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Breezy Hill Farm Update Nov 2, 2019

Posted 11/2/2019 8:36pm by Art Ozias.


  • We recovered our greenhouse last week.  The old covering was showing age due to sun damage. We are trying a bubble wrap this time.  That should help with heat retention during cold weather.   Debra has started kale, spinach and lettuce.
  • The ground beef list is growing and we have a few names on the next Dirt Hog list.
  • We will be weighing the beeves this week and will get a final count on what is available this year.  Check your freezer and decide what you need to get through the winter.  There may be more next year, but if the winter is severe there will be none until next spring.
  • And if you want chickens, Virginia is having her last chicken day for this year on Nov 16.  She will be doing turkeys the following Saturday.  We have a 20 pounder reserved.  Contact her at


What You Need to Know About Grass-Fed Beef

To help achieve optimal health, make sure you eat grass-fed and grass-finished beef.


Americans are getting fatter. But we aren’t getting healthier.

We can expect that trend to continue, unless we fix our food. And we can’t fix our food unless we fix our soil, which means we stop saturating it with herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, synthetic chemical fertilizers and antibiotics.

Scientific American just published a great article this week linking the decline of human health to the decline in food nutrients caused by the decline in soil health. The authors pointed to a report by Eco Farming Daily, citing data going back to 1940, stating this:

“The level of every nutrient in almost every kind of food has fallen between 10 and 100 percent. An individual today would need to consume twice as much meat, three times as much fruit, and four to five times as many vegetables to obtain the same amount of minerals and trace elements available in those same foods in 1940.”

How do we fix our soil, food and health? We need a “microbiome renaissance,” the author said. And that begins with showing Mother Nature a little respect:

It is pure hubris to think we can manipulate nature into agricultural perfection with synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. Instead, to adapt to and mitigate the intertwined ecological, human health and climate crises, we must respect the elegant complexity of nature.

You may need to read this one twice. There is a lot of information in this link. There's a lot of very good information here.


Including a link from the environment groups presentation,



Art Ozias