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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
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Thursday, February 25, 2016

country n news-raptors aint gonna win


thats what i said yesterday
as i looked in the mirror at my face
the right cheekbone is swollen slightly
there are two superficial cuts down my right face
all scabbed
plus all the bruising i have elsewhere on my body
from falling

i looked closely into my eyes
like i did that raptors eyes last saturday
thats when i said to myself
they arent gonna win

there was determination in my eyes
i could see it
now we have lived here at the country n for almost
15 years
i would say to anyone that those are the best 15 years of
living somewhere out of all the years we have been together

its stuff like that raptor attack that makes you think
if i lived in town i wouldnt have to deal with this stuff
when the water pump dies i cant just call the city to fix it
out into the weather i go

in the mornings when i sit at my seat looking out at the sun rise
i think
this is the best place to be living
in the early morning
we can sit on our porch or in our hot tub
along with the beautiful sun rise
listen to the orchestra of birds
the what seems like hundreds of turkeys down by the river
if you are a turkey hunter
like my older brothers brother in law was when he visited
you would be mesmerized by the sound
hear other peoples roosters crowing in the distance
hear the horses talking to each other
hear the donkeys heehawing
even hear the coyotes in the distance

it makes you feel content
isolated but you really arent
everything is within 20 minutes away

as i tell my wife she
there are two reasons i leave this place
i die
i get demented so i dont know where i am

those raptors aint gonna win

now we pen our chickens up in a chicken pen
that is 40 ft x 10 ft
chicken wire encloses the whole area like a cube
even underground
the coop itself is 4 ft x 10 ft x 6ft and is enclosed inside the pen
varmints even raptors cant get in

the chickens can live in this space forever
without ever getting out

they have a job to do
eat bugs
make our compost
be pasture decorations

our chicken run is 90 ft shaped like an upside staple
the left side is 10 ft wide the rest of the sides are 3 ft wide
thats where we let them run when we are at home

when we are around we aso let them roam in the pastures

i must say
its picturesque to see your chickens roaming your property
scratching eating things like weed seeds ticks fleas bugs
doing their job

thats what a free range chickens life should be like

we have never had hawks or these eagles go after our chickens
in our pastures
they have been around here for several years those raptors
why they went after the chickens in the chicken area now
im not sure
maybe they were running out of prey elsewhere

i plan to cover the chicken run with bird netting
to keep the raptors from landing in there
or attacking like a dive bomber from the air

our plan is
win this battle

the organicgreen doctor

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