Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin
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:,' i It . , , - . ~.- . - 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. II - I f 1 i .,
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