The oregano in my herb garden has just loved this weather. It was waving around, hogging garden space from the rosemary and the chives and the greek oregano. So, on Sunday, I hacked off about half the plant. I harvested a big batch......a fills the sink kind of batch. Since we are still drying things out in the house, I thought the front porch might be a more successful place to dry. At least they will look "scenic" for a few days....
I have a dehydrator that I usually dry herbs in but this batch would have required ten of them.
Wisconsin isn't exactly the high desert of California, so it is quite likely that this outside drying of herbs thing may be an experiment gone wrong, but it kept me busy while waiting for our insurance adjuster to make his way to us through the flooded highway infrastructure that is Columbia County. I found Sunday that I have developed a pacing habit and it isn't something I'm happy about. I did knit but I kept dropping the yarn. More yoga for me, I see. That or see if I can find my cute red GoKnit pouch from Scout that hangs on my belt loop in the debris of my studio.
It was an educational visit. The news from the adjuster is looking better than initially thought but it isn't final. The relatively little bit of water and icky-stuff combination did a whole lot of damage to a finished basement. Today, the clean up guys were here again to remove not-so-sanitary paneling (that, frankly, I won't miss too much), insulation, drywall, and woodwork. They worked hard ---- until 8:30 pm (!) and they will be back tomorrow morning at 7 am (gasp!) for a few more hours of work. The cats are confined to the bedroom due to all the drywall dust, nails, and debris that they would be bound to venture through if they were roaming the house.
The honeysuckle is getting a lot of blog time but I do love it.
I'm going to be approaching the 300 post milestone soon so watch for a contest announcement soon.