At the missions, the padres and Native Americans produced many different products. Men and women would step into the hustle and bustle of the busy workshops every day. Men would go to the blacksmith, tanning, carpenter,leather, and building shops. The women would sew,weave,and spin. They would make clothing, blankets, and clothes. These people would put hard work into their products, so that they could trade with foreign ships. The people would also raise livestock. They had horses for riding. They had oxen,mule, and burros for working. The chickens,pigs,and goats were for eating. Cattle were very important,because the Spanish made tallow with their fat. Indians would keep a fire continuously burning. The fat would melt and when it cooled it turned hard. Tallow was used to make candles and soap. It was often traded with other ships.
A very important thing the Spaniards made was candles. To make candles a Native American would melt tallow under a blazing fire in a big pot. They would tie pieces of string around a wheel above the pot. They would pour melted tallow on each string until it was the size they wanted. All the candles were ready!!!