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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
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Thursday, June 6, 2019

santa barbara country n news-an old fence

at the community garden where i have my garden plots and where i volunteer each week there are approximately 25 plots that are 20 ft x 10 ft where we have our individual plots that we rent
everything has to be grown organically
we have access to compost and water

in the middle of the large garden is several rows that are about 40 ft that the garden grows veggies to donate to various soup kitchens and food kitchens
we are growing squash lettuce swiss chard kale asparagus tomatoes kale peppers leeks beans and more
we the volunteers do the beds and plant the veggies and maintain then harvest them and prep the veggies twice a week for donation

the garden also have a fruit orchard that mainly grows several types of citrus some i have never heard of and other fruits like bananas passion fruit avos pomegranates cherimoyas various nuts and other fruits ive never eaten
these are also donated

each tuesday i volunteer for about 4 hours in the morning doing whatever needs to be done

recently the garden manager said
could you build this fence lattice for a row of pole green beans
sure i said
ill get right on it
having done several of these since i started volunteering there
above you can see ms b and i planting beans on the other side of my gardens bean fence that is 20 ft long where i am growing christmas lima beans rattlesnake beans blue lake beans french fillet beans and malibar spinach

now at my country n in texas if i was going to do a 40 ft row of beans
i would run them on the bed that butted up to my 6 ft tall horse panel fence
then i would plant the beans
then im done except for just watering them
if it was on one of my 12 ft beds in the middle of the garden
i would just put in some old tposts every few feet
attach some cattle panel or horse panel or concrete wire to the tposts
then plant the beans
i would just use my 5 ft concrete wire tomato cages and plant the beans around the cages

here at the community garden to do that would cost money that the garden doesnt have
while at my texas country n garden i really didnt care what it cost me especially if i could use it over and over again
this was my recreation
my speed boat
my hiking and biking money
my ski stuff
i used it on my garden

recently when asked to do the beans fence lattice or whatever its called
i looked around
found these old 1x2s and 2x2s and old bamboo poles and a large roll of string
i put the poles into the ground every 10 ft or so
they were all different sizes
i then tied them together using my old surgical knots i used to sew up lacerations and biopsies and vasectomies
to make this bean fence
here is the finished product
it looks rustic
it should last the pole bean season
i think well it looks countrified and adds to the ambiance the look of the garden
its cheap to do

it wont be long before the pole beans will be covering the structure
before the beans are harvested for those in need of food

the organicgreen doctor

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