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Breezy Hill Farm Update Jun 2, 2020

Posted 6/2/2020 10:09pm by Art Ozias.

            BREEZY HILL FARM WEEKLY UPDATE

  • Sophie ( our Great Pyrenees) got a hair cut today.  The temperatures are increasing and with her heavy hair coat she gets overheated.  We will save those bags of hair for next year for the Baltimore Orioles.  I'm guessing they will like it for nest building just as well as horse hair.
  • We are going to have a huge seed bank in our pastures this year.  This spring has been great for grasses in our pastures.  Now all those seed heads will fall to the soil and will be there for years to come.  Some will germinate next year and some will be there for several years until conditions are right.
  • Our guineas are not behaving as in past years.  Several hens have been setting on a bunch of eggs and last week they started hatching baby keets.  Except this time just one at a time.  Each day we find one more hatched.   Usually, they all come in a day or two.  We found a hidden nest while doing some weed eating, so there may be more.  I've got to build some more nests for inside their house for next year.
  • Strawberries are in peak production.  Just had a bowl on some ice cream.  So much better than Dairy Queen.
  • I found some great Dirt Hogs and have one for July and five for August.  These are all spoken for.  There may be some more this fall, but will depend on whether we can find a processor that has an opening.  Their schedules are still full.

 

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What is going on here? Thanks for 60 Minutes. Is there a swamp? Yes, watch this. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/most-trade-war-relief-aid-bypassed-small-medium-farms-60-minutes-2020-05-03/



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The meat we eat is a pandemic risk, too

For years, expert bodies like the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been warning that most emerging infectious diseases come from animals and that our industrialized farming practices are ratcheting up the risk. “Livestock health is the weakest link in our global health chain,” noted the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in a 2013 report.



https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2020/4/22/21228158/coronavirus-pandemic-risk-factory-farming-meat

 

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Here is a must SEE video. https://www.instagram.com/tv/CAym4n8namq/?igshid=iw8tqgfbsvdw

 

 

THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL FOR THIS WEEK.  ART AND DEBRA

"BE HEALTHY, EAT GRASS"

Art Ozias

(aozias@gmail.com)

www.breezy-hill-farm.com