The housekeeper saw with satisfaction that the slaves were crying with headaches, and they had all lost, at least these stupid pigs had to show some gratitude?
Not to mention the housekeeper’s dissatisfaction, even the servants are a bit envious. The place where they live is nothing but a passageway. It is impossible for inferior people to own their own room.
Don’t say that the slaves have a room, and their own thatched cottage, although not in the castle, although they only live for them … but no matter how you think, it is worth jealousy!
The slaves became more attentive when they knew it was where they lived. This is not a separate residence in the castle. It may be stomped on when not sleeping. It is full of stolen goods and has no privacy. With a separate space, the meaning is different.
Their slaves rested the thatched house more comfortably, filled the mud walls densely instead of letting in the cold wind, stepped the mud more firmly, and collected a large number of rushes from the forest and mixed them in. Hygroscopic.
The dry straw that is full of sunlight after the sun is stacked is a comfortable bed for everyone. Everyone squeezes into a bed, whether it is sitting, lying, eating or chatting, this is the only “furniture”.
Undoubtedly, the experience of living in the thatched cottage made the slaves in the same house closer than others. There are rivers and lakes in some places, and the slaves have started to have small groups in the castle. Later, Cui Qichao still heard about it, but it was all about picking up cow dung and mixing fertilizers. This kind of medieval “house fighting”, or dungeon, made Cui Qichao very interested.
The good thing is that the slaves care for the thatched house just like their real home. Living here seems to be able to dream. Maybe one day, they will be free and live in the house that really belongs to them. Maybe it’s not thatched huts, but wooden huts.
The slaves of Northumberland used to have no dreams, but now they have them, because they never dreamed that they would have what they are doing now.
For the people in the manor, the slaves’ other treatment is still far away from the castle. Those houses, but they can be seen distantly, and they cannot hide them.
This became a big talk in the winter. The peasants nested in someone’s house, huddled together for heating, and talked about the houses.
“Remember old Mike? The **** thief, the family has become slaves, and now lives in that hut!”
“What **** is gone, a thief, a slave, can also get such a generous reward.”
“My house, in order to get the permission of the master, went to the woodland to chop wood and how much food was paid.”
“Just, I don’t know what’s in their house, what kind of wooden beams they use.”
When the class concept was so serious, the aristocracy and the civilians were clearly distinguished, and there was also a chain of scorn between these serfs and slaves, and slaves were humbler than serfs.
So even thatched cottage has aroused everyone’s jealousy.
It is a pity that because of the class concept, they dare not raise more dissatisfaction with this master’s handwriting, and can only privately think about those lucky slaves. In short, they can get the master’s woolen sweater, and the slaves cannot live in the master’s thatched cottage.
The Northumberland trade team trudged all the way to Arbruzzi. Abruz was also just a baron. The territory did not yet have Northumberland, and the Cavaliers did not have Abruzzo.
This year’s Abruze’s grain production has also been reduced. Even the nobles did not have enough bread to eat. The knights did not get good offerings and were unwilling to contribute. It was enough to pass their duty period.
When the Northumberland trade team was discovered, everyone thought they were invaders of other castles. They hid in the window holes and did not intend to go out. Anyway, the role of the castle was to scare people.
When the invaders can’t wait to spend outside, they will retreat on their own. Of course, it may be that their food is exhausted, they open the door to surrender or starve to death.
The trade team grabbed the police officers in the manor and told him to go and talk. They were not here to invade, but to exchange seeds.
Then, Raymond also showed the police a batch of food to prove their words.
In terms of this quantity and quality, it really doesn’t look like dry grain brought out. There are so many grains full of grain, and you don’t need to rob outside?
The police officer ran outside the castle and looked up to the people in the window and said what he saw. The Lord of Abruz would be suspicious and asked if anyone would go to negotiate with Raymond.
The knights all pretended to be dead.
The lord had no choice but to say, “Let the police officer continue to talk to them and call them to the trench.”
The suspension bridge couldn’t be lowered, and the police officers couldn’t enter the castle to hide, so they could only return the same way and report the lord’s intention.
Raymond led his team outside the castle. In order to prevent the archers, they raised their shields on their heads and were wearing armor. They said so heavily: “Sir, we are from Northumberland. I heard that buckwheat is grown here. Our lord Lord is very pleased with the taste of buckwheat, so we ordered us to bring a batch of wheat to exchange seeds with you. ”
Raymond exposed the wheat to them, and in good eyes, he could clearly distinguish from the castle. Raymond also flipped a few times, proving that it’s not just superficial wheat. “If you want, let’s discuss it.”
