Sunday, January 4, 2015


Help Harvest War Crops, vintage poster courtesy of public domain
Here is a neat poster image.  This one shows an empty harvest bucket with the instruction to FILL IT!  Help Harvest War Crops.  The shortage of men to help harvest the crops meant that everyone else was needed to help with the harvesting of crops.  They made it look so fun, didn't they?  

As for today, hmm, would it be wrong to just hand out a bucket and this as a flyer to unexpected visitors that might just stop by?  Ha. 

As this posts, we'll be at the farm.  After yesterday's yucky weather, today is clear and sunny BUT it's still pretty cold.  

More later this afternoon!


Texas Rose said...

That’s a very nice vintage poster. I love the simplicity of it and the iconic red barn and windmill in the distance. Coming from generations of farmers, I always love your farming posters.

Yeah, good idea about y’all having a stack of gardening supplies for visitors’ free garden labor! Even better when there’s weeding (ugh!) to be done!

Kev Alviti said...

The harvest bucket is different to any I've seen before - it doesn't look like it would keep the grain in! Great poster though!

TexWisGirl said...

i think you'd be waiting a long time for any takers to come by and help harvest. :)

Practical Parsimony said...

That is a very unusual basket to me. Harvesting tomatoes or strawberries in that would not work. I wonder where the poster came from and what that basket was meant to carry. .

I tried handing out tools to my friends, and they quit coming by. Okay, so they died on me.

Long ago, I bought a reel mower that a friend said I could not handle. He had used one as a strong teen and said that the reel mower would not work for me. One day, he came by just after I purchased my reel mower. I offered to let him try it out. He mowed half my yard. As people came by, I showed them my reel mower. They ALL mowed. That was an easy few months as people who had never used one tried it out, some on more than one occasion.

1st Man said...

I like the barn in the background too. The farm ones are always my favorites too.

Ha, weeding would be a great job for company, of course they might never come back, LOL.

1st Man said...

Isn't it? I wondered if that was something 'old school' or just created for the poster image? It's cool in a way but not sure what it would be used for? Thanks!!

1st Man said...

LOL! True...oh so true.... ;-) p.s. Thanks for the info on the bird, I looked that up on google images and that IS what I saw. I just didn't get a good picture but what I saw was definitely what you said. Too cool! Thanks (and I linked to you in an update on that post).

1st Man said...

I thought the same thing...anything delicate wouldn't work, by the time the basket was full the stuff on the bottom would be smashed huh?

Great story on your reel mower. That's too funny. Heck, I'd try it just to see how it worked. :-)

Stay warm!!

Frugal in Derbyshire said...

I don't have too much trouble getting help harvesting stuff. It's getting the ground ready, sowing and weeding that I struggle to get help with!. That basket would be good for long cucumbers!
It IS a nice poster .