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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, July 25, 2013

yum yum not


here at the country n the general upkeep that i have to
do has accumulated over the last two months since i
was down for the count with my ruptured disk

this is the time when i usually do a lot of clean up work
around the property as the spring has caused a lot of
plants and grasses to become overgrown

normally in the heat of july i am not doing much outside
since ive usually done most of the maintenance and clean up
in early june

so now i get up early and as soon as the light is light enough
i go outside to start working
but i am still limited on what i can do
but each week the sciatica improves so ive noticed i can
do more each day and not pay the price at night time when
i try to sleep

my measure of how well im doing is how much vicodin i am
my last one was 10 days ago and i also stopped my
antiinflammatory mobic since it made my blood pressure go up
to 160/90-100 and once i stopped that my pressure is now
back to normal
sure helps to be a doctor sometimes

as i walk around my property this week as i am really getting
a close look at everything as i mow weed eat and move brush
i am devastated by the destruction that those damn grasshoppers
have done to our property
plum trees maple trees peach trees pecan trees citrus trees
honeysuckle vines trumpet vines oregano asparagus
lady banks rose persimmon pear
wonder why they wont eat those hackberries that seem to
pop up everywhere

i do not notice that there arent many if any true native plants
that these things eat
like native grapes salvia greggii oaks mesquite cedar elm
youpon holly definitely not cactus morning glory cedar
texas plum texas persimmon

as i walk around i think i wonder how i can get rid of these
my guineas and chickens get so full of grasshoppers sometimes
that a grasshopper could land on their beaks and they
wouldnt eat them
except of course in the morning when we let them out
they are like a sewing machine going after those hoppers

i wonder could i eat those guys
i know in some countries they do
80% of the people in the world do
ive seen them on those food shows you know the one where
those guys will eat and drink anything

i think i would like mine if i ate them real crispy maybe like a
over cooked fired okra or a real burned french fry so
you could close your eyes and pretend it was one of those things
just overdone
bet the crunch would be the same

one of our friends knew of our plight or should i say plaque
and sent me a recipe for cooking those hoppers
Sheesh! kebabs can be made with Eastern Lubber Grasshoppers (pictured here), katydids or other large-bodied arthropods.
from the book
The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook

well we do have a lot of onions and our neighbor just gave
us a lot of tomatoes
maybe use that lime that the hoppers didnt eat
and my wife she just bought some new kabob tools
and i did just redo my grill so we have
just what we need here at the country n to cook those hoppers

everyone is invited over for a kaboob at the country n
especially our friend who sent us the recipes
come as you are
bring a container to take some hoppers home with you
so you can cook some at home

oh and i like the last picture on the cover since i love

the organicgreen doctor

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