My great grandfather and grandfather annually planted three gardens. Two were potato, and the other was mixed vegetables: corn, onions, carrots, string beans, radishes, turnips, squash, tomatoes, cantaloupe, broccoli and watermelon. They also had a grapevine and peach and apple pear trees growing up on the hill and mulberry trees down below. Every year my great grandmother, along with the other women in the family, would can fruits and vegetables in jars, make jelly and apple butter; and the men would make grape, mulberry and dandelion wine and brandy. Since the deaths of my great and grand parents, no one has picked up the torch of planting and canning, and the family property--several hundred acres--was sold off in 2015. Nowadays, we grow small vegetable and herb gardens, cure and smoke meat, etc. but it's nothing like those old days.