The garden took up a field on the dairy farm where crops were planted and maintained. The family all worked in the garden, planting and weeding potatoes, carrots, beans, cabbages, lettuce, tomatoes, and more. These vegetables provided sustenance for the family all winter long. The property also was lush with berry bushes and vines, from which juice, jellies and desserts were made.
This ideal farm life supported a large family, with each person helping to plant, and harvest the bounty. This lifestyle was common years ago, with each person doing their part to make all the hard work rewarding.