y grandpa taught me something about rhubarb (which he calls Pie Plant) I thought I’d share with you. He said an old Irish woman told him that the indication of when rhubarb is ready to start being taken in the spring, is when the edges of the leaves change from flat to ruffled. Taking it too soon would mean the rhubarb was even more sour tasting. I found some earlier leaves down low, pictured on the left, and some newer leaves on the right that illustrate the difference. I can’t wait to make a rhubarb pie!
The Intention of this Blog
is to share my adventure of repurposing my family farm into art space and re-rooting myself in an 'old fashioned' way of life with my folks, the original Do-It-Yourselfers. It is a platform for me to share with others the things that I learn as I apprentice myself to my parents and grandparents.
"You cannot express, whatever your walk in life, unless you have a system of expression; and you cannot have a system of expression unless you have a prior system of cognate thinking and feeling; and you cannot have a system of thinking and feeling unless you have had a basic system of living." -Louis Sullivan "The Kindergarten Chats: The Art of Expression: 1"
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