The threat of more rain requires me to take urgent action to get washing done and out on the line to dry while Mother Nature is being welcoming.
I sometimes put out peanuts for the birds, even though this is the more fecund time of year when the birds can forage and find food for themselves. They are regularly fed in Winter and Spring. I have a firm belief that this consideration stopped the birds from depositing their calling cards on my washing during the nesting and fledgling times during the Spring of 2010. Every year, I have had to remove bird dropping from my drying laundry, but, not this year.
As I hung up the peanut holders for our feathered visitors, I noticed that there was more than a healthy crop of thistles against the fence, which were quite tall and ready to burst into bloom. They were happily creating and recreating themselves around bunches of weeds and nettles. Some quick but limited thought was given to dealing with these weed miscreants. They are not welcome.
Right, this post stops here, the next wash load is ready to put out to dry.