Thursday, February 23, 2012

Because you asked....

This is a rerun recipe, but since some of you asked for the Lemon Cloud Pie recipe, here it is.  I had forgotten how delish it was. I had a bowl of Meyer lemons that were starting to shrivel and shrink, so I squeezed them and made pie.

Lemon Cloud Pie

1 cup sugar
3 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 cup water
1/3+ cup lemon juice
2 egg yolks
Combine above ingredients in saucepan; bring to boil and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat.
Add ~ 4 oz. softened cream cheese
           2 tsp. grated lemon peel
Cool mixture to room temperature.
Fold in 1/2 cup heavy cream, whipped.
Spread into 9" baked and cooled pie shell.  Chill at least 3 hours or overnight.  Top with sweetened whipped cream, if desired, before serving.
* Even better the next day; keeps well, refrigerated, for 2 or even 3 days.
*You may use a graham cracker crust for this pie too.
We've had three more sets of triplets in the past two days.  That means that three of them will go into the bum pen unless we can graft them on mothers with single lambs.  I'm  feeding six eight bum lambs.  One has a broken leg which we splinted yesterday.  His mother likely stepped on him.

Someone asked in the comments if triplets are typical in sheep.  No, they are not.  It does happen, but triplets are not the norm.  Twins, yes.   Trips, no.  Quads, no.
Since we are just one third of the way through lambing, I have a hunch that we are going to have lots of lambies in the bum pen this year.  Just when I was thinking it would be fun to "be somebody" and start a little Etsy Shop with embroidered pretties, I will instead humbly take my place in the lambing barn sitting on a bucket feeding the bums.  I really do love them, and it's only for a time.  HP said yesterday, "Gram, do you know who the bummies' mother is?  Me.  And you."  They like being rubbed under the chin after they have their bottles.  

I made Four Seeded Bread yesterday and it was my best batch yet!  However, I only had three kinds of seeds so it was just three seeded bread.
I'm contemplating a fabric for my kitchen and dining room curtains.  Here are some of my picks.

I think my favorite is the first one, but I love them all.  Love the red animal/trees print, but it's very expensive.

Another project I am about to do is to repurpose a closet  in the guest room so that I can make a little baby nursery in there.  I hope to start painting it tomorrow.  I'm going to put a used crib in it and decorate it all cutsie.  I'm not sure if I will be able to close the closet doors, but if not, I will have curtains to pull across it or tie back as needed.  I hope my grandgirls will like it.  Here are some ideas I found on Pinterest.

Now it's time to go feed the bummies for the last time today, then I'm going to fall into my bed.  It snowed.  Bah!


  1. Enjoy the bummies Jody -- I'd gladly trade a few weeks of embroidery for feeding bummies -- what a treasured experience. And thanks for the pie recipe -- speaking of pinterest -- LOL!

    (Ohhh, I adore that crib in the closet idea. I would SO love to use that for my someday grandchildren -- sadly the closets in our bedrooms are the kind that just have a single door on them. {Sniff}{Sniff}

  2. WHat a fortuitous (?)post. I just happen to have some Meyer lemons shriveling in the fridge. A pie sounds like just the thing. Love the crib in the closet. If only I had a baby to put in it.

  3. I really enjoy the prints you find! Fun!

  4. sounds like you've got your hands full with the bum lambs. i think it sounds like fun but that's only because i don't actually have to do it. i'm sure it's a lot of work.
    i think that i like something about all of the fabrics that you are considering but i like the last one the best.

    take care

  5. Oh my, it looks delicious!

    Loving those fabrics, if I could, I would have to choose the most expensive's gorgeous!

    Also loving your nursery ideas...have a lovely time planning and choosing! :) xx

  6. That pie sure looks good! Fabric #1 was my favotite followed by the red version(#3). Good luck on making your nursery. Can't wait to see it!

  7. my choice is the first fabric also :)

    yummy looking pie, I've bookmarked the recipe

    have a happy snowy day,
    we are here!


  8. What choices to be had! I love red, but I think the first one is quite light and cheery and has several other great colors to 'pull in' if you want to. You could made some placemats and napkins from #3 since it coordinates and #2 would be very cool as pillows on your couches!

    Can't wait to see what you choose!


  9. Thank you Jody!! I am going to print out the recipe and make it for Easter:). It looks beautiful as well as delicious!

    The fabrics are gorgeous!! I know you are so super busy right now, but if you have a moment, do you mind letting me know where you found them??

    Have a lovely day. Can't wait to see your little nursery!


  10. Goodness Jody you are so industriously busy ;)
    Fabrics are gorgeous, 1st one is top of the list for me too.
    Clove the idea of the closet crib, it's cosy and practical.
    Yummy pie to try out; lemon is my favourite~thank you.

  11. I'm going to have to try that Lemon Cloud pie for my dear hubby! He loves anything lemony especially pies! :)

  12. Bah, indeed! It was SO cold last night.
    I love your cozy ideas for a crib nook, Jody! I like the first fabric most, too!
    Oh the bummies. HP has a sweet heart, doesn't she?
    I LOVE the embroidery shop idea and I vote yes! Do it!
    You are a big somebody to me already, though.

  13. Oh my gosh the closet nursery is so charming and brillant. Love it!!! Clarice

  14. I love fabric # 1 & 3...looking forward to seeing the results. Great idea for the baby crib in the closet! Being a Gramma is loads of fun.

    I thought about the twins/triplets/quads, Jody. We had a geologist/Creationist teach our kids years ago. He was in Oregon afer Mt. St. Helens blew, and in the aftermath the scientists found something very startling: the wild animals were birthing in twins/triplets across many species. Mr. Whitaker (that was his name) said they thought it had to do with God's design for rebuilding populations after a major catastrophe like the volcanic eruption. Since you've not had any environmental problems, it doesn't sound like your lambs are rebuilding - but you certainly may get a lot of new sheep to raise and wool to sell. Maybe that is God's future blessing for you all!

    - - Ruth K.

  15. Oh, Jody, that pie looks delish, so smooth and creamy. You are inspiring me with your fabric choices. I love them all! Where do you buy fabric? Do you order it online? We have not done a thing to decorate windows here in our new house, but it is always in the back of my mind.

  16. Love ALL the fabrics. Especially the red and white one with the deer.
    It would be perfect in my daughter's place. Pillows...

  17. Do I use 1 and 1/3 cups of lemon juice or just 1/3.?


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