Home and Garden: March 2003 Archives



I went downstairs to put dinner on (roasted vegetables, a mixture of brown rices, and maybe a bean of some kind) and discovered that my cats had been in the pantry. Specifically, they had shredded the plastic bag containing 4 1b bags of posole corn (dried hominy). There were small bits of dried corn all over the floor. Now, I can understand why they shredded the bag that my daughter's dried bonite flakes (a staple for Japanese cooking) was in, but corn? I just don't get it. I do have a pretty good suspicion which of the 6 cats is was, though. Probably Hazmat the carbo cat - the one that eats raw bell peppers, tomato chunks, and turns up his nose at canned cat food.
I guess I am going to have to invest in some more Tupperware (tm). If it keeps the weevils out, I hope it will keep the cats out.



I just returned home from a graduation. I teach at the NorthEast Campus of the Seattle Midwifery School, and we just graduated the first class from this campus. (The Seattle campus is now 25 years old). The guest speaker was Ina May Gaskin, pioneering midwife and author. I first met Ina May in 1986, and she and I run into each other usually once or twice a year at conferences and so on. It was a pleasure to see her again. She was telling me that her newest book, Ina May's Guide to Natural Childbirth, is being released Tuesday. I have pre-ordered my copy and am eagerly awaiting its arrival.
Ina May and I always have these interesting conversations whenever we meet. Today we talked about the present and future of midwifery, the endangered status of normal childbirth, and the environmental pollution caused by the wide spread use of oral contraceptive medication and hormone replacement therapy. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday afternoon. It was also delightful to see the young women I helped to teach graduate and get ready to start their new lives and callings.

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