This ClipArt gallery offers 85 illustrations of people performing general farming activities such as planting, fruit picking, plowing, and harvesting.

Children working on an apple orchard.

Apple Orchard

Children working on an apple orchard.

An illustration of a group of people picking apples.

Apple Picking

An illustration of a group of people picking apples.

Pictured is a view of an American apple tree nursery. In horticulture a nursery is an establishment for the rearing of plants.

Apple Tree Nursery

Pictured is a view of an American apple tree nursery. In horticulture a nursery is an establishment…

A Chinese built barrow.

Barrow

A Chinese built barrow.

A barrow outfit used to spray insecticide

Barrow

A barrow outfit used to spray insecticide

Boy feeding pigs

Boy feeding pigs

Boy feeding pigs

Boy hoeing a garden.

Boy with hoe

Boy hoeing a garden.

Boy with rake

Boy with rake

Boy with rake

Two children on a farm feeding the cow.

Children Feeding Cow

Two children on a farm feeding the cow.

An illustration of young children feeding a flock of geese.

Children Feeding Geese

An illustration of young children feeding a flock of geese.

A boy and a girl with a small goat in a village.

Children with Goat

A boy and a girl with a small goat in a village.

Man in a sparse cornfield.

Corn crop

Man in a sparse cornfield.

A scene of a cornfield with three children playing.

Corn Field

A scene of a cornfield with three children playing.

Ears of corn laid out for a germination test.

Germination test of ears of corn

Ears of corn laid out for a germination test.

An illustration of African American slaves picking cotton in Alabama.

Cotton Picking

An illustration of African American slaves picking cotton in Alabama.

Cotton picking in Mississippi.

Cotton Picking

Cotton picking in Mississippi.

A woman milking a cow on the farm.

Cow Milking

A woman milking a cow on the farm.

Illustrated is a cranberry bog flooded in the winter.

Cranberry Bog

Illustrated is a cranberry bog flooded in the winter.

Illustrated is a Massachusetts cranberry bog. The fruit is being picked.

Cranberry Bog

Illustrated is a Massachusetts cranberry bog. The fruit is being picked.

A man cultivating

Cultivating

A man cultivating

An illustration of a adult female farm hand transporting grain on her head.

Farm hand

An illustration of a adult female farm hand transporting grain on her head.

A woman doing chores on the farm with geese watching.

Farm Work

A woman doing chores on the farm with geese watching.

African-American farm workers with a horse drawn-wagon.

Farm Workers

African-American farm workers with a horse drawn-wagon.

"Italian Farmers rejoicing after the harvest." — S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Italian Farmers

"Italian Farmers rejoicing after the harvest." — S. G. Goodrich, 1885

A fourteenth century farmers harrowing the field. Harrowing is a cultivation method to break up clods and lumps of soil for finer finish.

Fourteenth Century Harrowing Field Farming

A fourteenth century farmers harrowing the field. Harrowing is a cultivation method to break up clods…

A fourteenth century illustration of ploughing the field using ox and plough equipment.

Fourteenth Century Ploughing Field Farming

A fourteenth century illustration of ploughing the field using ox and plough equipment.

A farmer standing waist-deep in a field of buckwheat on land that was plowed early and well fitted.

Buckwheat field

A farmer standing waist-deep in a field of buckwheat on land that was plowed early and well fitted.

Farmer standing in a sparse and stunted field of buckwheat, which was on land that was plowed late.

Buckwheat field

Farmer standing in a sparse and stunted field of buckwheat, which was on land that was plowed late.

A typical cotton field with many workers

Cotton Field

A typical cotton field with many workers

Field of grain.

Grain

Field of grain.

Grape harvesting in France.

Grape harvesting

Grape harvesting in France.

A man milling corn by hand with a gristmill.

Gristmill

A man milling corn by hand with a gristmill.

An illustration of a group of people sitting in a barn surrounded by corn while shucking fresh ears of corn.

Group Shucking Corn

An illustration of a group of people sitting in a barn surrounded by corn while shucking fresh ears…

A hand corn mill

Hand Corn Mill

A hand corn mill

This is a summer view of a hardy perennial and alpine garden. This garden is a little less than an acre. There are over two thousand species and varieties in this garden.

Hardy Perennial and Alpine Garden

This is a summer view of a hardy perennial and alpine garden. This garden is a little less than an acre.…

Harvesting by hand.

Harvesting

Harvesting by hand.

Grass cut and dried for fodder.

Hay

Grass cut and dried for fodder.

"The herdsman of the Alps leads a life peculiar to his race and land."-Lupton The Alps are located in Europe and stretch from Austria and Slovenia in the east, through Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Germany to France in the west.

Herdsman of the Alps

"The herdsman of the Alps leads a life peculiar to his race and land."-Lupton The Alps are located in…

"For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that was a householder, who went out early in the morning to hire laborers into his vineyard. And when he had agreed with the laborers for a shilling a day, he sent them into his vineyard. And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing in the marketplace idle; and to them he said, Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way. Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did likewise. And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing; and he saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle? They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard. And when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the laborers, and pay them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first. And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a shilling. And when the first came, they supposed that they would receive more; and they likewise received every man a shilling. And when they received it, they murmured against the householder, saying, These last have spent but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat. But he answered and said to one of them, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a shilling? Take up that which is thine, and go thy way; it is my will to give unto this last, even as unto thee. Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? or is thine eye evil, because I am good? So the last shall be first, and the first last." Matthew 20:1-16 ASV
<p>The owner of a vineyard directs two laborers to join others already working in the background.

