Rolling thunder woke me up this morning. Heavy rain and dark cloudy skies put me back to sleep. Cracking lightning and more booming thunder woke me up again and I luxuriated under covers, cozily counting seconds between flash and crash. By the time I got up and had breakfast and started the laundry the storm was over.
I love living in the valley. Storms are one of my favorite things and we have some wonderful thunderstorms.
Ingrid helped us with barn clean up today. A hose leaked in one section and we had to dig out a very mucky area. Waterlogged sawdust, straw and manure is very heavy. I am thankful for such great exercise.
All that exercise makes farm food taste absolutely delicious. We had sandwiches with sauteed veggies for a late lunch. Supper came around before you know it. I roasted some of the first spaghetti squash. Mmmmm.
I love spaghetti squash.
So simple. Later on in the season we will top it with fresh marinara from garden tomatoes. Maybe some curried vegetables. But for now, I want my spaghetti squash pure and unadulterated. Cut in half, scrape out the seeds. Place cut side down on cookie sheet. Roast at 350-400 degrees until the shell is soft. Scoop out tender strands, dollop with butter and a little sea salt. Yum. The green beans and the zucchini and yellow squash with herbs were good, but the star of my dinner plate tonight was the first spaghetti squash. I hope you know someone growing some who will share.
PS the little chicks and the guinea keets were moved from the breakfast room to the barn. I won't miss them. Very much. It is almost time to order turkey poults. Hope to find another little pig or two.