I hope it will be a great season for wheat farming this year! It would be nice to make some extra money.
Get to work
My poor wife and child! I wish I could do more. Luckily, this weather will only last one year.
I'm barely making enough money to pay taxes! How can I afford food?
This here is Jaques Blousteau. He is part of the working class and farms in the countryside under Sir Lancecrop, the landowner. This day marks the beginning of the wheat and grain farming season of 1781.
As the season went on, a long winter crushed France. This worried Jaques, as he hoped for a good season of farming this year. These weather conditions could threaten his ability to provide for his family. Little does he know that it will only get worse for his family.
The terrible weather conditions continued for eight years. This period of time produced very little wheat and grain, causing the bread prices to climb. Because of the small amount of money that was made each year, many families of the working class starved. However, the church aided many of these families by providing them charity to help pay for food.