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Spring has sprung — 11 Comments

  1. Moderation with spring’s first rhubarb ????? Oh hahahahahahahahahhhhhha
    No way. Rhubarb bars, rhubarb clafouti, rhubarb crisp, rhubarb tea cake, rhubarb in a bowl, rhubarb custard, rhubarb pie with 6 inches of meringue on top. Bring it on.

    • Okay, I was talking about eating rhubarb by the bushel every day. We, too, love everything rhubarb and after eating it for seventy some years, I don’t think it’s about to hurt me now. (You forgot rhubarb conserve, rhubarb juice, rhubarb jelly and rhubarb over ice cream!)

  2. Most of my garden is planted and growing in Oklahoma. Had a ruff start with a late freeze but it’s going well now. Thank you for the onion hair cut idea. You can even freeze them in ice cube trays and add them to soup later. Glad to hear that it’s warmed up and the baby ducks can join the others. Have a good spring and happy planting.

  3. Onion ‘hair’ leavings chopped up and put into cottage cheese is almost as good as spring chives!

    • Yes they are. I even put them in salads or just munch on them as I cut them off.

  4. Thank you for the tip re giving the onions a hair cut! Mine are laying over, now I will take care of them!

  5. Great to hear about all the things going on at your homestead. Hurray for the warm temps allowing us to get outdoors and get into the dirt and chores. Finally spring has sprung! Thanks for the update Jackie!

  6. Jackie, be really careful eating rhubarb. It can cause serious problems if you have trouble with kidney stones!

    • While it’s true rhubarb, especially the poisonous leaves, contains oxalic acid, which can contribute to kidney stones, it does not cause kidney stones in healthy people, especially when eaten in moderation as most folks do. I sure wouldn’t recommend eating it if you have kidney stones or come from a family with a history of kidney stones. Luckily I don’t and come from a long line of rhubarb lovers. (Remember too, other foods contain oxalic acid. Plant leaves, especially rhubarb, cabbage, spinach, and beet tops, contain oxalic acid. It is also found in potatoes and peas. Vitamin C is metabolized to oxalic acid; it contributes to over-saturation of the urine with crystals and possibly to stone formation.
      With all things in life, I believe moderation is the key.