Down on the Farm! Can You Define These Common Farm Related Words?

Farming is more than just a job and a way to make money. For most farming, it is in fact a lifestyle that dominates their lives. After all, there is never an off day in nature, and no rest for the weary!

Farmers have ‘cultivated’ a vocabulary of words that describes what they do, how they do it, and where they do it. Do you think you know your way around a farm and around land? Take the quiz and find out!

"an area of ground used for some particular purpose"
acreage
flattop
barnland
"relating to rural matters"
agrarian
acreing
agricultural
"the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock"
investing
agriculture
horticulture
"capable of being farmed productively"
air-able
arable
ventilated
"a mixture of decaying vegetation and manure"
recycling
compost
rinds
"a cultivated plant that is grown commercially"
silo
staple
crop
"adapt something wild to the environment"
straighten
humble
cultivate
"left unplowed and unseeded during a growing season"
fallow
blanched
bored
"capable of reproducing"
fertile
fertill
ripe
"a long shallow trench in the ground"
creek
trench
divot
"a cereal grass"
grain
vine
seedling
"feed as in a meadow or pasture"
graise
graze
grays
"the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock"
wifery
offspringing
husbandry
"the act of supplying dry land with water by artificial means"
hosing
flooding
irrigation
"any animals kept for use or profit"
stocklings
livestock
feedlings
"a farm tool for breaking up or turning over soil"
tractor
plow
trailtow
"get or derive"
reach
row
reap
"a cylindrical tower used for storing"
tubule
rounder
silo
"a small, usually hard part of a plant from which a new plant can grow"
branchling
hatchling
seed
"the activity of renting land and giving part of the crop you produce on it as rent, especially in the past in the US"
sharecropping
barnyarding
peasantry

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