I'm sitting here on the verandah listening to the sky rumbling in all directions. Some are just low gentle rumblings, others are angry and threatening. Two fires have started in the hills to our east. One is already rated safe and the other, under control. Our Country Fire Authority do an amazing job.
Tonight I will wait until the sky has quietened before I begin the task of feeding the chooks and geese though I know they're there waiting for me. Now seems like a good time to take a moment and write a post.
I was hanging out the clothes this morning before the sun was too high in the sky; before it became unbearable. I looked at the line and realised it tells so much about a family if you know how to read it. Our line is homemade. We don't like to buy commercial products that use a lot of unnecessary resources if it can be helped.
It's huge! That tells you all about Hubby and his bigger is best theory. Today I was hanging out many tea towels as I often do. We don't like using plastic so we drape cooling bread, rising sourdough etc with tea towels. There are heaps and heaps of cloths (cut from old towels so as to reuse an otherwise out-of-use item). These are used in cleaning and drying our goats udders at milking time. There is muslin in which the cheese hung. Again we reduce packaging and the pollution caused by the transportation of commercial milk and cheese. There are aprons and old nappies used for cleaning cloths. There are holes in some of the items because nothing gets thrown away while it still serves it's purpose.
What does your clothes line say about you? Are you well on your way to reducing pollution and unnecessary wastage?