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Fayette Co, KY, United States
I am a country girl stuck in the city, for the time-being. I enjoy the country way of life, and practice that in my home as best I can by canning and preserving foods, cooking and baking from scratch, crocheting, living vicariously thru the many blogs I follow about country life. I enjoy learning about raising livestock, and glean from my past employment and personal experiences of working with animals to fuel some of my postings. I have 5 cats, who keep my life interesting. And I am also an amateur poet. Thanks for stopping by and checking out this Farmer-gal who is caught in town, for now.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Wash Day at the cabin

Just a quick post to show about the day I did laundry at the cabin. I am at the public library in Casey County checking email and doing this post. Hopefully I'll be coming into town once a week to check email and blog a bit. Without further ado - here is the first wash day at the cabin.

My bathtub doubled as a washtub for doing the wash.
And the agitator is my trusty sponge mop.
My boiling water bath canning pots served as my rinse tubs.
The load was too big to do all of the rinsing in one tub.
Here I've finished rinsing half of the load and the other
is waiting to be rinsed.

Here's the rinsed load with my basket of wooden clothes pin.
It's ready for hanging on the line.

And - TA-DA - here is the clean laundry hanging on the clothesline
that I had to put up that day - it was about 5 p.m. when I finally got
the laundry hung out to dry, and it stayed out overnight
and all the next day to dry.

Not a very exciting post today, and I don't have a lot of extra time to spruce it up. Thanks so much to all of you for following this blog, and leaving comments - they are much appreciated. I'm gonna try and be more organized to get postings done on the day I come to town. I'm still unpacking, and also getting ready for the Winter. I've been able to get some wood delivered, and will get two or three more loads delivered by the end of the month.

Blessings to you all - have a wonderful week. We're gonna have great weather so I can get some things done outside, as soon as I get over this cold. Thanks for stopping by and reading this post today. Have a blessed Monday. Take care, from Casey Co.


Peggy said...

Just love stopping by to see how things are going in your little cabin. Hope you are soon over your cold and look forward to more posts. Hugs my friend

affectioknit said...

That's an awesome clothesline and a great way to wash clothes! I hope you're feeling better soon! Have a blessed week!

Julie at Mooberry Farm said...

Hi Kathy--What a great post! Very interesting...I love your pictures. I'm glad you are doing well! I've been looking forward to reading your updates. Your adventure sounds very exciting.

Have a great day.

sawn61 said...

Vitamin C and Garlic will hurry the cold along. I'll bet you simplify your wardrobe a bit now. Keep some simple type clothes that won't be so much trouble to launder.I hope you don't mind folks giving you tips as we see you need them. I know I wouldn't if I were in your shoes. Are you gonna be warm enough. Keep us posted as much as possible. We'll worry about you this 1st winter.

Farmchick said...

Getting prepared for winter is most important. Make sure you have plenty (more than plenty) of wood delivered. It goes fast during cold weather!

clairz said...

I disagree-laundry, when done this way, is VERY exciting. Perhaps in the winter you can do it in town when you go in?

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Oh my... that must've been good exercise agitating your clothes with a mop! Very resourceful!
Tell me, do you have electricity where you live now? A few posts down, I saw a picture of an oil lamp sitting on the table and this made me wonder about that.
Your cats look like they're feeling right at home. :-)

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Sandra said...

Gosh, girl...I'd be running to the laundry mat in town twice a month! There are things I don't mind doing but laundry in a tub isn't one of 'em.
We've had our first snow, have you?

Goatldi said...

What a wonderful life!

ga.farmwoman said...

It is exciting! I imagine every little detail is a new and exciting adventure. I love adventure!!
Good luck with it all.
Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

hey kathy,
your email has been hacked. i keep getting spam type emails from your hotmail address. you might want to change your password.

LeaAnn said...

You're a wonder woman in my eyes for doing laundry by hand. I washed clothes by hand while waiting to get my washing machine fixed and wringing the water out of the clothes was the worst because it was hard on my hands and wrists. Hanging clothes out to dry was no big deal since I am accustomed to that (actually I rather enjoy it). Anyway, I admire how you have changed your lifestyle and appreciate your posts no matter how sporadic they are. I understand where your priorities are.
God's blessing on you.