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this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
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Thursday, March 9, 2017

country n news-its a strange one


as i walk around our property doing my spring clean up
that i usually do in april and sometimes may
i see so many things that say spring is just early
that our winter was real mild

it was mild except for one night here when it got
down to 12 degrees
enough that it damaged all the cactus on our property
even the native prickly pear cactus took a beating
also our bay tree got nipped on the top branches
our monterey or mexican white oaks all lost its leaves
usually in a warm winter they dont lose them at all

our early peach tree i dont know what type it is
its definitely a short freeze hour one
bloomed over a month ago
it is now loaded with peaches small ones
which i will have to thin out to about every
6 inches so we will get bigger more delicious peaches
these are the best peaches that we make
when they make
now if we get that cold snap that usually hits
we could lose them all if it gets down in the 20s
fingers crossed
last week i took this picture of our first two
they usually pop out in april to mid april
not this year
they will all be march bloomers
when you sit on our lower deck
you hear this constant humming
like a nature concert
all day long
its bees covering up our crossvine blooms
they arrive at dawn and dont leave until
the sun goes down

a beautiful site as you walk up to our house
a beautiful sound also
each year i accumulate a lot of leaves
that folks give me
this is a stack of about a 100 bags
that i tore apart and placed in my chicken coop
and in my large c shaped chicken run around
my garden
these girls
they actually go nutso over bags of leaves
they dig down in there
scratching around
finding seeds small seedlings bugs
to eat
its like when you hold a baby who is breastfeeding
you know that humming sound that contentment
sound they make
those girls
they make this sound thats a sound of happiness
and contentment
while they work those leaves
eventually shredding the leaves to smithereens
pooping all over them
mixing them all up
the absolute richest compost you can make
they also reward us
with all these eggs
as thanks for giving them these leaves

here at the country n
its such a peaceful beautiful place this time of year

we enjoy it and appreciate it every day

the organicgreen doctor

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