I remember as I was growing up we did not have a dryer. I don't think many people did. Even in the winter we would hang clothes outside---kind of freeze dried them! My Mama had the "fancy" T pole lines that I'm sure some of you are familiar with. My lines are just attached to two large oak trees. I'm all for conveniences and I do have a dryer, but I much prefer line drying.
I've made a deal with the birds. If I feed them, they won't mess with the laundry on the line. But you know birds, they are kind of like children, they don't always listen!