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Breezy Hill Farm Update Jun. 9, 2019

Posted 6/9/2019 10:43pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Hi Art,

    We thought you would enjoy some feedback on the beef 🥩.. we “LOVE” it! Wonderful beef...  as we remember growing up with in our younger days. 

    Thank you for the TLC provided for the critters and customers... much appreciated.

    Enjoy the weekend ahead!  Thanks Karen and LARRY

  • Yes, We are still raising GRASS FiNISHED BEEF. We weighed beeves today and separated cows from the rest.  The  bull was added and it all starts anew. Those on our list for freezer beef have been notified.  That should catch us up for now.  We are still adding to our ground beef list and as soon as we have enough we will schedule that.
  • The forecast for commodity beef is for increasing prices due to the reduced acreages of corn and soybeans resulting from the extensive flooding.  We will keep our prices the same, as we do not depend on external inputs.  We have a lot of grass and hopefully that will continue throughout the summer.  We have a lot already stockpiled.  We only bale what we need for winter feeding.  We don't bale and sell our surpluses.  That would rapidly demineralize our soil.
  • Well, it's great to have your own asparagus, peas, strawberries and large heads of broccoli.  If you don't have a raised bed for gardening, you are missing a great resource.
  • Our fruit trees have been pretty good so far.   Sweet and pie cherries.  The peach trees are loaded and there are several new pear trees with a lot of pears.  
  • Anyone want a free SCOBY??  Just bring a wide mouth gallon jar.
  • We also have KEFIR grains to share.

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STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • The conversion of large amounts of fertile land to desert has long been thought to be caused by livestock, such as sheep and cattle overgrazing and giving off methane. This has now been shown to be incorrect, as removing animals to protect lands speeds up desertification

  • According to Allan Savory, an African ecologist, dramatically increasing the number of grazing livestock is the only thing that can reverse both desertification and climate change

  • Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) and large-scale monocrop farms directly contribute to climate change and environmental pollution

  • To improve soil quality, we must improve its ability to maintain water. Once land has turned to bone-dry desert, any rain simply evaporates and/or runs off. The solution is twofold: The ground must be covered with vegetation, and animals must roam across the land

  • In the documentary, “Running Out of Time,” Savory details his holistic herd and land management plan, and shows how land that has turned to desert can be brought back to become fertile and productive once again through the use of livestock

 

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2019/03/23/reverse-desertification.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20190323Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM275162&et_rid=574426532

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Watch "Grazing to Heal the Earth | Wendy Pratt | TEDxIdahoFalls" on YouTube https://youtu.be/suHCiRlT-oc

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Geoff Lawton

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N225HDyIUe8

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Here is a link given at the recent presentation to the Citzens for Environmental Action.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrsFjW2dLi Q

https://www.discoverpermaculture.com/p/video-1-pdc-2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrsFjW2dLi Q





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