Sunday, March 7, 2010

Macadamia Nuts!

Franco picked up some macadamia nuts at a plantation run by a friend (of a friend) of his. He has around 150 trees, and each produced 15-20 kg of nuts per year. The downside is that they are VERY difficult to crack. Most plantations use a special machine. Here is Casa Nyamirambo, we use the time-honoured method of BBQ fork and two rocks.


  1. Hi Patty;

    Can you give us a list of "typical" procedures that you are providing anaesthesia for? FYI, we just had a beautiful spring weekend in Nova Scotia, as difficult to believe as that may be!

    Peter Anderson

  2. Dear Peter,
    It's good to hear from you and thanks for following. We have not been in the OR much yet but will soon be. I know they have a lot of cases that we would never see. Last week they separated conjoined twins! Yesterday they had an eclamptic patient – this is, sadly, common. The surgeon from Mcgill we are with says he has seen pathology beyond anything he would normally see. I will try to let you know a bit more about cases as we go.

    Cheers, Patty