A country home just isn’t complete without the classic country charms of a clothesline, a hammock, and a dinner-bell. All three of these finishing touches were fondly fastened to our home this past weekend. As Cathy put it, “it really feels like ‘home’ now that there’s a clothesline strung from the back of it.” I agree. Since the time of settlement, a clothesline has never gone out of style. The calming sight of sheets and shirts swaying in the breeze is rurally intrinsic and classically homegrown. A clothesline connects us to generations past who enjoyed the same peaceful backyard moments over the same household chore. I’ll gladly help with the laundry as Cathy makes lunch. And, if I don’t come right away at the sound of the English Setter bell, go check the hammock. I may have fallen asleep watching my tighty-whities dry.