Alligator Pie

All right then, pie fans. It’s 40 Pies Eve. 41 days ’till turning forty. Tomorrow morning–pie number one. I already know which kind I’ll bake, but I’m not telling today. If you smell fire tomorrow morning, pretend you’ve never read this…

In the meantime, here’s a picture of a pie thing I would really like to have.

During my pie research (you should try it–there is a TON out there), I came across lots of these awesome pie birds. Their purpose is to vent the steam from a pie, and I just think they’re really cool. Many of them are a standard black–I’m guessing from the whole blackbird business, but several I’ve seen are real works of art. I think they’d make a fine collection for an (almost) old lady.

Some pie birds aren’t even shaped like birds! I find these pretty funny…

This alligator one inspired me (by the way, NO ALLIGATORS in my pie) to find the following verse:

Alligator Pie

by Dennis Lee

Alligator pie, alligator pie,

If I don’t get some I think I’m gonna die.

Give away the green grass, give away the sky,

But don’t give away my alligator pie!

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