Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin
Marlatt, A. L.
Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin. Bulletin 44: washing made easier PDF (1.0 MB)
Let Power Do The Rubbing The farmer has to solve his labor problem through the use of more.power machinery, by reducing the size of the farm, or by increasing the employment of farm labor. In somewhat the same way one of the heaviest "beast-of- burden" labors of the farm home may be solved either by sending the washing out to a laundry which may be run in co-operation with a creamery, or through the introduction into the home of nower washing machinery, a possibility in a very large proportion of farm homes. With the power machinery there should be run- ning water in the laundry room as well as in the kitchen so that what is so often provided for the stock at the barn may be provided for the woman who works in the home. Piping from the cistern to the pum p in t h e WHY CARRY WATER? Itenen wil at A little gasoUne engine will do it for you. it is cheaper least do away and far better, with a part of the labor required in carrying of water for all purposes. HUSEWIFE LI TONS OF WATER "The getting of the water from the source of supply to the point of application requires," we are told by good aut1ority, "more manual labor than any other item of housekeeping. The water for the kitchen has to be lifted from the well, carried to the kitchen, poured out of the kettle into the dishpan, and from the dishpan out of doors. This makes six times the water is handled; and a bucket of water, containing two gallons, with the contain- ing vessel will weigh 20 pounds. When this is handled six times, the total lifting is 120 pounds. The cooking of three meals a day on a meager allowance of water will necessitate 10 buckets, which will make for cooking alone 1,200- pounds of lifting per day. When to this is added the water necessary for bathing, scrubbing, and the weekly wash, it will easily bring the lift per day up to a ton; and the lifting of a ton a day will .take the elasticity out of a woman's step, the bloom out of her cheek, and the enjoyment out -of her sul." I
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