Sunday, April 28, 2013

VINTAGE POSTER SUNDAY, HELP FEED YOURSELF


Here is a pretty neat poster.  I like everything it says, and there is a lot of information on it.  Help feed yourself by making backyards and vacant lots productive.  It was put out by the USDA in the 1940's.

There were three sections, one was to "grow vegetables and fruits", the second was "can or preserve surplus perishables" and the last was in case your soil wasn't good, then you should "keep a flock of hens".  Do your share it says, because someone has to raise or pack everything  you eat.  I think no words could be truer today.

Oh, "demonstrate thrift in your home, make every jar help feed your family".
Awesome.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend, we have had a semi-washout.  If it's not raining when this posts, I'll be at the farm at least checking in on things.

We'll see how the day goes, hope your weekend is going better!

3 comments:

Linda said...

It is amazing that in such a short time we have gone from the sentiments of this poster--elp Feed Yourself--to threats from the government if we do raise a potato and give it away. I would like to see this sense of self-preservation to become a sentiment echoed today. Thanks for the poster.

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

I know right?!

1st Man said...

Oh my gosh, so true huh? And sad. Very sad that we've come to this.