Saturday, May 10, 2008

That Hum You're Hearing

is the sound of the dryer going. Yes, the rains have come - have been around for several days now - and although it's great for our vegetable garden it's not so great for the Clothesline Challenge. After a week of 100% line dried clothing, today we are 50%. Half in the dryer and half hung from every available skirt hanger and shower curtain rod available.

I am so excited that so many of you have already signed up - I do have some fun giveaways coming up and those of you who are listed along with your Line Level are automatically entered!

If you are in need of some inspiration, or at least some good reading, about clotheslines, here are a few links for your enjoyment:

If your are one of those who live in an area where clothelines are banned, you'll enjoy Amy Quinton's NPR piece from 2007.

An inspiring ode to the clothesline from Green Bean Dreams.

And for those of you who live where smog and pollen dampen your enthusiasm for outdoor clotheslines, zoinks!, look at these fun alternatives on TreeHugger. Hey, I could probably use at least one of those systems now that April showers have turned into May...

10 comments:

Elisabeth said...

Happy Mother's Day, Amy. You are a great mom and a wonderful friend.

Fairly Odd Mother said...

Thanks for your kind words on my blog.

I've been dreaming of a clothesline for a while now and need to get husband as enthused since I need his help in putting it up! I hate, hate, hate running the dryer when the weather is hot---it is so ridiculous! I remember my mother hanging clothes outside in the cold---sheets would freeze stiff, lol!

susiej said...

Thanks for the code, which I just picked up.. I love the graphics!!
And Happy Mother's Day!

Petite Planet said...

I love your clothesline challenge idea! I have one of those tub racks to hang wet clothes on, and I can't wait to own a house one day, and my own laundry room so I can really get down to the business of green cleaning. As it is now, I trek to the laundromat! Blech!

CanCan said...

This is so inspiring. In Laos we have a long rainy season (and no dryer) so we resort to box fans pointed at clothes hung all over the house.

Jess said...

i'm so glad the rains have gone away - lots of laundry to line dry today!

Anonymous said...

Do you have any green suggestions for kid friendly excursions in Zone 7 / Northern Virginia?

Anonymous said...

That hum you're hearing is me saying "ah hum, where are you?"

Gift of Green said...

Anonymous - Your wish is my command...stay tuned.

joanie said...

We're having the same weather pattern, this week the laundry hanging has moved inside to the expandable airer (not the prettiest thing to have around the house, but so useful :)