Visiting civilization, I load
Mark's mom's washing machine with load after load of dirty
laundry. Every few weeks, I wash my clothes in the wringer
washer, but Mark tends to throw his in a pile in the corner of
his room and wait for six months until he visits his mother. The
time has come for me to take the bull by the horns and take over our
household's laundry rather than just my own!
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In the summer, I wonder why anyone would do their laundry with anything
except a wringer washer. Standing in the hot sun, cold water
dripping off my elbows, I wash my clothes with creek water and dry them
with sunlight. As the fall advances, though, I try to remember
why I use a wringer washer, my hands freezing solid in ice water until
I can barely feel them and they turn bright red.
The obvious reason to use a wringer washer is that they can be used
without running water --- essential on our homestead --- and can be
left outside to freeze with no negative repurcussions. When done
properly, using a wringer washer also saves water. For the 0.05%
of my reading audience who would ever consider using a wringer washer,
I've compiled a list of
wringer washer tips. Enjoy!