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Clothespin indecision

New clothespin

The cheap dollar-store clothespins we bought when we moved to the farm a decade ago are few and far between at the moment. Some fell to the ground and were lost. Others rotted or split. Suffice it to say, I mostly drape my clothes nowadays rather than pinning them.

Why not just buy new pins? I got stuck on what kind I wanted back when the Deliberate Agrarian started producing high-quality clothespins. Maybe I should pay more for a product that would last a lifetime?

Then, while clearing off my desk in preparation for my painting spree, I found a dozen or so new clothespins, presumably the last of the original batch that hadn't originally fit on the line. Perhaps these will buy me another year or two of indecisiveness?

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Comment by Errol Thu Dec 8 11:04:48 2016
Daddy --- You'll save me two more years of indecision. :-)
Comment by anna Thu Dec 8 18:23:56 2016
I bought clothespins from Herrick because I was tired of the cheap ones falling apart. While I don't know if they will last a lifetime the workmanship is superior. After 3 years they still look & work like New. The hinges still keep the clothes on the line even on high wind days. :)
Comment by Vicki Thu Dec 8 21:56:13 2016

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