Today is just a typical day at Chez Fern, with the Big Cooking Project making bone broth (don't worry, it wasn't anyone you knew). So I add the baked bones to the water, throw in a little vinegar, and add some peppercorns, and I notice that the pepper mill is kind of low on peppercorns.
No problem. I trot upstairs to the pantry to grab the big bottle of peppercorns. Ooops - knocked the basil plant, that I had clipped at the soil line and hung up to dry, off of it's support. Many, many dried basil leaves on the floor.
"Oh, gosh", says I, "What can I store those up?"
Every freaking spirit in the house laughs. Because that pantry is where about half of my canning jars are. Apparently the spirits found the rhetorical question amusing.