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Breezy Hill Farm Update Apr 28, 2019

Posted 4/28/2019 10:20pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE


  • Fed my next to the last bale of hay today.  I have one more and it will be fed after this week's forecasted rains.  We had just enough, even though we had that very dry weather last fall, and didn't have much of a fall hay crop.  
  • We have one more pasture to renovate and seed and that will be done for the year.
  • Debra made a peach cobbler for dinner today.  It was excellent, lots of peaches.  It brought back memories of my battle this past summer with the Japanese beetles.  That was horrible.  Lost a whole tree of peaches.  The orchard looks great this year.  Haven't had any threats of a late frost.  I still need to do a little pruning.
  • We are enjoying fresh asparagus and greens from our garden.  Sure is nice to stay out of the grocery store.  Spring is a great time.  Not so hot, and everything is green, except for my neighbors' bare soil.  It's still brown and will only be green for a few months.  Maybe someday the USDA will pay half the cost of cover crops to improve the biology of the soil.
  • We are fighting in Jefferson City  against state control over local control .  Our local senator says he travels the roads from his home to Jeff and sees how "farmers" are supplying our food and taking care of their farms.  He must have found roads that I have yet to travel.  I usually find the less traveled roads, and my experience is quite different.  I don't see any food that makes it to my table.  Now if "farmers" were to start raising green beans, pinto beans, lima beans, speckled butter beans and leave soybeans in the bag.  Some of the corn (40%) and much of the soybean crop feed our cars and CAFOs .  Many of you have done your own research into the problems that result from confined feeding of animals.
  • I am pretty sure if we get the rain that is forecast this week, we will have another liquid dust storm.  Our local streams and rivers will be just as brown as the ever present bare soils.

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STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Emulsifiers in processed foods could be wreaking havoc on the microbes in your intestines, leading to metabolic problems and even affecting your brain

  • Because your gut and brain communicate via your gut-brain axis, altering microbes in your gut can influence anxiety and behavior, leading researchers to speculate that consuming emulsifiers may also influence mental health and behavior

  • A study confirmed that exposure to emulsifiers led to chronic intestinal inflammation, obesity and altered gut microbiota composition in mice

  • Emulsifiers trigger chronic, low-grade inflammation in your body, to which depression is strongly linked

  • The best way to avoid emulsifiers in your diet is to avoid processed foods and eat real, whole foods instead.



https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2019/02/07/processed-food-emulsifiers-health-risks.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art2&utm_campaign=20190207Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM265621&et_rid=538863794

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Here's a great talk by Allan Savory.  BE SURE TO WATCH THIS.  IT IS ONLY 22  MINUTES.  SEND THIS TO MANY OF YOUR  FRIENDS. https://youtu.be/vpTHi7O66pI

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Could a Root Canal Be the Cause of Your Chronic Health Problem?

 

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2019/02/09/root-canal-infection.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20190209Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM265635&et_rid=540026681

 

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Catnip: An Herb That You and Your Cat Would Love

https://articles.mercola.com/herbs-spices/catnip.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art3&utm_campaign=20190214Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM267249&et_rid=545769534

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Link from presentation at the local Environmental group.

https://youtu.be/m7IuY1MpTBY




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