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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  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.



    For those with young children here is some recent information on DPT.



    A good u-tube video on breakfast cereal.


    Here is your next book.


    With this video you’ll get the essence of Joel Salatin.

    that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra

Posted 10/30/2011 9:53pm by Art Ozias.
  • We have two turkeys left to sell.
  • I got a call from one of my "dirt" hog sources and I have three available.  Let me know before Wednesday.  A half will be about $80-90 and the processing about the same.
  • I will know tomorrow about the ground beef.  Watch for an email announcing the pick up day and time.  I have heard from all but three people. 
  • The Small Farmer's Gathering is this coming week.  It would make a great outing for a family, and it would be another way to support the small farmer.  Go to and check out the schedule.  We'll be there on either Fri or Sat.  There are some excellent seminars and lectures.
  • The latest issue of ACRE,USA magazine has an excellent interview with Dr. Francis Thicke.  For those that subscribe I hope you read it.  Normally, they post that interview on their website.  If they do, I'll include the link next Sunday.  When you get it, I would hope that you send it to every legislator you know, so we can get them educated in the right direction.  Opposing Farm Bureau, an insurance company, and all the other special interest groups will take everyone's effort.
  • Remember, you get to "vote" in the fall every couple of years.  That is a political vote and as most of you have come to realize that has very little effect on changing things.  BUT, every time you spend a dollar you are voting.  Ten dollars, ten votes.   So if you don't like what a particular corporation, business or other entity is doing, vote against them.  The term "boycott" is a lightning rod for the media, but we can change things with our "votes".   Locally, there is an issue with Tyson and a chicken CAFO.  If everyone in our county would make sure not to "Have their Tyson Today" for a few months, I'd wager they would move to another county.


I sent information regarding “gluing” meat in an UPDATE this past summer.  Thanks to Joseph for the link to a video.  Enjoy.

that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra

Posted 10/23/2011 11:04pm by Art Ozias.
  • Chickens are done for the year.  Will start a new list in the Spring.  I have four more turkeys for someone.   Let me know.
  • I will be taking two steers to the processor tomorrow and taking two to another processor for your ground beef.  I will be sending an email to those getting their freezer beef. As soon as I know how much ground beef I have, I will email each on the ground beef list.  I may not have enough from this first harvest to satisfy everyone.  There will be more ground beef, so all will get their order filled.
  • If you have bought freezer beef from us in the past, you will notice that your beef this year is somewhat less in weight.  Smaller genetics that we have worked on for the past five years is finally here.  As soon as I get enough weights to establish a good average I will include it in a future UPDATE.  You may want to order a half the next time instead of a split half. If a split half has been too much for you before, now you may be able to get some freezer beef.
  • Milk supply is way off due to the dry weather.  If you are coming from a distance, it would be good to call ahead to make sure we have some.  Most have received about half of what they were getting.  Novelty is due to calve tomorrow.  I never have milked her so I am not sure what her production will be.

Here is another reason to not get a vaccination.




FDA Knew: Genetically Modified Foods Produce Unexpected Toxins, Carcinogens & Allergens

" 1992 the Food and Drug Administration released its policy on genetically modified organisms, claiming that "the agency is not aware of any information showing that [GMO] foods...differ from other foods in any meaningful or uniform way.

"The government's green light fueled the rapid spread of GMOs and monopolies - so now most US corn and soybeans are GMO, with genes patented largely by one company: Monsanto. The FDA position helped make GMOs' spread so invisible that most Americans still don't believe they've ever eaten them - even though the grocery industry says they could be in 75 percent of processed food.

"Even fewer Americans are aware that in 1999 attorney Steven Druker reported that in 40,000 pages of FDA files secured via a lawsuit, he found 'memorandum after memorandum contain[ing] warnings about the unique hazards of genetically engineered food,' including the possibility that they could contain 'unexpected toxins, carcinogens or allergens.'

"Yet at the same time, public education campaigns have succeeded in confining almost 80 percent of GMO planting to just three countries: the United States, Brazil and Argentina. In more than two dozen countries and in the European Union they've helped pass mandatory GMO labeling. Even China requires it."




How many of you know about this fund?  Our tax dollars at work!!!


Cancer Drugs Can Also Cause Cancer



Now hear this. 
Cells from an aborted fetus may have been used to create flavor enhancers for your soup or soft drink. Yes, you read that right.

PepsiCo, Kraft Foods, and Nestle are reported to have partnered with a biotech firm called Senomyx, which uses human embryonic kidney cells taken from an electively aborted fetus (HEK 293) in their product testing to find flavors that will positively affect human taste receptors. “  Here is the link to the whole story.

that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra
Posted 10/16/2011 9:19pm by Art Ozias.
  • Chickens are sold for this year.  Chicken day will be next Sunday.  Pick up will be at 4 pm at the farm.  I will send a separate email to those on the list.  If someone drops out I have a couple of names on the waiting list.
  • I have ten turkeys left to sell.  They will weigh  17-30 pounds and are $3/lb.  Someone has already spoken for the biggest one (Karen).
  • The ground beef processing is scheduled for Oct 24, so this week I will be sending notice (email) to those that are on the list for ground beef.
  • We need rain.  I have been feeding hay to the milk cows just to (hopefully) keep them fresh.  Production is way down.  We are reducing quantities to hopefully keep everyone getting some milk.
  • This has been a tough year.  Spring was wet.  Grass had no energy so beeves did not fatten, and then the three weeks of heat was difficult on animals. Now we have the drought.  Hopefully, next year will be better.


