Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin
Kelley, Elizabeth B.
Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin. Bulletin no. 18: some home conveniences PDF (936.0 KB)
Some Home Conveniences Machinery has revolutionized the work on the farm and changed the farmer from a day laborer to a manager with time to devote to the study of live stock, soils, co-operation, etc. Today the up-to-date Wisconsin farms rank among the first in the country. Why not improve the farm home? Can we say that the farm home has kept pace with progress on the farms? Do we not all know farms with the most improved farm machinery where the housewife is using the same kind of household appliances that her mother and grandmother used? We can never expect to have the highest efficiency among farm boys and girls until the mother, relieved by machinery from household drudgery, has the same time to devote to, the study and care of her children that the farmer gives -to his live stock. A few time and labor savers. Here are listed a few of the labor saving devices which may be added to the equipment of a tarm home: Rimning water and sink. The first and most important equipment is running water in the kitchen and a sink high enough, with a drain board at the left, so that the draining place will be convenient and the woman's back need not ache when she does ler work. (See Missouri Eng. Exp. Bull. 2, Columbia, Missouri.) Bath Room. The twentieth century has been called the century of "shower baths". With r u n n i n g water in the "The health and the morals house, no farm house is of the people depend mainly complete upon the food they eat and th oom. without a the homes they livye in." bent h ofoth Every resi- dent of the state who is planning a farm sewage disposal plant will do well to read Circular 34, "Sewage Disposal for the Country Home," Agricultural Experi- ment Station, University of Wisconsin. A copy will be sent free to all residents of the state on application.
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