Gardens are created and maintained in a few areas in the northern bush
land. Trees and shrubs are cleared away, the land tilled and hardy root
vegetables planted. In this way, potatoes, carrots, turnips and other root
vegetables can be grown for local consumption.
Fences are required to
protect the vegetables from grazing horses. Such fences are of little
value for protection from deer, however. While the growing season is short
at northern latitudes, the results are usually worth the effort.
Reprinted from Bush
Land People with the permission of the
author. Copyright Terry Garvin, 1992-2002.