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A Different Kind of Flower

November 7th, 2008

In an effort to be a little more environmentally friendly, Mr Chiot’s and I have been drying our laundry outside this summer. At first we were apprehensive since Mr Chiot’s has terrible allergies, but the outdoor drying didn’t make them any worse.

I’m going to miss this chore, it’s always such a peaceful time. I’m also going to miss all the extra colorful flowers in the gardens (the kind I don’t have to weed & water).

Am I going to hang my clothes indoors during the winter? Probably not. We don’t have space here in our little home. So I’ll be retiring my clothes line and clothes pins here pretty soon until the weather warms up a bit next spring.

Anyone else drying clothes in the gardens this summer?

4 Comments to “A Different Kind of Flower”
  1. Dee/reddirtramblings on November 12, 2008 at 11:52 am

    When I was a little bitty kid, we didn’t have a dryer, and I remember helping my Mom to hang the clothes. In the winter, she still often hung them outside where they freeze dried on the line. I can’t imagine doing that now.~~Dee

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  2. Susy on November 12, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    I know what you mean about freeze drying. Yesterday morning I hung out a batch of towels and it was in the high 20’s when I hung them out. My hands were frozen when I was finished. I think that will be the last load of line-dried (they weren’t even fully dry when I brought them in, still a tad damp).

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  3. Billy Goodnick on November 12, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Susie – lovely little snippet of thoughts and fun photos. I just discovered you when you left a comment at my blog. I love your logo and how you named your garden. I’ll throw a link to your posts on my blogroll. Gotta share the wealth.

    billy g. (alias Garden Wise Guy)

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  4. What’s In Your Compost Bowl? | Chiot's Run on March 27, 2009 at 9:21 am

    […] the pile. As do all of my tea bags and even my dryer link gets thrown in there (when I’m not drying clothes outside of course). I’m sure there are things I’ve never considered adding to my compost pile that I […]

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