Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Wash Day

I used my homemade laundry detergent (lavender) and my homemade fabric softner (lavender) and I have the best smelling cleanest clothes in the county! I washed on the back deck and enjoyed watching and listening to the birds at the feeders. Life is wonderful here at the homestead!

23 comments:

The Meanest Bean of Them All said...

How cool1 I just came across your blog through the Etsy sellers ring...lavendar laundry soap sounds sooooo yummy!

I might be spending some etsy profits on your yummy goodies :)

Wanda said...

Peggy, I love the photos. You make laundry sound fascinating! :)

Donna said...

Very cool...how long does it take you to do a load?

Emily said...

Hi Peggy! I often see your name on Tom's blog so decided to drop by and say hello. I enjoyed your post on laundry as it is one of my pleasures to make my own liquid soap, scented with lavender as well. May I ask how you make the softener? I would like to try that. One more question....we have not yet put up a clothesline and so I'm interested on how yours is built. Would you mind sharing? Thanks, and blessings to you!

Rachel said...

Oh wow! Does that take me back to days on the farm and helping my Mom do the laundry!

Mindy said...

what a beautiful line of clothes hanging in the sweet sunshine!!! It reminds me when my grandmother did her washing and she used her wringer...thanks for this post and the wonderful photos! blessings to you ...xo

dolly said...

i am so so so jealous of your washing and your homestead, love the pics, I could almost smell that air-dried laundry smell, yum! dollx

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Oh my, and I complain about ironing! This looks fun, did I say that?

Connie and Rob said...

You have quite a system going there for you! Glad you are enjoying yourself.

Take care,
Connie

Jeanne said...

How lovely indeed.
Oh how wonderful the smell of lavender and clothes hung out on the line!
Blessings to you
darling friend!
You work so hard each day
be sure to save some time for play!
Be well!
Love Jeanne
X0X0

deni said...

Nice pictures. I wish I could smell your clothes, I bet they smell nice.

momxtwo said...

Would love to smell the clothes. How long does it take you to wash your clothes?

HomesteadHerbs said...

I love the wash tub!! How long does it take you to wash the clothes and dry them?

I would love to know your recipe for soap and softener- always looking for ways of simplifying!

I also see your name on Tom's blog, and also noticed you on Emily's, so I thought I'd stop by.

God Bless!

Heather Smith said...

Hmmm...a computer and a handwasher all in the same little house! Too cool! I love the smell of lavender!

Patricia said...

i love that you find blessings even in the mundane tasks such as laundry. i can almost smell those sweet scented clothes. lovely!

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

wow woman..

you make your own soap, your own laundry degertnat and fabric sofnter..then you wash your clothes by hand with a ringer and wash tub..

i feel so lazy now..

Leann said...

Ok, would you be willing to share the recipe for your homemade detergent??? I love the smell of lavendar so much and your pictures and old fashioned washing system are delightful!!!

Leann said...

Oh, and the fabric softener, too...

novaks8 said...

ha

That would literally be all I ever did.

Kali said...

WOW ~ you really are a hands on gal. I can almost smell that fresh washing down here in Oz!

Kali said...

p.s. I have a washboard, but only as decoration...I'm amazed...You rock!

Autumn said...

I can remember as a child seeing my grandmother wash her clothes in a old washer that stood under the porch. She had a wringer on it and a scub board. Not sure about the soap. My mom hangs out clothes in the summer, and I use to years ago when my children were small. Nothing beats the smell of fresh clothes from the line.

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