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Posted 1/7/2018 9:12pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • I have a couple of tubs of pure lard.  They are $6 per tub.  There are no additives like lard sold in the grocery store.
  • We have two chuck roasts and two rib roasts.  They are $6/lb.  They will weigh around 3 pounds.   If you buy a rib roast, I will send you a great recipe.
  • Also, we have bones, marrow bones.  They are $3/lb.
  • Oh yes, we have cracklins from the last lard processing.  They are a great additive for cornbread.

  • "Lord Byron wasn’t just a poet; the “Don Juan” author was also the inspiration for one of the earliest celebrity dieting fads. Legions of aspiring Romantics in the 1800s subsisted on a Vinegar and Water Diet, drinking water mixed with apple cider vinegar before each meal to maintain a chic gaunt look."  Thanks Jack B. for sending the above.  He was alerted to this after reading one of our recent UPDATES with a Dr. Berg video on Apple Cider Vinegar.  Isn't it amazing what we are relearning from wisdom from the 1880's??
  • I was at the local grocery store this past week, and noticed the price for their ground beef had jumped to $5.99.  We use their price as a benchmark for setting our freezer beef prices.  Last year their price was $4.99, and our hanging weight price was $4.00/lb.  Their price in December was $5.19.  That was a 4% increase.  This $5.99 represents another 15%.  We are, for now, holding our price at last year's  $4/lb.  I will be monitoring this for the next three months, and may have to adjust our pricing.  All requests prior to April 1 will be at last years price. 
  •  Another comment from a member.  "Hi Art.  I watched the Hacking video.  I started cutting way back on sugar.  Thanks for putting the video out."  James B.
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    Chuck Norris Focuses Attention on Heavy Metal Risks After Enhanced MRI

    After undergoing three MRIs with GBCAs to evaluate her rheumatoid arthritis, Gena O'Kelley, the wife of American film icon Chuck Norris, began experiencing severe physical symptoms that began with a burning sensation in her skin. She described it as if there was acid burning her skin, slowly covering her body. She reports that she visited the emergency room five or six nights in a row, while doctors ran multiple tests for ALS, MS, cancer and Parkinson's disease.

    However, it was O'Kelley who made the connection between her burning skin, contracted arm and cognitive issues and the multiple MRIs she had undergone. She told Full Measure:

    "When we got to the hospital in Houston this last time, and I'm so bad and I said, listen, I am sober enough in my thinking right now, because I had such brain issues going on, I said I'm only going to be able to tell you this one time and I need you to listen to me very closely. I have been poisoned with gadolinium or by gadolinium and we don't have much time to figure out how to get this out of my body or I am going to die."

    After five months of treatment in China and then in a clinic in Nevada, O'Kelley was able to return home to her seven children for continued treatment by a physician in Houston. Norris shared their tax return records documenting $2 million over three years in uninsured medical expenses to help O'Kelley return to health. Now Norris is suing 11 medical companies for the part they played in not warning the couple and others of the dangers of using a GBCA for MRI contrast.

    https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/11/22/mri-imaging-with-gbca.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art3&utm_campaign=20171122Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM166834&et_rid=127330616

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    The story of FAT!!

    https://youtu.be/5S6-v37nOtY

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    Reversing hardening of the arteries!!

    https://youtu.be/bkeUKxwwflk

     

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    Dr. Goodman and Vit K2. https://youtu.be/jPkRdAfuwjg

      




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 12/23/2017 9:12pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Thanks to all our Breezy Hill customers and friends.  Last year was a very good year to raise and "harvest" GRASS.  Adequate rains and only a short period of hot weather.  Animals loved it.
  • Debra and I made it to that magic 50 year plateau  today.  My how time flies by, and it gives one pause to think of all the many people with whom we have crossed paths.  
  • I am including a video of Dr Lustig with his presentation of his latest book, The Hacking of the American Mind.  I mentioned sometime back, that I had finished the book and recommended it.  This is much faster, an hour and twenty-three minutes, and he covers all the main points.  After watching you may want to read the entire book for further details.  You may also want to forward the link to someone you know who is facing a health issue/challenge.  It's time to start practicing the FOUR C'S, CONNECT, CONTRIBUTE, COPE, AND COOK!!
  • Also, I'm including Alan Guebert latest blog.  A subscription for his weekly blog would make a nice gift for someone.

