Sunday, October 4, 2015


Most every Sunday, we try to post an image of old posters that we find during online surfing.  We enjoy the ones that reflect farming, gardening and/or food preservation and rationing.  We enjoy them because we often wonder if anyone today would heed the kind of advice they gave back then...enjoy!

Join the Women's Land Army, image courtesy of Wikicommons
During WWII, when it was a male only army of course, women were tasked with keeping things going at home.  Britain and other allied countries (this one comes from the UK) started the "Women's Land Army" to have women work in the farming industry to replace the jobs and responsibilities of the men that left to go to war...because as this poster says, FOOD COMES FIRST!

I dare say they probably did a better job!

Off to the farm this morning, not sure what all I'll get done, not sure what will need to be done, but with this cool weather, I'll do whatever I can.


laurie said...

I love these old posters!!!
Watch for that snake OK ?

anne marie in philly said...

OF COURSE women can do everything better! :)

Gail said...

Fifty-five here and doesn't seem to be warming up. Good working weather. Enjoy your farm time.

I like this poster.

Practical Parsimony said...

Great poster. Women can do anything. The only gender specific jobs are sperm donor and wet nurse.

Elephant's Child said...

I think that the Women's Land Army changed the world. Not only how women were viewed, but how they saw themselves.

Texas Rose said...

Another wonderful poster! I was not aware of this organization, so I followed your link - wow, a great mini history lesson. What an important job they did in WW I and WW II. I discovered there's a book by Angela Huth and a British TV series about them.

Anonymous said...

Sorry for having to reply
Great poster for today.
God made man, and then said I can do better than that and made woman. :}

Anne in the kitchen said...

I think WW2 changed women all over the world. Suddenly they knew they could do more than keep house and raise babies. I am not dismissing SAHM's, it is a vital and difficult job, but women found they had options and could choose the option that fit them best. Kinda sad it took a war to gain that knowledge isn't it!