June 10, 2011

I wanna be a Mennonite??

It is hard to appreciate how much laundry is on this line. My clothesline is easily the size of a school bus and not only was it filled, I still had socks left in the basket.  The amazing part is this is all from ONE LOAD of laundry.
Done before peak Hydro rates with a front loading He Washer, with Eco Nuts detergent, and hung on the line to dry. 
Who said being cheap and environmental don't go together?  Yes it takes a little time to hang the clothes, but I've learned to only do one load a day in the summer and that sun dried smell is AMAZING. ( I've also learned not to hang laundry on poop spreading days).
This way I can have the entire load washed,folded and put away at the end of the day.

Easy peasy and sooo worth the effort and extra money in our pockets.

Most of you know how much I LOVE the 'Anne of Green Gables' lifestyle and it is similar to the Amish/Mennonite ways.  In fact, I watched an Amish documentary the other day and it reconfirmed some of  the reasons we hold our children a little closer to us than others.  I'm pretty sure I could become a Mennonite if I could dress is slightly prettier dresses and pluck the hair off my face.  However, there is one thing I could not live without. OK maybe several, but I do love my High efficiency washing machine. 

Maybe I could start my own 'Anne of Green Gables' colony with my own set of standards and rules??  Anyone wanna join me?


LaughingLady said...

From one Mennonite to a wannabe... you can be a Mennonite WITHOUT having to wear a skirt, too! ;)

Though there are still a few ultra-conservative groups, it's generally got very little to do with clothing and living simply anymore.

Stacey said...

I was going to say too... Mennonites come in all styles and shapes, lol. I live in a total Mennonite town, and there are so many different looks to Mennonite. In fact, almost everyone else in my family (Grandparents, aunts, uncles) are Mennonite, and look just like me.

Alicia said...

Haha your comment about hanging the clothes on the line during manure spreading season made me laugh. I grew up on a farm and I would be so upset going to school smelling like poop!

Craig Erik said...

I recently joined the Mennonites and started a website about my journey. www.quiettimes.webs.com

There are different Mennonites from the conservative to the liberal. The liberal are quite mainstream in their dress and use of modern conveniences.