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Oh yes, we live in one of those housing developments that doesn't allow washing lines because of the way they look. So we have to use our dryer for every load. But when I was cloth diapering Little Man, I would often hang his dipes out to dry in the sun anyways. I just hung them *under* the sightline of the fence so no one could see. :)

I have to admit, clothes hung to dry in the sun smell so good.

I truly hope our next house has a place in the yard to hang out wash. My mom still does, as it is so much more economical, plus her dryer is in the cellar and who wants to be down there in the summer?
I laugh when I remember we had poles up at this house that my hubby tore down, thinking they were ugly. I didn't know he had, and then mentioned I wanted a laundry line. Oops.

Nice photo. Washing is my favourite chore - it really is 'time out'. On hard days, I check the washing seven or eight times, just to nip out the back and pause quietly. I've added a laundry photo to my blog today :)

I'm up for it. i adore the washing line. Going to get a crying kid out of his cot now and go outside and take a photo of our washing.
Will have to come back later to read your previos post but I am looking forward to hearing about Grace's birthday!

We do take a lot for granted. I have a huge backyard complete with fruit trees (very impressed with your jam skills!) and a big hills hoist. The amount of washing we have gets me down, but I guess I should be grateful there's somewhere to hang it! We don't even own a clothes dryer!

During our backyard renovation our line was taken down. I now have a fold out one in the laundry room - pure convenience. But I agree, line dried smells so good. I have to say the process of actually dividing the colours from the whites and darks, adding the clothes to the machine and setting it going is my favourite part. I do a lot of thinking while I do it. But folding is the bane of my life - well, I'm trying to change those thoughts, slowly ;-)

Its really out of character for me to appreciate anything houseworky but I too have a fondness for hanging out washing. Really nice post.

ha ha ha - I did a washing post yesterday, and am a firm believer in the beauty of a well hung line!

I once learned the ONLY way to get the folding done is to fold off the line - two-fold (ha ha ha) benefit is you have more time to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine (and child can play for more time out there when I was in the big bad city) AND it saves having to front up to it later on.

When I had cloth nappies constantly in the wash, I think I lost my mind with the pegging out - became OCD about peg colours and conformity and creating patterns - having a new baby will do that! I also got into hanging things by whatever drawer they would eventually end up in after folding, but I have gotten over that (mostly)

Thanks for the post!

Oh yes! You have hit the nail on the head. The only household chore I don't mind doing is hanging out the washing. I actally do love being out there.. it is rare that I don't get to enjoy some rosellas squawking around the grevilleas, or some other bird or birds doing their thing... and I do get a sense of satisfaction when I have a line full of washing. I hate it when the weather forces me to use the dryer. I can't imagine living like that all the time.

I already have a pic of my clothesline in the banner for my blog! - http://home.exetel.com.au/sandy/mumsbanner.jpg - and I blogged about my broken clothesline at http://crazytrace.blogspot.com/2006/12/fix-line-with-sticky-tape.html

Jeanie makes a good suggestion about folding while you're out at the line.. somehow the magic is lost by the time I'm taking the washing off. It must be the morning magic thing.

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