Friday, April 25, 2014

Clotheslines - Ross Farm










Clotheslines - Ross Farm

Ross Farm is a living museum located on Highway 12 near the town of New Ross, Nova Scotia.  It shows how life was between 100-175 years ago when the province was being settled.

In September, 2013 I shared 100 images of clotheslines over a 10 day period.  If you didn't view them at the time, they are on my Blog at: http://kbrucelane.blogspot.ca/2013/09/clotheslines-1.html That will bring you to the first in the series and you can view the others by clicking the links on the right side of the page.

As I photographed the museum, I stopped to make photos of a clothesline with clothes blowing in the wind.  One hundred years ago people dried clothes by hanging them outside because it was the only way to do it.  Today, we have electric clothes dryers allowing us to dry clothes inside with a lot less work.  However, here in Newfoundland and Labrador, many people still prefer to take the time to use nature's clothes dryer (the wind combined with sunlight) even though it is more work.  If you ask someone why they continue to do it, they will say they like the fresh smell of clothes dried outdoors and/or they save money.


If you are interested in viewing more photos of Ross Farm, go to: http://www.lanephotography.com/ross_farm/ross_farm.htm

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