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Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin
(1913-1919)

Harper, C. A.
Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin. Bulletin 60: hot weather health hints PDF (1.1 MB)



    Mike farmer may also have running water In his home in M ein with
modern plumbing. These conveniences lighten 'frm work,,,prdootei'helth; and
make the warm' weather more endurable.
                FIES SHUN A CLERN BRNA
    The, family health also depends upon the sanitary condition of the barns
and yards.   ianure piles- besome breeding places .for fliesp and other insects,
besides producing annoying odors. Wherever, practicable manure should be
spread upon the fields direct from the barns and stables.
    Do not allow garbage' to accumulate about the house; it should be placed
iin a barrel (fitted wit a tight cover to exclude flies) and fed to the hogs
before
it begins to decompose. Its surroundings should be kept clean so as not to
attract flies. Garbage should never-be thrown carelessly on the ground.
                FOOD POTECTION 8AVZ4 IN
    Danger to health from poorly protected food is especially present in
sumpner.
Without ice ilany foods spoil quickly and become unsafe to use. Heat rapidly
increases bacteria in milk, hastens decomposition and spoils it as a food
product.
Every farmer should arrange if possible for an ice supply, especially if
there
are children in the home. If possible all perishable foods should be kept
in an
'-icebox.* If ice cannot be obtained the 'foodstuffs should -be stored in
a rzol,
well ventilated part of the basement. Every home should have a good base-
ment preferably under, the entire Shuse, and it should be kept dry. A pit
in
the earth also serves well to keep foods cool.
                Be careful in. caring for farm animals. There are many diseases
common
            to-animals and man.
                          COMMUNITY HAKlTH SHOUMLD BE A
                Every farmer should try to stimulate the interest ot the
ceomiuinity in the
            betterment of health conditions in his township. He should see
that stagnant
            pools are drained; that rubbish on premises or highways is removed;
and that
            creameries and' cheese factories in the distriet are kept -in.
a sanitary condition,
            free from decomposing milk or by-products.
                The farmer owes it to his children to see that the schoolhouse
is well lighted
Ji        > and ventilated, the heating facilities ample, -the water supply
safe, the play-
            Wrounds dry and clean, and the outbuildiugsg sanitary and flytight.
No dry
            sweeping should be tolerated in the schools -any more thah in
the home.- 'The
            schoolhouse should be thoroughly cleansed outside Of school houf,
'daily or
                  y, as the conditions may demand.
                ' inally, in every ea  of communicable disease, known or
suspected, if a
            physician-is not employed be sure to report it to your local
health- aber.
                Send to the College of Agriculture, Madison for Plan 4*1,
hqme-maade, e box
            t 4  X Rx a' r IL 31 S80, price 5 cenfs. For itnormatRoi on plans
for lee house, seed for
            c Irenor ee, OFarm Balding Plans:,'
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    The location of the average farmer is such that if he will give
proper-attention to a few things he may far ezxel his 'city cousins in
robustness and health, and the -avoidance of various allments and dis-
eases, but -even 'the sunlight and open space of the country cannot
counteract the effect of poor ventilation, poor sewage disposal, flies,
and impure water supply.
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