Laundry (How The West Was Worn!)

Let's stink 'er up again! On wash day, soup beans were usually fixed for supper since the beans could be put in a pot on the stove or over a fire and left to cook all day.

Washing laundry at the Adobe usually took 2 to 3 days.  Dirty clothes were sorted soaked and rinsed.  Clothes were put in to a tub and rubbed 2 times on the wash board, then boiled in the iron kettle with lye soap which had been shaved for this use. 
Laundry was then removed with a wooden stick and put into the rinse water.  After rinsing the laundry was put through the wringer.  Clothes were hung on a clothes line for several days to dry and sanitize.  And, yes, in the winter, clothes would freeze dry.  They were then taken down starched, sprinkled with water and folded to prepare for ironing. 
Flat irons, which were heated on the stove, were used to remove the wrinkles in the clothes.  Some irons could be filled with hot coals.  The laundry water was emptied over the plants.  Soapy water was used to scrub porches.  The tubs were then turned upside down to dry and be ready for the next use.
LEONIS ADOBE GRAPEVINE
folk Under The Stars
Saturday & Sunday,
April 26th - 27th, 2014
DAY #1
Apr. 26, 2014
4:30pm - 10:00pm
Dinner
Drink Tickets
Entertainment
Entrance to Music Festival on Day Two (4/27)
Tournament Cost $100
Includes $1000 in Chips

Non-Tourny Cost $75
Includes $200 in Chips

DAY #2
Apr. 27, 2014
10:30am - 6:30pm
Mike Stein & the Rolling Steins
Dust Bowl Revival
The Show Ponies
The True Willie Band
The Pocheen Ramblers
Modal Tease String Band
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Click Here to Watch a Short Story on the Leonis Adobe Museum.