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This blog has a recipe for homemade laundry detergent, but the best is the Washing Day Instructions given to a bride in 1912 by her Kentucky grandma. I sure miss my home - there's no place like the bluegrass state. Farms Country, Homemade Laundry, Wash Day, Vintage Laundry, Wash Machine, Laundry Rooms, Clothing Hanging, Country Life, Hanging Laundry
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What was in everyone's back yard? Clothes Lines for outdoor drying! We used to make "people" out of the straight wooden clothespins. Did you run around through the sheets too? I remember the big wicker clothes basket for carrying the wet laundry out and dried laundry in. Oh, and my mom in a housedress...!!!
DIY Laundry detergent 1(4 lb) box of Super Washing Soda,1 (lb) box of Baking Soda,1 (4 lb) box of Borax, 3 bars of Kirk’s Castile soap(Shredded) -Mix well in a large container.Add two heaping TBS to each load of laundry. Enjoy the sweetness!
I've had laundry days like this, too! :) vintage towels laundry 1950s homemaker housewife
Why does my laundry never look this pretty? :) I love the basket though, also prettier than mine. Maybe I'd enjoy doing laundry more if I had such a pretty basket! ;) ******************************************* GardensofSimple - #laundry #farmhouse #clothesline - tå√
ADVICE TO A 1912 BRIDE Years ago a Kentucky grandmother gave a bride the following recipe for washing clothes (misspelled words and all) : Bild fire in back yard to heet kettle of rainwater. Set tubs so smoke won’t blow in eyes if wind is pert. Shave one hole cake lie soap in boilin water. Sort things, make three piles. 1 pile white. 1 pile cullord. 1 pile work britches and rags. To make starch stur flour in cold water to smooth then thin down with boilin water...