Mailing list sign-up




News and Blog

This is the default description for this channel.
Posted 6/7/2010 10:06pm by Art Ozias.
Posted 6/6/2010 11:14pm by Art Ozias.
  • This past week I rechecked the beef orders and just to make sure no ones order got lost, I sent direct emails to all that indicated they wanted to order beef. ( I sent them an invoice. ) If you did not get an email, and you think you have an order for beef this year, then you need to email me and I can send you an invoice.  Then we will have your order reserved. 
  • The first harvest occurred Jun 2.  Those  people have been notified and hopefully they have contacted Remer's to convey their instructions for processing.
  • I am trying to get an additional date with the processor for a ground beef only animal.  This will probably be in July.  If you are interested, I will take your requests and they will be filled in the order they are received.  Let me know.
  • The garden tour is this Sat.  Anyone planning to attend should come to the farm and get a ticket and a map for the other gardens.  It starts at 9 and ends at 4.  Tickets are $5.  It is sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Johnson County (Missouri).
  • Sat. is also a chicken pick up day.  Those people who are getting chickens have been notified. 
  • We have a couple of tubs of lard from the recent hogs.
  • If you want a SCOBY(to make kombucha), bring a gallon jar.

Here is more info on “Grinders,” and as I have reported earlier, Tyson won’t sell to Costco as Costco insists on incoming inspection of the product.  We are still taking orders for the fall harvest.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/05/18/american-meat-is-even-more-disgusting-than-you-thought.aspx

 

Do we need more proof about GMO’s? http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/05/22/jeffrey-smith-interview-april-24.aspx

 

Here’s some info for anyone on the “purple pill”.  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/06/05/natural-ways-to-relieve-heartburn-symptoms.aspx

that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra

Posted 6/1/2010 11:08pm by Art Ozias.
  • Rosebud had her calf, a heifer
  • Kallie the loaner cow is now dry.  She will be returned.  I have her sort of trained.  She is better, not perfect.
  • Next chicken day is in two weeks.  I will be notifying those on the list.  The next batch will catch up most of you. We have ordered 100.
  • We have started the beef harvest.  The first two went today.  I will send out the invoices tomorrow.
  • We finally got our corn planted yesterday. 
  • Our garden is starting to shape up.  Tomatoes, beans, lettuce, peppers, melons. pumpkins, etc. etc.  The master gardener tour is on Jun 12.  We have the hill looking great.   Buy a ticket and get a tour conducted by a master gardner.
  • Kombucha is still free and available.
  • Still have wheat berries, 80 cents per pound.
  • We have three tubs of lard, $20.
  • We have two yogurt makers, $24.  This is a great way to add value to store bought milk.
  • Had ice cream recently.   It was great.  One cup cream and two cups milk.

More on the suit filed against the FDA re raw milk.   http://www.farmtoconsumer.org/litigation-FDA-status.htm

 

 

Phosphatase is the enzyme  needed to convert calcium to bone density. http://www.naturalnews.com/028793_raw_milk_pasteurized.html   .  Mark McAfee mentioned this in the utube video I sent in update 5110.

 

I know where my fish comes from.  My ponds.  Do you know  where yours comes from?

 http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/04/27/do-you-know-where-your-fish-is-coming-from.aspx

We need to change the subsidies and it would change the foods we eat. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/05/04/how-the-us-government-contributes-to-the-obesity-epidemic.aspx


that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra 

Posted 5/26/2010 10:51pm by Art Ozias.
  • We have some extra tomato plants,  some pepper plants,garlic, and some canna bulbs.  They are free. First come, first served.  We finally planted our tomato plants when the garden dried out several days ago.  Then Tuesday we had a down pour, about 2 inches in one hour. 
  • Our farm/garden is on the annual Johnson County Master Gardeners tour, the second Saturday in June.  We have been doing a lot of extras tasks in preparation.
  • You're invited to attend.  Tickets are $5 and there are five places on the tour, all in this area. (or you can come here for free another day) 
  • We are eating fresh food from our raised bed gardens.  They have been great due to the wet weather.  The greenhouse has been extremely successful in producing the strongest, best plants we have ever raised.  We planted tomato plants with marble size fruit  and the stems are strong.
  • Rosebud has not had her calf yet.  Dairy cows are a challenge.  Princess was bred yesterday, so she is due in March.  The "loaner"  cow is still a challenge and she is due to be turned "dry".
  • The next chicken day is coming up and those at the top of the list will be notified.
  • We are still taking orders for beef.  Despite the brutal winter and the extremely wet spring the new genetics is working quite well.  The steers are gaining despite the weather conditions.
  • I have finally located a source for testing for the A1/A2 protein in the DNA of dairy cows.  As soon as I get the results I'll post them.
  • Has everyone googled for "pink slime"?
  • We still have SCOBYs to make kombucha.  All you need is a wide mouth glass gallon jar.

