...and that makes me happy! I have been waiting for this day since late last fall. I love to hang quilts, bedding, towels, clothes, everything! outside. I love the fresh smell. I sleep like a baby with fresh dried outside sheets. When I heard we would finally have a nice warm weekend with no chance of rain, I planned this for early this morning. Ernie took off early to cut another load of firewood. I tended the washer and the clothesline.
I love it! As you can see, I am greatly influenced by Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville. Here is a list of her free patterns. You can see Orange Crush on the left, behind that is Pioneer Braids, Scrappy Bargello and String X. Ready to hang out now is Double Delight. My clothesline will be full. Isn't that great?
Supervising today is Miss Blue. She is a year old Blue Andalusian and is gorgeous. She is an excellent layer, giving us one nice big white egg almost daily. She and Miss Whitey were attacked by a neighbor dog a couple months ago and stopped laying for 3 very long weeks. They are now both fine and I was thrilled when I found a white egg and she hasn't stopped since. (The neighbor or the dog have not made a return visit.....I don't know what they did with the dog and I don't care as long as I never see him or his owner again.)
The new girls are finally in the pen with the big girls. Today is their first day out as free range chickens. Really they aren't true free range because they get locked up at night and I feed them chicken food along with veggie and fruit scraps and what they forage for themselves. In return, all I ask is that they stay safe, grow big and strong and repay me with some eggs one day.
Ernie is home now with a pick up load of wood. I think he would like some help unloading...... Today, life on the farm is good.