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Monday, July 23, 2007

hanging out

solar clothes drier

a wonderful (but hot) weekend here in the southland. temps in the high 90s. perfect for trying out our new solar clothes drier! I had been going on to d about how much i wanted a clothesline. how perfect this climate is for it. he was a little apprehensive about having our skivvies hanging around the backyard, but after drying 3 loads of laundry in one day he was impressed. (that and the announcement from our 83 yr old neighbour that she has been married 53 yrs and has never owned a conventional clothes drier. 53 yrs of hanging it out on the line!)

of course the clothesline purchase was debated with my dear friend before i settled on make and model. sam and i are usually on the phone or email to each other at least once a day. (though we live in the same city we are at opposite ends - 30 miles - and about 30 degrees F apart.) we are usually conversing about various "mom" issues including separation anxiety; what kind of toothpaste the kids like best, and meets our requirements as well; where to find a kid-friendly restaurant near downtown; the pressure to have a huge blow out bday party for a child's 3rd birthday; and just how to raise socially and environmentally conscious kids, by example, on a budget. we decided a little while back to put down some of our "findings" on a blog. another way to keep our conversations going. at first it was just us, then a couple of others stumbled across it, and now we thought we would open it - hang it out there so to speak. please come by for a visit. we would love to hear your comments and suggestions on what is on our minds. you can find us here at www.twogreenchickens.blogspot.com.

happy monday!

11 comments:

BunkleLife said...

I have checked out your 'chickens' in the past - great stuff. And I love the feel and smell of sun-dried clothing...now, if I could just get it to stop raining up here... ;-)
xoJ

Carol said...

Funny, I use that very same dryer in the summer months. Just remember to give your cloths a good shake last year I got stung by a bee that was in my sheets. ouch!!!

Alicia A. said...

Yay! It's up and running.

Love the new website, my like-minded friend.

lisa s said...

oh tracy... two green chickens? should be announced on sew green. it really should!!

stephanie said...

love the new blog!

molly said...

i found the website when I saw your banner over on flickr. I love it tracy! what a great idea...

i always get inspired when I drive through amish country around here and they have their clotheslines running from an upstairs window to the peak of the barn roof....

shari said...

2 green chickens is wonderful. congrats! and don't you just love a clothesline. the only downside is crunchy towels. ;) it also gives you ample opportunities for great photos. xox

honeybunch said...

Yes! I never had the time to hang laundry when I was working 9-5 but there is no excuse now. I love it. Though my view is not quite as inspiring as those magnificent palm trees.

angelique said...

Our house came with a clothesline set-up in the backyard and I love it. Used it all summer a few years ago when our regular dryer broke and still use it about half the time. There is no way I could dry 3 loads a day here, though. Not in this humidity!

Off the check out the new blog....

*BB* said...

Love the new blog!! And we don't have a drier at all, it takes a bit of getting used to but it's so nice hanging the laundry out.

Unha said...

so nice.
if i had a yard, i would totally do this.

when i was growing up in korea, it was pretty common to have the washer, but not the dryer.

so it was my job to hang all the little ones while mom tackled the biggies.

and to dry them in the winter!!! :)