The seeds have arrived, the flowers for winter sowing chosen, the water jugs prepared.... so why then do they sit inside? The school is just a jump, skip, and a hop from Philadelphia where a record high temp was hit this week... 68 degrees. So I thought I better wait for winter to come back. It is back and hopefully next week I will be reporting that these gallon jugs are filed with seed, sealed with duct tape, and lined up on the path to the greenhouse.
Monday we made four batches of onion sage bread and one pan of lavender brownies. On the warm day the students wanted fresh air and muck. Well, maybe they didn't want the muck, but they got it as we moved our fall leaf pile onto the individual beds. Something that didn't happen at its normal time when winter came in fast this year.
After weeks of not playing much jazz in the classroom it came back in a big way this week. Maybe because I have the "post seed order not quite time to plant most of them blues." Here is Summertime from the Stan Getz CD I played for my students.
The Mighty Assistant was busy doing lovely things with some dried strawflowers and globe amaranths, which we then sold along with some heart shaped bird feeders (peanut butter, cornmeal and bird seed). Speaking of birds, here is a plug for a cool place up north of us in Milford, Pennsylvania. I have this poster from Grey Towers hanging in my classroom ...