This Christmas column, first published in 1994, remains the most-requested column I’ve ever written. Maybe that’s because its lesson is both timely and timeless or perhaps it’s just a warm tale well told. Whatever the reason, I hope you, too, receive Howard’s Priceless Gift of Simple Giving. Merry Christmas.  --AG        

The Christmas tree was a scrub cedar hacked from the edge of the woods that bordered our farm. Big-bulbed lights, strung in barber pole fashion, generated almost as much heat as the nearby woodstove. Yellowed Christmas cards, saved over the years and perched like doves on the untrimmed branches, served as ornaments.       “I believe this is the prettiest tree I've ever had,” Howard proclaimed as we stood in its glow. “And its smells good, too.”       The only scent evident to me was a mixture of wood smoke and the remains of a fried pork supper. But I lied and said, “Sure does.”       Howard beckoned me to sit. We had shared this Christmas Day in the dairy barn and it was his request that we share a bit of the night, also. He knew I was alone because my family, his employer, was visiting relatives in town. I knew he was alone because he was always alone, a bachelor for nearly forty years.       “I'll get us some Christmas cheer,” he offered as I sank into the sofa. In untied work shoes, he shuffled toward the kitchen. A minute later, he returned with two water glasses filled with rhubarb wine. We raised them to the day.       “It's been a good Christmas, ain't it Allie Boy?” he asked as he sat in a ladder-back chair by the stove.       He had called me Allie Boy for as long as I could remember. I had taken to calling him Hoard the Dairyman, after the title of a farm magazine my father subscribed to.       I nodded. It had been a good day. Two wobbly newborn calves greeted us when we arrived at the dairy barn, sixteen hours earlier. Wet and shivering, we dried them with the past summer's straw before showing them where to find breakfast at their mamas' sides. One was a bull, the other a heifer.       “We ought to name 'em Mary and Joseph,” Howard now said as we rehashed the day, “on account of them being born today.”       Mary and Joseph? Generally, Howard had only one name for all cows: Succum. None of us knew what it meant or where it came from, but from the time he arrived on the farm in 1965 every cow was always Succum and every calf was always Little Succum. A group of cows or calves were simply Big Succums or Baby Succums.       “Mary and Joseph they will be,” I said approvingly.       Silence hung in the stale air. I reckoned that if you had “bached” it for 40 years like Howard, silence wasn't a void that always needed to be filled. So I worked on my wine and said nothing. Howard reached for his pipe and the big red can of Velvet that had been my Christmas gift to him that morning.       “You want to roll yourself a smoke, Allie? I got some papers here.”       I shook off the offer.       "Yep," Howard said as if to himself, “that's the prettiest tree I've ever had. And this is shaping up to be the best Christmas I've ever had because you came by.”       I looked at the tree and then at the old man ringed in tobacco smoke staring at it and I felt sad. Not for him. I felt sad for me. I had agreed to come to his house to accommodate him, a favor for an aging hired man.       But he had not wanted a favor. All he had wanted was the chance to share his Christmas good fortune with me. He had some wine, a warm fire, his prettiest Christmas tree ever, and a week's worth of tobacco. He was happy and he wanted to give me some of that happiness.       As I stared at the silhouette of Hoard the Dairyman in the glow of the Christmas lights, I saw a man of great warmth, vast wealth, and pure honesty. He didn't have a checking account or credit card but he was far richer than the condescending college boy on his sofa.       “Well Hoard,” I said a very quiet minute later, “I better go. We both have to be at the barn early tomorrow.”       He led me to the back door. “Don't forget,” he said as I headed for the truck, “we'll call those calves Mary and Joseph.” More than 40 Christmas nights later, I have not forgotten the two calves named Mary and Joseph, and Howard's priceless gift of simple giving. The Farm and Food File is published weekly throughout the U.S. and Canada. Source material and contact information are posted at www.farmandfoodfile.com. Alan's weekly blog would make a great gift for someone that is hard to buy for. He is very current on AG topics.





