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Breezy Hill Farm Update Feb 19, 2017

Posted 2/19/2017 9:27pm by Art Ozias.

           BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Thanks to all who made the ground beef pick up day a total success.  We've started a new list.
  • We also had our first ever sausage day.  It was supposed to be just ground pork, but we had a mix up in communication with the processor.  There were  eight extra pounds and the sausage was great.  Good job Tom.  Yes, it had prepared seasonings, salt, pepper, sage, sugar and red pepper.  The salt level was a little high and SUGAR??  Why add sugar to something that does not need to be sweet.  Save that for a pie or cake!!!  Next time it will be ground pork and we can each add our own spices.  That list is already well underway.  
  • This weather is not normal.  We have renovated about half of our pastures.  Sure glad Dallas has been here to help.
  • Debra started some seeds on the porch for our 2017 garden.  I've been working in the orchard pruning fruit trees.  This weather may prove to be the demise of the fruit production for this year.  The trees are starting to push their buds.  I'm sure we will have some freezing weather and that may ruin the fruit.
  • I  have saved some scions for grafting.  I'll wait until closer to Spring to do the grafting.
  • Mark your calendar for the KC Food Circle Spring Expo, March 25.

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Paraquat - Banned in EU While US Increasing Use of This Toxic Killer

Thirty-two countries have banned the use of paraquat, an herbicide so toxic it can kill you in a single sip. As mounting risks of accidental, occupational and intentional exposure are revealed, including a solid link to Parkinson's disease, the US continues to allow its unchecked use. Its use is even increasing among US crops.


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New infographic shows how only 10 companies control every brand we know

Regardless of what the companies claim, the Big 10 do have the power and resources to address hunger and poverty within their supply chains.

 

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France passes controversial bill making cameras mandatory in all slaughterhouses

http://www.nationofchange.org/2017/01/16/france-passes-controversial-bill-making-cameras-mandatory-slaughterhouses/

 

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Can Capsaicin in Chili Peppers Help Beat Cancer?

The American Cancer Society estimates there will be three new diagnoses of cancer and one death every minute in 2017. Recent research has demonstrated a substance found in a specific pepper may help kill cancer cells. I'll give you more strategies to help prevent the growth of abnormal cells.

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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