Wednesday, April 19, 2006

After reading KSMILKMAID'S post one day, I became inspired to try out my clothes line. After all, her laundry pictures reminded me of spending time on my grandmother's farm. As a child, I use to help her hang out clothes. I got such a warm fuzzy from the whole walk down memory lane that I decided I would recreate the scenerio for my own family. (On a more logical side to my decision, our laundry room is located just off of our kitchen. The laundry room has no air or heat vents so in the summer it is HOT. I had already been toying with the idea of hanging out clothes to help remedy this problem. Between cooking and drying clothes, our kitchen can become unbearable during the summer time). The only child that was excited about the whole process was our daughter. She enjoyed the whole process so much that I knew that I had made a good choice. Then came last night.... The clothes weren't quite dry when I had to leave for a ballgame. I knew I could get them off the line when I got back from town so I wasn't worried. They were almost dry, and I knew a few more hours would finish the job. Well, I didn't account for how long our family was town last night or the fact that we still hadn't eat dinner. When we got in from the game, I had to make a choice...finish supper or get the clothes. Hungry husband and children helped me make the choice quickly, and I decided that the natives had to be fed. I was still in the thought process of getting the clothes after dinner. Well let's just say that after we ate, Michael and I sat down and had a wonderful talk. During the conversation I had remembered that the milkmaid let her clothes dry at night. I formulated a plan, and I aksed my husband the weather forecast. He assured me it wasn't going to rain until the next day. I asked him if he was sure, and he confirmed that it would my clothes would remain dry until morning. The clothes did remain dry until morning...4:45 a.m. to be exact!! I woke up to the sound of thunder and downpouring rain. I nudged him and told him that all of our 4 loads of laundry were getting wet. His response was that he was right. It didn't rain until morning!

I will still continue to use the clothes line. However, I will check the weather forecast MYSELF!

grace and peace,
julie

3 comments:

HomesteadHerbs said...

I went out and bought myself a clothesline too after reading KSMilkmaid's post, but I haven't installled it yet. I'm not sure where to put it so that it's accessible to the house, gets the most sun, isn't in the way...I know with time the right spot will come to me!

You're clothes will be doubly washed now!! :-)

TNfarmgirl said...

Ach! 4 loads....I can't imagine :)

TnFullQuiver said...

Yes, mam...my clothes ended up doubly washed and then some! It was good to get them off the line. I have enjoyed the clothes line, and I encourage you to find the spot quickly. I am hoping to see a bit of difference in my electric bill!

julie