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Posted 1/15/2012 8:53pm by Art Ozias.
Posted 1/8/2012 8:03pm by Art Ozias.
  • We had a rump roast recently from our current genetics.  We used the recipe that we have posted on our web site.  It was excellent.  We are very pleased with our decision to change the genetics by increasing the amount of Red Devon.
  • Debra and I delivered beef on Friday.  After picking up the beef, we went to Knob Noster, Grain Valley, Buckner, Liberty, North Kansas City, Topeka and finally Prairie Village.  It was a long day, but still it saved a lot of trips for our customers.  We enjoyed meeting new faces we've only known via emails.
  • Our ground beef pick up went well.  One person, who originally ordered 20 pounds had decided to just get 10 pounds.  I got a phone call this morning asking if I had another 10 pounds.  After trying the ground beef she wanted as much as she could get.  Fortunately, I had an extra 10 pounds. 
  • Jeff, while picking up ground beef, told me that Green Pastures has again offered the Ghee/Coconut blend.  Let me know if there is interest and we will place an order.  It is $47 per gallon plus your part of the shipping.
  • I will be taking three "dirt" hogs to the processor tomorrow.  Those getting the pork will get an email tomorrow.  I have another list started, but am not sure when the next ones will be ready.
  • I gave out Joel Salatin's latest book to several people.  I failed to enter the names and addresses of customers who received the book initially(several weeks ago).  If you would please check your copy and see if your name is entered on the inside of the hard cover at the top.  If not, please do the following: next to # 1. write your last name and your town and state.  This will key the next person to enter their name and town as #2.  Send me an email so I can update my list.  It is going to be interesting , a year from now, to see the journeys these books will experience.

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Posted 1/1/2012 8:05pm by Art Ozias.
  • My friend that raises the "dirt" hogs called and has three that will be ready this next week.  Let me know if you want a half or a whole.  I have one and a half already spoken for.
  • The ground beef is finally ready.  I should have enough for everyone that is still on my list.  I don't know how much there will be until Thursday.  As soon as I know, I will send an email to everyone on the list.  Pick up will be noon on Saturday, Jan 7 at the farm.  WATCH FOR AN EMAIL ON THURSDAY, if you don't get one that means I didn't get enough yield from this beef and you will go onto the next list. 
  • Sorry, we missed last Sunday, but we have had more challenges this past two weeks than I can describe.  Briefly, my sister passed unexpectedly, then Debra's father passed followed by her mother.  Last week we were in IL for her parents' funeral.  We have had several trips to Arkansas (where her parents lived for the past 12 years) and multiple phone calls dealing with a myriad of things.
  • Have started to feed some hay.  This would have been the perfect Winter, so far, had we not had the drought in the Fall.  The drought kept me from stockpiling enough grass for the cows.  But with the warm weather the cows don't need much and feeding hay in 40-50 degree weather is "a piece of cake".  I'm sure I'll get to feed some later with temps near zero and a north wind.  Since my tractor does not have a cab, I just put on several layers and use a hood my neighbor made using the pelt of a coyote.
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    Isn't It Time to Bring Back This Wholesome Tradition of the 1940s and 1950s?

     

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/11/09/the-return-of-fresh-milk-from-the-king-dairy.aspx

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    Introducing Dr Hyman.  I learned about him after reading Dr Liponis’ book, Ultra Prevention, I think you will appreciate his holistic approach to health.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mark-hyman/diabesity_b_1088983.html?ref=daily-brief?utm_source=DailyBrief&utm_campaign=111511&utm_medium=email&utm_content=NewsEntry&utm_term=Daily%20Brief



    that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra
Posted 12/18/2011 8:56pm by Art Ozias.
  • I had hoped for the milk supply to last through December.  Rosebud is going dry, so I am down to just one cow.  That plus the lack of grass and the cold weather has just about ended the milk supply for this year.  We should be going again in the Spring.  Therefore, for now email me to see if we have any extra.   Especially, for those that have a long distance to drive
  • I will be delivering beef tomorrow.  Everyone has been notified.  The next round of ground beef will be soon.  I should know tomorrow when I can take the next one to be processed.  I will notify those that are getting ground beef just as soon as I find out how many pounds I have.  It will probably be in about two weeks, so watch our updates for the notice and then watch for your email.
  • Here is more information on this wonder substance.  We have reported on this numerous times.   “Astaxanthin is a derivative of the microalgae Haematoccous pluvialis  (it's the part that give salmon and flamingos that eat the algae their orange or pink coloring).