Please take the time to watch Dr. Mercola’s video at this link.


Be aware of new tactics for the upcoming “flu season”.   You may want to simply tell the employee at checkout that you’re not ready to get the flu. (Some are working on quota system or trying to qualify for a free I-pad.)


Most of you read or saw on TV the latest assault on vitamins.  Did you know the “rest of the story”?


Here’s your chance to continue the fight to get our food labeled.


Let’s flood the system.  You “facebookers” may want to add this to your wall.

that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra

Posted 10/9/2011 9:23pm by Art Ozias.
  • Just finished a "Chicken Day".   We did 100 today.  Everyone came and since we didn't have a correct count on the stew chickens, we ended up with five extras.  Anyone interested?  They are $8 each.
  • The next chicken day is two weeks from today, Sunday, Oct 23.  Everyone on the list will be notified with an email, so plan for a pick up at the farm around 4 pm.
  • There may be an extra turkey or two as well as a chicken or two.  We will have a final count this week and will post the extras in next weeks UPDATE.
  • Planted my wheat this past week and some more alfalfa.  Now we need about two inches of rain.  The ponds are very low.  If we had a gentle two inch rain, the ponds would still be low.  There will be no pond water until the ground gets soaked.
  • Someone is coming tomorrow for some non-gmo corn cobs.  They are planning a demonstration in KC on Oct 16 and want some corn cobs.
  • Have you noticed corn fields as you drive?  Looks to me like they left  enough in the fields for next year's crop, but that won't work because of frost and Monsanto won't let farmers keep seed.  The fields are turning green and if we get some rain to sprout the remaining kernels, it will be totally green.  Now a biological farmer would let it grow and rotovate it into the soil to feed the bacteria and generate some nitrogen.  Don't hold your breath waiting to see a Howard Rotovater.


What's your excuse?  Read entire posting at  .  You will learn a lot about cancer  and you may want to visit this website.  For more information about Dr. Gonzalez and his practice, see .  For those that took my suggestion to get the lectures by Jerry Brunetti at ACRES, USA, you will recognize the name Gonzalez.

An excerpt from Steve Jobs commencement address:  

 "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."

"When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: ‘If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right.' It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been ‘No' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something."

"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don't settle."



Remember, October is the month many activities are planned to inform the public about GMO’s.

  The Health Dangers of GM Soy and Corn

Genetically modified soy and corn are two of the most prevalent GM foods in the US food supply, and both have been linked to potentially serious health effects.

For example, one 2009 Brazilian study discovered that female rats fed GM soy for 15 months showed significant changes in their uterus and reproductive cycle, compared to rats fed organic soy or those raised without soy. This finding adds to a mounting body of evidence suggesting that GM foods can contribute to a number of reproductive disorders.  Here is the link,

that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra

Posted 10/2/2011 10:43pm by Art Ozias.
  • Chicken day is this next Sunday, Oct 9.  Pick up will be at 4 pm.  I will be emailing the ones on the list getting chickens and stew hens.  Please respond quickly so I can notify someone else if you are unable to pick up on Oct 9.
  • I delivered beef this past week and all went well.  Thanks
  • I am still taking names for "dirt" hogs.  It will be 2-3 months before they are ready.
  • I got my tractor fixed thanks to a son of a local friend.  He has his own shop and is quite good mechanically.
  • The wheat ground is ready and I will plant it before Friday.  Rain is forecast for the weekend.  It may be interesting doing the chickens.
  • A local fight is brewing over a proposed chicken (Tyson) CAFO.  I stopped in at a local gathering, asked some questions, and established that they were unaware of the Missouri Rural Crisis Center and the recent law this summer in Jefferson City limiting legal recourse.  Our governor succumbed to Premium Standard and the Farm Bureau.  It really never matters until it is in YOUR BACKYARD. 
  • This is from the recent issure of ACRES,USA. "According to Food Safety News , a third or more of all honey consumed in the United States is likely to have been smuggled in from China and may be tainted with illegal antibiotics and heavy metals.  Some of the honey being smuggled in is, in fact, not honey at all, but rather a mixture of artificial and natural sweeteners and additives.  A Food Safety News investigation reveals that millions of pounds of honey banned in dozens of countries are being imported and sold in mass quantities in the United States."  Where is our beloved FDA?  I think they are too busy trying to entrap some raw milk producer.


Lately, Gardasil has been in the news thanks to a Republican debate.  The “trusted” news media has done a good job of protecting their major advertisers with less than the truth.  Read here about Gardasil and review my past Updates, we have had that news many times for you.  


Want to know what they do to your milk?  I will always have at least one cow, just for me and my oatmeal.


