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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,
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Thursday, June 25, 2015

country n news-always something

we have changes coming to the country n this summer
we have been busy getting ready for them
more on that in the future

the garden is growing good
getting lots of tomatoes
eating tons of them
i drop by during my morning break
pick a mater off the vine and eat it
enjoying the juicy flavor
giving me a boost as i continue doing my work outside

well i did it again
i turned a valve to move rainwater from my large tanks
to smaller ones to make room for more rainwater
for when the next storms come through

problem is
i set my timer then turned it off and forgot about it
i found a lake of water in my pasture
the water was gushing out of the overflow pipe
like an artesian well

one time i did this and lost 2500 gallons of water
this time i just turned the valve off
never even looked to see how much i had lost
all i can say is thank goodness for the wettest spring
in years around here

that pasture will be real green this summer

i have a john deere riding lawn mower
that i have really abused over the years
its a tough one for sure

i recently was mowing along the front of my property
where the road crew had put in a new culvert
without my input of course
they left it rocky and cut and trimmed back some of my
oak trees

well i was going fast mowing along the area they
had been working on
when i heard and felt a kaboooooom
as i came to a sudden stop
it took awhile for me to get off what was a stump
left under the grass
unbeknownst to me

i continued to mow my yard
we only maintain the one acre the house sits on
we let the other 9 acres of pasture just go back to
taking over it is
she nature seems to know what to put in the pasture
to attract deer birds quail doves turkey roadrunners
lots of lizards and of course snakes

the snakes dont bother me
but it sure gives my wife she the hibby jibbies when
she sees one of those big ones
like i got out of the chicken coop recently with two
things inside either two golf balls
worse two eggs
dont worry he wont be stealing anymore eggs
he was stuck in the coop so i had to make a
decision to euthanize him
he was almost as long as i was

my wife she wasnt to pleased when i bought him
up to the house for her to see
she got the hibby jibbies when i tried to hand the snake
to her

i usually let them go and rarely ever euthanize them

....as i continued to mow
i noticed i was stuck in the yard
thinking i hit a real wet stop
i tried to get out of the area
finally i realized i had knocked the left rear tire off the
maybe did more damage underneath the mower

the problem is that now that all the wildflowers have
its time to mow the 1 acre yard
since we have had so much rain its like a small
jungle out there
my wife she gets a little nervous walking around
out there

its not a good time of the year to get a riding lawn mower
fixed so ive found out
3 weeks it will take
may have to get me some rental goats to mow this down

there is always something happening here
which makes it interesting
i dont think i could ever live in an apartment or condo
or even in town
be happy

the organicgreen doctor

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