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, September 23, 2013


the last time we had significant rain here at the
country n was last may when we got close to 4 inches
we had drizzles off and on since of 1/4 inch-1/2 inch
you know the type that comes through in the hot summer
wets things down
and just makes it miserably humid with all the hot temperatures
we have in the summer

i was excited earlier in the week when we got some rain
it again was slightly over 1/4 inch
everything was wet so i went out and removed the wet dirt
which was about 1/4 inch thick
and below that it was dry 
like dust you could just blow away

this week here at the country n we got 4 inches of rain on 
thursday and friday
i was excited hoping it would drench everything well

heck when i ran my meals on wheel route on friday 
i got drenched myself 
it seemed just as i got ready to leave my car to deliver the meal
here a downpour would come
if i was a garden bed i would have be soaked good to the
bottom of the bed
so on saturday i went out to this keyhole garden i made from 
an old water trough and where i plan to plant my fall garden

this week i even watered it well with my dripper system knowing
it was going to rain
the soil in it is 3 feet deep and has a lot of organic material all the 
way to the bottom of the bed
i took the material from my large chicken runs and my large
compost bed where the chickens have been scartching around and 
pooping on everything and shredding all those oak leaves and 
just generally stirring it all up
and put it deep into this soil 

so on friday after the first 2 inches of rain i did the finger test
you take the index finger stick it all the way into the soil to check 
the moisture level
it was 1st knuckle positive after 2 inches of rain
last week it was 1 finger nail thickness positive after that smiggen rain
now after a total of 4 inches in two days its is 2nd knuckle positive
ive still got 2 ft 9 inches more of moisture that needs to go into that bed

thats how dry its been around here
the moisture just seemed to be sucked up everywhere and seemed
to just disappear
i was able to refill all my irrigation tanks this time that i use for my
garden and landscape
total 6000 gallons 
now for my home water system we are almost full
we need about 3000 gallons to be completely full

when that happens its sad
to see those tanks just run over and theres nothing to do to 
but just let it all run onto the ground
i guess thats a good position to be in 

hopefully also it will add more water to the lakes
the main lake with the sometimes island increased 1 foot in 1 day
now we need 40 more feet to be full

thats been awhile 
thats when that lady got sucked over the dam with her wooden boat 
and showed up downstream all beat up and naked and all scratched 
wonder how shes doing

that wont ever probably happen again the way the droughts going
i guess thats a good thing

good job cowboys horns aggies
and for awhile the hogs

the organicgreen doctor

No comments:

Post a Comment