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 12/10/2017 9:53pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • We are having a pork pickup day this Saturday at the farm.  All on the list have been notified.  There is some lard available as the hog we processed was extremely fat.  Gilbert's are selling it for $7/tub.  It is pure lard, no additives.  Pure lard is hard to find.  If one wants a tub, I will pick it up along with the pork.  Pick up will be from 12-1pm.
  • We have started our beef list for 2018, quarters, halves and whole beeves.  Price will remain the same as 2017.  The local grocery store still has their premium ground beef at $4.99/ lb for commodity beef.
  • We  have a list working for ground beef and we now have enough for one animal.  We will schedule to have it processed in January for pick up in early February.

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Danish vaccine manufacturer and pro-vaccine researcher admits DTP vaccine kills children.

https://www.naturalhealth365.com/dtp-vaccine-side-effects-2355.html

 

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Here is a very interesting interview and you will learn about butter from cows on grass. Also, about Vit K2.

https://youtu.be/0JKTIZsMKos

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Coalitions of agriCULTURE outsiders tackle powerful agriBIZ insiders

https://hightowerlowdown.org/article/coalitions-agriculture-outsiders-tackle-powerful-agribiz-insiders/

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"Eat Bacon & Lose Your Fat" https://youtu.be/_EhLjMGsnRw




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 12/3/2017 7:47pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Ground beef pickup went very well.  Several people got not only some roasts,Four  some got packages of marrow bones.
  • The next ground beef list is now started and depending on requests we are looking for sometime in the Spring for the next harvest.
  • We are about caught up on "Dirt" hogs.  The sausage hog is being processed, but the seller kind of mislead me on the size of the hog and there may not be as much ground pork as was indicated.  We should know by mid week how much we have.  Hopefully, we will be able to fill most of the requests.  Your requested amount may need to be reduced.  

 

It's an hour long, but has a lot of info on Vit K2. https://youtu.be/5-KGceRenn4

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Hi – I'm reading "The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains" by Robert H. Lustig and wanted to share this quote with you.

"Four Cs of Contentment: Connect, Contribute, Cope, and Cook. The rationale for each is bolstered by their documented benefits".   Very good book.


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Unfortunately, a two-crop planting cycle of GE corn and soybeans, along with CAFOs (concentrated animal feeding operations) that raise one type of meat, has become the dominant model in the Midwest, thanks to the federal farm policy that subsidizes these crops, with devastating consequences to human health and the environment. Choosing grass fed products like grass fed beef and bison over those raised in CAFOs is a solution that we can all take part in.

Consumer demand for more humane, environmentally friendly grass fed beef is prompting some farmers to adopt regenerative agriculture techniques. In the Midwest, farmers are slowly adopting the use of cover crops and no-till farming, which improves soil health and reduces the need for chemical fertilizers and herbicides, benefiting insects. This is why sourcing your foods from a local farmer is one of your best bets to ensure you're getting something wholesome while also supporting biodiversity on the planet.

And, you'll be supporting the small farms — not the mega-farming corporations — in your area. Ideally, support farmers who are using diverse cropping methods, such as planting of cover crops, raising animals on pasture and other methods of regenerative agriculture that protect beneficial insects. In addition, take steps to make your own backyard friendlier to your insect friends, by eliminating the use of pesticides and other chemicals and planting a diverse variety of native flowers and other plants.

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/10/31/insect-extinction.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ms1&utm_campaign=20171112Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM165984&et_rid=114328676


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Trump administration attempts to delay findings on pesticides

https://www.nationofchange.org/2017/11/16/trump-administration-attempts-delay-findings-pesticides




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 11/26/2017 9:23pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • "We loved the Roast beef and then made a stew with it and we also had Chili before Turkey Day!  Thanks again for contributing to our holiday week of feasting and fun! "

    Thanks Kathy B.

  • Yes, we still have a selection of beef roasts.  They are approx. 3# each  @ $6/#.
  • We have a split half available.  We are trying to fulfill everyone's request for this year.
  • Ground beef list is still open.  The price is $5.25/#.
  • We are still taking request for ground pork.  The price will be between $1.50 and $1.75.  Price will depend on the yield, size of the hog.  Need more orders.  Bottom line, we need to  have enough orders to proceed.  We must have enough requests to buy the entire hog.
  • Blondie and Natalie have a new home.  We are down to our last milk cow, a heifer due in April.  Looks like I'll need to borrow a cow from my neighbor,Scott, until mine calves.

