Filles du Roi
Work and More Work
jobs to be done in the spring were tilling the fields and planting
crops. Farm tools were not yet widely available so farm work
was done by hand. Vegetable and herb gardens were also planted.
Animals such as pigs, goats and cows had to be fed and taken care
In the fall
there was even more work to be done. The crops had to be harvested.
Seeds had to sorted and saved for the next season. Preserves from
the fields, garden and orchard had to be prepared to last the winter.
Farm work was
less in the winter, but household chores did not lessen. The
wives used the winter to catch up on other work. Sheep fleece
and flax were spun on a spinning wheel to make fabric for clothes.
Clothes were made at home. Farm tools were repaired.