Hanging it all out to dry…

I love my clothesline. Really. Just thinking about it makes me smile.

It’s just so beautiful, visually and spiritually.  With the start of spring I know that I can begin to use my clothesline neglected all winter long. This past weekend I hung out my sheets for the second time this year.  When I went to bed that night it felt so crisp and so clean.

I wish I could explain how much happiness I feel when I hang out my clothes. I’m not sure what it is exactly. Something like a combination of that feeling you get when you do good, and that feeling of complete peace. I feel so peaceful when I’m out there. It’s so quiet. It’s just you, the sunshine, the breeze, and the refreshment of cool, wet clothes on your skin.  It is quite heavenly.

Now let’s just hope my dogs don’t poop under and around my line!

National Hanging Out Day is April 19.

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About Diary of a Wanna Be Homesteader...

Call me the black sheep of the family. I’m a 30-something (pushing 40) socially inept gal living in the beautiful state of Maine, mother of two rambunctious children, to include two dogs with a combined weight of 300 lbs. I met my husband, self-professed anti-social media mogul, in Japan. We met in November 1998, married in May 1999… happily ever after. After much exploration, and two children later, we settled in Maine to raise our family away from the hassles of city life. Surrounded by trees and clean air we’ve built a spectacular life on 3 acres. Folks may call us anti-social… we like to call ourselves pr0-self. We value each other, our family and our passions in life more than pleasing others. I buy milk in glass bottles. I drive a Prius. I am a weather junkie. I must drink a cup of coffee daily. I believe in buying local. I love knitting but don’t do it often enough. Sunflowers make me happy. Fishing calms my soul. This blog is about my love of a simpler life… family, love, gardening, nature, independence. This is the place where I will share it, and begin my journey to obtain that life, one step at a time.

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