We don't use our dryer much, either, prefering indoor racks or outdoor hanging, depending on the time of day and the item in question. Outdoors has involved inprovisation since that work crew cut our line. We have everything it takes to get back in business, including two kinds of clothespins, mostly thanks to Breed & Co. hardware. We still miss our neighbors next door and their twice-a-day diaper and other baby laundry. It's time to rummage up that Alice Fulton poem again, if that's possible. In the Saturday feature by Denise Gamino, she does not mention that items drying in the sunniest times of the day during the summer can shrink right there on the line from the heat, although she does mention fading. It is shocking to read how much energy goes into artifial drying of laundry. Thanks again go to Denise Gamino.