Often Monday is “laundry day” on Amish farmsteads. Sunday services are over, so time to wash those church clothes along with all the other clothing the children have gotten dirty over the weekend. Of course, Monday isn’t the only laundry day, it’s just a common one. There’s something about crisp, colorful clothing line drying in a gentle midwestern breeze that connects one to a simpler time and place. Often you’ll see bicycle wheels dangling from laundry lines as a convenient drying repository for socks, gloves, etc. Sometimes you’ll see a big pulley hoisting the laundry high into the air for even quicker drying on a swifter breeze.
The photos above depict a hodgepodge of laundry scenes, from the plains of Kansas to, bottom photo, the chilly Conewango Valley of New York. The classic blue dresses hanging on the line (the photo with the Amish365.com in the bottom left) was take in Holmes County, Ohio.