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It really doesn't get any better!


very nice. as a kid in wisconsin, we always hung our clothes on the line - even in winter. the freeze helped 'em dry. and cracked our fingers!


I haven't had freeze dried clothes in years. Brings things into perspective doesn't it.


I am surprised someone would hang their laundry out in the cold.

Cranberry Morning

I love the Amish farms. I was fortunate enough to be at an Amish barn raising last fall - and got to take the grandsons along. It was so much fun. And I too love seeing all their many-shades-of-black-and-blue clothes out on the clotheslines. I'm following your blog via Feedly. :-)


I love visiting the Amish country in our area. It's fun to stop by the homes that have things for sale. I usually have to buy some baked goods, if nothing else. These are beautiful pictures, Judy. Love the landscape. And that row of laundry hung out to dry looks like a very cold job! Makes me more thankful for my electric dryer, but then they don't have high utility bills, either! :)


Line dried clothing smells soooo wonderful. Love crawling under sheets at bedtime that have been dried outdoors!


The Amish farms make for wonderful country pictures. Enjoyed your post! : )


It sure is! Nothing so pleasant as clothes upon the line.


Beautiful! I love that they hang their clothes out year-round. They have such beautiful farmsteads!


I love anything Amish! Thanks for posting these pics.

I miss hanging the clothes out to dry. It's one of the reasons why I enjoy doing laundry. Can't hang clothes on a line here though, but I do have a small drying rack that I'll use occasionally. Wish I had a larger one and I'd hang ALL the clothes to dry!


How I would love to see this in person. I openly love anything Amish these days!


Love the pictures...so love Amish countryside... My mom alway hung her laundry out...and brought it in frozen...and we lived in the city:))


These photos brought back a lot of memories. My mother hung clothes on the line throughout the year. In the winter, the frozen clothes would be brought into the house at the end of the day. The jeans stood by themselves near the stove until they thawed enough to drape over chairs. Nothing beats the smell of clothes dried in the sunshine. What they lack in softness, they gain in freshness.

Lauren @ Rustic Honey

Such beautiful photos! I can almost smell the fresh air! Puts me at ease just looking at that view!


I would think they'd have to be thawed out when you brought them back inside from hanging on the line in the winter! =0
Thank you for joining, Judy =)

A Romantic Porch

Oh my! It is so hard to get clothes to dry on the line in the winter...I know...from experience!

I'm reading the book "Almost Amish". It certainly is food for thought.

xo rachel


That's so delightful to see, but I wonder if they get dry in all that snowy weather!

Two Crazy Crafters

Totally charming pictures! Have a nice weekend! Twyla

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