Let me tell you a bit about this squash. It is called Autumn Frost and I thought it was time to introduce her to you. She's a beauty and the texture of the fruit is similar to a butternut (smooth and sweet). This squash stores really well. Try it this week (available through our online store). I think the Honey Sage Roasted squash recipe would be a nice one to try with it, and a Butternut Squash Soup would hit the spots on a cold Fall evening.
It felt like quite a push to get the things done on the farm that felt important before this big rain. I feel grateful that we have been able to water consistently throughout this dry season (unlike farms on the Sunshine Coast who have been struggling with water rations). I am so glad that we did not have to live through too much smoke haze this summer, the air quality that we are experiencing this week would not have been welcomed in the height of the season. In the extreme weather we are experiencing it is hard to know how to prepare well for each season. Each year we want to do what we can to mitigate some of the things that are being thrown our way. Yesterday we were able to get a good portion of our field chisel plowed with a plow we loaned from another farm and a tractor we loaned from another farm (grateful for farming friends). The hope is that this will help soil compaction and drainage problems. It sounded worth a try.
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