    It is produced when the algae's water supply dries up, forcing it to protect itself from ultraviolet radiation. It's the algae's survival mechanism—Astaxanthin serves as a "force field" to protect the algae from lack of nutrition and/or intense sunlight.

    As an analogy, the way the algae produces astaxanthin is similar to the way your skin cells produce melanin in response to sun exposure.”

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/10/29/bob-capelli-on-astaxanthin.aspx?e_cid=20111029_DNL_art_1

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    Amazing isn’t it that this controversy seems to have another chapter.  When will the truth be told???  http://www.naturalnews.com/034038_vaccines_autism.html

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    Here is a good article by  Dr Mark Hyman.  It’s worth reading.  It has some recommendations to fix the problem.  http://drhyman.com/the-toxic-triad-how-big-food-big-farming-and-big-pharma-spread-obesity-diabetes-and-chronic-disease-across-the-globe-2527/?utm_source=Publicaster&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=drhyman%20newsletter%20issue%20#41&utm_content=Read+more


    that's it from the hill.   Art and Debra
Posted 12/11/2011 9:41pm by Art Ozias.
  • Dirt hogs will be available mid January.  Let me know.
  • Recent post from Dr Douglass on vaccinations. 

    “The growing army of the unvaccinated 

    It's become a legal and politically correct form of discrimination: Unvaccinated kids are being booted from schools, summer camps, and even doctor's offices.

     

    They're trying to make you feel like some kind of fringe weirdo for refusing to pump your kid full of live viruses, mercury, formaldehyde, chicken eggs, DNA from aborted fetuses, and all the other junk used in those shots.

     

    But you're not a weirdo -- and you're not even fringe: New numbers show that a full 10 percent of American families now refuse or delay common childhood vaccinations.

     

    And that's just the beginning -- because the survey in Pediatrics finds that even parents who toe the party line are having big-time doubts over this whole vaccination thing.

     

    Twenty-five percent of those who get every vaccination say they believe it would be safer to delay some of them -- and nearly 30 percent say they don't think there's any harm in skipping the least necessary shots.

     

    I agree -- as long as by "least necessary" you mean ALL of them!

     

    Here are the facts: Vaccinations haven't protected or "saved" children. They've actually compromised the powerful natural immunity of the human body, making people weaker and sicker in the long run.

     

    The perfect example is chickenpox. Kids used to get it all the time in early childhood, when all it meant was a few days of itching and scratching -- and then they were done with it.

     

    You probably remember that yourself.

     

    Today, the chickenpox vaccine has practically eliminated it in those early years -- but vaccinated kids and adults alike are now getting it later in life instead, when it can be dangerous and even deadly.

     

    That's just one shot -- the rest are no better, and many are far worse.

     

    TheInstituteofMedicinerecently admitted that common vaccines can cause seizures, brain inflammation, infection, body encephalitis, pneumonia, meningitis, hepatitis and more -- and this was in a statement in DEFENSE of vaccinations!

     

    If anyone treats you like a fringe weirdo for opposing vaccinations, just show them that. That should shut 'em up.”

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    Vit D and the sun are your best bet.  http://www.naturalnews.com/033998_influenza_vaccines_effectiveness.html

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    We have included articles on TURMERIC before in UPDATES.  Here is more.  http://www.naturalnews.com/033992_turmeric_pancreatic_cancer.html

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    We lost a neighbor to statins and have been aware of associated problems for some time. 

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/10/26/think-twice-before-using-statin-drugs.aspx?e_cid=20111026_DNL_art_1


    that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra 

Posted 12/4/2011 9:07pm by Art Ozias.
  • I am still taking names for anyone wanting a "Dirt Hog".  It will be about another 6 weeks for the next opportunity.
  • The ground beef will be later this month.  If you are on the list and weren't on the last harvest, I will be sending you an email. 
  • I have one more harvest for this year for freezer beef.  It is Dec 22.  If all the ones that have requested beef send in their deposit, there will be no more until next year and that will depend alot on what kind of weather we have this Winter.
  • I have received the Salatin books and will be distributing them.  If you wanted one let me know.  I have a deal for you.
  • I am half way through a new book. Pottenger's Prophecy.  It is a very good book so far.  Those of you familiar with Dr. Pottenger's cat study will surely appreciate this book.  It is amazing what epigenetics is all about.  Genes can be turned on and off.  Be careful what you eat!!!!
  • Cholesterol sulfate is produced in large amounts in your skin when it is exposed to sunshine. When you are deficient in cholesterol sulfate from lack of sun exposure, your body employs another mechanism to increase it, as it is essential for optimal heart- and brain function. It does this by taking damaged LDL and turning it into plaque. Within the plaque, your blood platelets separate out the beneficial HDL cholesterol, and through a process involving homocysteine as a source of sulfate, the platelets go on to produce the cholesterol sulfate your heart and brain needs. However, this plaque also causes the unfortunate side effect of increasing your risk of cardiovascular disease.

