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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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Thursday, December 29, 2016

country n news-winter gardening


last may
the school i have helped some with their gardening
was getting its garden cleaned up for the summer
any plants left in the garden wouldnt get watered
or cared for
so if you wanted a plant you could dig it up
after the students parents and other teachers got what
they wanted
what was left was two peppers
one a jalapeno
the other a bell pepper

i dug em up
dumped em into a 5 gallon bucket with holes in the bottom
i then placed em on the patio with 5 other 5 gallon buckets
growing different plants like tomatoes swiss chard kale

this bell pepper liked it there
so all summer and fall
it grew bell peppers
these were different looking
at first i thought they had stayed on the vine too long
had rotted

they were just chocolate bell peppers
they dont taste like chocolate
i just pretend they do
they are just dark brown in color

when the cold spell hit recently
i moved my peppers into my small greenhouse for the winter
it gets the south sun
has a heater in it set on 50 degrees

that chocolate bell pepper
loves that greenhouse
as does a juliet tomato
these will be adorning a salad soon
in the country n kitchen

thanks to the phe school for donating the plant

later as i was walking around our property
my wife she said
you know the jonquils are blooming

so i went over to see for myself
not in december i said to myself
yep she was right huh

egg update
the added light in the early morning
adding 4 new laying chickens
seem to have stimulated the older chickens
to get going
i guess they didnt want those youngens to
outdo those old ladies
our egg production has increased dramatically this last week

the organicgreen doctor

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