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this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
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Thursday, July 28, 2016

country n news-the green monster


i knew he was there somewhere
as i could see his damage
ate all the leaves off some of my tomato vines
ate all he flowers the potential tomatoes
left a stalk a green one that looked like a tornado
had came through and ripped off all the leaves and flowers
it looked like the vegetation where the oil field has
leaked oil or salt water onto the land
just sticks in the air

i read where you could see them at night if you
have a uv light
it said they can have some florescence
i have tried in the past but it didnt seem to work

they seemed to match a curled up tomato leaf so well
it is hard to see them
they barely move like a sloth i guess
doing tons of destruction

now if you leave them alone
theyll devour most of the tomato plant
will turn into this beautiful moth called
the sphinx moth
note there is some confusion online of what the moth looks like
i never watch to see what they turned into


now im a nature loving guy
but im sorry my tomatoes come first

now they start out real small like inchworm size
then they get real big like this one
then even bigger than this
like your worst nightmare
so now enter into the picture
ok i sometimes compromise
the ??cowitch vine
a native vine that grows wild
it has small black fruit with small flowers that
bees go crazy over
i have it transplanted onto my arbor
to provide shade on the west side of the house
since it requires no water or care
it so happens that this tomato worm scientific name
maduca quinquemaculata
also likes to eat the ??cowitch vine

so when i find these dudes
i take them into my palm
with a glove of course

i think

if the tomato worm is lucky
i chose
the vine

life here at the country n is life or death

the organicgreen doctor

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