Skip to main content

A Slow Burn Sunday

The three of us usually sleep in pretty late since Meadow likes staying up late and sleeping in.

We snuggled up at some point during the morning. I was conked out from a wedding the night before.

Now that she's more alert she's realizing she's not in the womb anymore and has been much fussier. She's needs movement to fall asleep and we have to help her almost every time. It's a little frustrating some days but I just have to tell myself it's just a phase. She's in what's called the 4th trimester so she needs motion and noise to calm her down. And she needs to be held all the time. 

No more tummy time for her. She just flips herself back over.

Between doing work (on a Sunday...I know) I checked in with my babes.

I worked on a video for a real estate startup out of the Twin Cities.

Once I was done I spent the rest of the day with my three best buds.

My days are becoming too relaxing with her sleeping on me all the time. 

Despite a busy summer, our garden is growing like gangbusters. We planted some Ichiban eggplant from Webber's Greenhouse again this year.

We also planted some tomatillos for the first time ever. We really didn't need to. As always, we left a row in the middle to get in between the two sides of the garden. In this row a humungous tomatillo plant, ground cherries and a few cherry tomato plants grew. This seems to happen every year.

The tomatoes are a nice size already, but I think they'll be a few weeks until ripe.

All of our sunflowers also grew from the compost. I transplanted them to the fence line. I have no idea where this varietal came from.

We used the last of the 2012 venison for a Tuska classic times two: stuffed cabbage and green peppers.


I continue to try to be a good husband. Since Brooke was busy with the little one, I took the laundry down.

Brooke and Meadow decided to join me outside before dinner.

She loves being outside despite being whiny indoors. 

I think this is our best garden yet. Although we say that every year. Maybe we are just getting better. 

Comments

emma. said…
Hey. It's called kapusta. Sheesh. Hungarian, specifically. Polish is in soup form. But you probably knew that. We're probably related also.
Anonymous said…
I am very interested in your ice cream making and had a few questions:

-What type/brand ice cream maker do you use? -Recommend any recipe books? -If you would start again, what would you do differently?

Great blog,
Mike from SE MN.
Anonymous. We have the Cuisanart Pure Indulgence. The other option, if you have a Kitchen Aid mixer, is their ice cream maker attachment. I feel like Kitchen Aid is better fresh and Cuisanart is better after being put in the freezer overnight. The Ben and Jerry's cookbook is perfect. Has three different cream bases and you really can go anywhere from there. Plus it's got all their classic recipes. Also don't be afraid of raw eggs in your ice cream mix. It has never been an issue.
Anonymous said…
Thanks for the ice cream tips. It is so great that you went camping. We are going in a few weeks with our 2yr old and I think she is going to love it. They grow fast so don't blink!

Mike from SE MN

Popular posts from this blog

Money DOES Buy Happiness

I got a wake up call when I realized all the loans I took out for school actually went for school. I'm only working part-time at Menards now which is just enough to pay the rent and bills. My phase of being poor wasn't really a phase, but actually permanent. I took out another loan so I would have extra cash to feed me (being poor is the best diet). I won't see that money for another month which means no time off for a Christmas break. I have to wait a few more days to find out if I even get Christmas Eve off. This is by far the sadest Christmas ever for me. It doesn't even feel like Christmas. Only one house on my street put lights up, I'm used to everyone in my whole town putting up lights. Plus we don't have a tree or any decorations and we haven't had any snow yet. I did get a Christmas present from Menards, 55 dollars in Menards money and this. In two weeks someone I love and care about very deeply will be in London for 5 months and I only get to s

Over the River & Through the Woods to Grandmothers House We Clean

My mom had wanted us to come down to my grandparents home to clean for months. Unfortunately a busy summer had kept us away. We finally made it a week after our honeymoon ended. We slept at my parents home in Cudahy before heading down to Racine. We got home from our trip on Tuesday and left for Milwaukee on Thursday. It was almost like an extended vacation. Before leaving the cities we stopped and had dinner at Foxy Falafel. It was pretty good and I like that she uses sprouted chickpeas.  I never knew my grandparents on Poppyseed Tuska's side so Grandma and Grandpa Wojcik were a special part of my life. They both passed away last year after living nearly 90 wonderful years.  Their home was always a wonderfully warm and inviting place. The perfect place to spend your Christmas Eve in front of a fire place. Since it's going to be sold, Brooke and I took on the massive task of organizing and cleaning the home. When Scott told me his mom wanted us to c

Honeymoon: Did Someone Say Fudge? How to Avoid the 57 Fudge Shops on Mackinac Island

We had to wait an hour but we made it onto the next ferry. I couldn't keep my eyes off the Mackinac Bridge. One of the Star Line Ferries actually passes under it. Next time we go to Mackinac, probably with kids, we'll have to drive over it.