L1 What do you call a person who is employed to help with work on a farm?
L2 The extra house on a large farm where a hired person or family lives:
L3a A person who lives on the farm and does the work, but divides the expenses and profits with the owner:
L3b Different types of farms:
L4b What do you call the time early in the morning and at night when you have to feed livestock, clean stalls, and so on? A person might say, “I’ve got to go now, it’s ________.”
L5 When a farmer gets help on a job from his neighbors in return for his help on their farms later on, you call it _____ .
L6a What do you call a piece of land under cultivation—less than an acre?
L6b A piece of land under cultivation—if it’s several acres:
L7 A piece of land with a hay crop planted on it:
L8 Hay that grows naturally in damp places:
L9a What kinds of grass are grown for hay around here?
L9b Hay from other kinds of plants:
L10 After hay has been cut, then it grows back and you cut it again, you’d call that ________.
L11 What do you do to hay in the field after it’s cut?
L12 What do you call the small piles of hay standing in the field?
L13 The kind of wagon used for carrying hay:
L14 A large pile of hay stored outdoors:
L15 When you are putting hay into a building for storage, you say you are ________.
L16 Machines used around here in handling hay:
L16b Do you have names for the different kinds of hay bales depending on their shape or size?
L16c In a farm field you might see a long, filled plastic tube about six feet in diameter. What would be stored in it?
L16d What would you call such a tube?
L16e If a farmer didn’t use such a tube, where else might the contents be stored?
L17 Other names around here for manure used in the fields:
L17b Names for places for manure containment or storage:
L18 Kinds of plows used around here, at present and in the past:
L18b If you’re plowing with a tractor, when you get to the end of the field and turn around, sometimes there’s a slight difference in width between the last row of the earlier pass and the first row of the later pass. Do you have a name for such a row?
L20 The implement used in a field after it’s been plowed to break up the lumps:
L22a A farmer might use a specific word to talk about planting a particular kind of agricultural crop. What might a farmer say about oats? “This year, I’m going to _______ oats.”
L22b A farmer might use a specific word to talk about planting a particular kind of agricultural crop. What might a farmer say about corn? “This year, I’m going to _______ corn.”
L22c A farmer might use a specific word to talk about planting a particular kind of agricultural crop. What might a farmer say about cotton? “This year, I’m going to _______ cotton.”
L22d A farmer might use a specific word to talk about planting a particular kind of agricultural crop. What might a farmer say about wheat? “This year, I’m going to _______ wheat.”
L22e A farmer might use a specific word to talk about planting a particular kind of agricultural crop. What might a farmer say about peanuts, tobacco, etc.? “This year, I’m going to _______ peanuts, tobacco, etc.”
L23 What machinery is used around here in putting in the seed?
L24 A crop or part of a crop that springs up and grows by itself from old seed:
L25 The method used to clean out weeds and loosen the earth between rows of corn:
L28 Hand tools used for cutting hay or grain:
L29 Machines now used for cutting grain:
L30a When grain is cut it is (or used to be) tied up in ________.
L30b Then these sheaves are set together in piles called ________.
L31 What do you call the top bundle of a shock?
L33 What machine is used to separate the grain from the straw?
L33b Where do you store ears of corn after harvesting them?
L33c Where do you store corn when it’s off the cob?
L34 What are the most important crops grown around here?
L34a When parts of fields of cereal grain crops are bent over at the ground by strong winds or storms, you’d describe them as:
L34b The grassy drainage strip in a field is called a(n) __________.
L34c Names for erosion control methods or structures:
L35 Hand tools used for cutting underbrush and digging out roots:
L36 What do you call it around here when you dig out roots and underbrush to make a new field?
L36b Names for different types of irrigation methods:
L36c What do you call the circle of green crops created by a circular irrigation system?
L37 A hand tool used for cutting weeds and grass:
L38 What do you use around here to sharpen tools in the field?
L39 An iron bar with a bent end, used for pulling nails, opening boxes, and so on:
L40 A long iron bar used to move rocks and other heavy things:
L41 A device for moving dirt and other loads, with one wheel in front and handles to lift and push it behind:
L43b To get a horse ready to ride: A person might say, “I’ll ________ the horse.”
L52 Pieces of leather used to cover the sides of a horse’s eyes:
L53a The band that goes under a horse’s middle to hold a saddle on:
L54 If someone was transporting firewood (or dirt) in a wagon, you’d say he was ________ firewood (or dirt).
L55 If the wagon was only partly full, you’d say he had a(n) ________.
L56 The amount of wood a person can carry in both arms: “We’re out of firewood—I’ll just get in a(n) ________.”
L57 A low wooden platform used for bringing stones or heavy things out of the fields:
L58 An implement with an A-shaped frame that you put boards on to saw them:
L59 An implement with an X-frame to hold firewood for sawing:
L60 A fence made of stone or rock without mortar:
L61 Fences made of solid logs, now or in the past:
L62 A fence made of split logs:
L63 Kinds of fences made with wire:
L64 The kind of wooden fence that’s built around a garden or near a house:
L65 What other kinds of fences, past or present, do you have around here?
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