Two elements in this image, actually. One of which we set in motion a couple of months ago, and one that I just strung.
We had a clothesline until two winters ago, but the trees it was under leafed out so much it stopped being a very good spot: too much shade, too much stuff dirtying the laundry. This is one of those retractable clotheslines, attached to our shed (which still needs its barn doors – why is that when I look at a picture all I see is “things to do”?). Amie and I got all the laundry from one large wash hung up. Amie loves hanging clothes.
Still, I need to rethink it a little. There’s enough line in the roller to add a stretch, but the locking mechanism isn’t very food so the line sags quite a bit. But I want it to be retractable because this side of our yard – the “utilitarian area” with the firewood (off to the right) – gets quite a big of traffic.
In the background you can spot the other element. Our four chicks are two months old now. Hopefully we’ll have eggs come September. Their coop needs a nest box, siding and paint.
Those green tendrils on the trellis? Hardy kiwi. The two plants are going absolutely wild.