If the lord is right, those precious wheats are still exchanged for buckwheat, and they really take advantage, even if there are a lot of buckwheat. Wheat is planted under harsh conditions, making bread is the best, but there is only one season a year. They can’t produce as much as Northumberland.
The lord was so excited that people took the buckwheat seeds out of the warehouse, and they called Raymond back down, so that all the knights pressed the seeds to trade with Raymond.
Although the number of people is equal, what is Raymond ’s usual meals and what Abruz ’s usual meals are not comparable at all. If it was not Raymond ’s order from Cui Qichao, there was no bad heart. Buckwheat snatched it.
It was so misunderstood repeatedly, but almost every lord could not resist the charm of wheat, and there were many people who wanted to hack their wheat, but they all failed.
The Northumberland trade team passed through several territories like this. In Abruz, they switched to buckwheat. In the territories by the sea, they switched to beets. And so on, because everyone wanted wheat. Information disclosed by Joseph Besides, there are people who want to trade them with fresh crops.
The most surprising thing is that in the northern territories, they replaced the seeds of the wool tree. Although the lord did not mention the need, Raymond can be sure that the lord will definitely like it!
At that time, Cui Qichao was letting the knights staying in the castle train the serfs in the manor.
He made people change seeds everywhere, and he didn’t let people cover up the history too much, hoping that there would be more seeds in the future, but in this way, it is difficult to guarantee that one day will not be an idea. Therefore, take precautions and give the serfs a training. Based on the scale of the war at this time, if the male serfs have a certain combat effectiveness, there is no need to be afraid of invasion.
There are some thieves among the slaves. In fact, training them may be better, but the stewards have always been afraid of the new slaves. Cui Qichao also feels that he should not give too much trust for the time being.
On the contrary, Cui Qichao was favored among the serfs. Everyone respected him and respected him, and felt that he was the best lord. In addition, recently, serfs were jealous of the treatment of slaves. With some small rewards, these serfs would work hard. show yourself.
There are also military service in various territories, and they select people from the peasants to serve. In the past, they were mostly self-cultivated farmers. They were physically stronger and richer than serfs. They looked decent.
Of course, the weapons of so many people are not easy to supply, and some wooden sticks and even agricultural tools are taken. At this time, there is so much iron. Not to mention the armor on his body, neither of the linen armor.
Cui Qi Chaosi and the rattan armor used in Chinese history let people find suitable rattan from the woodland and weave it into armor. The prepared rattan armor can also protect against ordinary arrows and swords, and the cost is much cheaper than iron armor, but it is only immersed. There is not much tung oil used in rattan, it only needs to be simmered.
Even serious knights are very interested in these rattan armors. Every time the armor is worn, it is very distressing. Rattan armor does not look decent when fighting, but it is still very good for training or for hunting. select.
What is more difficult than the equipment is what Cui Qichao sees in training.
Even the knights are not in a row, let alone serfs. They are used to working in a swarm of bees, and Cui Qichao is sitting next to the guard, staring at the most basic array of their practice.
The always discerning housekeeper nodded and praised, “Everyone puts on the rattan and stands neatly, and the movements of taking weapons are exactly the same, and they look quite imposing.”
Neat and tidy? Exactly the same?
Cui Qichao felt that he was teasing himself, and to this degree of neatness, he might as well be a primary school student of radio gymnastics.
Cui Qichao’s concept of Huaxia is still very deep-rooted. In the big scenes, each action must be neatly carved out like a mold to look good. Looking horizontally and vertically all must be a straight line.
Standing loosely, there was no momentum.
Cui Qichao directly asked the knights not to teach these serfs to use bows and arrows, and they had to train the queue well to prevent him from watching it.
Although the housekeeper didn’t think it was necessary, let alone that after the serfs strengthened their training, they looked even more imposing. He even felt that if they put on armor, they would be foolish if they went out.
When the queue finally improved to the level of high school students’ radio gymnastics, Cui Qichao reluctantly accepted it, allowing people to take the next step. No way, could he still train a guard of honor in the Middle Ages?