    WE have three kittens to give away; one male and two females.

Here is some recent news on the flu vaccine.  http://www.naturalnews.com/028773_vaccines_convulsions.

 

David Korten has a good article.  It tracks with his recent book, An Agenda for a New Economyhttp://www.yesmagazine.org/blogs/david-korten/fix-the-economy-not-wall-street?utm_source=aprmay10&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=27_Korten

 

 

Thanks, Jason, for the heads up.   Did everyone google “pink slime”? http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/05/13/the-problem-with-factory-farms.aspx

 

Here is an interesting CBS investigative report.  Thanks, Karen and Jay. http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6412572n&tag=contentMain;contentBody


that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra


Posted 5/12/2010 6:47pm by Art Ozias.
  • Hog Alert.  We had a mis communication on a hog.  We have a half of a hog.  It weighs 77# and costs $73.59.  The processing costs will be about $70-80.  Here's your change to get a small amount of great pork raised on "DIRT".   Let me know Tonight.
  • Went to Nature's Pantry today.  We needed some rye to grind for bread.  Here are some prices.  Sirloin Tip Roast $7.29/#, Ground Beef (no slime) $7.89,  Sirloin Steak $15.69/# and whole chickens (only 3.5 #) are $3.59/#.   Our beef averages $3.85/#,  the USDA says the average is $4.35.  Our chickens are $3/#.
  • Hard white winter wheat is $.80/#.  We still have some.
  • If you read the Kombucha article, you would bring your gallon jar for a free SCOBY.  Debra knows how to do it. 
  •  Do you know the hazards associated with fluoride?  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/05/11/toxic-fluoride-contaminates-iceland-volcanic-ash-and-is-killing-animals.aspx

that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra

 

Posted 5/10/2010 7:19pm by Art Ozias.
  • It should have been "pink slime".  Google it and buy your hamburger from me or someone you know. 

 

Our cows only get grass.  It appears the CAFO’s use whatever they can find that’s cheap.  You are What You Eat, so are the cows.  http://www.naturalnews.com/028675_beef_chicken_poop.html

 

Now I guess I know what happened to the Jerry Brunetti videos that I recently tried to send in a recent Breezy Hill Update.  I had sent it in an earlier Update, but one of the segments was subsequently deleted with the same they used on the GMO interview.  http://www.naturalnews.com/028718_YouTube_censorship.html

that's it  from the hill.  Art and Debra
Posted 5/10/2010 12:43pm by Art Ozias.
  • hog is sold

I guess I lucked out when I chose to have a Guernsey and Brown Swiss herd of milk cows.  I still am trying to find out how to get my cows tested.  The University of Missouri’s dairy profs have been no help.  Surprise. Surprise!! http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/04/27/does-drinking-milk-cause-upperrespiratory-congestion.aspx

 

Let’s fix our local economies.  

http://www.yesmagazine.org/blogs/david-korten/fix-the-economy-not-wall-street?utm_source=wkly20100430&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mrKorten

 

The FDA has declared war on raw milk and now states like Boston are trying to outlaw it, too. Today's feature story reveals how the FDA believes you have no right to food and you are only "allowed" to eat or drink whatever they tell you to.

