"Some were unable to give full-time and these went for half-days as they could. All of them worked most splendidly and did a really useful service to the nation. They worked all through the year, winter and summer, from 7 am to 6 pm in the summer, and in winter from dawn to dark. The farmers who employed them had nothing but praise for the work they did. They worked for the ordinary farm pay. Miss Baxter also kept the pay-sheets and organised the work. Nor were the farmers themselves behind in patriotic endeavour. Even with reduced staffs they managed to break up more land and grow more wheat. Largo farmers were also splendid in helping by growing flax when the appeal for fine fibre for aeroplane cloth came. This was, of course, an old crop, returning, as flax was much grown round Largo in old days."
On 11 May 1918, the Courier reported, under the headline 'Largo Women's Good Work On The Land', that Miss Baxter's gang had planted over 100 acres of potatoes among other work. The article noted that "leaders of Miss Baxter's type were very rare." Indeed Miss Baxter's exceptional work with the Women's Land Army in both World Wars earned her an M.B.E. in 1945.