Sunday, April 24, 2016


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!

In honor of Earth Day a few days ago, I found this awesome ad from the 1940's
In case this is hard to read, here is the transcript:

“The Earth and I are friends now”
Last year I never thought of the earth except as something to walk on. But in the spring I turned up the sod and planted seed. Summer – I got friendly with the land.
Well, it’s autumn now. And something good has happened to our family!  We’ve weeded and watered and hoped together. And said our table blessing over our own harvest.
It seems to me that my family has come back to some important things. Come back to one another, and to our good soil. We're all closer now. Closer to the men whose prayers are tied to earth and sun and the early frost.  We know now what's in a farmer's mind when his fields are sick with blight.
Yes, now we know something about this earth. Respect it. And respect the people who tend it. And we know that the fruits of the soil are hard-earned and hard-won.
This is our land. As it was so many years back – when the harvest of the land alone sustained our people...our land...our harvest.
In appreciation of the big job being done by our partners, the professional farmers of America...and by the new millions of amateur farmers, this message is presented.
Dedicated to the wider use and better understanding of dairy products as human a base for the development of new products and a source of health and enduring progress on the farms and in towns and cities of America.
Pretty wise words...then AND now!

Heavy rain in the forecast again today, so we are in town.  
Updates to come later tonight on the farm and it wasn't all good...


  1. What a beautiful poster with very wise words. "We are part of the Earth and it is part of us."

    1. Aren't they wonderful? I thought this was so meaningful and to be written so long ago. Kinda crazy huh?

  2. Each and every poster you display has given me a moments contemplation but this one really speaks loud and clear and I think that is because it could have been written yesterday. I think people are still experiencing all the things mentioned because I think more and more people are turning back to trying to be, at least a little, self sufficient. I love the picture too, of the activity being all inclusive of every member of the family and of there being joy to be found in the activity and in doing it together.

    1. Amen to that. I thought the same thing, it really cause me to stop and go "wow!" And yes, I think there is some turning back to the old ways, or perhaps simpler ways....thanks!!!


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