Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Hanging out

The clothes are hanging out..
at an Amish place in Parke County. 

I think I am one of the last women that hang their clothes out to dry. We will soon be a thing of the past.  I cannot think of any home near here where I see clotheslines being used.  I cannot even think of one that has clotheslines. 

I only hang out clothes in warmer weather.  Oh, I do it a time here and there when it is not too terrible cold.  But I am sure I don't hang out over 5 loads in the winter.  I do hang them up in the house part of the time...in my basement.

Do you or anyone you know hang out clothes on a regular basis?

15 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

Would you believe we are not allowed to hang washing out under the rules of our Home Owners Association? I love to see washing on the line and remember how fresh the clothes smell when they have been sun dried. I also remember after a particularly cold time, how the sheets would be so icy in the winter, they would be as stiff as a board, totally frozen. As a child I used to love helping my mother by holding the peg bag for her. Your photos bring back wonderful memories. Nowadays when I go for a ride in the country I find it a real treat to see washing on a line.

Jacquelineand.... said...

I used to, but it's difficult for me to do so these days; most of the clothes end up on the ground before I can get them hung up. C'est la vie...

Deb said...

I hang out my laundry but not during winter. Many of my neighbours hang theirs out too but again, not during winter.
My daughter in the city hangs hers out in her backyard but not for every load like I do, just when she has time and I've noticed several of her neighbours hang their laundry outdoors as well.

Mildred said...

Lovely pics, Rose. Many of the younger generation around here hang their clothes out. A few subdivisions have ordinances against it, but slowly hoa's/city's are realizing that they need to make changes. Having backyard chickens is a "new" again fad!

Sandra said...

I quit hanging clothes out way back in 1969 when I got my first dryer, i had 2 in diapers and lived in Savannah where it either rained or froze them.. i do like to see them blowing in the wind and this is a very out of the ordinary line, going way up in the air..i don't dry my bras or anything that is stretch, i hang those in the shower to dry

Linda Kay said...

I'm with you...but I have a retractable clothes line and only hang out sheets and pillow cases. That picture of the clothes line makes me wonder about it going up?

EG CameraGirl said...

I like the sweet aroma of line-dried clothes and sheets.

How crazy that some homeowners associations forbid hanging clothes outside. Too many crazies running things, I think.

Susan said...

I love to hang my clothes out. Especially sheets, blankets and underwear. Where I live they usually dry faster out in the sun than in the dryer and uses less electricity too!

Small City Scenes said...

I used to love to hang out the clothes. I wish I had a close line now and Bob would put one up in a minute but I have gotten lazy. I love stiff scratchy towels after a shower. And the line dried smell is heavenly.
Don't tempt me!
MB

mrsbearfoot said...

I love seeing clothes hanging out like this.

Yup, I have a blogging friend out East who does not even own a clothes dryer. She hangs her clothes outdoors until the weather gets bad and then in the basement during the winter.

When we lived in Arizona, we were in a homeowner's association and were not allowed to have a clothesline outside. Mike mounted a retractable one for me inside our garage, instead. In the heat of the summer we could dry clothes in less than 20 minutes! :-)

Lindy
thirtysevenandcounting.wordpress.com

Ginny said...

A whole lot of people around here hang out their clothes. Some even on the front porch. I love your first photo, it is like shed art.

Lady Linda said...

Loved your pix! I don't have a clothes line but sure remember my mom hanging clothes out to dry . I especially loved the sheets!

CountryMum said...

Every day I hang out the clothes. I'm amazed by the comments that it is disallowed in some associations. I can't imagine paying for electricity to dry my clothes when it costs nothing to put it on the line. But then I do live on a farm so no-one close by to judge what I do.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I did until we moved here, and we are not allowed to do that here. I miss the smell of line dried sheets so much.

Ida said...

I love the smell of fresh sheets that have been hung out to dry. My mom use to do that at the home I grew up in. Sadly we don't have a clothes line now.