Sissy stuck her head out and went right back into the coop after we had snow last night.
All winter we begged for snow! My kids love snow, we are outdoor people regardless of the snow. But we only had a few lucky days of it compared to last year when we were buried most of the winter (this was the last week of March 2015)
Now we have switched to “spring” mode and sure enough here comes the snow!!
I actually planted bulbs yesterday from our hyacinth plants and the primrose are in full bloom as seen in the pictures below:
And this is the little garden today after a bit of the warm sun melting the snow.
Tonight we are getting another 5-8 inches so somehow, someway…we need to switch our minds back into winter mode for a few days.
Easier said than done!!
Looks like spring around the farm this morning! The snow is melting, the ice pond still has a thin layer but is probably done for the season, the trees are tapped and the sap is starting to flow….
With Easter and spring coming, this is the perfect dessert!
This is light and delicious! The buttery crust compliments the rich cream cheese and light lemon pudding perfectly!
CRUST- 2 cups flour/1 cup butter softened
Blend with pastry cutter, press into a cake pan (13×9) that is lightly greased with the butter left on the wrapper. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 for approximately 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
CREAM CHEESE LAYER –
2 8oz cream cheese bricks softened
1 cup sugar
Using a paddle, blend the softened cream cheese and sugar until smooth and spreadable.
Spread over the cooled crust
2- 3.4 oz boxes instant lemon pudding mix
3 1/2 cups milk
2 TBSP Lemon Juice (fresh squeezed is best or you can use store bought)
Using a mixer or whisk for 4 minutes
Spread over cream cheese layer
Chill the entire cake for 2-3 hours
Spread on whipped cream (or coolwhip)
Keep leftovers refrigerated with plastic wrap to keep it fresh (if it lasts long enough)!!
This was the scene out of my office window all day today. And while it’s great to have rain, we have had too much already this spring season as you can see by the following pictures
poor strawberry plants trying to grow
Front of our yard
chickens looking for worms
break in the rain and a male and female finch came to our window feeder
And while the forecast predicts 2 more days of rain, I will count my blessings as there are terrible storms in the middle of our nation ravaging homes and people with tornadoes. I will take the rough spring and be thankful we are warm, safe, healthy and dry.