Sunday, January 7, 2018

All you need is just a little squash...

 Of course, with the new year comes garden planning.  One thing I will plant more of these little squash.  They have kept well this winter and are the perfect treat for me.  My husband isn't a fan, so they are just the right size for one person.  I put a tablespoon of brown sugar and a pat off butter.  Bake at 350 degrees for an hour.  As Goldilocks would say, "they are just right.". I will have to look at my seed packets to see what type it is.

 I am feeling tremendously better.  I was able to sit outside with Ella on Saturday morning for the first time in for weeks. I was enjoying my coffee and Ella was gnawing on a bone, when smart as you please a coyote comes trotting down the road right in front of the cabin.  I've seen them go after dogs, so I jumped up called Ella to the house and sent the coyote trotting off.  Ella was oblivious to it all.  She was just happy to be outside.

I have never been so happy to be healthy.  I was able to go for a short walk and check the property.  There bees were active.  The birds were very busy.  I even saw an Evening Grossbeak.  Only one.  I remember when we moved her there were 40 to 50.

Well, that's all I know.  It was a pretty calm weekend.  How has your new year started?


  1. You've had it bad. Was it the flu? What was the 2nd to last photo? That squash looks good.

  2. That squash looks almost like an acorn. I eat acorn squash when it is about the size of a walnut. It is nice to add raw to a salad if you are getting too many. I am down to one butternut.It was zero 2 daze ago and 41 yesterday, so much for ice fishing for a while.Spent New Years in Santa Fe , NM

  3. Bees active at this time of year? They must be tough ones.

  4. I think your squash looks so good. I am so glad you are feeling better. That is good news. Its no fun to be sick. Things are pretty good around here this last week. The first week of the new year. No complaints. We worked on our second mulch pile yesterday. Its lovely. So hot and smoking. It makes me dream of planting again. I hope you have a wonderful week.

  5. I love squash, especially acorn squash (Is that what you grew?). I'm the only eater of it too. So glad you are feeling better and better. Happy New Year, Bonnie.


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