why were the middle colonies know as the breadbasket colonies?
they had an abundance of wheat,rye, and other grain. bread was a crucial part of their diet. they ate over one pound of grain a day. the rich soil was perfect for farming and they had farmiing methods from dutch and germans.
what was life like in the back country?
dense forest-clear land, lots of springs and streams, along the interior fromtier, log cabins, equlity, clans.