makes me wonder how did one dry their laundry on a rainy day before the advent of either the wringer or the electric dryer
Nothing like a stiff wind at your back when you’re riding your bicycle to the store, either.
Every wash day …
And no need for scented soaps or anti static sheets.
I once saw an advertisement for a Solar Clothes Dryer. It was a clothes line with posts. Thought it was funny, but I already had one.
I remember when we lived in Texas (deep in the heart of), we could wash clothes and hang them out on rainy days and they would STILL dry because the air was SOOOO dry! It was amazing (to a 7 yr old).
Mid-Atlantic summers are not the time and/or place for hanging out laundry. Thanks to the humidity, things get moldy before they dry.
That’s what my Amish neighbors do.
I’d put one up in my yard but the covenants won’t allow it. Makes the neighborhood look low class supposedly and an eye sore.
We’re nature lovers, baby!
There is nothing like hanging up wet sheets on the line in 20 F but sunny weather. First they freeze stiff as a board. Then they dry out and get soft. The technical term is sublimation.
And they smell so good.
I couldn’t hang clothes where I am. Too many birds in the area. I would have to wash them all over again.
Gary Brookins and Susie MacNelly
June 10, 2017