The quiet simplicity

The quiet simplicity of hanging clothes out to dry can bring such a sense of peace.

With the warm summer sun on my back, the trill of birds and the lowing of cattle from the field behind our house, I can’t help but feel grateful.

Did you know that the sun is not only good for your health, but it is also a wonder at getting stains out and making your whites whiter? I have a few towels hanging on the line that my boys took to camp that is dirt stained. I guarantee when I take them off later, they will be white as snow. Slipping into a freshly made bed with sheets dried by the country air will make for a sweet, restful sleep tonight.

If you don’t have a clothesline, laying your sheets out to dry on your back porch will work just fine. I have a feeling after you sleep on sheets or smell a towel that has been dried the old fashioned way, you will want to utilize your clothesline more often.

We have been busy making up strawberry jam this week. I recently purchased 17 gallons of strawberries from a young lady who has started her strawberry farm in Monroe. They are sweet and delicious, and the jam will be available at the opening day of the Locust Farmers Market on Thursday, May 4th.

That’s the news from the homestead, see you next week!