Category Archives: Augie's Dog House

A hodge-podge assortment of stuff.

Autism: Augie and Son Meet Temple Grandin at the ACRES USA Conference

Thinking Like a Cow . . . and How Raw Milk, Living Food and Music Relate to Autism

Last weekend my son David and I attended the ACRES USA national conference in Indianapolis to meet Dr. Temple Grandin, author, educator,

David was offering the gift of Living Food. He kept calling them "proposals".

consultant and university professor —and to hear other eco-farming icons and meet many others to sign them on as  sponsors of our new Living Food bulletins. Temple was named in the top 100 most influential people in 2010 with a cover story by Time magazine and a new movie, a biographical documentary (trailer).

Temple Grandin and my son David Jr. (Augie in the middle)

It was a special time for us. For many years, I have wanted to take my 24-year-old son to farms and conferences like this. Last year, I held the first Ohio Raw Milk Conference at a resort and I wanted him to come and meet everyone and play piano. He is always asking to go with me on business trips. He enjoys it so much and it does so much for him. Unfortunately, this was not possible much at all for reasons revealed below. Continue reading

Fat Boy Dies of Yeast and Fungal Infection–Link Discovered (Humor)

A boy dies of yeast and fungal infections brought on by over consumption of breads, pastas, cereals and grains in combination with sugars from soft drinks and sugar-rich foods. The conditions affect tens of millions of American’s and of course contributes greatly to the obesity and diabetes epidemics.

Although a strong link to these conditions has been discovered over a decade ago by a research laboratory of scientists, USDA refuses to revise their food pyramid marketing scheme. Both humorous stories have unknown authors. Please do pass this dish around– perhaps I can make a little dough or some real bread.–Augie

Sad Loss

Please join  me in remembering a great icon of the entertainment community. The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a yeast  infection and trauma complications from repeated pokes in the belly. He was 71.

Doughboy was buried in a lightly greased coffin. Dozens of celebrities turned out to pay their respects, including Mrs. Butterworth , Hungry Jack, the California Raisins, Betty Crocker, the Hostess Twinkies,  and Captain Crunch . The grave site was piled high with flours.

Aunt Jemima delivered the eulogy and  lovingly described Doughboy as a man who never knew how much  he was kneaded. Born and bread in Minnesota. Doughboy rose quickly in show business, but his later life was filled with turnovers. He was not considered a very smart cookie,  wasting much of his dough on half-baked schemes. Despite being a little flaky at times, he still was a crusty old man and was considered a positive roll model for millions.  Doughboy is survived by his wife Play Dough, three children John Dough , Jane Dough and Dosey Dough, plus they had one bun in the oven. He is also survived by his elderly father, Pop Tart.

The funeral was held at 3:50 for about 20 minutes.

If this made  you smile for even a brief second, please rise to the occasion and take time to pass it on and share that smile with someone else that may be having a crumby day and kneads a lift.  (Feed it to your tweeters)

New Element Discovered

Lawrence Livermore Laboratories has discovered the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element, Governmentium (Gv), has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons, and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312. 

These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons. Since Governmentium has no electrons, it is inert; however, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact. A tiny amount of Governmentium can cause a reaction that would normally take less than a second, to take from 4 days to 4 years to complete.

Governmentium has a normal half-life of 2 – 6 years. It does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places.

In fact, Governmentium’s mass will actually increase over time, since each reorganization will cause more morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes. This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to believe that Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a critical concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as critical morass.

When catalyzed with silver and gold, Governmentium becomes Administratium, an element that radiates just as much energy as Governmentium since it has half as many peons but twice as many morons.

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PLEASE TAKE OUR ONE-MINUTE SURVEY and get a free subscription to our Journal and a sample of Living Food.–Augie

The iShop is NOW OPEN! Browse around! NEWLY published book called 30 Days to Wellness is coming this week!

What funny food or farm stories or jokes do you have? The best two get a new free 12-page PDF of Living Food on Sugars and Artificial Sweeteners. (Judges: Annie and I)

Train Up A Child to Cook Real Food: Healthy Kids Recipe eCards

by Augie

Kids of all ages should be getting into the kitchen with mom or dad and cooking together . . . with farm fresh foods. But children need to LEARN HOW . . . and cooking makes a wonderful teaching time for measuring, arithmetic, science, health and learning a little about the nutritional science behind their creations. Now they can with the new Healthy Kids Recipe Cards featuring nutrient-dense recipes by Anji Sandage. (She told me on the phone that she spent fifteen years collecting and perfecting the recipes for her children and all of her nieces and nephews—and recently upgraded them to natural food ingredients.)

They will love you more for giving them the opportunity to cook real food a few times a week. Kids (and adults) need structure and direction and like being an important part of a functional family. A sense of accomplishment gives them the self esteem that only truly comes by earning it through achievement with the blessing of the entire family. They crave this stuff.

It is far more important to make time for this useful learning activity than in practicing soccer during the week for that game on Sunday, or worse, wasting time on video games, television and other such temporary gratification devices.

