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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

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

belated, watson, ink refill, trim day

belated wishes to my wife she for valentines day
on this blog
yes i got her a card and cooked her a good meal

well watson the ibm computer started out with a bang on
jeopardy yesterday
he seemed to get all the real hard questions correct

at first he was getting all of the correct answers and it
looked like it was going to be a bust but then the two
human competitors finally got going

at the end of the day it was watson $5000, brad rutter
with $5000 (brad won +$3,000,000 in the past) and
ken jennings with $2000 (ken beat watson in the practice
rounds and has won +$2,000,000 in the past)

now for round 2 of three rounds today
go watson go
its scary when you think about this and watch it as you
wonder whats coming in the future

also still think my white on white relative could be in
this competition

ok it was a man thang
walgreens would have done the refills for me
but you now how men are
dont read directions and dont need no help
almost paid the price  didnt i

but now i think ive got it down
as wj recommended will wear gloves next time

if you live where i do then its trim time in your yard
be careful trimming red oaks and live oaks from february to
july because of the threat of oak wilt
in the area where i live it is prevalent
expect my few live oaks i have to eventually get it

i also trim any low branches or dead branches on trees and
shrubs that need removed

will trim peach trees to open up the canopy more in a cup
like configuration to allow more light to the new growth
will spray dormant oil on them to prevent insect infestation and
will add mulch around them (have already added compost) to
cover up the soil
this also can prevent insect problems

a lot of perennials need trimming  such as salvia greggii, yellow
belles, red bush, etc especially trim off dead branches

between trimmings i spray lysol on the trimmers to prevent disease
spread to other plants

this is a good time to apply corn gluten (the organic way to prevent
weed growth that is applied now and in the fall)
the corn gluten is a product from corn that inhibits seed germination
and also acts as a mild fertilizer
it can be obtained at some feed stores and most good nurseries

remember dont put it anywhere that you will be planting seeds
as the seeds wont germinated
also if you did not put it down in the fall you may still have winter weeds

DO NOT USE the weed and feed stuff thats advertised to kill weeds
it harms the environment, may harm you, your kids, or your pets
it is banned in several countries
it also can harm your trees and shrubs

dont fertilize your yard until after you have mowed the grass twice
usually in late april
use an organic fertilizer such as lady bug 8-2-4 which is utilized
better by the grass and is a safer product to use

remember garden planting time is just a few weeks away
be ready    
get those beds ready now by adding few inches of good compost

hoping for some good tomatoes this year

most of the organic products can only be found at local nurseries
and not at the big box stores

support your local nurseries

the organicgreen doctor


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