Happy Birthday to Me! Happy Birthday to Me! Every year I buy myself a birthday present. What this actually means is that I purchase something that I cannot justify spending money on under ordinary circumstances under the guise of a birthday present. It is usually something modest - like pre-owned DVDs of a Murder She Wrote season that I don't yet have. This year was a little different. I received some birthday money and decided not to spend all of it on hay. Yes, I know - e-i-e-i-OMG she's such a narcissist!
I have been contemplating what to get for a couple of months. And I have finally chosen it. And I know you are all waiting with bated breath to know what it is.
It is the Pioneer Clothes Drying Rack, handmade by the folks at Forgotten Way Farms! This is a family for whom I have nothing but admiration. They have chosen to live completely off-grid, are raising a lovely, hardworking family, and are making their living by their own hands. I have been lusting mightily after these drying racks ever since I ran across their website here. I have been wrestling with my cheap, flimsy rack for years, and have never been able to quite afford the Amish made models I've come across. But these racks are amazing AND affordable - plus I happened to buy one when they were on sale! How fortuitous! I can hardly wait until it arrives -- no more wet laundry draped over pillar and post!
I am so happy to be able to spend my money on a useful, American-made product, handmade by people who are living a sustainable life, and hand-crafted with a great deal of care, talent and forethought. For what more could I ask? Happy birthday to me!