Delaware Water Gap
For cattle feed. We can tell from this feed area that there weren't too many cattle at this place. It was probably a pioneer family setting, with some livestock products available for sale or sharing with the community. But for the most part, this farming family was self-sustaining.
Notice the hollows beneath--nature blessed whatever remained, but we still had to cope with cleaning up after ourselves. Lime could be shoveled over the waste to keep the odors down, and earth used to cover it even more. Ultimately, it became a fertilizer for many gardens and fields.
The Dutch grew apples, peaches, pears, and quince. Quince required special temperatures. Apples were most productive. Many of these plants were grafted into multiple branches, multiple fruits. The grapes the Dutch brought here from Europe could only make it due to the innovation of a Dutch farmer made about 1620--grafting. He learned that grafting European shoots to an American vine rootbase kept it alive. Otherwise, new world fungi did it in.
A lot of this Americana is now being destroyed. Not just be vandels, but also through neglect by the government itself. The affordability of managing and maintaining the Delaware Water Gap has necessitated the development of a long term strategy, to save either the waterway or its relics, but not both.