PERKASIE, Pennsylvania (Reuters) – Carin Froehlich pegs her laundry to three clotheslines strung between trees outside her 18th-century farmhouse, knowing that her actions annoy local officials who have asked her to stop.
Froehlich is among the growing number of people across America fighting for the right to dry their laundry outside against a rising tide of housing associations who oppose the practice despite its energy-saving green appeal.
Apparently, going green only applies to cows and cars. If you make a ‘green’ change that annoys your neighbors or devalues posh property values, you’re ‘trailer trash’. Wonder what they’d think of a compost pile. — PID