A friend stopped by today with a bag of Butternut squash...now I've never cooked butternut squash.
So I went on line and found this recipe. Split the squash in half. Place split sides down in a baking dish with a little water..1/4 cup...and bake for one hour in a 350 degree oven. Scoop out seeds and stringy stuff, for the compost bin. Then scoop out the soft, baked pulp into a bowl, add butter, and a little brown sugar. To my surprise, this was really good!! So tonight we will have the butternut squash, stewed cabbage, navy beans, and a pan of cornbread for supper!!! I looked the beans earlier and put them on to cook with a little piece of fat back!!
Remember a couple of posts back...about the beautiful yard and large black walnut tree that belongs to a friend of my sister, Shelby? Well she suggested I look up 'lasagna gardening' on line...as that is how she built her garden beds. So I did...and here is my beginning...boy, do I have a long ways to go...
This is the third layer of old hay, leaves, mulch, etc., covered with an old sheet. In Lowes last Monday I bought a couple of inexpensive rolls of burlap...which looks better spread in the yard...By next spring, if I do this right, this should be a nice rich bed to plant in...thanks to Shelby and her nice friend for sharing this information!
All of our topsoil has washed away down toward the pond. This side of the yard desperately needs building up. Hopefully, I can keep extending this bed.
Aren't you glad wheelbarrows are lighter weight and easier to push now??
Chives and Oregano in pots...
And...a watermelon...imagine that!!!
Oh, and a picture from Poppy...this was hanging up at the garden in a web. Could this be baby spiders? If so, they must be big ones!!!