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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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Monday, June 10, 2019

the biggest little farm

you know a movie is good when at the end of a movie
you have tears in your eyes that you didnt even wipe away during the movie
did you wipe them from your cheeks

those tears were
tears of joy
tears of sadness

have you ever wished you could move out into the country on 10 or 20 acres
have chickens and cows and sheep and hogs and fruit trees and a garden and a pond

how about 200 acres
how about the reason you moved is for your dog todd
how about you raised a star hog named emma
how about during the drought and floods here in california all the farms around you flooded as the water ran in raging stream floods carrying top soil down into the ocean
yours didnt your 200 acres
how about these things cover crops diversity of plantings ducks owls hawks gophers blackbirds coyotes foxes cattle life and death that we use to call country rules

over 5 years ago a private chef and her husband who was a video photographer producer found a dog that the husband saw when he was doing a story on a old lady who had 50 dogs in her house
the dogs were being removed some got euthanized but this one dog a black one stood out
to their home he went

during the day when they were gone he would bark and bark and bark
no tricks would make him stop
they got evicted from their santa monica apartment
which led to the beginning of this story
todds new home

now when i watched this movie
i thought of our country n we left two years ago
no we didnt do all of what they did but we did some of it
we planted over 15 trees all native on our 1 acre yard and our 10 acres along with well over a hundred native and xeric shrubs
we also let our pastures go natural
we planted several hundreds dollars of native grasses and wildflowers
we then later added a full rainwater collection

what we found was nature taking over
turkeys deer quail all kinds of birds and hummingbirds and butterflies and lots of lizards
snakes skunks possums raccoons coyotes hawks owls whippoorwills etc
nothing compared to what you will see in this movie

let me warn you
you will probably do like my wife she and i did cry off and on during the movie
we counterbalanced that with a lot of smiles and laughing

here below is the trailer for the movie
i suggest you watch it
find the movie when it shows up in your area

this movie did well at the film festivals
disney and netflex and others wanted to take it over and promote it
the owner of the farm who did a lot of the videotaping and the producing
did not want to give up control of its contents
he wanted as it was
the end result is a movie that you wont regret seeing
or probably your kids
warning on the kids though there are parts that may bother them
since nature can be cruel
those of us who have raised chickens or animals know what im talking about

watch it
youll be glad you did

the name of this farm is called apricot lane farm
watch the movie and youll figure out why its named that

it is only about an hours drive from here
my wife she and i hope to tour the farm in the near future

here is the rotten tomatoes link where you can type in your zip code to see when its showing in your area
eg its now showing at alamo drafthouse in austin  and throughout the us

the organicgreen doctor

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