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The Farming of the Bones

Author:Edwidge DanticatPublisher:Soho Press Edwidge Danticat possesses a gift for narrating excruciating scenes with a poetic economy. This talent makes the 1937 Haitian massacre a perfect bac…

Farm Income

(in millions of dollars) This table features the U.S. farm income from 1930 to 2007, including the major categories of crops, livestock, government pay…

Brewer's: Farm

means food; so called because anciently the tenant was required to provide the landlord with food by way of rent. (Anglo-Saxon, fearme, food.) To farm taxes is the French affermer (to let …

Walt Whitman: A Farm Picture

A Farm PictureThrough the ample open door of the peaceful country barn, A sunlit pasture field with cattle and horses feeding, And haze and vista, and the far horizon fading away.

Christina Rossetti: A Farm Walk

A Farm WalkThe year stood at its equinox And bluff the North was blowing, A bleat of lambs came from the flocks, Green hardy things were growing; I met a maid with shining locks Where mi…

Robert Graves: Dead Cow Farm

Dead Cow Farm   An ancient saga tells us how In the beginning the First Cow (For nothing living yet had birth But Elemental Cow on earth) Began to lick cold stones and…

Farm Indexes, 1975–2007

(1990–1992 = 100) Find the amounts paid and received by farmers from 1975 to 2007. Year Price…

Brewer's: Fee-farm-rent

is where an estate is granted, subject to a rent in fee of at least one-fourth its value. It is rent paid on lands let to farm, and not let in recompense of service at a greatly reduced val…