Advice from the Past

Since we are officially enjoying “spring” in Safety Harbor, the Safety Harbor Museum thought it might be a good time to reach out to all of our green thumbs. So, for this edition of Advice from the Past, we present you with Farm Notes from Safety Harbor’s storied Safety Harbor Herald.

Although the paper’s Farm Notes section provides many pragmatic reminders such as…

“Onions require cool, dry storage.”

…it also reminds us about some of the little things that tend to slip our mind from time to time.

“A good time to clean out the hen-house is right now while you are thinking about it.”

It also provides farmers and gardeners with advice for being responsible tillers of the earth. After all, we can’t forget that…

“Soil should be regarded as a checking account – it must be added to if it is checked against.”

Furthermore, it reminds everyone about personal responsibility and minding their own business with the timeless adage that…

“While we are doing something about everything else, why not try our hands at cleaning up the fence rows on our own farms?”

…or perhaps it was something about not throwing stones in glass houses…

Just the same, remember not to let the past erode away with your crops this season! Come see us at the Safety Harbor Museum & Cultural Center to learn more about Safety Harbor’s past and centennial year!

This Advice from the Past was brought to you by the January 10th, 1930 edition of the Safety Harbor Herald.

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