A man works on a horseshoe while another man watches in the distance with a rake.

Blacksmith Hammering

A man works on a horseshoe while another man watches in the distance with a rake.

An old coin, with a man's head on one face, and a man harvesting grain on the other.

Ancient coin

An old coin, with a man's head on one face, and a man harvesting grain on the other.

The Seal of the State of Delaware, 1793-1847. The seal shows a farmer, a soldier, Delaware's coat of arms, and their motto "Liberty and Independence."

Seal of Delaware

The Seal of the State of Delaware, 1793-1847. The seal shows a farmer, a soldier, Delaware's coat of…

A farmer looking after his animals.

Farm

A farmer looking after his animals.

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

Italian Farmers

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

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.

The seal of the state of Maine. The seal has a farmer with his scythe and a sailor with his anchor. Above the shield is the state motto 'Dirigo' meaning "I lead."

Seal of Maine

The seal of the state of Maine. The seal has a farmer with his scythe and a sailor with his anchor.…

An illustration of man on a farm with two young boys. He is pointing at a building with a weather vane on top of it.

Man Pointing

An illustration of man on a farm with two young boys. He is pointing at a building with a weather vane…

A man using a cultivator in a field.

Man using a cultivator

A man using a cultivator in a field.

A manure spreader in operation. The manure was pitched from the stable to the spreader, handled only once.

Manure Spreader

A manure spreader in operation. The manure was pitched from the stable to the spreader, handled only…

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.

The Great Seal of the State of Minnesota. The seal depicts a farmer plowing as a Native American rides by horseback. Above, the state motto reads, 'L'etoile du nord' meaning "Star of the North."

Seal of Minnesota

The Great Seal of the State of Minnesota. The seal depicts a farmer plowing as a Native American rides…

"The papaw is a fruit as large as a muskmelon and grows on a tree." —Carpenter, 1902

Papaw Tree

"The papaw is a fruit as large as a muskmelon and grows on a tree." —Carpenter, 1902

"Another parable set he before them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man that sowed good seed in his field: but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares also among the wheat, and went away." Matthew 13:24-25 ASV
<p>Illustration of a man and his servants sleeping under a tree after having sown a field with good wheat. The man's enemy walks through the field (left) and tosses bad seed, tares, in with the wheat. An axe, a pitcher, and a bag of seed is sitting in the foreground.

The Parable of the Tares - the Enemy Sows Bad Seed Among the Wheat

"Another parable set he before them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man that sowed…

"This was a low boot of untanned hide, worn by ploughman and shepards." &mdash; Anthon, 1891

Pero

"This was a low boot of untanned hide, worn by ploughman and shepards." — Anthon, 1891

A machine or tool for planting seeds.

Seed Planter

A machine or tool for planting seeds.

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…

A woman chases after the dog for stealing some food. Reynard the Fox was relieved of all the accusations because he proved that all of the other animals were just as guilty of trickery, like Curtois the dog stealing some food.

Reynard the Fox: Curtois Stealing Food

A woman chases after the dog for stealing some food. Reynard the Fox was relieved of all the accusations…

Edmund Ruffin (January 5, 1794 &ndash; June 18, 1865) was a farmer and slaveholder, a Confederate soldier, and an 1850s political activist.

Edmund Ruffin

Edmund Ruffin (January 5, 1794 – June 18, 1865) was a farmer and slaveholder, a Confederate soldier,…

"And she went, and came and gleaned in the field after the reapers: and her hap was to light on the portion of the field belonging unto Boaz, who was of the family of Elimelech. And, behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said unto the reapers, Jehovah be with you. And they answered him, Jehovah bless thee. Then said Boaz unto his servant that was set over the reapers, Whose damsel is this? And the servant that was set over the reapers answered and said, It is the Moabitish damsel that came back with Naomi out of the country of Moab:" Ruth 2:3-6 ASV
<p>Illustration of Ruth gleaning grain in the fields of Boaz. She is on her knees at the feet of Boaz, who walks with a staff and a dog behind him. His servant tells him about Ruth. Four men and women, also gleaning, watch in the background. A small town and some trees are pictured in the background.

Ruth Meets Boaz While Gleaning in the Fields

"And she went, and came and gleaned in the field after the reapers: and her hap was to light on the…

The Great Seal of the State of South Dakota, 1889. The seal shows hills, a river and a boat, a farmer, a mine, and cattle. The state motto is above and reads "Under God the People Rule."

Seal of South Dakota

The Great Seal of the State of South Dakota, 1889. The seal shows hills, a river and a boat, a farmer,…

The Birth of St. George is a drawing that was created by artist C.M. Gere. It seems to depict a farmer finding the infant St. George laying on a blanket behind a shrub. St. George became a venerated Christian Martyr.

The Birth of St. George

The Birth of St. George is a drawing that was created by artist C.M. Gere. It seems to depict a farmer…

"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,…

Old Fashioned windmill in a field.

Old-Fashioned Windmill

Old Fashioned windmill in a field.