    So how do you get out of this detrimental cycle?  Read the entire posting and learn why a high fructose diet is detrimental.  Here is that paragraph.    According to Dr. Seneff:

    "If you're eating a high fructose diet, which most people in America are, one of the things your liver is going to have to do is to turn that fructose into fat... and it needs cholesterol to store the fat but it can't make cholesterol while it's processing fructose... So when there are high levels of glucose in the blood, your liver is kind of caught in a hard place because it can't make the cholesterol it needs to store the fat that it is producing from the fructose...

    I think in many cases, people are facing a cholesterol deficiency because they don't have it in the diet, [and] because the liver is working overtime on other things."

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/10/15/dr-stephanie-seneff-on-cholesterol.aspx?e_cid=20111015_DNL_art_3

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    Here is Dr. Hyman’s take on the recent Vitamin media frenzy.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mark-hyman/vitamin-dangers_b_1018430.html?utm_source=DailyBrief&utm_campaign=102011&utm_medium=email&utm_content=BlogEntry&utm_term=Daily%20Brief

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    We raised our own melons and they were great.   We offered free seeds, but had only one taker.  http://motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2011/10/freakonomics-cantaloupes-listeria

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    Boy they don’t give up easily, not with $390 for three shots.  I wonder if that includes the office visit, oh well I’m sure the insurance companies will cover it.  http://www.anh-usa.org/cdc-has-just-recommended-routine-hpv-vaccinations-for-boys/

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    We’ve posted similar information in past UPDATES.   It’s time to refresh it and provide this to new subscribers.   http://www.anh-usa.org/no-more-pinkwashing

     

    http://www.opednews.com/articles/Monsanto-and-Hillary-Clint-by-Linn-Cohen-Cole-090209-290.html

    Hillary and Monsanto

    http://gmfoodwatch.tribe.net/thread/78999f60-b0a6-4f52-957d-74d0bf240d96#ba76ffd7-2a96-4dc0-b644-d567f8047243



    that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra

Posted 11/27/2011 8:41pm by Art Ozias.
  • The final turkey day went very well.  We had a 28 pounder and was it ever good.  In fact, it still is(left overs) and one breast is in the freezer for later. 
  • Three beeves are going to the processor tomorrow.  Those getting beef will get an email, as soon as I get the weights.  Watch for that email.
  • I have a half a "dirt" hog for someone.  This is great weather for curing your own bacons.
  • Milk supply has improved for a while.  Should hold up thru Dec.  We are slowly getting back to supplying our existing customers with their requests.  Now that you are getting more, you may want to freeze some for Jan and  Feb.  Remember, when it gets cold the machine doesn't work and the calves will be big enough to take it all.
  • Here is more on the “cancer war”.  http://www.naturalnews.com/033658_Kara_Kennedy_cancer_treatments.html

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    “Have you had your Tyson today?”  I hope not.  http://www.ecoliblog.com/e-coli-recalls/tyson-recalls-e-coli---tainted-hamburger/

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    Most of you already know this, but I’m including it just to reinforce its benefits.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/09/28/this-common-kitchen-spice-has-over-150-health-benefits.aspx?e_cid=20110928_DNL_art_1

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    "You take a piece of land and you clear every living thing off it–and I mean down to the bacteria. That's what agriculture is.  … Besides the mass extinction, it's inherently unsustainable. When you remove the perennial polyculture -- the grassland or the forest -- the soil is exposed and it dies. It turns to desert ultimately.

    Northern Africa once fed the Roman Empire. Iraq was forests so thick that sunlight never touched the ground–no one in their right mind would call it the "Fertile Crescent" now. The dust storms in China are so bad that the soil is literally blowing across the Pacific Ocean and over the continent until it hits the Rocky Mountains, where it's causing asthma in children in Denver.

    The planet has been skinned alive. And the only reason we have not hit complete collapse is because we've been eating fossil fuel since 1950. This is not a plan with a future … The truth is that agriculture is the most destructive thing humans have done to the planet, and more of the same won't save us. The truth is that agriculture requires the wholesale destruction of entire ecosystems."

