(Pinon Hills, California)
Organic, free-range, pastured, grass-fed/finished, heritage-breeds,
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We started our regular deliveries to local markets, all within 100 miles. Our grass finished, pastured beef, pork, poultry and lamb are now available through markets, butchers shops, co-op's and C.S.A's across california.
Our delicious, heirloom and organic veggies are available to registered farm members, and we have a pick-your-own garden.
To get a list of markets close to your home, please contact the farm: 1-760-868-6206
Posted by Poly
@ 12:39 PM CDT
In celebration of many wonderful new things this year, we are offering a free C.S.A.
Open to all our registered farm members.
Please visit our facebook page for more details!
The "Farm Hunt" is an encouragement to all our farm members, customers, sustainers, freinds, family and neighbors to participate in a "Buy Local" - Buy Fresh" - Buy Sustainable" - Campaign
WIN A FREE 1/2 SHARE C.S.A.... + SHIPPING INCLUDED...
If you are already on our facebook, please be sure to check your invitations from Thursday March 17th 2011.
The farms we are looking for, must be located in California and must meet some criteria! Please check ]your facebook invites from yesterday to see the list of criteria. Find the farms and win a FREE C.S.A. - It is that easy!
EVERYBODY CAN WIN - DEADLINE MARCH 31st 2011
Posted by Poly
@ 06:43 AM CDT
"A Day In The Life With Chickens" workshop.
Xenia of Rainbow Ranch Farms, Instructor
Hosted by: Jordan Stone
We will be learning how become self reliant with poultry, chickens, eggs and related, building coops, hatching, breeding, mixing organic feed, growing chickens without corn. soy and G.M.O.'s, start a small business, start a CSA, how to butcher chickens humanely and in a sanitary manner, and to counterbalance the current turmoil of our economic climate.
We will be building a coop, learning to mix a nutritionally balanced feed, complete care and growth of your chickens, how to get ultra nutritious and delicious eggs, how to "harvest/butcher" your chickens (if that's what you choose), how to have fertile chickens for hatching your next generation of chickens.
This is great knowledge for sustainable living which could easily become a must for our current "economic climate". Use this new found information to feed your family, sell at market or give away to extended family and friends.
There will only be room for 100 participants. Come prepared to work and get involved. Everyone will leave with a handwritten syllabus and diagrams of how to do this at home and your own harvested chicken.
Remember only 100 spots (and they are filling up quickly)so reserve your spot asap!
Posted by Poly
@ 06:11 AM CST
Colloidal Silver: Healing Ear Infections the Safe, Easy Way
Colloidal Silver: Healing Ear Infections the Safe, Easy Way
by Angela M. Kaelin
Almost everyone has suffered from an ear infection at one time or another. It is such a common childhood disorder that most children experience an ear infection before the age of four. Some adults are chronic sufferers.
Untreated, or improperly treated, these infections can lead to hearing loss.
Conventional treatments typically involve multiple doctor visits, the use of problematic antibiotics, potentially liver-damaging painkillers, and in more severe cases, surgeries, involving dangerous anesthesia and the actual puncturing of the eardrum.
Knowing the dangers of over-prescribing allopathic antibiotics, some of the more conservative doctors will take a “wait and see” approach to an ear infection, hoping that it will go away on its own. This approach can allow the condition to worsen before they resort to their risky drug and surgery treatments.
Fortunately, there is a drug-free, non-surgical approach to ear infections. It is safer, far less expensive and it works very fast to put an end to pain and infections in the ears. A few drops of a safe yet powerful mineral supplement known as colloidal silver can stop the trouble of ear infection over night!
How Ear Infections Start
Ear infections have a number of different causes. Popular swimming holes and public pools can be the source of fungi or bacteria-contaminated water that enters the ear and irritates the canal. Commonly known as “swimmer's ear,” this condition is medically known as otitis externis. It can also be caused by eczema in the ears, or by too vigorously cleaning or scratching the opening of the ear. It is generally characterized by moderate pain, particularly during chewing and swallowing, or if the infected ear is tugged upon.
Ear infections are most prevalent in winter and in spring because bacteria from respiratory infections, allergies and colds can reach the ears. Most of the time, it is the small conduit in the ear called the Eustachian tube that becomes blocked or infected. This tube reaches from the nasal cavity to the middle ear. It is so small that even cigarette smoke or air pollution can irritate it and cause it to swell, causing nausea and vertigo. Infections of the Eustachian tube and the middle ear are called otitis media.
