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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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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

gardening, hot dogs, drownings

here is some of my potato harvest from yesterday
notice the duck planking
its safer having the duck plank instead of me

well eat these taters over the next few weeks
we store them in our pantry
and eat them as we need them

after we (i) dug the taters out of the bed
we (i) put down a 4 inch layer of barn yard compost
and put down some pure chicken manure compost
which is rich in nitrogen made from our chickens productions
this was then worked into the soil well then the area
was covered with a layer of newspapers
this then was covered with layers of mulch
i use pine straw
this will be allowed to 'ripen' until next spring when i plant
my spring garden
probably will plant tomatoes or onions in this bed as i rotate
my beds every year when possible to cut down on the
risk of disease transmission

we (i) also planted some amaryth and lambs ear in my wife shes
salad garden
these are plants that you can eat the leaves in your salads
the hotter it gets the better it grows
we (i) have to water them 2-3 times a day while the seeds are
germinating and growing

we also add malabar spinach which loves the hot weather
also added to our salads in the summer are arugula and pursalane
and swiss chard
all of these like hot weather and are all good together with our
maters and onions and basil in our salads
so this is whats in our summer seasonal salad garden

in a couple of months it will time to start the fall and winter
salad gardens with lettuces, spinach, and salad mixes so
we can have salads from our garden all year round

i watch what the local farmers are selling at the farmers market
each season and i try to grow what they are growing
figured they had already figured this out and they knew what
would grow in this area

also in this area its time in the next 2 weeks to plant your fall
tomato crops
remember the fall may the best time to grow tomatoes
some nurseries will have transplants available
you must provide shade and water for them to get them
through this hot weather
i use shade cloth i get from the local nursery but you can use
anything to provide the shade

so that guy ate 62 hot dogs in 10 minutes
that 6 dogs a minute
(i have trouble eating one hot dog)
thats 20000 calories in 10 minutes
thats enough calories for a month
bet he had a bad night and a real bad day today
what people will do for $10000

the black widow won the womens contest by eating
40 dogs in 10 minutes
she a short skinny girl
wouldnt want to have to take her out to eat

will admit it was hard to watch them eat all those dogs
this year i got nauseated watching it
so i dvred for a later viewing

weve seemed to have more drownings this summer than usual
maybe more people are swimming because of the oppressive

please be careful
no more this summer

the organicgreen doctor

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