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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
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i will continue blogging on organic gardening, green living,
solar power, rainwater collection, and healthy living
i will blog on these plus other things noted to be interesting

Thursday, August 26, 2010

the snake, garden prep

my wife she tolerates snakes as long as they keep their distance from her
my wife she has a continuous battle with snakes that eat our eggs
we read about using fake eggs     they eat them then crawl off to join the cycle of life

went to the hardware feed store and bought some fake eggs
they were expensive but did the job-they were soon gone from the chicken nest
the fake eggs were not cheap though soooo
found article about using golf balls in the nests
took some of my sons golf balls and put them in the nest-dang that worked

soon after telling the story people starting giving me golf balls so we
have kept the egg stealing to a minimum the last few years
we have a large supply of golf balls now and some get recycled

am a snake lover and never kill one just move it to another location
but not on my property

my neighbor who lives in the large metropolitan area and comes out here occasionally
was talking to me and said-you know i find golf balls all over my pastures
well i told him i had been practicing my golf swing-not    dont play golf   have no clubs

if you live where i do it is too hot to do any planting in the garden
it is a good time to clean old plants out of the garden
remember diseased plants dont go in the compost pile as diseases may get transferred
back into the garden via the compost

it is a good time to plan your fall garden
soon you can plant cole crops-cabbage, brussel sprouts, broccoli, kale
later can plant lettuces chinese cabbage, salad mixes, spinach
then garlic swiss chard can be planted
fall is the best garden time where we live

rake off the garden spot and add 3-4 inches of good compost
work in into the soil
sometimes if not using my compost will get compost from a local nursery that
has minerals, molasses, etc added
cover that all with straw leaves or newspapers to hold in moisture
my worms like to eat the newspapers
when the time gets right then just plant your plants

tomorrow another my wife she snake story

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