Drying herbs is such a pretty job. And I feel very farmerish in the process. Yes, farmerish is a word. I made it up. If you use it a few times, it sounds right.
I use twist-ties to bunch herbs, then clip them to a clothesline with laundry pins. All you need is a cool, dry, dark spot. Which this is not. It’s a sun-splattered cellar porch. But, wait! I can solve this problem by clipping paper bags over the bunches to block light. Also, as gorgeous as herbs look while they’re drying, the paper bag covers will keep dust from accumulating. Once they’re dried (which should take a couple of weeks), I’ll crumble the herbs into small baggies, label them, then place all the baggies inside a larger freezer bag for longterm storage. If the kids don’t mess around with them (“Why are these WEEDS hanging in here???”) and if my feline sidekicks don’t leap at them from nearby perches as if I have strung up new toys just for their pleasure and if I don’t forget about them.
Super Farmhouse Girl can’t solve everything.