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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, October 29, 2015

country n news-not yet


weve lived here at the county n for 14 years
the last 12 years we have collected rainwater
for our personal use

about 10 years ago our well died so we made
the decision to go all out for a full rainwater system
instead of redrilling a well
that would only produce that hard water that
makes your hair feel like a rope or make it
feel and look like a horses tail
the drains and pipes and filters get all clogged up
with that calcium buildup
the plants dont really like that well water like
it likes rainwater

natures cloud juice is what rainwater is
silky in its feel
taste well theres really not a taste
not that bad taste that well water can have
definitely not that chlorinated taste and smell
that city water has

its seems since we switched over to rainwater
as our water source that i can really smell how
bad cty water smells
i guess it helps not to be chlorinated all the time
just look at what clorox will do to mold in a shower
wonder what it does to our guts

so we made the decision to change to rainwater
have never looked back since

we did twice
once with the severe drought we had a few years ago
we got down to 50 gallons one day
even had to buy a tank of water
ok i bad since i left open the valve that drained a tank
well ok it was two tanks
otherwise we wouldnt have had to buy water

then this summer we went almost 4 months without
measurable rain
just a light sprinkling or two that did no good
but just aggravate us

we got down to 1200 gallons last week
ok i bad i left that same valve open again
drained a full tank again
at least my pasture below the tanks have a full
thick layer of grass

so i was thinking when i was watching the water levels
go down each day
maybe its time we do things different

here comes the rain
all 6 inches of slow rain  4 1/2 inches on day one
thats the best kind since we are able to capture all of it
none runs off the gutters like with those typical texas rainstorms
where you can lose a lot of the water
not this time

since i know the collection surface of my buildings
i can calculate how much water i should collect

this time since there was no wasted water
i calculated correctly how much water would be
in our tanks

so we went from 1200 gallons to 10400 gallons for drinking
2500 gallons for our irrigation

now we are happily awaiting rainfall this weekend to
add to that number

so forget all about my wondering if we should do something
our coffee tastes good
we drink water now rainwater with all our meals
our clothes are soft
our hair is silky
our skin is soft and smooth
our pipes are all clean and uncorroded
we have happy happy plants in our garden
our bees dogs cats chickens birds butterflies all get to
drink rainwater

its all worth being the water man to maintain this system
changing filters cleaning gutters pumping water around
sometimes from tank to tank

it all keeps my wife she happy
a happy wife means a happy life

the organicgreen doctor

1 comment:

  1. I think you need one of those mechanical timers for your irrigation spigot.