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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, October 25, 2018

sb country n news-back at it again

last year i volunteered one day a week at an elementary school helping them with their veggie garden that had been dormant for awhile

i instantly discovered the varmints loved all the veggies so i had to make pvc wire cages to cover the garden beds
without the cover the veggies were all stripped to the ground

the varmints identified were squirrels birds big ones and small ones voles gophers and a another small squirrel all of which had a great fall last year in the garden until we figured out how to keep them out

so far knock on wood this year the cages are working

one of the first thing we planted was lettuce
i got some lettuce transplants and the kids planted them
i seeded a lettuce mix around the transplants so we would have a continuous crop of lettuce all year
as the season progresses we will plant more lettuce seeds

we restarted our blue worm composter
we obtained worms from the teacher and from my garden that i work in
to the composter we added
a layer of newspapers
a layer of wet soaked leaves which becomes the worms home
torn up newspapers wetted real good
worms love wet newspapers
then we added handfuls of wiggly worms
lots of food scraps were added
a rotten pumpkin was added
yes the worms ate it
a large daikon radish was added to see if they would eat it
the kids will be monitoring the radish each week

we put a worm tower in a whiskey barrel
we used a 5 gallon bucket with holes in it
we added leaves newspapers compost worms food scraps
these worms can move back in forth from the bucket into the barrel via the holes in the bucket

all this compost will be eventually added to their garden

planned plantings are carrots kale swiss chard parsley cilantro sweet peas
things the kids will eat
we are just finishing the last of the sungold sweet yellow tomatoes that i oversummered

they get their hands dirty
they pick up the worms
they eat what they plant

they are back at it again

the organicgreen doctor

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