Hi there!

I’m slowly working towards some simplicity within the home, but hey! It’s a lot of hard work!

I love having a go at growing my own veges and always use herbs fresh from my garden. I try to plant from seed whenever I can and have learnt to save and share my own seed for the following year. I make Award Winning preserves and pickles; and my husband brews Award Winning boutique beers as well. I love to stockpile and try to limit quick trips to the shops. I dabble in bread making and enjoy making my own stocks too.

I enjoy feeding my family good hearty meals, nothing like those tiny restaurant stacks you have to look for on the plate. My husband maintains our vehicles and machinery and we both enjoy fabricating on a small scale mostly relying on metal & timber recyclers for any materials needed.

While I don’t always have time to reply to comments, I love reading them. I hope you enjoy your stay and I hope you learn something new because I love sharing what I learn, and I'm always looking for another new skill myself.


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Harvesting Thyme

My Thyme had become very woody, the plant was about 4 years old, and was very poorly. I decided it had to be replaced. On cutting the Thyme, I found there was more old wood, than there was Thyme. My decision to replace the plant proved correct.

I have chosen some leaf to dry, and some to freeze fresh.

When drying your herbs, hang them in bunches in a brown paper bag, this way, any herb that dries will be collected. 

Label your paper bags clearly, as sometimes you will have many hanging.

Once these are fully dried I shall remove the leaves from their stems, and place in an airtight container.

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