Sunday, July 10, 2011

Wash Like An Egyptian - deployment project #6

So, I am counting school projects as a part of my 100 days, well because most are crafts, and I enjoy them just as much, if not more than Jacob. this one is from Ancient Egyptians and Their Neighbors: An Activity Guide by Marian Broida. The next few are actually from this book :)

filling the first bucket with cold hose water (not sure why my pictures are side by side, having way too many issues with blogspot to try and fix it.)

Putting the dirty clothes into the hose water.
mixing together the laundry ingredients. We had to make our own washing soda, because it could not be found in CO!! So we cooked some baking soda, which I guess ups the alkaline in it.
adding VERY hot watter to bucket two.
Pouring the laundry mix into the bucket of VERY hot water
transferring the clothes to the soapy water.
stirring the clothes in the water, puts a new spin on spin cycle ;-)
he had to do this for a little while, so decided to do it sitting.
dumping the dirty wash water.
beating out the soapy water on the over turned bucket that had water in it before with a wooden spoon.
the clothes out to dry. Though the grape juice did not come out from washing the clothes this way, once put in the regular wash it totally came out, so this is a good prewash :)

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