Friday, December 26, 2014

Pingrey Bulletin

Dear Pingreys:

Are you familiar with BBC's Story of Maths?  We got the boxed DVD set for Christmas (which has a much longer running time than the one listed in the Wikipedia article, what with extra goodies) and we're working through the second episode in the evening with the kids.  So far, we've visited Egypt, Babylon, Greece, China and we're about to visit India, presumably to discover zero.

I get a little lost from time to time, but it's very exciting!


Sarah said...

I have heard of the show but have forgotten about it! Thank you for inspiring and reminding us! We are definitely going to watch it sometime this week!

Good luck on your herb garden! We planted an herb garden on our back porch in April. The only successful plants have been basil, mint, and rosemary. The chives, oregano, dill, and thyme have all died. I am a plant killer, so I am happy that three have survived!

xantippe said...

Past experience suggests that (at least in our climate) rosemary and mint are virtually unkillable.

I've had some success with garlic chives, basil, Thai basil, dill and cilantro, but they aren't nearly as resilient as rosemary and mint.