Saturday, 24 March 2012

Saturday



While the ladies chill out in the kitchen




The men are hard at work in the garden


Then a well-earned bath once everything is dug up and the contents of the sandpit liberally scattered round the universe as we presently know it.

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365 366 Day 84 – Saturday March 24th  
  (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, see here)     



 Oh, this was just the lid.  The other half had already gone in the car.  A rhubarb forcer.  Very beautiful, and we liked it a lot – but nowadays rhubarb is too acidic for me and the amount of sugar it requires beyond what my system copes with easily – so it went with love to another member of the family who likes to grow rhubarb.

13 comments:

Julie B. said...

I love seeing pictures of your beautiful family. You are blessed...

Hello from Minnesota to Grace, Alice, Hebe and Fi! And Tony and W.W. too.

xxoo :)

Pilgrim said...

Wow, have never heard of a rhubarb forcer.
Your spring is earlier than ours usually is, though ours is early this year.
Would have been interesting to be a fly on the wall. Would love to hear those accents. :-)

Ember said...

:0) Hi Julie, hi Pilgrim! xx

Beautifully Veiled said...

I know I never comment, but I do so enjoy reading your blog! I am going to start looking around today for things to send on their merry way. You have once again, in your QUIET WAY, inspired me!
Blessings,
Linda in Georgia :)

Ember said...

:0) Hello Linda! Waving from England! My son-in-law comes from Georgia! x

Buzzfloyd said...

We had such a lovely day! The Wretched Wretch was very pleased to see these pictures and identified everybody without help. He was especially pleased with the picture of him and Badger digging.

Ember said...

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Slippyroad said...

What is a rhubarb forcer and how does it work? Our rhubarb is just beginning to show signs of awakening and that is about a month earlier than normal. We have had a very mild winter this year (and most of the previous 10 years).

Ember said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhubarb_forcer

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See some pics here

https://www.garden4less.co.uk/rhubarb-forcer.asp?gclid=CKmesYXJhK8CFVEjfAodOVQF3Q

or here

http://www.thenurseries.com/rhubarb-forcers-c-70_90.html?main_page=index

Slippyroad said...

Wow, I have never heard of such a thing and I come from a long line of rhubarb growing farm wives. I get such a kick out of the little differences between your garden and kitchen and our garden and kitchen here.

Ember said...

:0) Rhubarb photosynthesises, and the forcer keeps the light out so it stays pink and white.

Slippyroad said...

Maybe when the settlers first came over they had no time for something as fine as pink and white rhubarb and the practice didn't get carried over.

Ember said...

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