Pumpkin Hollow Farm

Seven Years in Farmgirl School

It is magical how something simple can transport us to another time, amongst people we love, to memories…so often bittersweet. Suddenly and without warning, I found myself in Great Aunt Donna’s garden. I could see her jutting along with clippers and bags. I could see her deftly slicing the tops off the rhubarb stalks with …

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It is time to preserve rhubarb, that delicious late spring necessity, that wonderful tangy addition to pie and toast and sauce.  That perennial that just keeps on giving each and every year.  I need to get a plant.  My new ones didn’t survive the harsh winter but my Great Aunt Donna’s fabulously established ones did!  …

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My great aunt recalls how nice it was on the farm after a long winter of preserved vegetables to bite into fresh rhubarb crisp.  I can agree with that wholeheartedly since the majority of our dinners were made from the freezer or root cellar.  I am proud that we were able to put up so …

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