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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, September 29, 2011

hog huntin, texas rain gauge, vines

am not talking about what the rolling tide did this last weekend
and what the aggies want to do this weekend

(hog fans remember there are 8 big 12 schools pulling for the hogs
to win this weekend against the aggies
one school and their fans in particular want it bad
show them what they will be up against next year)

in the north especially in the new york areas they are developing
a wild hog problem
welcome to what the south has been dealing with for years
texas has over 2 million wild hogs that are pretty much uncontrolled
my guess is the hog count is not accurate but is much greater
they sure do a lot of destruction in the million of dollars especially
to the agriculture industry

if they dont do something they will be where we are in a few years
thats because those hogs drop those babies more than rabbits do
> 12 per year per momma

in new york game ranches have bought in the russian hogs to use
for hog hunts
they did not let any escape they said and are not the source of
those wild hogs
interestingly all the largest numbers surround the big game ranches
seems simple to me

new legislation restricting their imports has been delayed for 4 years
lets see 1x6 females x 6 females x 6 females x6 females = 1296 females
if 50% of litters are females and each produces 6 females
then multiply x 4 years = greater than 5000 females from one female
know theres a formula to figure that out but i quit doing those after
i finished taking calculus in college years ago

think maybe they need to do something quicker dont you think
maybe export some of those red neck hog hunters from that
cable hog hunting show
theyll get er done for sure
then they could do a new series called yankee hog hunt

just sayin

i have a large rain gage that is 3 feet high that measures up to
5 inches of rain so i can see it from a distance whenever it
it is out in the open so i could get a more accurate rain
measurement of the rain

however the rain we have had is so scarce it disappears before
it gets to the bottom of the rain gauge
so i got this one
it was free off the twist top of a bud light beer
so now it can accurately measure our rain

several weeks ago i posted a blog with pictures of two
plantings in my yard
one was the monkey pod vine
well the drought has taken its toll
i had to selectively decide to water plants this summer
and the monkey pod vine became my low priority

all did not make it except for one scrawny plant thats
next to one of my struggling tomatoes
i cant make myself take a picture of it since it looks
so bad
hopefully it will produce a monkey pod for planting next year

the other vine i planted was a christmas lima bean which is
growing great
its about 10 feet high and nice and green
hopefully i can get some nice big beans off it in time for
will try to post pictures if i do

the organicgreen doctor

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