"Hanging out the laundry may be impracticable for many people. You may live in the city with nowhere to put a clothesline. You may live in one of the increasing number of suburban developments that ban clotheslines (itself a very interesting attempt at suppressing the reality of housework and detaching people from their natural environments). You may live in a climate where line-drying days are rare. Or you may simply work full time at a job that precludes the kind of flexibility necessary to respond to beautiful weather by doing laundry.
But if you work flexible hours or are at home and if you have a place to put a clothesline, why not hang laundry out? So much of modern life is disconnected from the world beyond our doors. People go to work or to school whether it rains or shines; they exercise indoors on stationary bicycles rather than riding outdoors on real bicycles. Hanging out the wash can be one small way to begin living in response to and in cooperation with the natural world, receiving both rain and sun as gifts from the God who made both us and our world."
-Margaret Kim Peterson, Keeping House
A wee explanation: this website was created as a way to amplify the daily surprise of seeing glory in one small life. The notebook entries represented here are all selected from things actually lived and noted on paper in an effort to live the full life British educator Charlotte Mason so ably championed.
Book Of Centuries
Book Of Firsts