Farmer MacGregor should have been born in 1906. He was meant to have been an adult in the 1930’s. The clothes. The music. The movies. The food. The lifestyle. Everything. That is why he designed and built the drying rack the way he did. I suggested/requested that it would be nice to have something so I could dry garlic and onions when the time came. A few photos in a magazine sparked the gentle farmer to go way beyond expectations. Lumber was ordered and delivered from a local hardware shop. Measurements were taken and the cutting began. Neighbors stopped in to find out what was old MacGregor making now. (They gave up years ago trying to keep up with his home improvement projects.) The cut lumber was left to dry out before construction could begin. With plans and tools gathered, the assembly began. There is a frame with removable drying trays. With the trays removed, dowels strung with herbs (mostly lavender) can be inserted for drying purposes. The drying rack was painted and wire was attached to the trays to complete the rack. Farmer MacGregor wanted to use this green color of paint thinking this would be the color of choice in a decades old garden. It’s a green wash. See? The garlic was harvested and is now drying. I pulled out the center tray to show how they come out. The garlic is delicious.
Farmer MacGregor did a fine job.