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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,
solar power, rainwater collection, and healthy living
i will blog on these plus other things noted to be interesting

Thursday, August 18, 2016

country n news-planning time


all this rain we have had lately
6 inches here at the country n
has shut down outside activities

yes my rainwater tanks are overflowing
sad to see all that water go somewhere else
at least a lot of it stays on our property
doesnt go down some drain into a sewer somewhere

i used this time to go into my old barn
clean up the sections
one section i plan to redo this fall and winter
replacing a wall and door
make it more airtight
it houses my solar control system
my rainwater pump and filter system
my beekeeping equipment

im using skills i learned over the last 4 years at
habitat for humanity

since i cant work much in my garden
i sat down this week
planned out my fall and winter garden
in one bed hs and i planted our fall tomatoes
last month
they should be producing in late october or early november

its been so cool
i even removed the solar screenings from the  beds
to allow more sunlight in to the plants

another bed just behind hs in the picture
i planted this spring
knowing i would summer over these plants
knowing they would explode with growth
once the fall temps hit
this bed has bell banana poblano peppers
egg plants and basil

i have a bed that will be my winter garden
it right now is covered with purple hull peas
and leaves
the peas give us peas to eat and they act as
a cover crop to fix nitrogen in the soil

when planting time comes
i will cut them off at the ground
feed the vines to the chickens
to reward them for the hard work they do
making eggs eating insects and making
all my compost
i will cover the soil with their compost
add my fertilizers
and plant my fall garden

based on our likes and what seems to grow here during
the winter and fall
based on continuous harvesting all winter
i will plant
kale dinosaur and curly leaf
asian greens ie bok choy
sweet peas
swiss chard

all providing greens for salads and cooking all winter long

in another bed
i will plant approximately 90 garlic
which will provide most of our garlic for the year

go ahead and plan your fall winter garden
its time
its the best time to garden here in central texas
especially since our winters have gotten warmer

its all worth it
when you taste these fresh organic veggies
you grew yourself

ok one day i will try to figure the value of all the
veggies i grow here

they are priceless

the organicgreen doctor

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