We've managed to finish laundry, although it isn't hanging out today as I had planned. We started up the burn pile and well, of course, the wind is going to carry every bit of smoke to the pine clearing where the laundry hangs :o( Oh well...at least it's finished.
Honestly the clothesline does look better than these photo's show. In real life, the lines are actually higher from the ground and a bit more tight. Yes, this rather looks more like a campground clothesline, I guess. LOL...we have a big, empty expanse of 'yard' out here without a tree in sight except along the perimeter where the timber starts. This patch of pines in just to the side of the house and offers me not only trees for clothesline poles, but some filtered shade to keep the clothing from frying in the sun down here.
Sitting in the living room, by the woodstove, I have 2 pulley systems for clothesline, just waiting to be put up and used somewhere. The somewhere is the problem, though. I have no idea where to put them. I had a couple of poles put up for a while, but the sun just beat the clothing to a faded pulp, so I opted for true country....hang my clothes under the trees :o)
The barn rooms are cleaned out now and fresh bedding in place. So are the dog runs and the chicken coop and yard. Hopefully we now have contented, happy homestead critters out there.
We have also put bread in the oven this morning. My quick bread recipe -- makes 3 loaves in about an hour or just a bit more. We did up 6 loaves for today.
Check back later today and I'll show you the finished loaves :o) They smell delicious!
Time to get back to schooling. The youngers finished while the olders were outside this morning. Time to get the olders moving along now. I want to get a list of Dolch Site Words listed on the school board to work with the youngers later. We are using Word Mastery and our McGuffey Readers this year with them for reading, and I'm not sure I enjoy it just yet.
I also need to get my list of what materials and books are still needed for school. In a nutshell, we need:
3rd, 5th, 7th and 8th grade Math and English sets from Rod & Staff
1st grade Bible Nurture and Reading Series
Bookkeeping or Accounting from CLE
I'm thinking Rod & Staff Science as well; if so, that's all 8 grade levels needed
And we have a lengthy list of book wants just for reading and history :o) I try to get a few of those whenever I can. Maybe what we really need is about half a dozen floor-to-ceiling bookcases!
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.
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