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White Washed Barns - Monday is Wash Day

A pair of white-washed Amish barns gleam in the hot mid-day sunshine. Today’s image is a departure from views around the Pacific Northwest. While driving cross-country by myself several years ago, I was thrilled to get the opportunity to travel through Amish country in Indiana. I loved seeing their clean farms and farmsteads.

When I was a girl in the 1950s, housewives had a saying: ‘Monday is Wash Day, Tuesday is Ironing Day, Wednesday is Sewing or Mending Day, Thursday is Market or Churning Day, Friday is Cleaning Day, Saturday is Baking Day and Sunday is a Day of Rest. In some rural communities (like the Amish) Monday is still wash day. For most of us, this routine is long gone, we wash, shop, sew, and bake whenever we choose.

I loved this peaceful scene of colorful dresses dancing in the breeze, on the clothes line in front of a pair of pristine white-washed barns. Sharing today with ‘Barn Charm 74,’ and ‘Homestead Barn Hop #51,’ and ‘Life in Pictures #31.’

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