Friday

Rhubarb Survivor

This Rhubarb plant was planted 3 years ago --- the first spring in our new house.
It started to grow that year.......and then......
Rick mowed it down with the lawnmower.
....and kept mowing it down all summer.
It started to grow the second year......and then.....
Rick mowed it down with the lawnmower.
....and kept mowing it down all summer.
It started to grow this, it's third year.....and it's still here!
....because he hasn't mowed yet.
....because the lawnmower is broke...hahahahaha she says with an evil laugh.
I do believe it's big enough to see now!  The new lawnmower comes tomorrow.
.....dr momi


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15 comments:

texwisgirl said...

BIG flags! Post 'em all around!!! Save the rhubarb - promise him some strawberry/rhubard pie or preserves! :)

Dr. Momi said...

lol --- I will have to put big flags around a lot of things here! :-)

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

This is such a cute post! I hope that he will not mow over it this year and you will be able to harvest some of the rhubarb.Really like your bog. Glad I found it!!

Alana Jo said...

My sunflowers are often done the same way.

Allison at Novice Life said...

This is too funny! My husband keeps running over my peppermint plant but Peppermint doesn't go down easy :)

Connie said...

I am your newest follower Via RSS FEED and I must say I am loving reading your posts. I want so much to start a small farm just me and my daughter when we get resettled in either AL or FL (A tornado took our home, belongings and both cars in the religh, NC area). When we get a new house bought alot of your posts will be followed by us. I have made my own wines for years out of the old Mtn Grapes in North Carolina where I grew up and are currently living now on my parents land. Again I thank you so much for your shares on the blog and I hope we become good friends?

Connie C

Connie said...

Oh forgot to ask...What kinds of wines have you tried making so far and what was the outcome? I've never made any kind but Grape and Apple. I don't mean to pester with questions but I have alot of excitement about homesteading for the future...:-)

thanks again,

Connie C

Dr. Momi said...

Hello Alicia, Alana Jo, and Allison, Thanks for checking out my post/blog I'm glad you liked it. Somehow I knew there were other women out there whose husbands were wildmen either with the lawnmower or weedeater. (Don't even get me going about the weedeater!) :-) ..... and yes, Allison, peppermint doesn't go down easy lol!


Hi Connie, Welcome to my blog! So, so, sorry to here about your house. I can't even comprehend all the trauma you have been through. I pray all your loved ones were safe.

So far, the only wines I have made are dandelion, rhubarb (from someone elses plant
:-), elderberry, pear, and the maple sap I tried this year. I have enjoyed all of them so far (well, it's too early for the maple). However, some of my kids didn't like some of them. .....then I just made sangria with it and they loved it!! Sangria in the summetime goes down good!

dogsmom said...

Rhubarb is very hardy. It will take much to even discourage it. Like TexWis said above, pair it with strawberry and it makes the most wonderful desserts.
We have several malfunctioning mowers at the moment. My powerless reel mower (at least 50 y/0) keeps on doing the job. Of course I mow less area than with the others.

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Does Rick need glasses or is he just opposed to rhubarb? My hubby loves rhubarb pie so much, he would probably build a fence around that thing. lol

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Dr. Momi said...

Hi dogsmom (love your name) --- If Rick was using a reel mower I am sure he would STILL run it over!

Hi Liz -- Rick needs SOMETHING! I think he doesn't like rhubarb so it's not high on his list of making sure he doesn't run it over. I obviously planted it in a bad spot. (it's always the MOM'S fault), LOL His excuse is he runs over it before he even sees it. He better see it now!!

Mama Pea said...

We have the same problem here with a purple clematis. Hubby weed whipped it two years in a row and it has yet to recover to it's former high-climbing self! Sigh.

Dr. Momi said...

Mama Pea -- We can only hope the pruning has made for a good root system. LOL

Aimee said...

Oh man - I hope he doesn't mow over it again! Maybe a nice "decorative" rock border? =)

Dr. Momi said...

Aimee --- I planted some more rhubarb in the corner of the garden. I think I will leave this one here though, just to see how long it continues :-)