Immortal Rhubarb

Hi folks, today I want to talk rhubarb and a ROW80 check-in. No, they are not the same thing, stop laughing. Let’s start with rhubarb. This is an interesting plant that reproduces from seeds, but also from root cuttings. Who cares? She does.

There she sits, in my back yard where she has been for a very long time, perhaps generations. She was probably brought here by the Irish immigrants hundreds of years ago. Who can say how far back in time her history goes? One thing I can be sure of, this beautiful gal predates Monsanto and GMOs by a long shot.

So there she sits, enjoying a rainy day and proudly displaying her seeds for all to see, just as she has done for millennia.  Just how tall is my sassy lassy? Here’s a pic from last year so you can see.

I truly hope my legacy will last as long as hers has. J

Okay, for today’s check in I will admit to writing 5K words in the past week of busy madness. I have also managed to read and comment on a few blogs as well, but not nearly half as many as I would liked to have.

So there it is, 5K, lots of mad rushed trips to town, lots of waiting for boats, one trip to the dentist, and a great idea for a future book. No, I’ll tell you about that later. J
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Until next week, may your days be filled with sunshine and smiling faces.

10 thoughts on “Immortal Rhubarb

  1. So do you make strawberry rhubarb pie? I don't care for it, but my mom loves it. Didn't get any writing done this week, but I did get three book covers designed, so that's something. 5k would be wonderful! Congrats on that progress, and keep up the good work!

  2. I never knew what a rhubarb plant looked like…interesting! You're making me want to be brave and actually taste the strawberry rhubarb pie next time it's on offer. I always look at it on the various pie menus out of curiosity before moving on to the oh so safe but delicious banana cream. I am impressed by your word volume! Wow!

  3. Thanks Jennette, actually if I could get three book covers designed in a week I'd think I was in heaven. That's awesome.
    Yes my dear, strawberry and rhubarb pie, rhubarb and pineapple jam, rhubarb and pear jam, stewed rhubarb,and the list goes on. 🙂

  4. Hi Anna, this plant is bigger than most I've seen, but the smaller ones actually have sweeter stalks. I have to cut off the seed stalks now and trim out the biggest so the new sweeter stalks can grow. Rhubarb has many medicinal qualities so I'm told. The flavor is both tart and sweet at the same time. Try it, you'll like it. 🙂

  5. Sounds like you're making great progress. And you are enjoying some nice weather Pru. Love the comment, "this beautiful gal predates Monsanto and GMOs." Yea for that! And she's huge. I see lots of pies in your future. 🙂

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