    While monoculture is efficient and excellent for increasing production, it also depletes the soil and is extremely vulnerable to pests. The only way that monoculture can be successful, in fact, is with the application of large amounts of chemical fertilizers and pesticides.

    The end result is cheap calories, and lots of them, but largely in the form of genetically modified corn and soy, and loaded with chemical residues. This, in turn, is fueling a growing number of health epidemics, from obesity and type 2 diabetes to cancer and heart disease. Quite simply, producing food on a massive scale at the lowest price possible has taken precedence over obeying natural laws.

    Read the entire piece at http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/09/28/why-vegetarianism-will-not-save-the-world.aspx?e_cid=20110928_DNL_art_3



    that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra

Posted 11/20/2011 9:18pm by Art Ozias.
  • I got a call from one of my "Dirt" hog raisers and he has three hogs that will be ready after Thanksgiving.  Let me know and I will put you on the list.  I sent invoices to nine people tonight.  They will be getting their pork in about ten days.
  • We had our turkey day today.  It was a little cold.  Sure was nice not to need bags of ice to cool the birds.
  • Tuesday is the final day for poultry for this year.  Those getting a turkey, pick up will be at 3 pm.  It went faster today than normal, but we had a lot of good help. 
  • Three more beeves are going in on Nov 29. 
  • Natto is the only form of fermented soy that utilizes the bacillus natto species. The byproduct of this fermentation is the powerful proteolytic enzyme, nattokinase. This enzyme is known to be a very strong fibrinolytic (anti-clotting), anti-inflammatory and blood thinner. It is comparative to aspirin without the dangerous side effects. Additionally, nattokinase has been shown effective in destroying the toxic amyloid fibrils associated with Alzheimer's disease.
    After reading this link, you will know why I opted for Nattokinase instead of Coumadin as prescribed by a cardiologist.  Remember, K2 is in raw milk.
    Learn more:

    http://www.naturalnews.com/033666_natto_heart_health.html

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    This sounds really good.  I hate to go to the dentist.  I recently sent information about amalgams.  Here is more.

     

    Amalgams are quick and easy. Dentists make more money per chair per day implanting mercury. For factory-style dentistry, where teeth represent dollar signs instead of part of a human being, dentists drill, fill, and bill. The term "drill, fill, and bill" is a joke aspiring dentists learn in dental school. But when it comes to mercury - it's no joke. Please realize that mercury vapor from amalgams passes readily through your cell membranes, across the blood-brain barrier, and into your central nervous system, where it can cause psychological, neurological, and immunological problems.

    Yet, even though it may be a few years before P 11-4 and other tooth-regenerating fluids are widely available, there are solid alternatives to mercury fillings available right now. One of the most popular is resin composite, which is made of a type of plastic reinforced with powdered glass. Unlike amalgam, resin composite does not require the removal of significant amounts of healthy tooth matter. Over the long term, composite preserves healthy tooth structure and actually strengthens teeth, leading to better oral health and less extensive dental work over the long-term.

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/09/24/good-news-dentistry-for-reversing-dental-decay.aspx?e_cid=20110924_DNL_art_2

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    Sauerkraut provides a high density source of a wide range of beneficial live bacteria which assist in the digestive process. Consuming a serving of sauerkraut can give your body as much of a health boost as many of the expensive probiotic drinks and supplements sold in stores. However, most commercially sold sauerkraut has lost most of its beneficial bacterial organisms. To gain the most benefits from sauerkraut, you may want to purchase it freshly made, or learn how to make your own.  We do.

     

