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*Not only did the colonists have to make their own candles, but they also had to make their own soaps which was a very long and difficult process. It was the women who took care of all the family needs.
She prepared meals, made clothing, canned foods, and raised the children.
They had to clear the land using hand tools, build their own houses, produce all of their own food, and make their own clothing. Everything revolved around the family and family members.
*Farming was extremely important in the colonial times.
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Sonofthesouth.net: Old Colonial Days and Ways: EXTENSIVE historical background about the early colonists complete with photographs and images.Large-sized photos and captions demonstrate both the beauty and the drudgery of life on the Colony.And a map, hand drawn by one of the colonists, portrays the Colony through the eyes of those who lived there.*Many of the colonists who arrived were unprepared for the harsh conditions they were to face, and many died from health problems.*Tools used the colonists, whether the tools were for the home or for farming, had to be made by hand.