Sunday, June 7, 2009

It's the simple things.....


To spice it up this week I have decided to do a series of posts titled "It's the simple things" as a way of sharing some photos and some of the happenings from around the farm. Tonight I scheduled posts that will appear every night with the last one appearing on Saturday. They will not be filled with lots of words but the pictures should tell the story.
Maine Man found the above clothes line out back on our land shortly after we moved here. He put it up the other day and I strung it with clothes line. I have only used my dryer once or twice since. I can't wait to see my electric bill. Nothing like the smell of clothes on the line after being washed with homemade laundry detergent.
I have given up on making the liquid soap mixture, the dry mix is what I use. It is quick and not so darn messy. I make a batch every week, it takes all of 2 minutes. At a high estimate I'd say it costs 75 cents a batch and it usually lasts us 1 week or more. I always have a back up of store bought liquid detergent that I use on occasion if I am out of the other.

11 comments:

Amy said...

How nice and fun, I enjoy reading your blogs;)

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

I agree, love to smell clothes fresh from the clothesline.

coastrat said...

Nice quilt! Look forward to the images.

Ron said...

Awesome... we haven't used a dryer in years, but never made our own laundry soap. We'll definitely look into that.

I love the fact that the clothesline was junk on the property... MM and I could hang out someday. :)

I'm looking forward to the rest of the posts!

Ron

Jodi said...

I love that quilt.

I've been waiting for 5 years to get my outdoor clothesline. T has promised me one this year. I'll probably have to wait until he's on paternity leave, but he's purchased the materials needed to build me one! (I use a huge homemade folding wooden rack right now so I still have to use the dryer for stuff like sheets and blankets that are too big for the rack).

warren said...

I like your theme this week...nothing better than the smell of line-dried laundry!

Anna Gretta said...

Hi Kim
Love this picture, remember the day when YOU use to sit in his lap like that ??? The world turns around and around, someday you may get the lap back , once Leah is done with it. = )
Anna

YD said...

I have not line-dried my laundry in years.

Janine said...

I love doing laundry on the line. It smells great and there's nothing like a thirsty towel! Way better than those ones that are loaded down with fabric softner and you can't even get your hands dry!!! LOL

Adkins Family Farm said...

My wife has been wanting to make her own laundry detergent. We have been hanging our clothes out most of the time lately. I need to extend the clothsline though; it's a little too small. Great post though. The simple things are what make life great.

Country Girl said...

THANKS AMY.

CR & JODI, WISH I COULD SAY I MADE IT. IT'S LEAH'S SHE RECEIVED FOR HER B-DAY.

RON, GREAT GLAD I COULD SHARE SOMETHING USEFUL.

WARREN, TY, I AGREE!

ANNA, YEAH, THANKS FOR THE COMMENT. I REMEMBER THOSE DAYS. DOESN'T SEEM LIKE IT WAS LONG AGO.