Saturday, June 30, 2007

The Rhubarb Thief

As some of you know, the house next to us has sold. Since we moved into our house in 2001, we have enjoyed the generousity of our neighbour who has allowed us to pick rhubarb from their yard. Now that the SOLD sign is on the lawn, we are worried that our new neighbour's won't understand our addiction to their rhubarb patch. What if they aren't as generous as the last neighbours?

Tonight I figured out how we can get to the rhubarb after they move in:

Step 1: Scale the fence:

The Rhubarb Thief - 1

Step 2: Jump into the patch

The Rhubarb Thief 2

Step 3: Pull the rhubarb quickly and efficiently

The Rhubarb Thief 2.5

Step 4: Make a hasty getaway

The Rhubarb Thief 3

Step 5: Enjoy the loot

The Rhubarb Thief 4

That should be enough for a rhubarb crisp and a batch of jam.


  1. You are such a hardened criminal! You're even wearing black! And a knit cap!

    If you'd been wearing a pantyhose mask I think I would have lost it.

  2. Anonymous8:32 a.m.

    Especially if the pantyhouse mask was made from black fishnets :)

  3. Did you dig up some of the plant and put it in your own garden? You know, so you can have rhubarb without stealing it again next year?

  4. Oh're so funny!

  5. Nice job. You're so stealth.

  6. *facepalms*

    I think it's the scaling of the fence that gets me...I half-expect to hear sirens and see large strobelights pop into life.

  7. Reminds me of when as poor students in university we would go on toilet paper raids in the high-rise dorms at SMU...

  8. Dude. Please. Just dig some up and plant it on your side. What will we do if you can't blog from the county jail?

  9. We'll be seeing your picture up in the post office any day now! Too funny...........

  10. Hey Steph,
    if you want your own rhubarb plant, without having to steal one, I can bring you one. Just let me know.

  11. What a good garden theif you are! It's too bad your neighbors don't have a strawberry patch too.

  12. I love the black knit hat! It's crucial to wear one in the commission of crimes such as this :)