Almost every day began and ended the same way for the pioneer family. When the rising sun moved across the fields and first touched the windows of the tiny cabin, it was time to start work. Everyone had their chores that collectively were essential to sustain the household. The fields must be prepared, planted and harvested. Livestock had to be tended. Wood supply must be maintained for energy. Goods like soap, candles, clothing, tools, furniture etc. are made by hand. Hunting and fishing are necessary to balance the food supply. Regular meals must be planned and prepared. Clothes and bedding are washed and so on and so on. Every day was very busy, but time was made for prayer, love and companionship. The day ended when the sun set in the western sky.