“What is ‘Rhubarb Envy™?’ The name is just what it sounds like, an envy of other people’s rhubarb!
One spring I shared a photo of my first rhubarb shoots with my family, only to have my brother (in Alaska, of all places!) immediately out-do me with a photo of HIS rhubarb, which was much further along. With a good-natured laugh at my reaction, he coined the term ‘rhubarb envy™.’
These days, a dear friend who lives nearby—and is fully aware of my rhubarb envy™ — shows up at my door every May Day (May 1st) with a bundle of her own garden’s healthy, thriving rhubarb as a gift.
Some people have spring fever. I have Rhubarb Envy™.
I’d been saving the name for my all-girl rock band… but somehow, my lack of musical talent has kept that dream from becoming a reality. So, it was the perfect name for our Cuffs.”