Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

June 14, 2011

It's a Bleary Day

Here is an older picture of our Rhubarb patch. It has expanded itself and is even healthier.

So, it's a rainy day, overcast and cool. After walking the new horse and trying to get her trust level up ( it has quite a way to go), I decided to pick some rhubarb. 15 cups did not even leave a hole in the patch, but allowed for two pies and a crumble.

The rhubarb is really good this year, juicy and nice and sweet.

It only took 8 stalks to get the 15 cups.Guess what we are having for supper tonight? 
The crisp is still in the oven.

I got interrupted. The crumble is out of the oven

 So is the cinnamon, raisin, cranberry loaf of bread

Rhubarb is the lowest maintenance plant that I can think of. Throw it some compost every year or so and split the roots every 20 years if it starts to decrease in size.

Life is really good ( and tasty) on the acreage!

Here is the recipe:

10 inch pie

One to two cups of sugar  (ours only takes one)
3/4 cup of flour
5 cups of cut up fresh rhubarb (1/2 inch slices)
3 table spoons of butter or margarine

heat oven to 425 degrees. Prepare pastry. Stir together sugar, flour. Throw in the rhubarb and mix up well. Dot with butter, If using a full top crust add and flute. Slice slits in the crust. Cover edge with tin foil to prevent excess browning. Remove foil for last 15 minutes of cooking

Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until the crust is brown and juice begins to bubble through the slits.

Enjoy! We are going to!


texwisgirl said...

oh, i love rhubarb. my mom used to grow it on the farm where i grew up... we baked it into crumbles and also canned it like applesauce (cubed, not completely strained)

texwisgirl said...

and i'd love it if you could send some cool, rainy anything... we've hit 100 for the 2nd day in a row and the grass is scorching under our feet...

♥I am Holly♥ said...

That looks delicious!!!

Mary said...

Yummmm, I bet it really smells great at your house right now! I need "bloggerodor" he he. Everything looks lovely!

Texan said...

Just cannot get Rhubarb to live here. Have tried and tried. Even put it in the shade. Its our heat. Its to darned hot in Texas for Rhubarb.

Maybe I will try again! :O). Those pies and that crumble look soooooo good as did the bread!

Just let me get a cup of coffee I will be right over :O).

Farmchick said...

That is some serious rhubarb! All of those baked goods look great!

Crystal Mary said...

Oh YUMMM!!! I love rhubarb. The pie and crumble would go good alone or with custard. That loaf of bread loots wonderful also. What a great cook..makes me want to do some baking.

Clint said...

Great post and ice shots, but rhubarb? :)

Gregg said...

I should say it is tasty! If it becomes to much for you let me know, I have a resume ready to go...

Vilisi@islandmusings said...

Hi, I live on an island, not an acreage but I had such a lovely time browsing through your blog. Those rhubarb pies and crumble are soooo mouthwatering!! I will be back for more acreage stories. :) Cheers!