FC: The Serfs Daily Life | Julia Dunn | Period 8 | PAGE 1
1: Table of Contents | PAGE 2 | About The Author 3-4 How Serf's Lived 5-6 How Serf's Dressed 7 Welcome to the Closet! 8 What Serf's Ate 9 Today's Menu 10 Works Cited 11
2: About the Author | I play soccer for the LMYA Socceroos and play basketball for the Eyer Bulldogs! | PAGE 3 | I recently lost my grandmother to cancer and now want to pursue opportunities to find a cure for cancer!
3: I have been to Russia twice to adopt my little brother Bryce. | PAGE 4 | Below is Bryce before we adopted him in his orphanage in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.
4: How Serfs Lived | A normal serfs house was very simple and was nothing like the manor. inside the serfs house was one room where they cooked, ate, and slept. in a normal house these days you would see rooms for each of those things. In the summer it would get super hot in their houses and in the winter it would get super cold in their house as well. The serfs in the winter would bring their animals in and they would stay with then in their house. They did that one so those animals would stay warm and they would live so the serfs can get food from those animals but if they die from being too cold then they cant get their food from the animals. Two the serfs wanted to stay warm too and since they didn't have a heating system they brought all of their animals in to keep warm as well because the more people in the house the warmer it would be. Serf's houses were made out of wood, stone, plaster, and where woven together with branches and covered with clay. | PAGE 5
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6: How Serf's Dressed | Serfs dressed in clothes that would keep them warm. Their clothes where usually made out of wool; hemp produced in their own fields. Like I said their clothes where always thick enough to keep warm in the winter. If they wanted their clothing to be colored than they would get dyes from their plants they grow and they would use that to add color to their clothing. A lot of times their clothes where just gray so they would add something to make it more interesting. I never though that serfs would be interested in making their clothes actually take time to make their clothes colorful and interesting. The serfs didn't have pockets. | PAGE 7
7: Welcome to the closet! | Types of Clothing Serfs had 1. Linen Shirt (surprising for a serf) 2. Scarves (made of wool) 3. Belts 4. Gowns made from wool (typically not fancy) | PAGE 8
8: What Serfs Ate | Almost 100% if not 100% of serfs would produce everything they ate whether it was from cows or pigs or the ground or even trees they basically did it themselves. Women were usually inside cooking and cleaning. The men were usually outside gathering the crops and bringing them inside for the women to cook with. Some women worked outside and others were in the ''kitchen'' cooking. Serfs ate ham, acorns, fish, mollusks, fowl, carrots, onions, peas, beans,etc. A lot of these food items were used for flavor because a lot of times whatever they cooked was rather bland meaning there was no taste. When Serfs would ''sit down'' to eat a meal it wasn't fancy there was the food in the center of the table and then there was water for them to drink. The water they drank wasn't super clean. They would get their water from a near by stream or river where they would take a bucket fill it with water and take it back to use for a meal. Wine was not common for serfs. The upper classes had wine when they got to sit down and have a formal dinner. Some serfs got lucky if they even ate dinner some nights. | PAGE 9
9: Today's Menu | 1. Ham and Peas. Ham was- from one of the serfs animals that they had and peas was grown by the serfs. 2. Fowl and Carrots. When serfs would eat fowl it was usually found dead and carrots were grown in their garden. 3. Mollusks and Onions. Mollusks were rather rare for a serf and onions were grown in their garden. 4. Fish and Acorns. Fish, just like Mollusks, were rare for a serf to have for dinner and if they did get fish it was a small one from the stream found right near their house and acorns were dropped off trees. 5. Beans with Potatoes. Potatoes were a staple of the serf diet and beans were not commonly eaten. | PAGE 10
10: Works Cited Adams, Simon, and Kevin W. Maddison. The Kingfisher Atlas of the Medieval World. Boston, MA: Kingfisher, 2007. Print. Haaren, John H. "People of the Middle Ages." Middle Ages - Medieval Resources. Web. 14 Dec. 2011.
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