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What was the geography like in the New Hampshire colony?

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December 06, 2011 2:25AM

New Hampshire had a rough, cold, damp climate back when there were thirteen colonies. The soil was bad for farming, with all of the hard, rocky soil and long periods of cold weather. The climate of New Hampshire was colder than the other colonies because it was close to the sea and farther north. The colonists didn't like the climate because it was hard to grow certain crops and its severe winters killed many people.

New Hampshire relied mostly on animals and humans more than on their crops. Farmers in the New England colonies had a rough time with farming because much of the soil wasn't good for growing crops, especially near the ocean. Also, the early and long-lasting winters killed the chance of growing any crops what so all. But the New England farmers survived this and grew their own foods and maybe even grew enough to help neighbors who weren't so fortunate.

When the farmers grew their food they had to grow certain types of food. They did this because the climate was bad and that the food grown had to be food that could survive the harshness of nature and that could grow in short periods of time. Corn, pumpkins, squash, cranberries, blueberries, and potatoes were all the food good for the climate of the New Hampshire colony.

Fishing was also a big part of New Hampshire's food supply.