Middle ear infections are so common in small children because the Eustachian tubes are very tiny and they have not hardened yet. So, they are easily irritated and penetrated by pathogens. Children in preschools where they are exposed to respiratory bacteria and viruses are particularly vulnerable.
Conventional Treatments Can Be Extreme
Before allopathic doctors treat the actual ear infection, they will likely treat the pain with a painkiller or anti-inflammatory. Typically, doctors prescribe the painkillers acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Acetaminophen, commonly known as Tylenol, can be toxic to the liver and has been linked to other health problems. Ibuprofen, commonly known as Motrin and Advil, can irritate the esophagus and stomach.
The doctor will usually prescribe antibiotics to target particular pathogens. Sometimes they don't prescribe the right one, or the bacteria mutate and become resistant, and additional antibiotics must be prescribed.
In the case of chronic ear infection where the fluid builds up behind the eardrum and presents a danger of bursting it, the doctor may prescribe on-going treatment with antibiotics. When these treatments fail, they may recommend surgery to remove adenoids and insert a tympanosty tube for drainage. To insert this tube, they actually puncture the eardrum. This tube may fall out on its own accord after a few months, or further surgery may be required to remove it. This procedure results in complications in about half of the cases. Complications include hearing loss.
Frequent visits to the doctor to check on progress will be required. If they do resort to surgery they will give you or your child a general anesthesia. Common side effects are nausea, muscle aches and dizziness. In rare cases, there are more serious complications and even death. But, even minor complications or rare ones are too much when the whole thing is entirely unnecessary!
Colloidal Silver Keeps It Simple
Colloidal silver is perhaps the world’s simplest and most effective cure for ear infections. That’s because it is all-natural, comes in liquid form which can easily be dropped into the ear using a standard eyedropper, and is easily available over-the-counter at health food stores or through internet sources. What’s more, unlike conventional prescription antibiotic drugs which are designed to work against specific classes of bacteria, and won’t work at all against fungal pathogens or viruses, colloidal silver has very broad spectrum antibiotic, antiviral and anti-fungal qualities. Indeed, it almost always works regardless of what’s causing your infection.
And unlike conventional antibiotic drugs, colloidal silver can’t contribute to the problem of mutating pathogens, because it doesn't work the same way conventional antibiotic drugs do. Instead of essentially poisoning the pathogens like antibiotic drugs do, the tiny, sub-microscopic particles of pure mineral silver in colloidal silver simply adhere to the cell walls of harmful microorganisms, inhibiting enzyme production and, in effect, smothering them. If the silver particles are small enough, they can even adhere to the DNA of viruses, and disrupt the ability of the viruses to replicate, altogether preventing the spread of viral infections.
Both bacteria and viruses can be present in cases of ear infection. And oft-times a fungus can be involved, as is commonly the case with swimmer's ear. Clearly, conventional antibiotic drugs are inadequate treatments for such infections since they are completely ineffective against fungal and viral pathogens, and in many cases barely effective against bacteria. But colloidal silver known to be effective against all of these pathogens.
How to Use Colloidal Silver to Treat Ear Infection*
According to the experienced colloidal silver users we’ve interviewed, less is more when it comes to treating ear infections with colloidal silver.
You see, even though the pain of an ear infection can be excruciating, the area affected is actually very small. The part of the ear most commonly affected, the Eustachian tube, is tiny. People unfamiliar with colloidal silver usage might be tempted to administer copious amounts of the substance into the ear in an attempt to end suffering faster. But, three drops in the affected ear, once or twice per day at most, should be sufficient. Any more is not only a waste, but it can be counterproductive to effective treatment.
That’s because silver is such a powerful anti-microbial substance, using too much of it can leave tiny silver particles deep inside the ear canal, and on the ear drum itself, which can inhibit the growth of healthy bacteria, causing a temporary imbalance that in some cases leads to sensations of vertigo. This usually disappears within 24 to 48 hours after you discontinue colloidal silver usage. But it can be avoided altogether simply by limiting the use of colloidal silver in the ears to just a few drops, once or twice a day during the course of the ear infection.
To read the entire article, by the original author, please click this link.
Posted by Poly
@ 06:02 AM CST
Thank you to all our wonderful farm members, co-op, and CSA leaders, participating farmers, markets, artisans, and sustainers who support our mission to provide clean, pure, honest, heritage, reliable, heirloom, dependable, free range, grass fed and delicious foods to dinner tables across the country.
