The men's daily work was farming and carpentry. The Amish's cash crop was tobacco. The women pulled the tender seedlings in the seedbeds during May. The children also did alot of work. They replaced plants that were dead. During July, eight acres had to be hoed.
The Amish believed that working in the soil keeps them close to God. Farming keeps the family together, living and woring together in a way that keeps them close because it wouldn't be possible if they worked away from home.
Everything the Amish learned about work was passed on from generation to generation. They also rotated all of their crops. Most Amish families lived on a farm and got all of their food from their crops.