Saturday, August 22, 2015

Cows & Whiter Whites 

Bet you didn't know that cows and meadows were the source of white linens before the invention of bleach? Linen was bleached white by soaking it in acidic buttermilk and staking it out in the sunshine in special linen meadows. Some streams in Holland were said to run white with the milk being rinsed out of linens.

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