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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
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
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i will continue blogging on organic gardening, green living,
solar power, rainwater collection, and healthy living
i will blog on these plus other things noted to be interesting

Thursday, October 7, 2010

square foot gardening, post vacation return to work, c25k

have continued and completed my square foot garden for my 
fall garden     will add more things later 

this is from a previous blog       this shows the 4 x 12 ft square garden 
overseeded with black eyed peas    
is used as a cover crop    helps fix nitrogen into the soil

this is from a previous blog     the peas have been removed     have added
a layer of compost and organic fertilizer     will add molasses later
this is worked into the soil

have added drip irrigation tubing 1 foot apart with drippers every 6 inches
on each tubing line 
this is all connected to my rainwater tanks 

using concrete wire with 1 foot squares 
planted the cole crops-broccoli  cabbage  kale  brussel sprouts
and caulflower-  lettuces  mustard greens and swiss chard each into 
a square foot 
will add more lettuce spinach cabbages radishes beets later by 
broadcasting the seeds over the end of the bed

placed 18 inch rebar every 3 feet on both sides of the garden bed
then took 1/2 inch pvc pipe(had several left over from old project)
slipped the pvc over the rebar then bend it over to the other side 
then slipped it into the rebar 
this will be used to hold a light weight row cover

this shows the light weight row cover over the pvc pipes
this acts as a protection from the grass hoppers the heat and  
the different caterpillars that come by this time of the year
and later as protection from the cold

this shows how you can open up the side of the row cover hoop to 
water or plant or pick veggies 
will leave this on most if not all of the winter 
if have a cold winter will add or substiute a thicker row cover 

tah dah 
more pictures as things grow

have been off work now for 5 days 
dread going back as the paper work will 
be stacked in my shelves    on my desk    on the floor
will take me several days to catch up 

advice --try not to see your doctor when he/she is coming 
back off a vacation

my c25k niece just finished her day 1 week 4 of her couch to 5k
race prep

advice-at race time dont get caught up with the greyhounds just
go at your own pace   ignore all the old men and old ladies and kids
that pass you even though some are just walking
am speaking from personal experience 

the organicgreen doctor 

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