Plus: A Raw Milk "Drink In" is being held in Boston today! Read all about the FDA, states' rights and raw milk in today's story:

http://www.naturalnews.com/028757_raw_milk_FDA.html  .  BE SURE TO READ THIS.  IT HAS FAR REACHING IMPLICATIONS.

that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra

Posted 5/10/2010 11:49am by Art Ozias.
  • I hava a half of a hog available.  I need to know by Tuesday evening.   It is the last hog until this fall. 
  • I have yogurt makers for $24.
  • We still have some hard white winter wheat.
  • The last issue of ACRES, USA had an excellent article on Kombucha and Kefir.  I will make some copies.
  • Have you heard of "pink slim"?  Check out the May issue of Acres, USA under INDUSTRIAL AG WATCH (page 9).    "It is estimated that 50-70 percent of all hamburger in the country is partly comprised of this product including meat from McDonald's.  School lunch program  was using 10%, this has been raised to 15%.
  • We replaced our basement refrigerator with one with adjustable shelves.  It is easier to store the half gallon milk jars.  If you're interested in a reliable old refrigerator, let me know.  It has a freezer compartment on top.
  • Milk is in transition.  Princess has been turned dry.  She is due to calf in July.  The loaner cow, that kicks, is due to be turned dry mid month.  She still kicks.  Rosebud is due May 20, but will take a week for the milk to clear from colostrum.  Daisey is going again, after her calf solved her udder problem.  I am weaning Buttermilk, her calf.  Hopefully, I can get her production up, and with her and rosebud make it till July for our existing customers.  In July Lila is due to calf.

An interesting article from YES magazine.

  http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/money-that-works-for-local-communities?utm_source=wkly20100423&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=titleMitchell

 

The raw milk battles are continuing.  http://www.naturalnews.com/028620_raw_milk_government.html

 

Debra saw a part to the film, “Silent Forests” and she said it is very scary.  http://www.naturalnews.com/028618_GMOs_foods.html

 

We are making our own bread now.  I think you’ll enjoy this video.  http://www.ted.com/talks/peter_reinhart_on_bread.html

 

Soda kills sperm

Love to gulp soda? Then raise your glass high and offer up a fizzy farewell toast to your manhood -- because a new study finds that cola drinkers have less sperm.

 

In fact, young cola-drinking men have 30 percent less sperm -- that's millions and millions of the critters who've just decided to swim off -- than those who drink no soda at all.

 

Don't blame the caffeine, because the researchers found that coffee and tea drinkers had no overall difference in sperm levels. Soda, on the other hand, well... just look at the damage: It's like a tornado's gone through the testicles, and all the sperm were hiding in mobile homes.

 

Danish researchers examined the semen of more than 2,500 young men. While men who drank no soda had an average of 50 million sperm per milliliter of semen, those who drank a liter a day -- just one Big Gulp -- had only 35 million sperm in each milliliter, according to the study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

 

So what's a few million sperm between friends -- it just takes one to make a baby, right?

 

Men with less sperm have a higher risk of reproductive problems. And since we drink a lot of soda and make fewer babies, it doesn't take a huge leap to make a connection between the two.

 

In addition, the new study looked only at young men. Older men who've been drinking that daily Big Gulp for years could be doing even worse.

 

But you can't blame the soda alone. Throw in what most people eat with those Big Gulps -- snack cakes, fast food burgers and TV dinners -- and you've got a recipe for overall poor health and disease.

 

And those millions of sperm are just the cola-lateral damage of an unhealthy lifestyle.

 

Sticking to beer,

 

William Campbell Douglass II, M.D.

 

China just can't help itself -- no matter what they send to us, you can bet Mao's Tomb that there's something wrong with it.

 

You've heard about the lead-laced toys, tainted food, and toxic drywall, but the latest poison being shipped here from Red China could be even worse than all three of those things put together... because it might be in your family's drinking water right now.

 

Communities from coast to coast have quietly turned to cheap Chinese "fluoride" for their local water districts.

 

But what are they really selling us?

 

The Massachusetts town of Amesbury had to stop using the stuff after they noticed it wasn't dissolving in the water like fluoride. In fact, the junk was clogging up their machinery.

 

It's being tested right now, but I have my doubts that we'll ever learn the truth about what was in those bags from China labeled "fluoride." But I do know this: I wouldn't drink it for all the wontons in Shanghai.

 

While Amesbury may have stopped adding fluoride to its water, at least 43 other Massachusetts communities -- 650,000 people -- are still using "fluoride" from the same communist supplier.

 

And that's just Massachusetts... and fluoride from one supplier. Who knows how many other towns are using this garbage. Maybe your own community is one of them.