Learning to Make Lacto-fermented Sauerkraut at a Special Needs Home for Adults (That's me in the middle and my son is seated)

Most families, it seems, are suffering from FNDD–familial nutritional-deficiency disorder. To help cure FNDD,  Anji Sandage of Salt Lake City has made Healthy Kids Recipe Cards and they are instantly down-loadable right here! (Some of you know about Anji– she runs the 8000-strong Raw Milk site on Facebook and the 100% Natural Family blog. She is also the Weston A. Price Foundation chapter leader for Salt Lake City).

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The OSHA/EPA Horse

A hilarious cartoon: The OSHA/EPA Horse (This link takes you to the new Journal)

Bulletin: Living Food

I have been wanting to put out a publication just like this for over four years.  I am pleased to offer it and hope some of my readers will get plenty of copies and start circulating them.– Augie 

NOW AVAILABLE, the paper version of Living Food . . . local connections to healthy foods, farms and life.

Living Food contains nutrient-dense recipes with related health benefits, all  in a timeless 8-page  bulletin– each with a food group theme. The first is on Lacto-ferments, the second will be on Farm Fresh Milk and Its Products and the third will be on Sugars and Artificial Sweeteners.

Internet, blogs and such are sure great . . . but there is nothing quite like paper . . . hard copy.

We announced the Living Food bulletin back in March at the International Raw Milk Symposium– and now Living Food is here today.

This is an easy way to have fun spreading the politically-incorrect message of real food freedom and make money, too. Continue reading

Downloading Instant Nutrition and Health (E-Products, that is)


The Journal of Natural Food and Healing now has an e-book/product section on food, nutrition and health. Today, we are introducing two instant e-books: a local, organic restaurant guide and a guide on legal vaccination exemptions. We have several other instant e-products in the oven and ready to serve up soon.

I have spoken to a number of authors lately and there are a number of products we will be mentioning from time to time. I am especially excited about an online database-driven interactive application that provides information for over a thousand natural substances (teas, herbs, oils, plants) and the disorders/diseases they assist in curing with instructions for use.

The e-products are not just limited to books– there are Power Point presentations and anything digital such as special documents, registration to seminars.

Of course, your purchase helps support the authors and also the Journal and our other related activities.

If you have or can recommend an e-product to us, please contact Annie at with the information.  – Augie

Take the 3-minute Reader Survey

After finishing our first year with the Journal, we have had 130,000 page views and have hundreds of new subscribers. Starting our second year and the new year of 2010, I figured it is about time to take a survey of the readers to gauge the type of content we will be featuring.

Also, we have so many bloggers, webmasters and business owners in the field of natural foods and health, I have tacked on a short survey to help us (and perhaps you). Thank you for your responses. The results of the survey will be posted here after the first 100 responses.

ALL READERS:  Take the 2-minute survey for all readers.
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Take the Business/Webmaster/Blogger survey

2010 Reader and Business Survey

After finishing our first year with the Journal, we have had 130,000 page views and have hundreds of new subscribers. Starting our second year and the new year of 2010, I figured it is about time to take a survey of the readers to gauge the type of content we will be featuring.

Also, we have so many bloggers, webmasters and business owners in the field of natural foods and health, I have tacked on a short survey to help them (and the Journal). Thank you for your responses. The results of the survey will be posted here after the first 100 responses.

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Top Stories 2009: First Anniversary of the Journal!

THIS is the first anniversary of the Journal. When I started the Journal, my hopes were not high—I figured two or three readers a day.   We have had 128,000 pages viewed from all countries of the world—except in inner Africa and a couple of South American countries. You can see the map of global visitors here but some stumbled  on the site by mistake or came to just rip a pic. I don’t know how long they stayed– since I cannot get Google Analytics to work for me yet.

Those I intended to provide the Journal for were the ones that seemingly could care less. The readers and their comments are the best part.  I have talked to some, met some and I have seen their blogs or websites and corresponded with many.  I see many on my Facebooks (I’m the Brown Swiss cow) They are all into real food and farming, some are health professionals, chefs, writers and lots of homeschooling moms with big families. The rewards come in so many ways.

M y interviews with several of those busted by the food police in the Farm and Food Wars—including a SWAT team raid–  gave me a special purpose and motivation. Perhaps I could be of some value and comfort to those whose lives have been upset for doing good—and help in disseminating their stories. The biggest events for me were the Family Farm Field Day with 6000 Amish, the Ohio Raw Milk Conference and the Weston A. Price Foundation annual conference. These stories are buried here somewhere. Continue reading

In the National Spotlight: An Ohio Natural Food Store

Taken at the Open House at Wholesome Acres Market

FIRST thing that pops up on my laptop over my first cup of coffee this morning is about to be presented to you. It was as if Christmas came early this year for me and for you. Santa (that’s me) and Mrs. Claus (Elizabeth) are bringing you, especially in NE Ohio, a way to set some goodies under your tree. The spotlight on an Ohio natural food store and delivery service is written by Elizabeth Walling, the Journal’s Alabama Correspondent over at The Nourished Life blog. I wanted to feature this store last summer after the open house I attended– but I got caught up into other things– but Elizabeth cooks this up much better than I could. Continue reading