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Breezy Hill Farm Update Mar. 17, 2019

Posted 3/17/2019 8:30pm by Art Ozias.


  • We are ready for the scouts.  We got all of our purple martin houses cleaned, repaired, and some new ones added.  With the warmer weather they may come very soon.  The plovers are already here. I saw a blue bird on the lane yesterday.  They are beautiful.  Wish I had more.
  • Hopefully, we will separate the cows from the yearlings and beeves this coming week.  Cows should start calving soon.  We will weigh the beeves.  I'm not optimistic.  There may be one,  maybe two that are ready, but this has been a very difficult winter.  The next freezer beef may be in May.  
  • Iris had her calf this morning.  Before I got there the new born had found the muddiest spot in the lot and was stuck in at least 12 inches of mud.  I drug her out by her ears, only part that was dry enough to hold to.  After three buckets of warm soapy water and several towels, and hands full of straw we got her in the stall.  She is a very strong calf.  I milked Iris, got a gallon of colostrum and gave the calf a bottle, and two hours later she was up nursing. It sure will be nice to get great milk again.  My substitute cow was a bust.  No cream and milk was white, pure white. The substitute will be on Craigs List this Summer. 
  • The KC Food Circle EXPO is the coming Saturday at the JCCC.   Go to their website for details.  See you there.


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The Neglected Mineral We Cannot Live Without

First of all, modern agricultural methods favor the universal use of NPK fertilizers (nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium). Both potassium and phosphorus are antagonists of magnesium in the soil, and on calcareous soils create a relative magnesium deficiency (the magnesium present is bound and therefore unavailable to the crop). On sandy or loamy soils that are slightly acid, an actual magnesium deficiency often exists, as the magnesium leaches from the soil and is also unavailable to the crop. This leaching also occurs in response to acid rain. Magnesium, in fact, is one of the most depleted minerals in farm soils. To add insult to injury, new plant hybrids are continually introduced that have been bred to survive on these mineral-depleted soils. 

Fluoride in drinking water binds with magnesium, creating a nearly insoluble mineral compound that ends up deposited in the bones, where its brittleness increases the risk of fractures.

 “In the large intestine it [precipitated calcium] interferes with peristalsis, which results in constipation. When calcium precipitates out in the kidneys and combines with phosphorus or oxalic acid, kidney stones are formed. Calcium can deposit in the lining of the bladder and prevent it from fully relaxing, and therefore from filling completely with urine. This leads to frequent urination problems, especially in older people. Calcium can precipitate out of the blood and deposit in the lining of the arteries, causing hardening (arteriosclerosis). . . It can coat and stiffen. . . plaque in the arteries. . . [and] can cause blood pressure to rise as well as increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. Calcium can even deposit in the brain. 

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE!!  You may want to find a good Magnesium supplement.


Art Ozias

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