When we were in North Dakota last week
we went out and cut rhubarb.
I get rhubarb at this same farm
every spring it seems.
Can you remember a time when every backyard
had numerous rhubarb plants,
a cistern and a receptacle under the down spout
to catch soft rain water?
I always thought rhubarb was a no-fuss plant.
They need lots of water and composting.
I learned this from an old farm wife
that grew the biggest rhubarb plants I've ever seen.
And now I'm cutting a piece to take to my mother
who taught me how to make the best rhubarb pie
at the State Fair!