado-based law firm is putting together cases for 50 individuals. ‘There are a lot of studies showing glyphosate causes these cancers.’”In fact, internal Monsanto documents reveal they knew over 30 years ago that glyphosate caused adenomas and carcinomas in the rats they studied – and that’s only the beginning of Monsanto’s trouble. As each day goes by, the GMO (genetically modified organism) cookie continues to crumble…

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/11/03/monsanto-gmo-glyphosate.aspx

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Massie and Pingree Introduce Landmark Bill on Custom Meat Processing

http://www.farmtoconsumer.org/blog/2015/07/23/massie-introduces-landmark-bill-on-custom-meat-processing/    

I guess Rep Hartzler is still studying the bill. I haven’t heard back from her. Maybe she needs more people to call her??? Here is Joel Salatin discussing the PRIME bill. http://www.farmtoconsumer.org/blog/2015/07/24/joel-salatin-on-meat-processing-and-the-prime-act/  

30 Year Trial Finds Organic Farming Outperforms Conventional Agriculture

http://www.cornucopia.org/2015/07/30-year-old-trial-finds-organic-farming-outperforms-conventional-agriculture/?utm_source=eNews&utm_medium=email&utm_content=7.18.15&utm_campaign=RodaleMORE 




THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)
(660) 656-3409
www.breezy-hill-farm.com