Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin
Marlatt, A. L.
Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin. Bulletin 58: some farm home convenience PDF (916.9 KB)
Farm Home Conveniences In war time when there is a shortage of labor in all lines, women may have to help outside the home more and more. On the farm where the labor problem is most acute, woman is returning to her first I calling-the tilling of the soil. In the East the "back to the land" movement is a woman's crusade. Here in Wisconsin, there may not be so much need, but with the ever increasing call for pro- duction on the farm, there must come added duties in the farm home. More than ever one pair of hands must prepare the meals, wash the dishes, clean the house, cultivate the garden-even help with the peak of the farm lnaA and vet take care of the children for whom the home exists. Is. there any way in which machinery and other farm home conveniences can reouce the waste of energy and time? Farmer Sam had listened to the men on the county council present the need for increased acreage of wheat, barley, beets, corn and other food and feed crops. He had learned that there Is an employment bureau for placing men and high school boys in the country to increase the labor supply necessary for speeding up pro- duction. "Increase production, reduce distribution, use local sup- plies and save transportation seems to be the message all along the line," mused Sam. "Wonder what Mary will think of it! All this means more work for her. I didn't hear them say anything about home labor; in fact, they were talking about the call for women as clerks in Wash- ington and nurses for the hospitals, so women on the farm can't expect much help from town girls." "If we have more help on the farm that sure means 'increased production' in the kitchen and the need to save wheat for the boys at the front means more hot corn bread and barley muffins, more potatoes and puddings, more working over the stove and less filling up on cold bread, cakes and pies. "Glad I put in that water system* last year so there is no lugging of water from the well. All Mary has to do now is to turn on the water faucet and she has all the water she wants. That certainly saves 'transporta- tion'. *WVisconqln Bankers' Farm Bulletin, No. 44. I
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