Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Just Hangin' Out Today

We're actually have a spring day today! The weather's been so cold and windy for ages, so I'm taking advantage of the warmth and decided to hang out some clothes. And if you're wondering, yes, I hid the undies on the back line. I can't let people see 'em from the street, right?

As you can see tho, the winds are already starting to kick up and we have a high wind warning going into effect in about 2 hours. I'll have to rush back out there as soon as they're dry and get 'em off before they wrap around the lines 20 times!

We're expecting gusts up to 55 mph, so that means off with the wind turbine. I know many of you are wondering why on earth we have to turn off the turbine since it does work on wind. These gadgets have lots of moving parts and the high winds actually damage the internal bearings. A lot of people are now realizing (including us) that it's actually too windy for these machines up here. We would've been better off going with solar, propane and backup generator. Live and learn, huh? Next year, we hope to add some solar.

Years ago a friend of mine shared a Pillsbury recipe with me and said it was in the bakeoff contest and won the creator oodles! Someday, I'd like to enter that contest! Anyway, it's called Italian Zucchini Cresent Pie and my guys absolutely love it. And with all the zucchini that we all will have this summer, it's perfect.

Here's a link to the Pillsbury site if you'd like to try it.


Tracey said...

I want to go solar too, hopefully soon.
Thank you so much for the link to the zucchini recipe. Our squash is coming in daily and after all these years I could use some new ideas.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I like to hang my clothes outside, too. The pollen has been so high, I haven't been able to hang any outside because of my allergies. The pollen season is about over. I been hanging the clothes up in the utility to dry. I only used the gas dryer for towels and washcloths.

Sue said...

We had some wind here too but not that bad. Love the pic of the zuc. pie. I have them growing in my garden so I am going to have to try it. Thanks.