Educating and helping, in any way we can is one of our passions. We are dedicated to helping people get started with growing as much of their own food as possible and to being supportive, active participants with making it happen.
To be an active part of healing the earth, securing heritage livestock breeds and heirloom variety foods, fruits, vegetables and protecting old fashioned farming and shopping traditions is very important to our mission.
This year we have participated in 3 more farms getting started and 1 to expand. We are happy to share our knowledge, little secrets and traditions.
More and more people are learning about the importance of the health, ecological and economic benefits of keeping with foods grown and harvested without the use of G.M.O's, ANY Pesticides, Herbicides, Germicides and Preservatives (including, but not limited to organic approved).
Here, we grow heritage breeds of livestock, heirloom variety (non-G.M.O.) crops, pasture and continue to grow as a sustainable, bio-dynamic and solid permaculture.
Growing food naturally, beneath the bright blue sky and the fresh breeze, sharing the land with natures critters, can be challenging, especially in the high desert with high winds, snow loads, extreme heat, freezing conditions and drought; however, many many people live in the high desert, and with the rising cost of living and the economic turmoil, it may become increasingly more difficult to get clean, dependable and naturally grown food from reliable, honest and stable sources.
Again, thank you to all our wonderful farm members, co-op, and CSA leaders, participating farmers, markets, artisans, and sustainers who support our mission to provide clean, pure, honest, heritage, reliable, heirloom, dependable, free range, grass fed and delicious foods to dinner tables across the country.
10,000 small farms are popping up every year, we are thrilled to be at the heart of all the action.
Posted by Poly
@ 04:07 AM CST
Cloned Beef Burgers: "Delicious"
This was written in 2007
The FDA has said food from cloned animals is safe. Though it won't land in markets yet, cloned meat is being served at one company
The FDA is likely to issue a final, formal approval of cloned food before the end of the year. Experts say the agency will probably make the United States the first country to allow products from cloned livestock to be sold in grocery stores. "This was written in 2007"
"It's not a big deal," says Mower. "I've eaten cloned beef for a year and a half. It's scientifically proven to be safe."
To read the original article please click this link.
Posted by Poly
@ 07:12 AM CST
You can get a government grant to grow food. Grants, Loans & Support.
Earlier this year, in response to President Obama's challenge to reinvigorate local food systems, each of USDA's 26 agencies was asked to come forward with programs that can help support this effort...and they did.
It's no surprise that USDA has programs throughout its operations that can assist farmers, help consumers access nutritious foods, and support rural community development. We provide billions of dollars annually doing all this and more. What may be a surprise is that we have programs all across the Department that can cultivate local capacity to strengthen local and regional food systems. We don't need to create a new slate of programs; we need to make sure that the ones we have work better.
In some cases, you may be using approved pesticides, but since they are approved, you may still be able to get Certified Organic or Certified Organic Exempt (C.O. Status, may depend on income reported and/or types of pesticide use reported). Please contact the USDA to get more accurate information. http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/recd_map.html For more program information: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rbs/busp/rbeg.htm
We encourage everyone interested to apply and participate in this U.S.D.A. project.
NOTE: Our small green house is not part of a grant or approved pesticide study, we built it ourselves with our member and sustainer support, and only need it to start early seeds. We grow everything "Pesticide-Free" outside in the sunshine and fresh air; this is how our members, family, friends, neighbors and livestock want food grown. As a result, we do lose a bit more produce to the critters, and we bargain for it, so we grow a little extra to supply the critters too, the chickens take care of the little, bugs.
That being said, some tri-city residents and farmers markets participants have chosen this route and they have our support. We continue to encourage folks to grow to their ultimate potential and to help the supply of local, affordable and alternative food supply. They may be millionaires soon! and you can be too (LOL-LOL).
Get more information: To apply for any USDA Rural Development Programs, contact your state or local office:
http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/recd_map.html For more program information: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rbs/busp/rbeg.htm
Posted by Poly
@ 11:18 PM CST
USDA data shows that women are the fastest-growing demographic in small-scale farming
WHAT IT MEANS: Women in farming is a red-hot trend. Gap fashion aside, women's growing interest in sustainable, small-scale farming is leading to farmer's markets full of healthier food for communities. And while the ActionAid report looked at women in agriculture in other parts of the world, rest assured, it's a phenomenon that's bringing food that's healthier food for people and the planet here in the United States, too. The last United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) most recent U.S. Ag Census showed that women small-scale farm owners are the fastest-growing demographic surveyed.
