Daily Life in Connecticut Colony:
Monday through Saturday is spent tending to chores and working. In rural areas farm work lasts from early morning to early evening. In our cities, people earn a living by work at a trade or for a business. Children go to school, or are home schooled if a town's population is small. Sundays are a day of prayer and rest.
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The Strong House Spinning Wheel, Windsor, CT
Work

Most people who live on farms clear one section of their land and
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Needlework of Peacock. Source: Hartford Historical Society
plant flax. Once it is harvested women and girls spin the flax into thread and yarn for clothing. You will find a spinning machine in many farm houses, like the one pictured on the left from Windsor, Connecticut. Home-spun cloth is a necessity.


Young girls and women keep busy not only spinning, but they mend clothes, weave, knit, bleach, and cook. They also make quilts, candles, cheese and, in autumn, soap. If you are interested in learning how colonists' made soap, visit this website.
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Source: http://newlifeonahomestead.com
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Men and boys plant and harvest crops. Because our soil has a lot of rocks in it, older boys help their fathers dig out rocks from the land. They also care for the livestock, hunt and fish. In the fall boys tap Maple trees for sap to make sugar. In the winter younger boys remove dried kernels out of corn-on-the-cob ears, so the ears can be used as kindling wood for fires.

Recreation
When the day's work is complete and there is time for recreation, children play games with each other such as tag, checkers, blind-man's bluff and guessing games. For example, in the guessing game “hull gull, how many,” children sit around in a circle with the same amount of dried corn kernels behind their backs. Player 1 takes a number of kernels and puts them in her hand. She gets up and cups the kernels between her hands, shaking them. Player 2 guesses how many kernels player 1 has in her hands. If player 2 guesses correctly, player 1 must give player 2 all the kernels in her hands. At the end of the game, the player with the most kernels wins. Adults play cards, and drink cider or mead. Men can gather in taverns; women are not allowed. On Sundays, after church services, families gather at each other's homes, or outside and socialize.