 

You know how I feel about fluoride -- it's a powerful and dangerous poison, and there's no legitimate medical reason to put it inside a human body, much less the water supply. With a little luck, the commies have simply sold bags of plain old dirt -- because I'd rather see some extra mud in the pipes than genuine fluoride.

 

 

Here is the same info from another source.  Beware of soyCommon chemicals linked to early puberty

Little girls are quickly turning into women... and not just because time flies. They're getting a secret hormone boost that's leading to early puberty and a lifetime of trouble.

And unless you've been growing your own food and drinking out of coconut shells, your family is almost certainly at risk.

The latest study found that young girls around the country have alarming levels of three frightening hormone-like substances that I've been warning you about: phenols, phthalates and phytoestrogens.

When researchers from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine studied urine samples from 1,151 girls between 6 and 8 years old from New York City, Cincinnati and northern California, they found high levels of all three of those "p's" in the pee.

I'll throw in one more "p" -- poison, because these awful chemicals will harm you and your family, especially your children and grandchildren.

It's not hard to figure out why kids are absorbing so much of this junk... because the troubling trio is everywhere. Phthalates are in plastics -- even toys -- as well as cosmetics. Phytoestrogen is the key hormone-like substance that makes soy so dangerous. And the most common phenol, BPA, is in just about everything -- including plastic bottles and can linings.

This new study in Environmental Health Perspectives is on girls, but the damage isn't limited to them. These are equal-opportunity hormones, and they're making boys more feminine as well.

Turns out the phthalates are even helping boys to grow their own breasts -- to the point where some of them practically need bras themselves. (Read, "Why some boys have breasts.")

I've also told you plenty about BPA -- it's been linked to heart disease, cancer, obesity, asthma and all manner of sexual dysfunction in males and females alike. Soy is quite simply the world's most dangerous substance disguised as food.

There's no room for debate on this, and no time to wait for the feds to act. Avoid soy, plastics and cans as much as you possibly can.

that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra

Posted 5/1/2010 7:33pm by Art Ozias.
  • Our first chicken day went really well.  Everyone came on time.  The next date will be in about 4 weeks.  I will notify who is getting chickens at least a week in advance.
  • Dr Mercola had a video with Mark McAfee recently, but I found a better one on Utube.  BE SURE TO WATCH THIS.

Here is part one of an eight part presentation by Mark McAfee.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pd488LXsqhs  .  The segments are about 10 minutes each, so if you are limited on time, watch a couple and then finish at a later date.  You will learn why osteoporosis occurs even when drinking store milk.  I think this in part 4 or five.  

Part 2 is really good.  BE sure to watch Part 2. 

Watch part 4 and learn about Kefir!!


THAT'S IT FROM THE HILL.  ART AND DEBRA 

Posted 4/25/2010 7:35pm by Art Ozias.
  • We are having our first of the season chicken day this coming Saturday.  I have notified several people for pick up.  If you have received an email and have not yet responded, please do.  If you can't make it, I need to know so I can notify someone else that is on our list. 
  • Anyone that has not requested chicken needs to so we can plan our purchases of chicks.  We only will raise what we have orders for.  The first two batches are sold, so if you are not on the pick up for this coming Saturday, you will be for the next in about 4 weeks.

    We have a couple of yogurt makers for sale.  You can make your own, even with store milk.  It will make that milk better. 

Neat pictures of the recent volcano.  http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/04/more_from_eyjafjallajokull.html

 

Where’s your beef coming from?  http://douglassreport.com/2010/04/04/two-beefs/

 

Natural News takes on KFC big time.    http://www.naturalnews.com/028631_Komen_for_the_cure_pinkwashing.html

 

Here’s an article to read and think about.  It covers a lot of  things.  http://www.naturalnews.com/028647_health_literacy.html

 

This is a lengthy interview, but quite revealing.  It was in the Acres, USA  April issue. After reading this, you will know what is happening with Greece.
 
http://www.acresusa.com/toolbox/reprints/April_Brown.pdf

That issue of Acres, USA has an article on how raw milk, with its' bacteria and enzymes, can kill various pathogens that may be in the milk.  Your library may have it.  Most bookstores have Acres, USA.


that's it from the hill.  Art and Debra