Saturday, July 25, 2009
Millet: Birdfeed for Lunch
Millet was, in my times, rejected by Argentine farm animals for being too rough a fourage. Maize (corn) was accepted but not sorghum. Only birdfeed contained some grains of millet. How could I imagine that fifty years later I shall be surviving on boiled millet seeds? It happens that the Secret Engineeress is engaged in a secret plan to starve and/or punish and/or improve the Secret Engineer and "serving" plain, saltless, tasteless boiled birdfeed for lunch. ("Serving" does not describe it.) The daughters survive on sweets they buy on the streets. I dont know what to say except to record the insipid facts.