The fairies have been at my garden again. We haven't had any real rain since Friday, but still the mushrooms are growing. I've never seen so many before. We usually get a sprouting or two during the year, but we have had sprouting after sprouting after sprouting. They never stop. I have puff balls growing under my pepper plants. The ones in the photo are near the compost pile. Grass won't grow there, but the moss is having a field day. I can't imagine, but I think I'm going to have to water soon as we have no rain in sight.
Recently I've been putting up my herbs and spices. The English thyme I planted earlier this year has grown quite well and I deemed it big enough to cut back. I didn't get a lot, not nearly enough for the whole year, but my old dried thyme had no scent to it anymore. The newly dehydrated thyme is fabulous.
I usually pick my sage in the spring before it flowers, but this year I never got around to it. I picked quite a bit this week and dehydrated it, then rubbed it through my fingers. My whole house smelled of sage for a while.
I've also been harvesting a lot of dill seed. Some of it I let fall in the garden, but most of it I've been picking. I'm going to have a ton of seed.
As usual I didn't wear gloves while working with them. The needle gets covered in the spice and my fingers get dangerous. I know most people do wear gloves. I just try to be careful whenever cutting or threading them. I don't rub my eyes or touch anything. Afterwards I wash up very throughly. The only trouble I have is when some of the oil gets under my fingernail. Ouch. But even then I can get it out if I get soap under my nails and scrub.