What work did the Indians perform at Santa Ines?

The work didn't vary a lot from mission to mission, although Santa Ines had one of the largest networks of ranches and agricultural fields in the mission chain, where they grew wheat, barley, corn, beans etc. Even today the Santa Inez valley is rich farming country.

The men worked in the fields, tended the cattle and sheep, worked in mission mills (where grain was processed). Santa Ines had two mills. Some neophytes with an aptitude for working with their hands became skilled craftsman: carpenters, blacksmith, cobblers etc. The women cooked, wove yarn and made clothing and bedding, washed etc. Their days were very busy.