Your eyes do not deceive you. That's a clothesline. My clothesline. The green stuff hanging from it? Organically grown Bok Choy from my out-of-control garden.
You're incredulous, aren't you? I mean, who has a clothesline?
I do. Along with cotton, citrus, cattle, and copper, AND, if national cable news is to be believed - guns, drop houses and regular shoot outs along the border - Arizona has plenty of sunshine.
(I'll leave the unspeakable recent tragedy out of this, except to mention that troubled young men like Jared Lee Loughner do not in any way define the basic human decency, kindness, and friendliness I've encountered during my 12 years here.)I like sunshine. It produces no carbon emissions, is sustainable, and will likely be around for another million years or so.
Here's the best part: It's free. And it makes the clothes smell good.
It's also pretty good for dehydrating a recent favorite recipe - Bok Choy Gone Amok.