 

The Truth About McDonald's

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_9s-Oh8ys4

 

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If you've ever gone on a road trip, you probably have distinct memories of bugs flying at, and smashing on, your windshield — along with the inevitable cleanup the mess necessitated afterward. If you think about it for a minute, though, you may realize that it's been awhile since your windshield was covered with insects.

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/10/31/insect-extinction.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art3&utm_campaign=20171031Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM164360&et_rid=102648237

 

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Story at-a-glance

  • Higher exposure to fluoride while in utero is associated with lower scores on tests of cognitive function in childhood

  • Women with higher levels of fluoride in their urine during pregnancy were more likely to have children with lower intelligence

  • Each 0.5 milligram per liter increase in pregnant women’s fluoride levels was associated with a reduction of 3.15 and 2.5 points on the children’s cognitive and intelligence test scores, respectively

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https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/10/31/fluoride-prenatal-exposure.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art2&utm_campaign=20171031Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM164360&et_rid=102648237

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Story at-a-glance

  • Ninety percent of news media are controlled by six corporations. As a result, the vast majority of what you read, see and hear is part of a carefully orchestrated narrative created and controlled by special interest groups

  • “Astroturf” is the effort on the part of large corporate special interests to surreptitiously sway public opinion by making it appear as though it’s a grassroots effort for or against a particular agenda

  • Wikipedia is an astroturf’s dream come true. Many pages are controlled by anonymous Wikipedia editors on behalf of special interests who forbid and reverse edits that go against their agenda

 

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/10/28/astroturfing-media-manipulation.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20171028Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM163413&et_rid=98814632

Interesting. Make sure you know your source for “facts”.

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Dr Oz may have lost a few points on this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1cOvH1_vKc





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 11/19/2017 7:52pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • I have secured two dirt hogs and maybe two more.  So, those on the list will be getting an  email soon.  I also have a possible "sausage dirt hog".  I have had some interest in ground pork.  To make that work I'll need to get about two hundred pounds requested.  And to make the price work it will have to be ground pork in one pound tubes.  It is very easy to season the ground pork to make your own sausage.  Just some salt, pepper and sage if you like sage.  Let it thaw, mix in the spices and refrigerate for 24 hours.  If you want to be on the list send me an email.  If we can get enough interest we'll proceed.
  • Ground beef list is still open.  We will be doing smaller amounts in the future.  It is just too risky dealing with 700 pounds at once.
  • Because we have such a great grass growing year we will be having freezer beef well into the winter.  They are doing very well.  We anticipate the price per pound for next year will be the same as this year.  The local grocery price for ground beef, $4.99/#, has remained stable this entire past year and based on the forecast for commodity beef there appears to be no future price changes.
  • We were at Costco today and I noticed a Tuxedo Chocolate Mousse Cake for sale.  It looked very appealing.  I noticed the label with the list of ingredients and could not believe my eyes.  I took a picture of the label and planned to include it in this update, but can't figure out how to do it.  A couple  walked by and picked up one.  It appeared they were planning to buy one.  I suggested they should read the label.  They did.  "Oh my God.  Thanks for speaking up.  That's awful. "  They put it back and continued shopping.  FOLKS READ THOSE LABELS.
  • I just finished reading Lustig's latest book, The Hacking of the American Mind.  It's a little tough with the first part developing the scientific basis for how we humans become addicted.   And, of course, Lustig shows how SUGAR is the culprit in so many of our current maladies.  I'd give it a definite "thumbs up".

