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Thread: New Amish Clothes Lines~loving my husband!

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    Super Member suezquilts's Avatar
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    Well after most of the children have moved out, DH has put up the nicest line ever.
    We went out to the Amish in our area and purchased the wheels and the lines and the hold up brackets.
    I have tried so many green clothes lines that end up stretching. Yesterday I was able to put 4 loads on the line and have it go up above our "chicken pasture". the ladder they used is still up by the Elm tree, I'm nervous a raccoon will climb up one side and down inside the pasture.
    Its a great way to hang my quilts too.
    The cost of the wheels and 75' of line, brackets was nearly $130, but gas for the dryer I'm sure it will balance out quickly.
    Not sure you could find these on line, but he orders it somewhere.
    Now if I only had diapers to hang again, NOT!
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    lol...don't want diapers here for anything but dusting!

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    Great set-up!

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    Sorry, I can't see your photo:< We have had a clothes line for about a year and by comparing bills etc. We figure we save upwards of $500 a year on our utility bill by not using the dryer!

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    Can't use a clothes line here in the desert because everything would end up looking like bleached bones.

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    i love hanging clothes out on the line...i dont do it anymore but i used to...looks great with the quilt hanging

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    I grew up with that type of clothes line. It ran between our house and the barn. Had one here but it was attached between a tree and the house. Well birds in the tree pooped on the clean laundry-stopped me from hanging out clothes to dry-lol. Hope you have better luck.

    Kat

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    I remember the cloth diapers and towels and sheets too! I wish I had room for one of these. You lucky lucky woman you!
    I had to stop having an outdoor clothesline due to asthma with sons and myself. Bummer!

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    Jealous! I have been asking my DH to make me a clothes line for over a year with no luck. He keeps telling me "it's on the list" which was a popular saying of my Dad's LOL. Maybe I could tell him about how much we could save and he would move it to the top of the list! With all this heat we've been having it would definately save me some time too! :)

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    I just recenly started hanging clothes out again. Wish I could find that set up as they do sTretch!! When I lived in calif used to hang out clothes when I got to the end I could go back to beginning and take them down!! I read if u put them in dryer briefly u get rid of pollen, dirt ECt.

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    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    :lol: you remined me! we lived in Taft, CA (Hot As Hell) 120 in the shade! really! fried eggs on the sidewalk were the front pg news every year! I had a Square clothes line and could start hanging diapers & ete and take them down when I got back around to the other side!!! But the diapers would be so stiff! like a board!! we had to get a dryer so my son could have a soft 'Bumm' 8-) :-)

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    Hubby just put one up for me last week. I love it. Although I have to keep it hidden due to our home owners association. So we got the re-trackable kind. We have to hide the chickens too..lol

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    I never see clothes lines anymore.

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    Very nice and i love the quilt hanging on it.

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    The mention of diapers and clothesline reminded me of what my poor mother went though when I was little. I guess my skin was very sensitive so mom would hang the diapers outside after she washed them so the sun could disinfect. I was born in the first part of December so she did this all through the winter. She said she hung them outside, then went out and stacked them up like cardboard because they would freeze. Then she brought them in and hanged them on one of those wood drying racks. I remember that think beside the oil stove. She also had four girls in four years, so she had lots of diapers to wash. I just can not imagine. Young moms now don't have a clue. I used real diapers for my first child and a bit for my second. But I also had a good washer and dryer so it was easy.

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    Would love to see the whole line filled with quilts!

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    I hear clothes lines are making a comeback. Mine never left. Love the smell of sheets that have been air dried. And, yes, I did use cloth diapers and hung them out to dry. They were always nice and white.

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    I love your clothes line. Mama used to have one and never had a clothes dryer in her life.

    I had my brother put me up one several years ago, but my allergies stopped me from drying my clothes outside. But I love to hang out clothes and get them in.

    I finally used my old clothes line for a garden trellis. I had the ground tilled up under the clothes line, planted beans, put in stakes and tied strong string from the stakes to the clothes line and the beans grew up the string and all along the 6 lines of clothesline wire. Had a good crop, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katia
    The mention of diapers and clothesline reminded me of what my poor mother went though when I was little. I guess my skin was very sensitive so mom would hang the diapers outside after she washed them so the sun could disinfect. I was born in the first part of December so she did this all through the winter. She said she hung them outside, then went out and stacked them up like cardboard because they would freeze. Then she brought them in and hanged them on one of those wood drying racks. I remember that think beside the oil stove. She also had four girls in four years, so she had lots of diapers to wash. I just can not imagine. Young moms now don't have a clue. I used real diapers for my first child and a bit for my second. But I also had a good washer and dryer so it was easy.
    One managed. Looking back, I'm not sure how I did, but I did.

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    I just took my clothes of the line. Love hanging clothes and bedding out on it. The line we use has airplane cable surrounded by plastic.
    Love your quilt too!!!

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    I love your clothes line and you'll really appreciate it. The money you spent on it will be well worth it in the long run. I use my clothes line all the time - there is nothing like the clean fresh smell from drying things on the line. :thumbup:

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    I sure hung many clothes on the line and wish I had one today. I do have the wooden rack that I use for personals. My Mom never had a dryer either and she never drove a car:::LOL

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    Brings back pleasant memories when I was young. My Grandma would make me utility quilts and she would apply a wide silk binding to them. My mother would then wash the quilt weekly and as they hung out to dry I would tug on one corner to release the hold of the clothes pin, twirl myself up into the quilt, use one hand to rub the border between my fingers, use the opposite hand to suck my thumb, and stand there four hours in bliss smelling the air dried blanket. Somewhat similar to the Frebreeze commercials you see on TV today. LOL

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    how neat

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