WINNER!!! Giveaway: “The Perfect Clothespin, The Experiment”

The winner of “The Perfect Clothespin, The Experiment” giveaway is:

Jean Clarkson, who said:

“The memory of pinning a wet sheet on the clothesline with the sun warming my shoulders takes me to our old farmhouse, where I helped my mother and grandmother wash. The breeze lifted the wet clothes and dried them, leaving a sweet smell when we folded the sheets and shirts into the wicker laundry baskets. After the wash was pinned up, there was always time to flop in the old hammock and stretch out in the shade before the next batch came out of the wringer. Carefree days!”


And the original post for the GIVEAWAY was (thank you to the 158 women who, like me, love to hang laundry on the line):

In the Aug/Sept issue of MaryJanesFarm, “The Experiment” (on newsstands July 14), we led you here to my daily journal for a chance to win a free sampling of “the perfect clothespin,” featured in our “Home Safe Home” section.


You probably know that we love clothespins here at MaryJanesFarm. You might have seen the article, “The Humble Clothespin,” in our “Celebrating 15 Years” Feb/Mar 2015 issue. And recently, we discovered another small company that makes old-fashioned wooden clothespins by hand. Albert Crooks and his 15-year-old son, Al, craft beautiful, sturdy clothespins from ash (the perfect hardwood for clothespins) and heavy-duty, stainless-steel springs manufactured in the U.S. “No more using four or five cheap clothespins to hang a wet towel to line dry. Our clothespins are tumble sanded and are finished with tung oil, which will not leach out and stain your laundry.” For beautiful clothespins that will last a lifetime, visit

For a chance to win a sampling of “the perfect clothespin,” tell me how hanging laundry on the line makes you feel in the comments below. We’ll toss your name in a hat and draw one lucky winner in mid-September, when the Aug/Sept issue expires on newsstands. Stay tuned for more magazine-related giveaways!

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  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Jean, you are going to love these quality clothes pins!! Congratulations and enjoy the upcoming cool fall days of perfect laundry drying outside.

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