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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, April 14, 2016

country n news-garden greens and more


things are starting to take off in the garden
when you walk down to the garden you can see
a lot of green from afar

one thing i have noticed is that things are bigger
and closer to harvest
earlier than in previous years
my 200 onions are starting to hit that last sprint
before its time to harvest them
its looking like an april harvest
the white part is starting to thicken
hopefully we will get some big ones
i know its close since some of them have shot up
their head of seeds as a prewarning
i cut them off and put them in salads

ill know its time to harvest when all the stalks
start to fall over
in the meantime we are gradually sampling them
using them in our cooking
once we harvest we go months without buying onions

the white pvc sticking up goes to an underground pvc line
thats used to water the plants 1 foot underground
i watered them recently with liquid fertilize underground
the next few days you could see the increase in size

the garlic are maxing out their growth
just now turning slightly brown on the edges
warning me that its getting close to harvesting
maybe a few more days in the ground
before harvesting
yes earlier than usual
there are close to 100 in that bed

our 20+ft bed of asparagus is continuing to produce
providing us with a delicious tasting right from the ground
flavor not found in store bought ones
so i ate all eight of them i harvested the other day
while i was working in the garden
just dont tell my wife she
although i know she has done the same thing

our bed of beans are starting to take off
these are bush beans french cut
at the end is the long asian beans that get a foot long
love the hot summers here

our tomatoes are growing good
slowed some by the cold weather
hoping we are for a good crop this year
we have several small green ones
we planted sweet 100 juliette early girl celebrity cherokee purple
brandywine tycon and arkansas traveler
these in the past have done well for us
hoping for the same this year

for supper last night i cooked a pot of greens
adding to a crockpot veggie broth olive oil butter crushed garlic
a bay leaf salt pepper to taste chopped onion chopped poblano pepper
balsamic vinegar brown sugar and a squirt of soy sauce

out to the garden
i picked this bag of veggies
onions garlic leaves carrots new potatoes curly leaf kale dinosaur kale
brussel sprouts baby cabbage swiss chard and spinach
chopped them all up
threw them in the pot
cooked them all day

my wife she made a pan of cast iron skillet cornbread
i added crushed black pepper to taste to the greens
a sprinkling of pepper sauce
a glob or two of peach salsa to help sweeten it some

my oh my
talk about soul food

it was food for the soul

the organicgreen doctor

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