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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
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Thursday, January 27, 2022

garden news-let them enjoy it


this is the raised garden we put in at ms b and mr hudsons house
its about 4 ft x 8 ft
its two rows of stacked concrete blocks
the soil at the bottom is old lumber and pieces of logs and branches and leaves and cardboard and newspapers with the original soil from their other raised bed along with a lot of compost from their compost bin and from our community garden

we have planted in the holes in the concrete blocks
herbs like sage oregano thyme rosemary cilanntro
strawberries all along one side

in the bed are
vining sweet peas
curly leaf kale
swiss chard

soon we will add cherry tomatoes like sungold and sweet 100

on the day in the picture above 
we started out mr hudson and i to plant some oregano and rosemary i had grown in the greenhouse

mr hudson wanted to dig in the garden
he got his garden trowel and started digging a hole in a spot that had no veggies

it all got organic after that
i got him a bucket of water which he dipped his watering can in 

he watered all the plants

he filled the hole he dug with water
lots of water

he got his portable digger or excavator and dug the hole dipper

his sister ms b showed up
she dug another hole next to his 
the side of it broke and the water from mr hudsons hole flowed into mr bs hole
like a broken dam it would rush down a hill

things got dirtier
they began to dig in the what was two mud holes with their hands 
i closely watched to make sure no plants were damaged
they both got covered with mud
now its good organic mud though

mr hudson and ms b got their water cannons

i got the water hose

an all out water battle began
this on a mildly windy sunny but 50 degree weather day

we all got soaked
in the end
mr hudson won the fight 
he was the last man standing
with a big ole smile on his face
lets do it again he said

the end result was
a late morning warm soapy bath
with warm clothes put on after the bath

off to a park to ride bikes and play and other ventures unknown

if you asked them
do you like to garden with granddaddy 
they would both say yes

another version of organic gardening

the organicgreen doctor

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