Pie Day Index (à la Harper’s)
2013, first Pi(e) Day on the farm
54 degrees and sunny
4″, amount of snow still in the front yard
23 pie enthusiasts
Almost 10 months and 2 years & 2 days, age of youngest pie enthusiast and age of second youngest pie enthusiast, respectively
4 people biked to the farm – with pies in tow (3)!
12 participants in the 3.14 mile walk/run
2.8 miles, actual route distance as measured by Dave’s gps thingy (thanks, Dave, we’ll fix this for next year!)
7 savory pies
10 sweet pies
≥ 5, number of pies featuring local ingredients (eggs, arugula, squash, apples, rhubarb – I may be missing something else?)
1 brand new pie – Excitement Pie! What happens when you take a Chocolate Silk pie on an exceptionally fun two-wheeled journey to the farm? It becomes Excitement Pie – the most delicious thing in, and out of, a pie shell you’ve ever eaten.
364 days until next Pie Day (…I suppose now it’s 362)
Infinite, amount of joy and gratitude felt by these two farmers.
… and here we go with Pie Day in pie charts:
A note on the pie phylum chart: Jeremy thinks they are actually orders. I’m pretty sure these are phylum and I like the way it sounds. Either way, it’s a kingdom of pie and that’s pretty rad.
Here are the Top Three Pies survey results:*some voted for only one pie. ** some voted for four pies. ***some abstained from voting because they liked them all. (;
And, in summary, a few words from Alice Waters, because she put it best – “This is the power of gathering: it inspires us, delightfully, to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful: in a word, more alive.”
So much thanks, your farmers, T and J