Grandmother Malissa would have been fortunate is she had a fence around her kitchen garden, like this one. It would be the only way to keep out the rabbits, raccoons, deer, and other animals that might feast on her special plants. This garden would be near the kitchen door so that items could be freshly harvested in a moment’s time. Herbs for the cooking pot, plants for medicines or dyes, and even a flower or two. And when a pan had dirty water in it, it could be poured on these garden plants, not wasting a drop.