Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Let the Good Temps Roll on Mardi Gras
It's Mardi Gras. Laissez les bon temps roulez today, and let the good temps roll in, too, please. It was down to freezing again last night. After a drenching weekend rain, the last of the ice in the yard finally melted, only to turn into frozen puddles today. On Friday, our afterschool gardening class planted some seeds in the greenhouse, but it seems it may not be warm enough for them to germinate.
The greenhouse temps are regulated by a less than reliable thermostat, fans, heaters
Just to be sure, I started a big flat of peas, so that the kids would have something to plant even if their seeds don’t germinate. Wish us luck!
Here’s a little Professor Longhair, king of New Orleans piano, playing my very favorite Mardi Gras song, "Big Chief."