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Medical Errors Are No. 3 Cause Of U.S Deaths, Researchers Say

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/05/03/476636183/death-certificates-undercount-toll-of-medical-errors

 

 

Here is a short video by Micheal Pollan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drs_B9giYqA&feature=em-subs_digest

 

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Learn about wheat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ide8N14CevI

 

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More Pollan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c31cAdYUvT8





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 11/12/2017 9:19pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE


  • I will be taking in beeves next week for ground beef.  I'm guessing pick up will be on Dec 2, a Saturday.
  • I sold another milk cow this week, Natalie.  I have two more to sell and then we will be down to a family milk cow.  Debra will not give up her A2, high butterfat milk.  Also, our granddaughter has to to have her cookie and milk when she is here.  How many children get to grow up having access to the "golden" milk of an A2 Guernsey??
  • If you requested ground beef and did not indicate if you wanted a roast or bones, be sure to email me.
  • The latest Wise Traditions publication is all about cancer.  Many very good articles and a wealth of information.  There are options.  There was a very good interview with Nina Teicholz.  It may be available on a future podcast.  If you go to the weston a price website you can see all the available podcasts, plus much more.

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Did you know how good an onion is??

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUsU074tzRg&feature=em-subs_digest

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The importance of bone broth. We have grass finished beef bones for $3/#.

Tressa Yellig, owner of Broth Bar, “Portland’s first dedicated bone broth café talks about the many benefits from eating traditional nutrient dense foods that come from bones and organ meats. Yelling is a graduate of New York's Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary.  Make sure the bones are from a grass finished animal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZ4FTw2r-vk&feature=em-subs_digest 

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This is something I've included in my updates. This summer in KC Star there was an article about the loss to a local orchardist who lost most of their crop this summer due to the drift of dicamba. It's one thing to lose a bean plant, but losing a peach tree? It takes 3-5 years to bring a peach tree into production with continuing care in pruning etc. A bean plant can be planted next year and it produces some beans. Oh yes, that damaged bean qualified for crop insurance which we taxpayers subsidized to the tune of 60% of the cost. Who insures their peach crop, and if they do I can guarantee you the government, our tax dollars, did not subsidize it.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/10/26/559733837/monsanto-and-the-weed-scientists-not-a-love-story?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=2053




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 11/5/2017 7:37pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • We are slowly getting caught up with freezer beef requests.  The ground beef list is progressing and we should be able to schedule that in early December.  Make sure to contact Virginia if you want a turkey for Thanksgiving, souscon4@gmail.com.
  • I had to cut down some trees that had died.  I have planted two and have three more to plant this week.  I lost a fruit tree and will hopefully find something to take its place next year. Anyone have a good plum tree?  Maybe I could graft on a plum to one of my apple trees.

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Nutrition Declines When Animals Are Fed Grains Instead of Grass Bigger Chickens Were Made Possible by Antibiotics



Be sure to read this article. It has good information regarding Omega-3 essential fatty acid.

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/10/17/declining-chicken-nutrition.aspx?utm_source=prnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art2&utm_campaign=20171017Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM162628&et_rid=86455987


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What Is Oil Pulling?

While sesame and sunflower oils may functionally break down bacteria, coconut oil adds another advantage. Coconut oil is a medium-chain fatty acid found to inhibit Streptococcus mutans, the chief bacteria responsible for cavities.4,5

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/08/03/oil-pulling-benefits.aspx

By increasing the pH in your mouth after pulling you may reduce bacterial growth even further. To do that, mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda in 6 ounces of water and gargle. This will alkalize the pH of your mouth, and since bacteria thrive in an acidic environment, the increased pH will discourage growth.






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 10/8/2017 8:59pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE


  • Anyone missing a pet pigeon?  We have someone's pet taking up residence here on the hill.  It has a band on its leg.  We haven't been able to catch it so we don't know what's on the band.
  • We have some chuck and rib roasts.  The pikes peak roast are gone.
  • Another beef will go in this week as we work down our list of those wanting a split half, half or whole.

This is from Alan Guebert.  It may help to educate our non ag members.   It's hard to get this info from the media.

Alan Guebert       It’s August and that means much of Congress is, literally, either out of session, out of the country or out to lunch. That doesn’t mean, however, some of its more diligent members aren’t somehow serving the public.      Take the House Ag Committee. (Please.) A handful of its 46 members will attend three Farm Bill “Conversations in the Field” this month to hear yet-again that U.S. farmers and ranchers feed the world, Americans pay less for their food than any other nation’s citizens, and free trade will lead to more farm profit.      They will also hear, as they have for decades, that Congress needs to do something about today’s cheap commodity prices, stumbling exports, and all-but-dead rural communities.     

