Search This Blog

Sunday, August 31, 2008


I imagine this looks much the same as it did when these houses were built in the 1700s. People didn't have grocery stores where they could buy ready-packed food - they ate what they grew, and that meant a garden.

Inside the stockade, space was limited, so a back yard garden would have been for small stuff one wouldn't want to go out to the fields to get: herbs, medicines and flowers.

This particular garden is currently nestled in among trees that are over a hundred years old, but in the days of the early Schenectady, this would have been wide open to the sky.

1 comment:

  1. That is a beautiful spot! I'm glad it has remained intact through times!...


The spammers have struck. Due to this I will be moderating all comments. Sorry for the hassle, but it's the only choice because I refuse to turn on word verification.

Blog Widget by LinkWithin