Wednesday, February 8, 2012

My New Toy! .... Er... Tool!




Is that what you think it is?


Oooooh Yes!!!

That is my Brand new! (To me)

Shiny! (Slightly rusty)



Ringer Washing Machine!!!


Isn't it exciting?!



Too much work you say? Probably, but let me explain.


You see, recently, I began doing my own laundry. I made my own laundry soap, using This Recipe, bought some little fabric crates to use as hampers and my own laundry basket.

Sadly a week's worth of laundry for me will only fill about half the washer, and mom was afraid I'd wear it out.

So, this new chore that I loved so much was going to, once again, become a rare ooccurance for me.


But then, I started thinking about something I had seen in my Grandad's barn. With the small amount of laundry I was doing, it would work perfectly!


Even better was, when I mentioned it to dad, he told me it was his and not Grandad's, meaning we could pick it up at any time! So here it is, in my yard and it works like a charm!

I'd like to use it through this summer at least, though I'm sure I'll have to switch back to the "Modern wonder" When it gets cold. Until then though, I'm looking foreward to getting to play.. er.. work, in the cold water on the sweltering days I fully anticipate this summer.

So as you can see, getting back to the simple life is really coming along for me.

Which brings me to my next point, I'm thinking of changing my blog name, and the look around here. I still love Avonlea, and making costumes, and still will be making pleanty of them. I find that I always feel like working "Harder" when I'm in calico, than when I'm in Denim.

But my heart now is in farming, and milling, among other home crafts. So, if sometime soon, you see the "Homespun Treadler" on your feed reader, it's still me. And I'll still be wrting about the same ole things, but hopefully more often. :D

Until next time
God Bless!
Meggie

4 comments:

Lady B said...

Nifty. It is good hear from you and look forward to hearing more about what's going on.
Through Christ

Avonlea_dreamer said...

Aw thanks! :D

Anonymous said...

Gosh I love your new look! it's absolutely beautiful :) I'm so glad you're blogging again!

your new toy looks like you'll totally have a blast with it yes, I'm so glad you got it!

K~

Avonlea_dreamer said...

Oh I do! Last week the cat was outside with me, and she delicately climbed up on the rim while I was wringing everything out. I wasn't paying much attention until I heard a delicate little *splish!* It Was so funny! She ran around with a wet bottom for the rest of the day. :D