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.
Monday Mural: rabbit carp - Along the edge of Chinatown near the 880 freeway stands a running frieze of colorful murals. This one caught my fancy because it blends two animals. Wou...
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