Pioneer life revolved around the farm. Pioneers made nearly everything then needed at first. All food was grown locally. Most folks in the 1800s did not travel farther than a few miles from their farm. Most of the begining tools that our pioneers used were hand made. often the pioneer made his own tools from what resources were available. Gords were used as storage containers. Buckets were made of wood bound by rings of vines. There were no nails, fasteners, screws, nuts or bolts. A few metal things were made by a blacksmith. The following fotos are for the most part common objects and tools you will recognise.