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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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Friday, February 18, 2011

donate your computer power, backyard chickens

universities and researches do not have access to a
supercomputer like ibms watson who? just won the human
vs computer jeopardy game this week

there is a way for them to have a supercomputer like system
without actually owning or building one
thats with using the pooled donation of your extra computer
power when you are not using it

the result is this giant virtual supercomputer that can be  used to do
research analysis on cancer, hiv, other medical diseases and
on lots of scientific research ie a virtual watson

you simply download a program on your computer which runs
only when you are not using the computer
data is sent to your computer to analyze and is sent back to the
organization when completed

here are 2 of several organizations:
folding@home     researchers are studying the unfolding of proteins
the research may help fight cancer, alzheimers and parkinsonism
the site is folding.stanford.edu

world community grid     current reseach projects using this grid are
doing cancer and hiv research
the site is www.worldcommunitygrid.org

oh the pleasure of backyard chickens
free fertilizer
free pesticide and insecticide that is truly organic-they love to eat bugs
free weed seed controller-they love to pick seeds out of the ground
they make good pets
then there is the eggs
if you have never had a fresh farm egg then you are missing a flavor
not found in store bought eggs that have been stored for months
fresh laid eggs are more nutritious than the ones usually found in stores

whats needed
a chicken preferably 2
no rooster needed-sorry guys
a coop to sleep in and to protect them
a small coop can be easily moved around your backyard
(biggest varmits are possums, skunks, raccoons, cats and dogs
and hoas)
feed-easily available at feed stores
water source

provide feed and water and protection  and they do the rest

if chickens are cared for correctly there is no odor and no noise pollution

there are lots of coop designs available
everything you need to know can be found at www.backyardchickens.com
i used this sight a lot when i first got my chickens

this area also has an annual chicken coop tour
there are also talks done on raising backyard chickens-one at the
boggy creek farm-see website under links and another at the
natural gardener-see website under links
both talks are given by the same person
she is quite an entertaining speaker

have a good weekend

the organicgreen doctor


  1. I love my chickens! When we moved to our new house almost 2 years ago, one prerequisite was no HOA. I have no roo, so we were given 3 fertilized eggs and were able to watch them hatch!! My son has actually sat outside the coop waiting for his breakfast. We've just completed some renovations to our coop so I get to have more fuzzy butts!!!

  2. Had our first egg breakfast courtesy of our chickies! Those are some mighty fine eggs!

  3. My chickens are not giving me any eggs and i havent bought them from the grocery store in a long time. What the heck?

  4. jg
    they are addictive
    eggs are so good
    spread the word

  5. wendy
    theres no going back now

  6. mn
    reasons chickens wont lay are
    gone through chicken menapause
    have been traumatized or stressed such as
    varmit attack, cold weather, decreased light, poor eating, illness
    this nice weather and the increasing daylight will usually help
    are they old hens

  7. I allow my hens to roam freely around my yard. They go back to roost at night. I feed them fresh grain, but they followed me in the kitchen the other day when i was putting groceries up and i screamed and got them out, i may have stressed them.Plus they are getting older. May need to get some younger ones. Thanks

  8. mn
    try some young ones
    just make sure the hens dont turn out to be
    good luck