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Laundry Days

I never used to even think about Laundry days.

You know…

Monday wash day
Tuesday Ironing
Wednesday Baking

Then, several years back, our family lived out West for five months in our camper. Laundry day became something we had to plan, and it took half a day a week at least. That was different for us.

Now, in construction, we still don’t quite have our laundry room set up, so a laundry day again has become a thing (for the last four years). Normally in our household, I’d do a load a day and carry on. When you have to load it up and pack it out, you just have to make it happen.

For us, it’s either Grandma’s or the Laundromat. We usually pick Grandma’s. It takes a long time, but we can hang out and visit. Sometimes we still do the laundromat, if we have a ton, if it’s super dirty, or if we are just really short on time. But it gets costly, so that’s still pretty rare.

We were talking about counting our blessings. Well…I will say that I’m blessed to have clothes to wash, blessed to have a place to wash them, and that we have a good family who doesn’t mind us crashing their washer.


I will also say, that if you have these things, plus a room in your home to wash your clothes, you are also incredibly blessed.

Not everyone in the world has what we take for granted.

I’ve washed clothes in a bucket with chickens pecking around me.

I’ve scrubbed laundry behind a boat in the Amazon.

I’ve washed clothes in a sink, and dried them in many creative ways. I’ve even put on clothes that never ever fully dried in the rainforest.

I’ve never tried a washboard.

Having a washer and dryer is a luxury. Sometimes I forget.

How about you?

Thanks for reading,


Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop!

Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Wednesday and is for all things homesteading: real food recipes, farm animals, crafts, DIY, how-to’s, gardening, anything from-scratch, natural home/health, self-sufficiency, self-reliance, natural remedies, essential oils, & more! Basically anything related to homesteading.

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FEATURED POSTS from the Last Homestead Blog Hop

Each week we take turns choosing three posts to feature. Each post will be shared on all social media platforms by all of the hosts! Here are the features from Last Week’s Hop:

1. Cloth Diaper Service Passive Income for Frugal Moms from Moms Are Frugal

2. Seed Saving for Beginners from It’s My Sustainable Life

3. Loaded Sweet Potato Muffins from NancyC

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  1. Click on the “Add your Link” Button below and add a great image of your project or recipe. Make sure you link to the page of your family friendly post – not the main page of your blog.
  2. Link up to three posts each week.
  3. Try to visit at least a few other blogs at the party. Be sure to leave a comment to let them know you stopped by.
  4. Link your post back to the Homestead Blog Hop. If the hop isn’t linked to your post then you cannot be featured. All featured posts will be shared on all hosts’ social media channels.
  5. Please link up posts that you haven’t linked to the hop before. You are welcome to link old posts from your blog.
  6. By joining the party, you are giving the hosts permission to use one photo from your post with a link back to your site if it is selected as one of next week’s Features.
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  1. Laurie,
    Thanks so much for visiting and for your encouraging words as i continue my journey toward a healthier lifestyle…
    Thanks again for hosting this charming party every week! I know how much time goes into doing so and I want you to know that it I truly appreciate it!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

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