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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
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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

this is bad, emily, bad bugs back

the month of july was the hottest and driest on record here
in central texas
thats bad
the even badder thing is that they are predicting august will be
worse than july
so on august 1 it lived up to its prediction
official temperature was 107
and it aint goin to get better this week

guess we are going to turn into a desert here one day

well now the new hurricane is named emily
maybe shell head this way in a few days and give us some
don was a dud
just dont hit no major cities please
well watch this girl closely as it moves this way
girl dont break our heart as we need some relief

recently i blogged about that bad bug the silver
blister beetle
i thought we had him under control in my garden
however i was wrong

this weekend i went out to my garden to do my morning
inspection and everything looked ok
i had put flour out on my veggies to keep the beetles under
it worked well on the veggies as they left them along although
they may have permanently damaged my tomatoes and squash
time will tell

i went back out later in the day and the only plant i had not
put the flour on was a milkweed i planted in the garden for
the monarch butterfly
there were those dang beetles devouring the plant
they totally stripped everything off the milkweed

so i got a hand vac and sucked those suckers up and dumped
them in the green bucket of water (they cant swim good)

sorry about that monarchs
know its a bad year for you in central texas
hopefully extra watering and liquid seaweed and
fertilizer will bring back the milkweed

the organicgreen doctor

1 comment:

  1. those beetles are big! that would make me mad to see my plant stripped like that - and in so short a time! good thinking to suck them up with the vacuum.