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Breezy Hill Farm Update Jun 16, 2019

Posted 6/16/2019 9:48pm by Art Ozias.


  • Look at this photo and does it bring back memories?  If so, you are over sixty years old. 

This photo was in a Reminisce magazine issue.  When I was young we had three small groceries in my small hometown.  This would have been in a larger store.  You will notice the small choice in breakfast cereal.  What's on the left?  Dogfood and on the right is bread.  Today, dog food has its own isle and bread is at least a half of an isle. Cereal is pretty much an excuse to sell sugar and Cheerios has at last count 16 different choices.   Did you see the ten pack at the top?  We had to beg to get that.  If was a treat.  This young boy won the bicycle for collecting the most Wheaties box tops.  Those were the days.

  • Had a gooseberry pie for fathers day.  I had to stem them yesterday.  We had just enough for a pie.  When young we picked and stemmed gallons of berries.  We had no TV,so stemming berries was done in the evening after all the chores were done.
  • Only one person tried the green to blue riddle and he was pretty close.
  • Clover had her calf this past friday, a bull.  I have been milking her, and this morning she filled the five gallon bucket.  Still mostly colostrum.
  • We had diner at an Italian restaurant last night and an appetizer was the owner making fresh mozzarella tableside.  I had read many times how to make mozzarella and it seemed to involved.  Had to use a microwave and pull it, and on and on.  Well, after seeing how easy and delicious it is, the next time I have extra milk I will make mozzarella.  Along with fresh tomatoes, basil, sea salt, balsamic vinegar and olive oil; it was delicious.  I have never thought fresh mozzarella one finds in a store was very special, but now I know what truly fresh mozzarella tastes like.
  • I recently received an email concerning the Green New Deal (GND).  I was interested and signed on for updates.  Last week I received a lengthy email with a bunch of links for various presentations about regenerative agriculture.  I was surprised that most of the links were for the various people I've been following for several years, and have included  in my weekly updates.  So, I guess I'm glad to see there are others out there who are trying to right the ship.  If anyone is interested in that organization, just send me a request, and I will forward that email and you can get on their address list.  There is a semester amount of information in the email.
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    Very Interesting Website!!! Watch “Soil is a Living Organism”. You may want to watch the other ones on that site.


    As poet, farmer and wise man Wendell Berry says:

    “The passive American consumer, sitting down to a meal of pre-prepared food, confronts inert, anonymous substances that have been processed, dyed, breaded, sauced, gravied, ground, pulped, strained, blended, prettified, and sanitized beyond resemblance to any part of any creature that ever lived. The products of nature and agriculture have been made, to all appearances, the products of industry. Both eater and eaten are thus in exile from biological reality.”


    On Tuesday, April 30, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made it official: The agency plans to ignore what scientists say about glyphosate. It’s full speed ahead with the approval process.

    The EPA doesn’t care that a panel of 17 scientists at the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) unanimously concurred that glyphosate is a probable human carcinogen.

    The EPA doesn’t care that thousands of people who used Monsanto’s (now Bayer’s) Roundup weedkiller are suingthe company (and so far winning), because they believe that the product caused their cancer.

    The EPA doesn’t care about the one new study after another linking glyphosate to cancer, or liver, or kidney disease--in not just people directly exposed, but also in their future offspring.

    Nope, the EPA doesn’t even care that, despite Monsanto’s best efforts to kill it, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), released its long-awaited Draft Toxicological Profile for Glyphosate—which supports and strengthens the 2015 IARC “probable carcinogen” decision.

    It’s official. The EPA plans to ignore you, your health and the health of our common environment, to keep Roundup weedkiller on the market.

    Can we get Congress to care?


    Grass Fed or Lab Fed — Which Is Better for Your Health and the Environment?


    EPA claims glyphosate doesn’t cause cancer

    The announcement made by EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Tuesday comes at the same time there are currently 13,400 lawsuits against the controversial weedkiller



Art Ozias

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