Laborers in the Vineyard Parable

"For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that was a householder, who went out early in the morning…

A man using a cultivator in a field.

Man using a cultivator

A man using a cultivator in a field.

A farmer spreading manure by throwing it in piles and spreading it around.

Spreading manure

A farmer spreading manure by throwing it in piles and spreading it around.

F farmer spreading manure with a shovel in a field.

Spreading manure

F farmer spreading manure with a shovel in a field.

A farmer spreading manure firectly from atop a wagon.

Spreading manure from a wagon

A farmer spreading manure firectly from atop a wagon.

An illustration of two men operating a plow.

Men Plowing

An illustration of two men operating a plow.

This illustration shows a cross-section of a modern flour mill. 
Wheat is received in bin a, and first passes to the separator b, where it falls over vibrating screens, c, c, and a current of air draws light rubbish through  pipe e to fan d. Next, in scourer f, it passes through revolving beaters, and meets a current of air. In the brush g, revolving brushes further clean and polish the wheat, which then passes to the 'cylinder' h. This  revolving cylinder has grooves which pick up any small seeds, carrying them around until near the top of its revolution they drop into trough k and discharge by l at n, while the wheat grains too large for the grooving to affect, fall into the trough m, and are carried by the elevator p to the 'first break rolls', o. Here the wheat is partly crushed by rolls q, q, and passed to the 'scalper' r. Here, revolving brushes and beaters force the small particles through the fixed cage to the shoot s, while the larger are delivered at the end of the cage and pass to the second pair of rolls, t, and the second scalper, u. The coarse particles from u, chiefly bran, pass through a third set of rolls, v, and then to the 'bran duster', w, a cylinder where revolving brushes clean all flour from the bran and force it through perforations towards shoot x, the bran  being delivered at y. The flour is carried by elevator p' to the 'reel' z, a finely perforated cylinder which revolves rapidly, an the finer part passes by shoot s' to the 'centrifugal' u'; the coarser part delivered at the end of the cylinder, passes to the 'purifier' r', where a current of air removes light dust as it travels over a moving sieve, and thence to a set of rolls at t' for further reduction, after which it is delivered to the centrifugal u'. This is a revolving drum, covered with silk, through which the flour is thrown by centrifugal force, and is delivered finished at v', the offals passing out at the end of the drum to the shoot w'.

Modern Flour Mill

This illustration shows a cross-section of a modern flour mill. Wheat is received in bin a, and first…

Pictured is a family gathering the fruit of grafted wild olives in Algeria.

Olive Gathering

Pictured is a family gathering the fruit of grafted wild olives in Algeria.

Oranges being taken from the trees.

Orange Trees

Oranges being taken from the trees.

"And he spake to them many things in parables, saying, Behold, the sower went forth to sow; and as he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the birds came and devoured them: and others fell upon the rocky places, where they had not much earth: and straightway they sprang up, because they had no deepness of earth: and when the sun was risen, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. And others fell upon the thorns; and the thorns grew up and choked them: and others fell upon the good ground, and yielded fruit, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty." Matthew 13:3-8
<p> Illustration of a man sowing seed. Around the man are rocky places, birds, thorns, and good soil. There is a bag of seed in the background.

Parable of the Sower

"And he spake to them many things in parables, saying, Behold, the sower went forth to sow; and as he…

A tool used in farming for initial cultivation of soil in preparation for sowing seed or planting.

Plow

A tool used in farming for initial cultivation of soil in preparation for sowing seed or planting.

Image of a Chinese version of the plow that was pushed forward with the chest.

Breast Plow

Image of a Chinese version of the plow that was pushed forward with the chest.

Farmer plowing with two horses.

Plowing

Farmer plowing with two horses.

Men using a donkey to plow their farm.

Plowing

Men using a donkey to plow their farm.

Plowing is the initial cultivation of soil in preparation for sowing seed or planting. Pictured is a man plowing a field with a horse and plow.

Plowing

Plowing is the initial cultivation of soil in preparation for sowing seed or planting. Pictured is a…

An hieroglyph-style drawing of a plow and plowman. A plow was a device used to make furrows in the earth for agricultural purposes.

Plowing

An hieroglyph-style drawing of a plow and plowman. A plow was a device used to make furrows in the earth…

A drawing of plowing and sowing in the Pyramid Age of Egypt. The hieroglyphs tell the story of the picture.

Plowing and Sowing

A drawing of plowing and sowing in the Pyramid Age of Egypt. The hieroglyphs tell the story of the picture.

From a Bas-Relief of the Oldest Dynasty, Memphis. Depicts two men plowing with two oxen.

Egyptians Plowing

From a Bas-Relief of the Oldest Dynasty, Memphis. Depicts two men plowing with two oxen.

Raking hay and loading it onto a wagon.

Raking hay

Raking hay and loading it onto a wagon.

A man reaping grain with a sickle.

Reaping

A man reaping grain with a sickle.

Cattle at a watering hole.

Returning from pasture

Cattle at a watering hole.

African slaves unloading rice barges at a South Carolinian rice plantation.

Unloading Rice barges

African slaves unloading rice barges at a South Carolinian rice plantation.