Mar 05, 2015 · Farms were much smaller then and the peasants who worked the land did not own the land they worked on. This belonged to the lord of the manor. In this sense, peasants were simply tenants who worked a strip of land or maybe several strips. Hence why farming was called strip farming in Medieval times.
Strip farming in Wisconsin, 1957. Strip cropping is a method of farming which involves cultivating a field partitioned into long, narrow strips which are alternated in a crop rotation system. It is used when a slope is too steep or when there is no alternative method of preventing soil erosion.
Oct 16, 2018 · The survival of Laxton’s medieval fields is an accident of history, but elsewhere strip farming vanished when fields were enclosed, especially during the late 18th and 19th centuries.Author: Paul Simons.
The lives of people in Medieval England revolved around farming. Peasants worked the land, villages provided land and Medieval towns lived off the food that was produced nearby. With no access to tractors or harvesters like farmers today, Medieval farmers relied on basic tools and had to plan well.