Last year I moved my rhubarb from one of the garden beds to this great copper wash tub and added it patio container garden. One plant (plenty for the amount of rhubarb our family requires) is doing very well in the container and looks great with the other flowers and herbs in pots. The bites missing from some of the leaves are compliments of Henny and Penny. No, chickens aren’t supposed to like rhubarb leaves. Yes, the leaves are toxic to humans…apparently not so much to chickens.
I have loved rhubarb since my first slice of my Mom’s rhubarb pie. Never have understood why folks want to mess up that wonderful flavor by adding strawberries to the filling. But leave it to two of my favorite guys – Josh and Brent of Beekman 1802 (the Beekman Boys) to come up with a savory recipe that sounds fabulous! I’m putting it on the menu this week!!
Yes we have pet chickens and also eat chicken. I can’t explain it, other than to say we always give thanks for the food on our table.