How does “form follow Function” in Nature?

In 2009 and 2010, the Aleutian Feral Cattle became known to a number of us. I have wondered over the years how nature selected for the animals we were offered a glimpse of at that time. On an Island named Umnak, with 686 square miles of surface area, there were approximately 3700 cattle that had had very little human interaction for 80 years.

Posted on October 18, 2018 .

Finally, a little legislative "Help"

The Missouri legislature passed a bill that makes it illegal to call plant based "meat" ... MEAT

An excerpt from the article...

"... (T)he new rules target newer-generation “plant-based” and “clean” meat startups that aim to replicate the taste and texture of meat precisely—and make direct comparisons explicit in their marketing. One well-known example is Impossible Foods, a startup whose crown jewel is the Impossible Burger: an alternative to the beef patty that looks like meat, tastes like meat (depending on who you ask), and even bleeds like meat—thanks to the presence of “heme,” a tricked-out soy protein that gives the product its famous medium-rare mouthfeel. What makes Impossible Foods different from the Boca Burger is that the company doesn’t really want to be in the vegetarian aisle at all. Just look at the language included on Impossible’s promotional materials, which include phrases like “for people who love meat,” “the experience meat lovers crave,” and “a carnivore’s dream.”

Read the full story here

Posted on May 4, 2018 .

Atrazine and Bull (male) development

I read a Dr. Mercola article a few months ago and was so stunned I shared it with a few friends who had experienced some bull development problems, as a partial explanation for what had caused the infertility issues their bulls had experienced. 

For those of you who live "across-the-road" from where this and other pesticides/herbicides are used, the problem is enhanced, shall we say. The following is an excerpt from the Mercola article...
"Independent research4 shows atrazine causes hermaphroditism in frogs (turning males into egg-laying females) by inducing an enzyme called aromatase, which causes overproduction of estrogen. For this reason, atrazine is also suspected of contributing to breast cancer. Research has also shown atrazine:

  • Blocks testosterone production
  • Is a potent endocrine disruptor
  • Chemically castrates wildlife and causes sexual reproductive problems in a wide range of animals, including mammals, birds, fish and amphibians
  • Induces miscarriage in laboratory rodents
  • Reduces immune function in animals

Studies looking at human cells and tissues suggest the chemical likely poses similar threats to human health. For example, one study linked atrazine exposure in utero to impaired sexual development in young boys, causing genital deformations, including microphallus (micropenis)."

My first concern is for you and your family. Beyond that, it is time to question why you choose live so close to these chemicals. Second, the toxic Epi-Genetics of your location don't allow full Genetic expression in your animals.

I use Redmond Conditioner as a first line of defense against these chemicals. I use it both, on the land to bind toxins in place, andin the mineral box to pull toxins that may have gotten into my animals, BEFORE they have a chance to have their negative effects. I have seen the Conditioner pull Roundup out of another man's heifers when all they had to eat was Roundup-Ready alfalfa. I don't have any first-hand experience with it's effectiveness with Atrazine.

Now that you have a little more information a problem arises. Do I ignore it or do I ACT on it?

Posted on September 21, 2017 .