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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, February 19, 2013

home grown is best


here at the country n we are total recyclers
when we first moved here we produced a bag or two of
those large dark trash bags a week
sometimes even more

the garbage folks came by once a week
and took it off somewhere

there was no recycling
the nearest place to do that was a 30 mile drive

then my wife she discovered in the small nearby town
an old grain silo was being used to recycle stuff

once we started using it we reduced our garbage to
maybe a dark trash bag a month

all our newspapers are used in the landscape to be used
under new beds to kill the grass and then later broken down
in the soil
they are also used to help start our wood burning stove
the rest are just chucked into our compost area in our
chicken coop area and the country n hens shred them up
for us and mix them up with the compost

we have a compost system so that 100% of our food waste
gets recycled
we walk to our chicken coop
dump the left over stuff or waste onto our compost area
the chickens attack it like sharks after blood bait
they stir whats not eaten into the mixture of leaves papers
then when they have to go they just dump on top of all this

(if any of you who live in this area ever have leaves to give away
let me know or if you see your neighbors with bags and bags
of leaves let me know and ill come steal them
i reuse close to 100 bags of leaves a year in my compost pile)

whats left is a rich compost that is the best that can be made
and is later used in our garden
the results are the pictures of produce i sometimes post here
in this blog
plus those country n hens lay us those organic free range eggs

so i know many of you cant set up a system like we have
but if you live in san francisco or austin you can recycle all
your compost materials or just start your own compost bin

in these two cities its taken from your door to a compost facility
which then makes compost
which is then reused by the city or is sold or given back
free to folks to use in their farms vineyards or homes

san francisco has been doing this for years and so far has recycled
100 million tons of garbage
all of their restaurants are involved
one chef started out with a small green compost recycle bin and
a large big garbage bin and now he uses a big green compost recycle bin
and barely uses a tiny black garbage bin

the fresh foods and wines he buys are grown using the compost made
from his and other restaurant owners garbage

that would be my system here at the country n but on a much bigger

yep home grown compost is the best

the organicgreen doctor

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