The farmhouse chores were many and varied, which is why all the tools and utensils were different. Each one had a specific purpose and had to be used properly. Practice and mastery of the use of these tools undoubtedly led them to develop numerous skills, all of which were aimed at achieving the highest level of self-sufficiency.
In addition to the tasks related to the crops, the forest and looking after the animals, which were their main source of income, they had to make other products, such as cheese, bread, preserves, wool, which would later be made into garments, etc. This required tools which they sometimes made themselves or bought from local artisans. They could also do other artisan tasks that would give them an additional source of income, such as basket making, leather work, carpentry, masonry, etc. Animals were used to pull some tools, but they all needed human strength, knowledge and skills.