    http://www.naturalnews.com/033659_sauerkraut_health_benefits.html

     that's it from the hill for this week.   Art and Debra

Posted 11/13/2011 9:52pm by Art Ozias.
  • The beef pickup went very well, except the processor's machine was not properly set and those that picked up on Saturday got a sweet deal.  Those that picked up know I merely counted out so many tubes to fill your order.  The processor was instructed that each tube was to weigh one pound, but at the end of the day I was several pounds short.  After checking with the processor thinking perhaps they had overlooked a tray in the freezer, it was determined after weighing several of the tubes from another order that the tubes weighed as much as one and a quarter pounds.  The processor said he'd make it right.  I guess maybe he'll cut me a deal on the next processing.
  • Our turkey day is approaching, and we will need to know which day you prefer to pick up your turkey.  We are planning to do half of them on the Sunday before and the rest on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.  If you are getting a turkey, please email me and I can annotate my list with your preference.
  • We are placing our order to Green Pastures, so if you emailed me we will try to include your request.
  • Our current beef genetics are yielding split halves that weigh about 130#; a half would be 260#.  We have had to reduce the size of our cows (it took five years) to accomodate the 30 month Mad Cow Disease rule.  This reduced size has several effects.  We no longer are dry aging our beef for three weeks, rather since the thickness (distance of outer edge to bone) is less, it correspondingly takes less time.  The reduced size may allow you to get a half instead of a split half.  The processing cost is a few cents less, and you won't have to compromise with someone else who is sharing the half with you.  Finally, as Mark said, now you can have your T-bone on your plate with your baked potato and greens beans.  Before, the steaks were so big they covered the entire plate.  Some people had to use a small platter.
  • There will be no milk pick up on Wednesday.  We have a funeral to attend.
  • For those getting a turkey, you may want to visit this site.  http://grassfedcooking.com/2011/pastured-turkey-cooking-tips-2011/  

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    World Food Day was held recently.  Why is it necessary?  I found this, and it will help to fill in some history on Monsanto.  http://gmfoodwatch.tribe.net/thread/78999f60-b0a6-4f52-957d-74d0bf240d96

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    Let’s see.  My dad used to say, “believe half of what you hear, and some of what you see”.  Still holds true.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/10/15/mayo-clinic-finds-massive-fraud-in-cancer-research.aspx?e_cid=20111015_DNL_art_1

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    Sure hope those on my list don’t drink diet sodas.  We can’t afford to lose customers.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/10/15/this-artificial-sweetener-shown-to-produce-cancer-in-rats.aspx?e_cid=20111015_DNL_art_2

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    It may be time to recommend Nina Planck’s book, Real Food.  I’ve had several recent conversations that went well only because I had read her book.  I’m providing the link to Amazon to make it easy for you to order the book.  Get a used one. 

    http://www.amazon.com/Real-Food-What-Eat-Why/dp/1596913428/ref=sr_1_1_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319429897&sr=1-1

    that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra
Posted 11/6/2011 10:12pm by Art Ozias.
  • Finally, Novelty had her calf, a bull.  It will take about a week to clear the colostrum.  This the first  time I've milked her.  She kicks a little.  Good thing Mark showed me how to use this anti-kicking device.
  • Debra and I went to the Small Farmer's Gathering on Saturday.  We bought a trio of Dominiques.   Hope to hatch our replacement pullets for next year.  It pays to go on the last day.  The producers are eagar to sell so they don't have to take them home.  There were some nice, well made chicken housing units for town folks to house their hens.  You could have saved some real money and had a nice backyard "hen house".
  • We bought a big jar of sorghum, bar-b-que sauce, mustard, a wool scarf, some candles, bars of soap and some blue bird houses.   We had a great time and attended a couple of lectures.  Oh yes, we visited with Len Pense, the raised bed guru.  Debra mentioned her problem with horned tomato worms this past summer and Len said, "plant some dill right next to the tomato plant".   Seems the worms like the dill better and since the dill leaf is so small they can't hid like they do on tomato plants.  They so easy to spot and pick off.
  • Beef delivery is tomorrow.  Warrensburg, Oak Grove, Kearney, Leavenworth, Shawnee and Overland Park.
  • Ground beef pick up will be this Saturday, if processor's schedule holds.  Watch for an email on Tuesday or Wednesday if you are on the list.
  • Thanksgiving is getting close and I have ONE turkey available.
  • We are going to make a GREEN PASTURES order this week.  Go to  www.greenpasture.org  and check out their items.  They do not have any coconut oil presently, but have coconut ghee. 
  • I have just about finished Joel Salatin's latest book, Folks, This Ain't Normal.  It is a must read.   There is so much wisdom in his book.  If I get enough requests, and the offer is still available,  I can get them at about half price from Weston A Price organization.  Let me know.  Check out the videos at the end of this update if you are not familiar with Salatin.

    The honey is all sold for this year. 
  • Here is the link to the Dr Thicke interview.  Be sure to read his response concerning ethanol.  http://www.acresusa.com/toolbox/reprints/Nov11_Thicke.pdf

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    For those with young children here is some recent information on DPT.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/11/02/why-is-this-vaccine-causing-increased-infant-mortality.aspx?e_cid=20111102_DNL_art_1

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    A good u-tube video on breakfast cereal.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sw2uEupTwo&feature=digest_refresh_fri

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    Here is your next book.    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnL3JAjXT0g&feature=related

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    With this video you’ll get the essence of Joel Salatin.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=gAHGbbjenhI

    that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra