welcome to the organic green doctor blog

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
please feel free to follow me along this path
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

Monday, December 20, 2010

composting toilet, drought is back

want a composting toilet
then would build an old outhouse around it
it uses no water or electricity
there is no septic system or sewer system to
deal with
if done right can actually use the ugh ugh compost
as compost
well maybe at the far end of my property on some
non edible tree that was planted

that would complete my recycling of everything on our

just also read about using worms in a composting
toilet to help breakdown the waste
now some things just aint right and thats one of them
red wigglers in a composting toilet
what would happen if they got out into my garden
wouldnt want those red wigglers to get loose

hope my wife she is too busy today shopping to read
about my new idea
sometimes she just wont let me do things and this might
be one of them

the biggest problem with rainwater harvesting  as your only
water source is the drought
have not had a good rain since october
no rain has occurred in december
the ground here in my pastures has cracks in them
that are getting wider every day
am sure this is how the grand canyon got formed

we had a huge rain this fall-10 inches in one night form hermie
the hurricane

(thats when my nephew he got dropped into the rainwater tank
trying to get the limestone rock out of the tank-see august blog)

however had two of my large tanks disconnected, had some
of my drain valves open, and a bird had stopped up one of my
downspouts on my roof
predict we probably lost half of the rain that night from
my rainwater collection system

now my tanks are over 50% full but would be 75% full if
none of the problems had not occurred with the system

of course its the wildlife that suffers the most
have several small tanks of water for the birds and
other animals to use

now if all that snow thats making the skiers happy could
just come down this way then we could get some
moisture here

the organicgreen doctor


  1. That is the problem with rainwater harvesting - non-maintenance of the system. We are all guilty of it. We know we have to keep the gutters clean, make sure that nothing is blocking the downpipes, that all valves and systems are 'GO' in case it rains - but we don't do it - then it rains 'cats and dogs' but hey, hindsight is perfect vision! 10 mins a week is all it takes, but that 10 mins is usually spent doing something else less boring!

  2. Still, not as stupid as me. I left the taps open at the bottom of my water tanks after cleaning them out and lost the only thunderstorm we had had in 3 long months of drought!