Here it is â€“ a countdown til spring. From now until the first day of spring, I will post ways to make the dreary days of midwinter a little more merry.
Day 7: Celebrate Pi Day with some pie!
I’m sure no one would be surprised to learn that I coordinated a pie bake-off with my staff. Â We made pies in honor of Pi Day, as if we really needed an excuse to eat pie. Since Wednesdays are a better day for us to get together, we celebrated one day early. I served up a cardamom ginger apple pie with a vent in the crust, carved out special for the occasion. It was pretty awesome.
I arrived ridiculously early to fill the staff lounge with Pi Day cheer! Some butcher paper and a little polka dot oil cloth became the table runner. I wrote the decimal numbers of pi Â along the edges of the paper, as far as I could go.
I put out labels for the pies and ballots for the tasters. We were all judges in this contest. Â I loaded up a bowl with slivers of each of pie so I could vote in good conscience. I wouldn’t want to be unfair. And for the winner, I procured the most awesome, but nerdiest prize I could find:
Want to buff up your pie skills? Kate was my pie mentor and she could teach you at Pie School!
*Pi Plate can be found here
Day 9: Put a little summer on your pancakes.
Day 10:Â Feed your soil.
Day 11:Â Chicken gawking.
Day 12:Â Plant identification with kids.
Day 13:Â Plant your backyard berry patch.
Day 14:Â #dirtonmyiPhone
Day 15:Â Start seeds indoors.
Day 16:Â Sew a sassy garden tool belt.
Day 17:Â A class that keeps on giving!
Day 18:Â Buy yourself some flowers.
Day 19:Â Go to the park and play!
Day 20:Â Plant peasÂ (and sign up for myÂ free newsletter!)
Day 21:Â Take a gardening class.
Day 22:Plant bare root.
Day 23:Â Sign up for Seattle Seedlingâ€™s Spring Fling!
Day 24:Â Plant primroses.
Day 25:Â Get yourself a doughnut and make it â€œfor here.â€
Day 26:Â Frequent the Farmersâ€™ Market
Day 27:Â Eat Root Vegetables Disguised as Cake!
Day 28:Â Be a Garden Show Goer.
Day 29:Â Drink more hot chocolate.
Day 30:Â Create a springtime â€œadventâ€ calendar.