Amish women tend to wash clothes using old-timey tub-style wringer washers.  There’s usually a set schedule to it–wash day in Lancaster County for many families is Monday.

There are different ways to get clothing dry.  Many Amish, especially in the Midwest, use the traditional head-level T-pole clotheslines. 

A number, particularly in Lancaster County, rely on one or two extra-long lines strung up to a tree or high pole.  A rotating wheel mechanism brings the line in and out to hang the wash and collect it when dry.  The photo is  from the Holmes County settlement.  It was a great day for getting clothes dry.

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