Painting the Moon

So, I finally decided it was time to continue on with my wall mural. This is behind the dining room wall.

The wall to the right of this mural has a window and ends with a barn beam we erected last year.

I decided it needed a moon on it. So I grabbed a dinner plate and some chalk…

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Aviation History

It’s my last day of work at the airport, so I thought it might be fun to do a little post about aviation. This is when the Ford Tri-Motor came to the airport. It was only a few weeks ago, but it was really neat. And since I’m leaving the aviation industry, it’s a good time to highlight some of the fun parts of it.

This aircraft was built by Ford in 1929. It was one of the first trials in commercial air transportation. People had flown in smaller bi-wing aircraft, but not in mass air transportation. Henry Ford knew that a lot of people would be hesitant to get in something that didn’t feel very stable, so instead of the popular stretch canvas fabric, he used corrogated metal to side the aircraft. That way people could touch it and feel that it was ‘solid’ and dependable, even thought the fabric is a very effective, lightweight material for aircraft. They affectionately called this “The Tin Goose”. This certain Tri-Motor is housed at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, at the Pioneer Airport, home of many historical aircraft. They have a ‘living history’ recreation of how airports used to be. Oshkosh’s annual air show is the best in the country.

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Spaghetti Squash Casserole with Chicken & Broccoli

One of the main drawbacks to eating a low carb diet is that you don’t often have the carb to deliver the protein to you. You don’t have a bun, or a wrap, or sliced bread, or pizza crust, or pasta or potatoes to thicken a skillet meal or a casserole. I had wondered if you could use spaghetti squash as a pasta replacement to fill in a casserole. I was right. You can. And it tastes fabulous. I love the taste of squash and we’re not trying to replicate pasta here. I just wanted to find something with enough substance to turn it into a casserole.

It works wonderfully.

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