When we were in Amish country last Saturday, everywhere we looked we saw laundry hanging. The warmth of the sun coupled with the fresh breezes made it a great day to get the laundry out.
At the place above, clothes hang from the porch rafters as well as on a pulley system that stretches the length of the yard.
Who needs fabric softener when you have the wind slapping your clothes? Not me, baybee.
We’re headed home at this point, when we saw all the laundry and these are only a few photos I managed to glean. But it seemed that every place we passed had full lines out.
And then we came home ourselves and took advantage of the sun.
Some of you commented recently about the hanging out of laundry in the wintertime. We’ve hung ours out all through the winter. The trick is to do it on a sunny day. It will dry if the sun is shining. It may freeze a little bit (or a lot) but it will eventually dry. We have a little protected area by the mudroom door that is perfect for a laundry line.
And we can always pop it into the dryer to fluff it up, if we like. But we rarely do.
My husband even hung out the clothes during the deep snows last month. He couldn’t really get much on the line with the snow that high, though.
This last photo was taken around the holidays. And no, that’s not George’s own little towel. It’s a hand towel we use in the powder room.
I love hanging things on the line. It gives me a nice sense of order, helps to save money, keeps my husband busy, and I like the idea of using nature to dry my clothes.
To those who asked, we live in Maryland but every now and then we do a grocery run to Lancaster County in Pennsylvania. It’s just over an hour from our home.
Have a beautiful day, all. Until tomorrow, then . . .