We had two makeshift clothes lines and I required all of the children (except Gresham) to line dry their clothes. I was hoping to transfer my laundry passion and they too would be hooked on clothes that smelled and felt FRESH. We were using natural Charlie's Soap for all the washing and trying to use as many natural products in the house as possible. And as of two days ago, it has been a year since we have used the basement dryer (minus a couple of emergency situations).
I had the poles made three years ago our first summer here. They just sat in the machine barn until a month ago. Each of the children spent a little time digging holes for me and Asher and I set the poles in concrete. It took me so long to get them in the ground because I wanted to make sure the line was put in an efficient, assessable place. It had to be running north and south, and somewhat close to the basement door. And it looks like I found a great spot for it! The clothes WHIP in the wind, and when it is warm out, they dry in minutes.