Life in the Shire

In his writings, Tolkien depicted Hobbits as fond of an unadventurous bucolic life of farming, eating, and socializing, although capable of defending their homes courageously if the need arises. They would enjoy at least seven meals a day, when they can get them …

They were often described as enjoying simple food – such as bread, meat, potatoes, tea, and cheese – and having a particular passion for mushrooms. Hobbits also like to drink ale. The name Tolkien chose for one part of Middle-earth where the Hobbits live, “the Shire”, is clearly reminiscent of the English shires. Hobbits also enjoy an ancient variety of tobacco, which they referred to as “pipe-weed”, something that can be attributed mostly to their love of gardening and herb-lore. [Source: Wikipedia]

This excerpt is a good summary of what I wanted to do with this series – day to day life of hobbits in the Shire of Middle-Earth! Let me see what I can discover!

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