BEST VIEWED IN LARGER VERSION!!
This is the rectory where all the kitchen, dining and hospital needs were done. At the end of the building you see a small shed, that is the chicken coop, next to that was the small pig pen.. The French brough and farmed only pigs and chickens. The herbs grown in the garden were used for cooking and medicines.
The herb garden was outside the fort walls shared with the Iroquois who helped the French plant and harvest corn, beans and squash. Believed to be given by the creator.. the garden was called the Three Sisters Garden..
I found that very intriguing, as I have done much art with that title,, 3 sisters..
I was standing up in the only look out tower of the fort that was on the lake side looking down into the fort for this shot.. you can also see the cross and part of the roof of the chapel which I will include in the series of pics, the closest roof is the Forge/carpenter shop and Dormitory..
photo taken at Ste. Marie Fort,circa (1656) Liverpool, NY. 08/24/2011