Finally……I have my own clothesline!!!!! Isn’t this just great???!!!
I know…. you are probably thinking, “What’s the big deal?” Well, I’ve wanted a clothesline for years now, but couldn’t have one where I lived before; so in order to make up for the loss of the clothesline, I used my Mom’s old fashion dryer rack that she had given to me (see below). This rack worked well when it was super hot outside and the wind wasn’t strong. I can’t tell you how many times I would look out the window only to find that the wind had knocked over my rack and all of my clothes were in a wet and dirty heap! The best part of it all, try picking this thing up after it’s fallen over with clothes attached to it; I felt like I was being attacked by own laundry!
I told the Mayor that I wanted my own clothesline when we move into our temporary home; a place where I can watch my clean laundry blowing freely in the breeze!!! Shortly after we moved in, my father in law told me that he bought me a “clothes drier” and that he was going to put it up for me! YAY! I was super excited!!!! Isn’t it just beautiful? And I’m saving energy and using natural resources just like my ancestors did! Now all I have to do is get my hedge clippers and give that bush a little trim!
Does anyone have a clothesline story to share? How about tips/suggestions on making clothes a bit softer when using nature to dry them? I asked my good friend Jen if her bath towels came out stiff after being line dried, she replied “yes, but it’s like having a natural loofah!” What a wonderful way to look at stiff towels…..I never quite thought of it that way!
Until next time y'all……