Wednesday, May 21, 2014
In most villages as spring approaches the village spring into action. Schooling of any sort winds down and everyone helps. Fields have to be cleared and plowed, fences have to be mended, and orchard trees need to be tended. Most of the field work and sheering is done by the men, though in smaller villages everyone able to lift a tool helps. The woman begin the audacious chore of cleaning out a winter's worth of clutter and plant their herb gardens. They also go into any nearby woods or wild areas and looks for berries and root items that will see them through until the fall. Boys usually go and hunt small animals to add to the food supply. Merchants will travel through the villages and the villagers will trade the crafts they made during the winter for those items they just can't make.