So it is officially here in this farmers mind... that morning you wake up and see the temperature gauge hovering down just above where numbers start with 3... brrr, sigh... yes, yes, I know temperatures are relative and come late January that temperature would likely see me outside in a pair of shorts, but for right now, my body is still running 10W oils..
a report from the fields...
It's that slow time of the season where we actually start to get to that project list, you know, the one that every great idea over the summer just got lumped into as "oh, we'll do that in the Fall!" Well, by Summer's end that list has taken on a life of it's own, growing like a multi-headed hydra. Every time one project is chopped off the list, 2 more arise to take its place... hmmm, how did Hercules slay the Hydra? (i'm sure he cheated and used some serious energy drinks)
Well, this past week the mighty Wood-fired Pizza Oven took a giant leap forward. It obviously didn't get done by our party time, but it will be done this Fall. Perhaps next week I'll actually get some pictures posted on that. We are working on saving our Orchard from the voracious deer who must sense the impending seasonal change, because they have kicked their destructive appetites into overtime. We have whittled down our pigs to the 5 who will become a part of next years breeding program. And the farmers are slowly finding time to get away from the farm a few days here and there. All in all, we absolutely LOVE Fall on the farm...
and now, onto the main course.
... and it's time for one of my favorite parts of the year... its time to start talking about winter squash... YUMMY!! Now, I expect that some of you may not fall into the same "oh.. my.. god.."' category when it comes to winter squash, so I will attempt to find new and unique ways to experience these lovely little gems.
This week we kick off the winter squash season with the widely recognized Acorn Squash. Squash inherently has a subtle sweetness to it (even without butter, brown sugar and cinnamon.. I know, crazy, huh??), so this recipe is seeking to balance that subtle sweetness with a hint of savory. And besides, a nice lasagna can really set the tone for a lovely dinner party. (admittedly, there were a few wine bottles killed in the making of the following recipe here on the farm... R.I.P.)
Roasted Garlic Acorn Squash Lasagna....