Few people attending these “conversations,” however, will pick up on the contradictions contained in their earnest remarks. Contradictions like how we both brag and complain about our nation’s “cheap food” policies yet rarely acknowledge that you can’t have “cheap” food without having “cheap” farm prices.      Or how we continue to view U.S. ag export markets as the yellow brick road to farm riches that it once was but will never again be due to today’s cutthroat, corporately integrated competition. (A White House that puts its tweeting thumb in the eye of our best customers doesn’t help either but few policymakers in farm country dare to publicly contradict this president.)      And, finally, how we institutionalize ag policies that underwrite farm and ranch consolidation and undermine rural communities only to later complain that “no one’s out here to take over” when today’s farmers and ranchers either retire or expire.     

We on the farming side of food aren’t the only ones who are angry when we eventually get what we ask for. The food side of farming, writes Andrea Reusing, a successful North Carolina farm-to-table chef, has its own Jekyll-and-Hyde relationship with food.      “Farm-to table’s sincere glow distracts from how… the most pristine ingredients… nearly always… rely on cheap labor,” explains the award-winning Reusing in an essay for NPR’s food blog, The Salt. “Work (is) very often performed by people who are themselves poor and hungry.”      And her restaurant guests “are sometimes surprised to learn that… our relatively expensive menu yields only slim profits or that we can’t afford a group health plan.”      So today’s lopsided farm policy isn’t working very well for either producers or their customers, yet it’s the system nearly everyone on either end of the American fork defends and promotes in every farm and food “conversation.”     

That’s a close-minded echo chamber, not an honest, public conversation.      Moreover, the echoes are calling new players to new policy fights.      For example, legislators in many ag-centric states are now debating badly needed clean water policies after decades of turning a blind eye to increasing farm chemical, fertilizer, and livestock waste run-off. The public, rightfully so, wants solutions to this now-public problem.      They aren’t alone. Mother Nature wants solutions, too. Recently, the front page of my local farm newspaper featured five stories, three whose headlines read: “Fighting fungicide resistance,” “New approach needed to fight herbicide resistance,” and “Farm storm damage.”      The headlines, as well as the stories, shared how once-miracle, now-failing technologies must be replaced by newer, even more miraculous technologies that, sooner or later, will also fail.      And so it goes on the American farm and ranch.     

We believe we can solve today’s biggest agricultural problems—new disease resistance; weather extremes triggered by climate change; killer competitive global markets; low-and-going-lower farm income; dying rural communities—with bigger chemistry, bigger ignorance, bigger bullying, and bigger government spending all directed to “help” ever fewer farmers and ranchers and increasingly skeptical eaters.      The driving idea behind this bigger hammer approach seems to be, “Well, it hasn’t worked in the past, so let’s do more of it and see what happens.”      Instead, we should be talking about how to fix what’s broken, not how to patch it.

 

 




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

Art Ozias

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Posted 10/4/2017 3:22pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE


  • The last ground beef pick up went very well.  We have another list started and when there is sufficient amount requested,  I will schedule another date.  
  • The top two people on the "dirt" hog list will be notified next week.  I have found two, and there may be some more in a month.
  • Interested in a beef roast?  We had some cut from the last harvest.  We needed more ground beef, but didn't need to process the entire animal into ground beef.  So, we have a few chuck, arm and rib roasts.  They are $6/lb, first come gets their choice.  If this works, we may do this in the future.  This would reduce the time for people just wanting ground beef.
  • Virginia is having a chicken day this coming Saturday.  Contact her to reserve your chickens.

 

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Good Dr. Berg video. It's short so be sure to watch it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyjeI7HAfw8&feature=em-subs_digest


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Very Interesting video on benefits of Grass. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FJgztapA-Q&feature=em-subs_digest



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THIS IS A MUST READ FOR EVERYONE. IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITH CANCER OR WHO HAS HAD AN ISSUE WITH CANCER, BE SURE TO HAVE THEM READ THIS INTERVIEW.

http://ecofarmingdaily.com/ketogenic-diet-fighting-back-against-cancer/#more-1070




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