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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

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

dear ms b-its good for you

this picture above
well it says it all
that stuff in that little shovel we gave you
thats good ole compost
the lifeblood of gardening

it doesnt matter where you live
add compost to your garden soil
it activates all the good germs in the soil
as well as adding all the nutrients a plant needs

ms b
off we went to the garden center
you riding in the cart
smelling all those flowers on the plants
as you walked the aisles
all those veggies and flowers

i could see it in your eyes
you wanted them at your house

back to your house
your raised garden bed
it was time for winter planting

first you pull up all the plants that have ran
their course
they are  done for
all that you and your family dont like

we add compost
whats that you dont like to get dirty

you seem to be a little squeamish there
when we started
i sprayed your feet with water
got them muddy
got your hands dirty

you wanted all that wiped off
you got fussy
this wasnt something you wanted to do

its like a light came on in your little head
reached deep into that bag of compost
threw it on the garden

more more you signed and said
you wanted more

i handed you the little shovel
into the bag you went
shoveling shovel full of compost
onto the garden
then again and again

i opened the bag of cottonseed meal
we would use as a fertilizer
into the bag your little hand went
without any encouragement

i knew then you were there

we used our hands and your little rake
to rake all this compost and fertilizer into the soil

we dug holes
dropped in the plants
watered them in with your little watering pot
wetting your shoes as you went

none of that seemed to matter
getting muddy and wet and well dirty
you were having fun
digging raking planting watering
a big smile came across your face

more more
you signed and said

yes ms b
there will be more and more
of this in your future
i can guarantee that

its good for you
now dont tell mom and dad
i saw you taste that compost
good probiotics there

more more
we your gma and i want more

the organicgreen granddaddy

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