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TAG : clothesline

DIY Old-Fashioned Clothesline

Laundry is like the mail, in the sense that you can expect some every day.In the warmer months, rural folks often take advantage of the sun’s drying power by hanging their laundry on a clothesline. With minimal investment, you can create an easy and sustainable outdoor clothes drying option ...

Laundry Day

I walk my dog Jake several times a day. During one of our many walks, we passed our neighbor's house. I couldn't help but to notice bed sheets hanging out on the line. That brought back memories of my childhood.Grandma Roe's clothesline and my mother's clothesline were pretty much alike. They ...

Drying Time

One of the first things we did when we moved into our urban homestead was put up a clothesline. We have a semi-shaded backyard, but it does get enough sun to dry our clothes, especially in the summer. We’ve learned that clotheslines are considered a thing of the past. Although it is in our ...

Spring Cleaning Tops the Chore List

Spring cleaning just isn’t what it used to be. With all the modern conveniences and appliances available these days, a person can clean the house just about any time the notion strikes.Back in the “good old days,” though, it was much more difficult to keep your house clean. But, after the ...

Outhouse Tips Over With Girl Inside

Sure I remember the old outhouse with its Sears Roebuck catalog, and the times I nearly froze to death in the winter or the times I kept a wary eye on a wasp in the summer.At that time, no one had heard of a hay baler. All the hay was put up "loose" and either rope slings or a hay fork was used ...

Mom Trapped in the Outhouse

When our sons were young boys they belonged to a 4-H club and had a few sheep. We lived on a farm and I had to use a clothesline prop with a rope clothesline. For some unknown reason the ram didn't like this pole, and just as soon as I put this prop in place to keep my clothes in the breeze ...

Second World War: Humorous Clothesline Mishap

Here is a humorous story from former neighbors about the Second World War. They both worked in the shipyards; she on the day shift, he on the late-night shift. They lived in a very small one-bedroom kitchenette apartment. The only entrance was the screened service porch.One night the husband ...