One interesting part was that there could be twenty plus people living in one farmhouse at a time. The masters would have the largest bedroom and sit at the corner to the meeting windows in the living area. The men would sit against the windows and the women would sit across from them. This was because at that time, women were not supposed to looked men in the eyes. The light would come in from the windows which would make it hard to see the mens faces but easy to see the women.
It was certainly a different time but one that was very interesting. I give the men and women living on those farms a great deal of credit. I can't imagine the hard labor that they had to put themselves through every day to survive. The Black Forest was certainly one of my most favorite parts of this trip. I hope to go back one day and get to se more!