Herbs play a large part in our chicken-keeping as well as my home cooking. Over the years, I have been enlarging our herb garden and growing more varieties of culinary herbs to use fresh all summer and also dry for use over the winter.
Okay, I know what you’re thinking: Seriously? An herb drying rack?? But hear me out. I wasn’t totally sold either until I started dipping my toes in the world of herbal remedies (as you know, we love them around here). I toss dried herbs into everything from candles to teas to beauty recipes because they can help soothe, soften and heal just about anything.
But at upwards of $5 a jar for organic, they’re not exactly cheap. Thankfully summer brings an abundance of fresh herbs, and what better way to preserve the bounty (and your paycheck) than by drying your own.