Old fashioned clothesline

We have the LG energy efficient washer and dryers, so to run the dryers is probably cost me less than a penny a load.  But, the idea of having an old fashioned clothing line was so appealing.  Plus the sun is a natural bleacher – just ask my girlfriend Brenna who does the cloth diaper thing and she lines those puppies up to dry in this AZ sun so they are good as new for the next round!

I bought this aluminum parallel dryer for $65 at Walmart.  We had our trusty handyman Dennis come and put in a concrete hole (it came with a sleeve to fit in) and boom boom bang! Done!

However, after I brought the clothes back in the clothes smelled rotton.  Like smelled like my dad after he mowed the lawn stinky.  It was not the outside fresh breezy air like everyone was talking about.  So I had to rewash them!  Bummer.

After googling to find that it could be that I needed to add some white vinegar to clean out our washer, or it’s pollution.  Perhaps the line drying works better out in the country.  Reason #462 why I insist Mr. Wonderful and I should move to the South.

I’m not giving up, this is way too cute to not make work!  You can pretty much tell I’m all about the aesthetics opposed to the functionality.  Welcome to my life.

Diana Elizabeth has researched rabbits.  She had one growing up, but she couldn’t understand the reason for raising them on farms – then she discovered their droppings are even more fertilizing than cow manure for gardens!  The Mr. isn’t exactly sold on the idea of owning a few rabbits.  But just look at these cuties of the lionhead breed.

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive thrift shopper. You can typically find her in the garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party. She continues to blog weekly.



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