Monday, October 4, 1999
There were no streets, as we know them, in Plimoth Plantation in 1627.
The Pilgrims only had need of narrow lanes to give access to the houses.
This picture is of a typical kitchen garden in the yard of each house.
The Massachusetts coastal climate is so damp that they had to raise
the planting beds to allow drainage for the plants.
The floor of this little house was below ground level.
Although rain water didn't seem to run in the doorway,
the floor was cold and damp on this rainy day.
Here are a few of the rare seventeenth-century goats
living in a pen outside one of the houses.
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