Monday, July 10, 2017
Airing Dirty Laundry
It was stinky hot yesterday. But I still took advantage of the hour+ I had to dig out some of the dirty, dusty, and muddy blankets and get them washed. It was a good feeling to be getting the job down now in July, rather than waiting until October.
I am not sure when the last time I washed the blankets. I know it wasn't last year and I couldn't do it the year before (in July I was pregnant and after that, couldn't lift a soggy blanket). So they were in dire need of a cleaning. Now, keep in mind, I do this all by hand because I don't have a wash machine that can handle a blanket, nor do I want to go to the Laundromat and ruin a wash machine there (or someone else's clothes).
So instead I got out the old bucket of hot, soapy water, and a hose and went to down. It's probably not the best method, but something is better than nothing.
I have six of the, I'm not sure how many, blankets washed and drying on the line. I still need to repair almost all of them with minor fixes or major fixes. Once I get them all washed and dried, I'll water proof them so I know the horses wont' get wet. I am not positive, but I expect washing them takes away the waterproofing so even if I don't get them washed, I try to waterproof them every year.
I still need to get them repaired and some need more TLC than others. Anyone want to help? You don't have to have a sewing machine. I do all of the repairs by hand with a thread and needle. It would go faster but I dont' have a sewing machine that works...nor am I sewing machine worthy to work on a blanket. But if you are, I'd love to take you up on a sewing lesson!
I am hoping to get to a few more blankets later this week or this weekend. I don't want to lose my motivational streak. It's nice to see progress even if it's not much. Seeing six less dirty blankets hanging on the line is beauty to my eyes!
And after being out in the hot sun, I thought to myself...yes, I am airing my dirty laundry! It just so happens, instead of sanctuary drama, it's literally my horses' blankets! That's the only way I'll air any dirty laundry! :-)