My son, 5, discovered my small pruner while watching me use it last weekend. I let him cut a few things down, like old flower stocks on the hastas.
Then he became obsessed, and I had to become obsessed about watching him. He used it with two hands, one on each handle. I decided to send him over to the herbs, which needed harvesting anyway. We cut all the nice looking ones down and brought them inside.
For the first time I decided I was actually going to do what I’ve been talking about for years, and that’s dry all the herbs and fill jars to give away at Christmas.
I’ve said it before, but this time I actually bought some jars. I got some super cute ones at Crate and Barrel, with the metal sealing clamp thingy. They weren’t cheap, but I didn’t have to be buy that many.
I also bought some brown lunch bags to store the herbs until they’re dried. I’ll poke some holes in the bags and tuck them into a dry place — where I’ll forget them until Easter.
I’ll buy some blank, pretty labels, some ribbon, and, well, I hope it’s cool.