Spot Prawns!


Saturday was the Puget Sound shrimp opener, and in what has become a May tradition for us, we joined Smarty and his Mom, Helene, for a fun morning of pulling pots. We all had a great time. Spot prawns are big, plentiful and delicious–with a texture and sweetness that’s more like lobster than shrimp.


The opener is also a great social occasion, a time to say hello and catch up with people we haven’t seen in a while. Here, Stacy, Helene, Skyla and Weston are cleaning the catch. My mouth is already watering at this point, and Skyla and I boiled some up for lunch within a half hour of this photo.


It was blowing pretty hard out of the northeast, but gorgeous: Bluebird sky, sun, and perfect views of Mt. Rainier, Mt. Baker and the Olympics. A much needed break from farm and writing work, many tasty meals to follow and a reminder of how lucky we are to live here. Thanks a ton, Smarty!


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