We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I always grow a pot of Thyme on the back porch steps. It's my favorite herb. Savoury. It remains fresh and fragrant all winter. Just dust off some snow, break off a few sprigs, and toss them in ye olde stew pot. No need to dry it.
Learned that from my Mom. She was all about keeping her life simple but she sure enjoyed grand luxe for a change of pace.
OMG! And here I brought it indoors for the winter. Had it on a so facing window sill and it slowly, slowly died off! Got an empty pot now which I will replant in two months. Thanks for the picture--it gives me an idea of what to do next year. Do you know what kind it is "Lemon Thyme", or "English Thyme"? I usually plant both in the same pot--the difference is quite noticeable. For all things beef it must be the "English" version, for other things it can be the milder "Lemon".
Thyme is doing well this winter in the herb garden on the south side of the farmhouse. Rosemary was even hanging in there through the cold winter, until that first polar vortex thing happened, minus fifteen and lots of wind finally killed off the rosemary. Have been cooking with the thyme, though.