Thursday, February 4, 2010

Rhubarb


Rhubarb is popping out of the ground all over. There are about two dozen clumps in the blueberry bed, some mixed in with the hostas near the house, and still more in the other perennial beds. There is no shortage of rhubarb here at Mucky Boots.

It can be disconcerting to see it when it first edges a shoulder out of the soil, because red is not what anyone is used to seeing this time of year. But once the momentary startle is over, it is very nice to greet the first fruit-like food of the year.

1 comment:

jeanives said...

Fruit like is a bit of a stretch despite the way rhubarb is generally used. It's an acquired taste!

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