After the team was trained, even the serfs themselves were a little proud of themselves and thought they were strangely handsome. After returning to the cottage, they spontaneously lined up to show others.
In the eyes of others, this level of neatness is comparable to that of the regular army. The heights are arranged in a stepwise manner, and they look too good.
“Oh my God, how did this happen!”
“Looking at how straight their waists are, they look a lot more handsome …”
“This step is really neat and beautiful! Every step is taken up!”
But the serfs who were trained were so proud, let alone that they went to the training. The lord also sent beans, and the training queue was no bitter, and it was indeed better than heavy farming.
Under the praise and onlookers of the crowd, the peasant soldiers who fluttered and wished to go to the toilet and lined up …
Spring is coming, the frost and snow are thawing, and the farmer has begun farming for another year. He receives seeds from the lord and borrows cattle and horses and plows the land. I received less seeds this year, but no one has any opinion because the seeds are full and each one knows that good grain can be grown. This is the benefit of proper storage.
As for the overwintering barley in the field, it will mature later and will be harvested in April. It is not in a hurry.
The peasants were a little ecstatic, because the master planted the land last year. So when it is spring sowing, should it be easier? Although they did the work last year, they always felt a little bit cheap.
The Northumberland trade team came back at this time. When they walked back, they looked far away and could not distinguish the flags. Those farmers who had passed the military training in winter quickly formed a team, holding farm tools in their hands, Out of stance. But my heart was still uneasy, after all, no actual combat, the other side hurriedly let people report.
It wasn’t until the flag was clear that everyone could see clearly that this was all their own.
And Raymond was surprised to see a group of serfs arranged neatly, holding farm tools in his hands, but like soldiers. What the **** are these serving militia? Why does it look so imposing, it seems that their trading teams are scattered.
With a hint of discomfort in his heart, Raymond sneered, “What are you doing with your rake? Are you going to rake me to death?”
The serfs looked at each other, and the head of the row quickly said, “Li Zheng!”
For a moment, everyone put away the farm tools and stood upright.
“Report to Lord Knight, just now we can’t see the banner, let people go to report, now go chase people and say clearly.” The serf cried loudly. This volume is also the result after training, and the report to the chief must be clear.
This can scare Raymond and the other knights, and their waists are not consciously straight. God knows how relaxed they are usually. “Oh, okay, let’s go.” Raymond said without realizing it. Added a sentence, “We have worked so hard to complete the task ordered by Lord Lord, and there is additional gain.”
It would be ridiculous to say that a dignified knight would compete with a serf, but this situation appeared unconsciously in Redmond.
Cui Qichao heard the return of the trading team, and was so glad that he stood in the window hole and looked at it for a long time. He ordered the cooks to take out all the wine and meat, and when they arrived, they hurried down the stairs.
“My warriors, it’s really hard for you, and you have traveled the whole winter.” Cui Qichao quickly exaggerated a few words and couldn’t wait to ask, “Is the seed all changed?”
Raymond held his chest tall. “I did not live up to your expectations. Please look at the branches and seeds we brought back.”
Cui Qichao lifted away the soil where grape branches were stored, and looked at it, “Okay, okay, prepare clear water and soak these branches at once! Also, the land opened for vineyards should be rested.”
After the cuttings are taken out of the storage, they must be soaked with water for a period of time, so that their cuts are full of moisture, restore vitality, cut off the necrotic and dry parts, and then push the roots, and the roots will sprout and grow. The leaves can be officially transplanted into the ground.
The whole process takes about one month, and it is enough to tidy up the grape field during this period.
These branches will be wealth in the future.
Raymond was satisfied with Cui Qichao, and was quite proud, so he continued to invite me. “I discriminate the seeds according to the method you taught. Look at the seeds of crops such as buckwheat, walnut, cucumber, beet, etc. I have selected, and I also changed to A few fresh seeds, this is the famous wool tree seed in the north! ”
“Wool tree?” Cui Qichao asked.
Raymond was very proud of the wool tree seeds, “Yes, wool tree, the northern nobles recently bought a fine cloth from merchants to make clothes. It is said that the raw materials were picked from the tree that can grow wool, and they got some Seeds, but after sowing a batch last year, I suffered from pests. The rest was replaced for me, very cheap! ”
Cui Qichao listened to what he described, and then looked at that kind of thing, and then he recognized what kind of wool tree seeds, this is not cotton seeds. For people who use wool for many years to perceive, the delicate cotton cloth is also some kind of sheep’s wool, and it grows from the tree. Then think about it, this tree is not just a sheep, it becomes a wool tree. .
