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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
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Thursday, May 5, 2011

perfect grass, no gloves, stealth, bb

we live in central texas
we have had little rain since october
the lakes are dropping
water restrictions are on the horizon
the pastures are as dry as a bone
and this is our rainy season

we are about to hit our hot dry season in 2-3 weeks
this doesnt bode well for our gardens and lawns

grass choices in this area in the order of most water
used are st augustine, bermuda, zoysia, and now a new
combination that the lady bird johnson wildflower center has
been testing now
they are looking for grass that can withstand the sometimes
harsh climate here

what they have come up with is a combination of buffalo grass,
curley mesquite grass, and blue gramma grass
they are all native
looks good when watered
doesnt require much water
if not watered will go native and turn brown but will come
back when watered

have a large area around my barn that was beaten down by
its about a quarter of an acre in size
five years ago when we were in this rainy season we are suppose
to be in now i planted this combination
i never water this fertilize it or do anything with it but look
at it
without rain it looks browned but still has a lot of green in it
it does have a spattering of wildflowers in it also
it looks like grass should look in texas

if watered though it would green up and pass the hoa test

i have seeds of this mixture to plant in another area on my property
but have decided to wait because its so dry
maybe will do it next spring

the seeds can be obtained from the native american seed company
at this website link thunder turf at www.seedsource.com
the combo is called thunder turf
browse their website also
this is where i get all my grass and wildflower seeds

this thunder turf uses less water and less fertilizer and has to
be cut less often or not at all

hummm why isnt it used more

ok so i have all these gloves of different types
they are kept hanging on an old clothes line on my
arbor by our back door so i wont lose them all
sure am rough on them
many of them have holes usually in the planting finger
just cant throw any away
besides i keep misplacing them
maybe i need to spray bright orange paint on them like
i plan to do my garden tools

so i just cant help it when i plant beans corn etc and dig in
my garden i just have to feel the dirt between my fingers
it must be genetically imbedded in me somehow

at the end of working in my garden my hands are blackened
guess im bonding with my ancestors some way
sure enjoy it though

so the helicopter that crashed in the raid on bin laden
may have been a new stealth helicopter that the navy
seals use
thats one of the ways they were able to sneak under
pakistans radar
also why extra time was used to destroy the helicopter
when it would not fly out of the compound

the lakers are definitely in trouble
they have to win 4 of the next 5 games
dont think that will happen
bulls made it back
rose looks ok
tonight a night of rest for all the teams
celtics need the rest the most

the organicgreen docotor

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