Saturday, July 24, 2010

Bye Bye First Trimester

Well it's my last week of my first trimester and I'm feeling energy return to my body. Today the high is supposed to be 100 degrees!!! Needless to say, we're staying inside today. I'm in the process of making Paczki (pronounced PONCH-KI), Polish yeast doughnuts, per The Man's request. Let me tell you it is VERY difficult to make these without a heavy duty mixer. I've had to mix the dough my hand! At least my bi-seps have benefited from this. Oh how I wish I had a fairy godmother who would give me all the small things that I truly need, like a mixer. Oh well....maybe I could put one on the baby's registry. After all, it will be a Polish child and I'm sure it will want Paczki as soon as it is able to eat "real" food. Wishful thinking right.

I've been "putting up" veggies all this week. I've made 2 batches of salsa, which turned out AMAZING, and we've started putting up the corn, also AMAZING. We've put up about 8lbs of corn so far and we've still got 3 rows to go! I think I'll end up finishing that today. The tomatoes are starting to come around in more quantity so I'll be canning those as well. Poppa and Step-Mommie bought me a pressure caner so I think I'll use that for the tomatoes, just to see how it works. Hopefully we'll be harvesting another round of purple hull peas!! Now these are my favorite. Last year I put up a bunch but this year they're not producing like they should. I'm hoping that it's just taking a bit of time. I really want a freezer full of peas come winter. We've already been freezing squash and zucchini, which I am sick of seeing. I don't think we'll be planting those next year!! We've had too much!

Everything else is coming along well. The beans are the next thing to harvest hopefully in the next week or so and the watermelon and cantaloupe will be soon after that. Hopefully it will cool off enough for me to get out to the garden and take some pictures! Seems I haven't been doing that lately. Sorry.

I guess I'll stop talking about the garden now. Unfortunately that's about the most exciting thing going on right now. Pathetic, I know. My life revolves around The Farm and The Baby. Since there's not much news about The Baby, its all about the garden. Well, I think my dough needs to be punched down and I'm gonna get some other baking done that I've been meaning to do. So I will leave you all in peace! Maybe, just maybe I'll take some pictures of the yummies and post them tomorrow! Ya'll have a good one!


  1. paczki!!! I LOVE paczki! I lived in Krakow for two years and wish I could find it here in DC!

  2. Glad to know you've gone through the first trimester. Personally, that part of pregnancy isn't one of my favorites because of first trimester morning sickness. I had to use MS remedies just to get through it. Enjoy the rest of your pregnancy!