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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
i will blog on these plus other things noted to be interesting

Thursday, March 17, 2022

garden news-my happy place


this is where i spend about 15+ hours a week
its the community garden where i volunteer
there are 20 plus plots that are about 200 sq ft that surround the inside the fenced area for individual plot holders
i have two plots in the far left backside of the fenced garden
the central portion of the garden is where we have around 20 rows that are about 30 ft long
the veggies grown there are all donated to places like food kitchens or shelters or the elderly

two years ago i was working inside the garden when i got sick 
i think it was covid 
as i recovered it took me several months to get back to full strength again
because of that combined with the covid pandemic restrictions
i changed all my volunteer hours to the garden
i was volunteering 4-10 hours a week

in my garden i grow veggies that we like to eat and that we can freeze for later use
tomatoes peppers like jalapeno sweet banana bell egg plant squashes cilantro celery sweet peas christmas lima beans green beans lettuces swiss chard malabar spinach onions leeks garlic cabbage broccoli

i freeze tomatoes peppers leeks onions garlic squashes 
i save the christmas lima beans as dry beans 

i keep saying i will keep up with how much i produce but i never do 

the main garden where the donated veggies are grown donates tomatoes peppers peas cabbage cauliflower broccoli kale several beans celery lettuces broccoli collards onions leeks garlic malabar spinach Swiss chard 
they have donated thousands of pounds of these veggies to those in need

we also have an orchard that has lots of different citruses mango cherimoya passionfruit mulberry guava bananas juju avocado and some fruits im not familiar with and cant spell off the top of my head
all these get donated also

courtesy of jn
thats me talking to a tour group at our 10th anniversary event

there is a new greenhouse where we plant all our veggies
all our veggies we grow we start ourselves in our greenhouse
all our transplants are fresh and are planted as soon as they are large enough to plant in the ground
making for heathier and more productive veggies

on volunteer day i tend to go to the garden an hour before anyone else does
its so peaceful and quiet there except for mainly the birds and the chickens
i like to stand for a few moments and look back towards the mountains 
you can see the sun hit the top of the mountains and move down towards the garden
sometimes there are misty clouds between the garden and the mountains

its my way of meditating 

courtesy of trinity garden website

we all need a happy place to go to
ive found mine

the organicgreen doctor

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