Cui Qichao: “This thing is good, good, how many seeds are planted.”
The output of cotton is relatively high, and the cotton fabric is particularly practical, and the cost performance is quite high. Seriously, he misses the delicate cotton underwear …
Cui Qichao is thinking about what can be done after the cotton is planted. Raymond has said again, “There is also a kind of grain, which is also transmitted from the Far East. It is called rice. It is grown in a small amount in Lansburg. I saw it. Isn’t it worse than buckwheat? ”
There is a little unconfidence in Raymond’s German spirit, and he has never eaten rice seeds, so he will leave it at the end.
“Rice?” Cui Qichao opened his eyes wide, rice!
The Chinese have a long history of growing rice to eat rice. It can’t be overstated to say that Cui Qichao hasn’t eaten rice for so long.
“Do you know?” Raymond’s heart fell to the ground. It seems that adults not only know, but also like it.
Cui Qichao touched it with nostalgia for a long time, and then reluctantly said: “Take it to the kitchen, don’t need to sow it, eat it.” He was afraid that Raymond would think more, and appeased the authenticity, “I have seen it in the East, I like it very much, you It’s very good. I think if there are other places in the future, I can change back to eat, but it is not suitable for planting in Northumberland. ”
Raymond’s mood was like riding a roller coaster, a few fluctuations, and then he was at ease.
Although Cui Qichao is very, very eager to grow rice, but he is helpless, even if the Northumberland has more rain than before, it is still dry. Rice cultivation requires a lot of water, and the climate here may lead to low rice seedlings.
In this era, these problems are not easy to solve, and it is not as good as growing other crops. As a lord, Cui Qichao was responsible for his subjects and the land, so he had to give up painfully. These rice are ready for use.
“Agricultural officer.” Cui Qichao began to instruct the agricultural officer on how to grow these crops. “Cucumbers and walnuts are planted in vegetable gardens and orchards respectively, wool trees are planted on the south side, buckwheat is planted in place of some oats, and selected wheat varieties are exchanged for sowing One batch, and, beets, planted me on white land after farming behind the mill. ”
The farm official was surprised, and then said: “Master, there is no problem in front, but should beets be planted in vegetable gardens, and the white soil behind the farmland is particularly white, the planting will die …”
“Agricultural Officer, how long have you not been in the field to see?” Cui Qichao asked him with a smile.
Agriculture Officer: “This …”
To tell the truth, who wants to go out in the big winter, there is nothing to do anyway, he will not look at the white clay when he goes to the ground, isn’t that blind?
“You can come and answer me again,” Cui Qichao said. “Also, beets must be planted more, which is why I asked Raymond to change back some beet seeds.”
The farm official wondered, isn’t beet just a vegetable, and what good is it to grow so much?
Cui Qichao did not immediately explain the role of sugar beet, so that nothing was wrong. People in the Middle Ages used sugar beet as a vegetable to eat, but in fact, beetroot contains sucrose, and it will not be officially used as a sugar crop until the eighteenth century. Cultivation.
Now the sweetener in the castle is only honey, which is extremely rare and extremely expensive. Northumberland does not develop beekeeping. These are obtained in other places.
If the beets are harvested and made into sugar, you can save money and sell them. Both grapes and beets can be the hope of the future Northumberland riches.
Cui Qichao’s calmness makes everyone wonder, can it be said that the master knows how to cook beets particularly delicious, just like those sausages?
With doubt, the farm officer ran to the white ground behind the mill. This is a moderate saline-alkali land. Even cabbage can’t be planted. Large areas of land have been idle. Except that the old man ordered to dig a ditch here last year, and he came to inspect the serfs to work, he didn’t walk close up.
As long as the future agricultural officer set foot on white land, he almost stunned his chin: the land that was originally white and could not grow crops, when it turned out that there was only a little whiteness, it almost became normal land!
In other words, Northumberland has a lot of arable land!
The farm official turned around for a while, oh my god, what **** blessing?
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I Love Farming Chapter 40: Take the rich first step
The housekeeper saw with satisfaction that the slaves were crying with headaches, and they had all lost, at least these stupid pigs had to show some gratitude?