ill and deep well, a laundry cottage and a bachelors' cottage, which was used for housing bachelors over Sunday, and for card games at night.
Between the plazita and the bachelors' cottage was an orange grove containing seventy-five trees, from twenty to thirty feet high, yielding the luscious Louisiana oranges, now nearly extinct, yet they were certainly the best oranges in the world.
These trees were in bloom nearly all the time, and we bitterly lamented their loss by the great freeze of 1896.
Back of these were the vegetable gardens and stables, and on Second Street, or Rear Road, were the long negro quarters.
Behind these quarters we owned a broad stretch of pine forest, extending back beyond a beautiful bayou.
We set the bayou in aquatic plants, and built among the solemn pines a log resthouse for our many invalid guests who needed pine air.
It took a large force of men many months to dig out, replant and put this place in order; but it made us a beautiful home for fourteen