Thank you to www.rodale.com for this great article!
For the entire, original article, please click on the link.
Posted by Poly
@ 08:42 AM CST
AP – FILE - In this June 25, 1945 picture, army doctors expose patients to malaria-carrying mosquitoes...
By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer Mike Stobbe, Ap Medical Writer – 10 mins ago
ATLANTA – Shocking as it may seem, U.S. government doctors once thought it was fine to experiment on disabled people and prison inmates. Such experiments included giving hepatitis to mental patients in Connecticut, squirting a pandemic flu virus up the noses of prisoners in Maryland, and injecting cancer cells into chronically ill people at a New York hospital.
Much of this horrific history is 40 to 80 years old, but it is the backdrop for a meeting in Washington this week by a presidential bioethics commission. The meeting was triggered by the government's apology last fall for federal doctors infecting prisoners and mental patients in Guatemala with syphilis 65 years ago.
U.S. officials also acknowledged there had been dozens of similar experiments in the United States — studies that often involved making healthy people sick.
For original and complete article, please click the link to Yahoo.news: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110227/ap_on_he_me/us_med_experiments_on_humans
Posted by Poly
@ 05:59 AM CST
FDA Finds Cloned Animals Safe to Eat
But moratorium on sales to remain in place
By Robert Longley, About.com Guide Thank you to: Robert Longley and About.com for this informative article.
1. US Government Info
Dateline: November, 2003
To read the original article, please click on the link:
In a recently released "draft risk assessment" report, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found that food products derived from cloned animals and their offspring are likely to be as safe to eat as food from their non-clone counterparts. Despite the findings, the FDA's current voluntary moratorium on releasing cloned animals to the marketplace will remain in effect.
According to a FDA press release, the draft risk assessment corroborates similar findings by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). These scientific findings, says the FDA, also showed that healthy adult clones are virtually indistinguishable from their conventional counterparts. Most of the data available address cattle, pig, and goat clones.
The process of determining the food safety of cloned animals began two years ago, when FDA commissioned the NAS to consider scientific information on animal biotechnology. The NAS concluded that although food from animal clones posed only a low level of food safety concern, it would be prudent to have more data in order to minimize further safety concerns. FDA decided that before it could address any policy issues on animal cloning, it needed to conduct a risk assessment, followed by development of commensurate risk management options, in an open and transparent process.
During numerous public hearings on the issue, FDA stressed that the risk assessment methodology and all of the information used in performing the risk assessment would be publicly available.
To read the entire article, please click this link:
MY 2 CENTS: If this was way back in 2003; What are we eating now? we all know how fast technology, drugs, medicines etc.. hit the open market, I can not imagine or beleive that this has been a shelved project.
Know your farmer, Know your food, Visit the farm!
Posted by Poly
@ 07:19 AM CST
This morning all the water pipes are frozen.
It snowed on and off all day yesterday and the chickens, turkeys, cattle and pigs were ranging over the property to fertilize and turn the soil, as needed.
We have areas of early grasses growing naturally, and the cattle were kind to mow it down.
The pigs were rooting and turning the moist soil, this is very helpful, to turn and ammend our soil, naturally.
Today we are blessed to have visitors from Northern California, they operate a well established farm and would like to expand their farming operation to growing fresh poultry, to supply local and organic poultry within their community.
We are so pleased to offer our consultation services to the betterment of communities, and to promote locally grown, all natural foods. We enjoy participating in the sprouting of new and developing farms throughout California, it helps Californians with getting sustainably grown, high quality foods, lowers the carbon footprint, preserves old fashioned farming traditions and keeps our economic flow steady.
Here at Rainbow Ranch Farms, our farming traditions are simple, we do not anticipate being affected by the imbalance of our governments economic turmoil, anytime soon. We work very hard to keep our costs low, growing as much food as we can in 2011 for our farm members and our livestock, thus limiting overall costs.
Our cattle, sheep and lambs on pasture are sustainably and naturally grown on lush green pastures along the California coastline, thus establishing jobs for ranchers, land managers, pasture managers, haulers, organic and heirloom seed manufacturers, farm hands and so many more.
We are making sustainable improvements to our chick brooding program to lower the cost of electricity and propane. Thank you! to our farming consultant, for thinking outside the box.
