Museum

MuseumThe little museum in the centre of the village shows the life of the farmers on the Swabian Hills of about 100 years ago.

In those days life was influenced by the poverty of the soil. A short time of vegetation, a rough climate and shallow grounds made the life of the farmers harder.

On “devils scull” they planted their fruits. Stony farmland still form the landscape. Depots of troublesome collected chalk stones can be found everywhere, mines for hobby-geologists finding fossils now and then.

The farmhouse on the Swabian hills is smaller, more modest and narrower than those on the farmlands of Bavaria or the Black Forest, where the timber brought wealth to the people.

Large families divided the land with every new generation. The land gave them modest harvests which brought only their own supply. So the farmers of the Swabian hills depended on other incomes.

Their own supply they got with oats, barley and potatoes from their fields. Two cows or two  beef and goats were kept in the pasture. Two pigs and eight to ten chicken could be fed with the kitchen scraps and the fruits of the fields.

Besides the farm supplied flax of own cultivation. Linen was also woven in the rooms. Sometimes wool of the own sheep spun by the women completed the family income.

This was the base of the modern textile industries