First I tied on my pink gingham apron and got a big batch of bread going in my mixer. While that was mixing, I started washing and cutting up some fresh strawberries that I found on sale at the local grocery store yesterday. Just $1.38 a quart! Jam was the order of the day. Jam and bread, that is. I set the bowl of bread dough out on a chair on the porch where the hot 98 degree weather would surely give me a good rise on my bread. And it did!
here. The price was reasonable, especially considering the size (25 x 58"), and I just love the style -- rustic country kitchen. The rugs are made of scraps, mainly denim, so they are tough and washable. I like the red stripes on each end.
I spent some time watering and weeding my veggie patch and hung out a load of work clothes on the clothesline. There is just something about hanging out the laundry that feels very satisfying to me. It's an ordinary thing, but I only have a few good months of outdoor drying weather so I enjoy it while I have it. The baby robins were hopping about the backyard while I worked. They are so adorable with their spotted breasts and their friendly ways.
“The woman who makes a sweet, beautiful home, filling it with love and prayer and purity, is doing something better than anything else her hands could find to do beneath the skies.”
― J.R. Miller, Home-Making