As a small, tight nit group of farmers, members, sustainable farm consultants, students, consumers, family stores, ranchers, freinds, our U.S.D.A inspectors, neighbors, the National Organic Program, butcher shops, farmers markets, our C.D.F.A. inspectors, sustainable artisans, our county health and safety inspectors, co-op's, c.s.a's and family; we are sharing our knowledge and experiences with each other to build sustainable communities, in as many areas as we can reach.
Please feel free to join us for our work shops, start a farm, grow food, pastures, fodder, breed livestock and help our local economies thrive and protect our food suppy all while reusing, recycling and reducing waste and feeding the earth well needed nutrition.
Our invitations will extend to Speakers, Instructors, Consultants from all walks of life, including but not limited to:
Local farmers, U.S.D.A. F.S.I.S, Farming Consultants, Local Artisans, Family Operated Markets, Ranchers, Butchers, C.D.F.A., co-op leaders, C.S.A. Operators, Farmers Markets Managers, Anthropologists, Nutritionists, Health and Safety Inspectors, Butchers, National Organic Program, Animal Welfare Approved, and so many more. Our workshops will be held at our farm. Delicious home grown, stone oven cooked foods will be served along with locally made, all natural refreshments.
This post is made in an attempt to encourage others to do the same or similar, please improve on our protocol, and share it with us, so that we may pass the info along.
Posted by Poly
@ 08:10 AM CST
Lambs on pasture.
100% grazed and pastured sheep and lamb, they pasture, graze, eat and live naturally, as nature intended.
Spring is just around the corner.
Lambs are with their mothers (parent stock), on lush, green pasture, from start to finish.
Available: 1/2 Lamb and Whole Lamb. You will get 40-50lbs on each whole lamb and 20-25lbs on each 1/2 lamb. We will only harvest 1/2 orders when both sides are spoken for.
Please allow 10-12 days from time of order to get your fresh lamb. We offer Freshly Frozen and "FRESH" (never frozen). Pick-up is at the farm.
We also offer Humane handling Halal and Humane handling Kosher Processing, and always Certified Organic!
"Doing It Nature's Way"
When contacting the farm, please note that we are farmers, and do not have a staff. We often are away from the phone.
When leaving a message, please leave your name, city in which you are calling from and a number where you can be reached. Thank you!
NOTE: No parent stock is currently available for harvest, no mutton & no breeding stock sheep are available for harvest at this time, only lamb.
Posted by Poly
@ 06:22 AM CST
Make Yogurt In A Crock Pot
Many of us, had no idea. After chatting with our freind Jackie last night, she mentioned she was makng yogurt in a crock pot. She graciously posted the link on our profile to share.
BROUGHT TO US BY: BLOGSPOT365, via our freind JACKIE. Thank you.
For the original post by author, and detailed info, ingredients etc, please click the link.
Posted by Poly
@ 07:25 AM CST
How To Choose Edible Flowers - Edible Flower Chart
To read the original article and to view the chart, please visit the authors post: http://whatscookingamerica.net/EdibleFlowers/EdibleFlowersMain.htm
Edible flowers are the new rage in haute cuisine
Photo of edible flowers picked in Linda's garden in July (lavender, thyme, dill, cilantro, day lily, squash blossom, Nasturtiums, chives, and basil).
After falling out of favor for many years, cooking and garnishing with flowers is back in vogue once again. Flower cookery has been traced back to Roman times, and to the Chinese, Middle Eastern, and Indian cultures. Edible flowers were especially popular in the Victorian era during Queen Victoria's reign.
Today, many restaurant chefs and innovative home cooks garnish their entrees with flower blossoms for a touch of elegance. The secret to success when using edible flowers is to keep the dish simple, do not add to many other flavors that will over power the delicate taste of the flower. Today this nearly lost art is enjoying a revival.
Click Here For Chart http://whatscookingamerica.net/EdibleFlowers/EdibleFlowersMain.htm
Posted by Poly
@ 10:19 AM CST
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This is brought to us from our friends at "TellTheTruthOnline"
The Glenn Beck Program and Fox News Chanell - Debbie Stockton
Be aware that if this law is voted by the congress, not only the U.S is concerned, but every foreign country is too. This is a world law against the people !
Stand up against this law ! It will kill organic food !
You will be considered as a criminal if you grow your own carrots in your garden !
This is not science fiction anymore : This law is introduced since 2009 to the congress members !
Posted by Poly
@ 07:45 AM CST