This ClipArt gallery offers 99 illustrations of people performing general farming activities such as planting, fruit picking, plowing, and harvesting.

"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 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.

A scene from the Middle Ages, in which two people are plowing their land. One drives the oxen with a whip, while the other guides the plow. The original image is from a 14th century manuscript.

Plowing in the Middle Ages

A scene from the Middle Ages, in which two people are plowing their land. One drives the oxen with a…

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.

The rice fields are confined to low, flat, marshy tracts, near the coast or river bottoms.

Rice Swamp

The rice fields are confined to low, flat, marshy tracts, near the coast or river bottoms.

Sheared sheep runs away from shepherd.

Sheep shearing

Sheared sheep runs away from shepherd.

Three shepherds with a flock of sheep.

Shepherds

Three shepherds with a flock of sheep.

After hemp has been cut, it is shocked. Shocking is the process of stacking a crop into piles in the field.

Shocking Hemp

After hemp has been cut, it is shocked. Shocking is the process of stacking a crop into piles in the…

Two men cutting sod

Sod

Two men cutting sod

A man walking over a field and sowing seeds.

Sower

A man walking over a field and sowing seeds.

A man spreading seeds.

Sower

A man spreading seeds.

"Egyptian Sowing. The people were mainly agricultural, but employed rude methods of cultivation. In spite of this, the remarkably fertile soil yielded an abundance of produce, and Egypt was known as the granary of the world."&mdash;Colby, 1899

Sowing

"Egyptian Sowing. The people were mainly agricultural, but employed rude methods of cultivation. In…

A field of sugar-cane.

Sugar-cane

A field of sugar-cane.

"The plant tillers like wheat, but not to the same degree. The cane ground is kept clean by hand-hoeing, or by the plough." -Lupton

Gathering, Sugar Cane

"The plant tillers like wheat, but not to the same degree. The cane ground is kept clean by hand-hoeing,…

An illustration of a supply train powered by oxen.

Supply Train

An illustration of a supply train powered by oxen.

Tobacco being harvested in the Virginia Colony. By 1612, John Rolfe's new strains of tobacco had been successfully cultivated and exported. Finally, a cash crop to export had been identified, and plantations and new outposts sprung up, initially both upriver and downriver along the navigable portion of the James River, and thereafter along the other rivers and waterways of the area.

Tobacco Cultivation in Colonial Virginia

Tobacco being harvested in the Virginia Colony. By 1612, John Rolfe's new strains of tobacco had been…

A scene where farmers are harvesting tobacco to be dried.

Tobacco Field

A scene where farmers are harvesting tobacco to be dried.

Transplanting a plant by a dibber.

Transplanting

Transplanting a plant by a dibber.

The tree ready to lift to be moved.

Tree Moving

The tree ready to lift to be moved.

The tree ready to be moved

Tree Moving

The tree ready to be moved

Moving a large tree.

Tree Moving

Moving a large tree.

Setting trees to a line

Tree Planting

Setting trees to a line

Illustrated are the roots of a tree bound up and the tree being loaded.

Tree Removal

Illustrated are the roots of a tree bound up and the tree being loaded.

Harvesting wheat in the west.

Wheat

Harvesting wheat in the west.

"In Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, and elsewhere the manufacture of wine from grapes is an important industry of the people." &mdash;The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

Wine growing

"In Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, and elsewhere the manufacture of wine from grapes is an important…

An illustration of a rice winnower.

Winnowing Rice

An illustration of a rice winnower.

An illustration of an elderly woman with a cane feeding a goose.

Elderly Woman with Cane Feeding

An illustration of an elderly woman with a cane feeding a goose.

An illustration of a woman feeding the pigs.

Woman Feeding Pigs

An illustration of a woman feeding the pigs.

Sheep being sheared for wool.

Wool

Sheep being sheared for wool.