How Does Curcumin Fight Cancer?

that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra

Posted 9/25/2011 10:37pm by Art Ozias.
  • Finished the hay for this year.  Tractor has an oil leak, so as soon as I get that repaired I can get the hay in.  Wheat will have to wait until next week.  It is so dry that it won't hurt to delay the planting.  It would not sprout, and birds would have a feast.
  • Chicken day is tentatively set for Oct 9.  When it is set and I have the number of chickens for my list, I will send an email to those getting chickens and will include the pick up time.
  • We have some stew hens available for $8 each.  Let me know. It is first come, first served.  I think there are 15-20 of them.  We had one recently that had been (lost) in our freezer for two years.  It had been in a zip-lock bag and it was just fine.  In fact, it was the best ever.  Debra used a crock pot and made gravy with some new spices.  It was wonderful.  The spices came from Penzey's.   (Bouquet Garni and Greek Seasoning)  They were small sample jars, so next time I order from Penzey's, I will get larger jars.  We get most of our seasonings from Penzey's.  I hate to pay the high prices at the local store for a small jar. 
  • Beef deliveries will be this Tuesday.  Those getting beef have been notified.


How to answer the question, “Can organic methods feed the world?”



Here a great video by Dr. Mercola.  Watch and take action.


I hope most of you took advantage of the offer to watch this film.  If not, you can read about what you missed.


Since Gardasil has been in the news lately, I am including some recent information.

that's it from the hill.  We need some rain.  Art and Debra 


Posted 9/20/2011 10:43pm by Art Ozias.

Here is even more on cancer and Dr Burzynski.  Take the time and watch this film.  This film is dated, it will  be taken down on Sep 24.  I will include more about Burzynski on Sundays update.

that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra

Posted 9/20/2011 9:11pm by Art Ozias.
  • We have an extra half of a "dirt" hog.  Anyone interested, let me know.

Do You Want to Eat Foods With "Flavors" Created by a Biotech Company?

This is the same thing they have been doing in feed lots to get cattle to want to eat industrial waste.  Now it is happening to humans.


It's estimated that 75 percent of Americans are ignorant about that fact that amalgam fillings are actually 50 percent mercury, and this is no accident. The American Dental Association (ADA) popularized the deceptive term "silver fillings" so consumers would think amalgam is made mainly of silver when actually it has twice as much mercury as silver.  Debra has had ALL, and she had several, of her amalgams replaced.  If you want a good dental reference ask Debra.

If you don’t take the time to read and do your own research then read this from the article. 

"The American Dental Association is basically a gigantic fraud agent when it comes to amalgam because for years they promoted amalgam as silver fillings and they're not. It's a gigantic consumer fraud perpetuated by thousands of dentists in the United States who use the word silver fillings when by far the most prevalent material is mercury.

The FDA defends amalgam and says the word silver is because they are silver colored. The FDA knows better. They know they are perpetuating a lie. The Food and Drug Administration has basically been the agent of the American Dental Association in protecting the use of mercury fillings.

That protection continues even though two scientific panels in a row – these are scientists handpicked by FDA itself – the scientists have come in and to the surprise of the FDA staff have told the FDA staff, you're wrong. You've got to stop amalgam use for pregnant women. You've got to stop amalgam use for children. You've got to do both of them now and you've got to make sure that every consumer knows and every parent knows that amalgam is not silver, that it's mercury."

that's it from the hill.  Debra and Art

Posted 9/18/2011 9:56pm by Art Ozias.
  • We will be planting our wheat this week.   Also, weather permitting we will bale our final crop of alfalfa hay.  I have two students from the local university that help  me occasionally on major projects.  We cleaned up three fence rows this past week.  Sure is nice to have young, twenty year olds for the heavy lifting.   They both like to hunt and fish so this should be a win-win for all.  One caught three bass in our lake and they were huge five pounders. 
  • We have an excellent French honeydew melon in our garden.  There must be $200 worth of seeds in each.  Anyone wanting ten seeds to grow their own great melons, just send us a self-addressed stamped envelope.  Can't buy this at the store.
  • If you want a "Dirt" hog I need to know by Monday evening. 
  • Debra and I moved 16 pullets into the newly remodeled chicken house this evening.  They have just started to lay.


I just finished Burzynski, a documentary.  My sister subscribes to Dr. Whitaker’s newsletter, and I remember reading about Burzynski’s challenges several years ago.  I had totally forgotten about him.  What a valuable documentary film.  If  you know of anyone that has had  cancer, you need to send them this link:   Watch this film and then decide if the FDA is worthy of your tax dollars.  I think this would be a great start at deficit reduction, but we will need a couple of shoe factories to return to this country for the former FDA’ers to have a job.  At a minimum, read the customer reviews.


Carbohydrates, Not Fat, is the Root of Obesity and Heart Disease

Heart disease is so common today, it's hard for people to remember that a mere 100 years ago, this disease was really uncommon.  As Dr. Donald Miller writes in the featured article:

"There were 500 cardiologists practicing in the U.S. in 1950. There are 30,000 of them now – a 60-fold increase for a population that has only doubled since 1950."

Such an explosion of heart disease indicates that something has changed that is contributing to this epidemic.

What is that "something"?

Our diet!

Read the entire article here. 

that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra