And the current temp in downtown Donahue .......... 37 degrees.
Now -- it is warming up. But it takes more than one or two warm days to heat up the soil. And it sure isn't there yet!
|Coming to a garden near me!!!|
April is the month of my panic attacks.
I watch the weather forecasts as if I could possibly change the forecasts! I watch them in the morning. I watch them at noon. I watch the 5, 6 and 10 o'clock news .... hoping for change (or not!!!!).
I watch local news.
I watch national news.
I watch farm reports.
I stalk weathermen on Facebook.
I know NOAA employees on a first-name basis.
And I panic.
So I decided that I needed a diversion this year. I needed to do something that might take my mind off something that I can not control!
I would teach more classes.
So -- for the month of April ... I am teaching classes and classes. Food classes, gardening classes, and sewing classes.
I have 6 classes to teach this week but most weeks, I have 2 or 3.
Last night was going to be a breeze. I was teaching Pizza class.
Make the crust.
Make the cheese.
Put it all together.
The first step ... I demo the crust. Then the students make crusts as
I look at the oven.
It is not 400 degrees. It is not warm. It is not working.
I turn on the burner. No flame .. no gas.
I go to another stove.
No flame ... no gas.
Evidently, yesterday the power went out. Twice. And for safety reasons ... when the power goes out all gas/ electric appliances no longer work and a computer needs to be re-booted.
Fortunately, the re-boot did get the electric stoves working......... although not like they should have. There were still problems with the ovens. I am certain they were not up to temperature.
We were able to make cheese. We made pizza. We survived.
But controlling classes???
Not so much!!!!