Know what this is?

This is the true sign of spring.

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Pretty ugly, ain’t it?

Dirty and bulbous and really, Jen, just what the hell is that thing?

You don’t recognize him?
He’s starting to sprout. At this rate, we’ll be pulling rhubarb by mid-April. I still have 40 (yes, forty) cups of chopped rhubarb in my freezer from last summer.
Pray for me. It’s going to be a long summer.
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11 Responses

  1. 40 cups STILL in the freezer? We’re going to have to do an intervention for you and Roger, aren’t we dear…

  2. Rhubarb is the fruit of your yard. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, sauté it. There’s, um, rhubarb kebabs, rhubarb creole, rhubarb gumbo, pan fried, deep fried, stir fried. There’s pineapple rhubarb and lemon rhubarb, coconut rhubarb, pepper rhubarb, rhubarb soup, rhubarb stew, rhubarb salad, rhubarb and potatoes, rhubarb burger, rhubarb sandwich… That’s, that’s about it.

  3. I think it was last month’s issue of Marths Stewart Living that had a metric ton of rhubarb recipes. I think I still have it laying around somewhere if you would like it.

    Otherwise, yes, I will be praying for you.

  4. Run!!! RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!!!!

  5. Rhubarb, damn that plant. I spent too many hours slaving in my dad’s garden tending to his huge rhubarb patch. I will say though, his love of gardening did make down to me. I just don’t do rhubarb.

    BTW, I tagged you to do a six word memoir. Your life in six words. Try it. It was tougher than I thought it would be.

  6. hmmmm – wonder how much frozen rhubarb is in my freezer…..this could be a very bad sign….very bad indeed.

  7. Rhubarb scares me. My mom grew it in our yard. My parents rarely fight, unless rhubarb is involved. I bet she has 40 cups in her freezer, too—from 1979.

  8. If I had forty cups in the freezer, I’m afraid that plant would be in danger!

  9. too bad it isn’t a chocolate plant…. I’d be over a.s.a.p.

  10. I’m either losing it, or I’ve been telepathically communicating with your son, the artist, cuz on first glance I saw a bunch of scorpions scratching around in the desert.
    I think the snow is making me squirrelly!

    Kat

  11. […] crossed) seems to be evening out (gonna be near 70 tomorrow), so my mojo will start to bud like Roger, The Rhubarb Plant Hell-Bent On World Domination, and I’ll be a cleaning machine. Or I’ll just sit outside and enjoy the nice weather. […]

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