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Apple Day, a photo from the Boing Boing Flickr Pool

1912 Sterling Threshing Machine

Sterling 1912 Grain Thresher

Growing Fruit Trees Without Spraying By Mike Gellerman @ Countryside Magazine

Robe a l’anglaise, 1780-1785. From the Museum Rotterdam.


Red Jungle Fowl--one wild ancestor of the chicken. (Great blog post)

Duck-Winged Game bred by Mr. John Goodwin

A Quarter Plate Daguerreotype of an Antebellum Virginia House and Greenhouse

July 30, 1931 A field of crops ravaged by grasshoppers in the great plains. According to an associated press article published a few days earlier, one South Dakota farmer, “hearing that turkeys would eat the grasshoppers, sent his flock into the fields.” in something of a david-and-goliath tale, the turkeys came back without feathers.

Photo by © Werner Bischof. CAMBODIA. Farmer shading himself as he looks after his grazing cows. 1952.

Tractor with a corn picker - 1928.

"John Frederick of Grant County, North Dakota, shows how high his wheat would grow if there were no drought." July 1936. Medium-format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration.

Man sowing seeds. The Museum of English Rural Life of Reading University houses the most comprehensive national collection of objects, books and archives relating to the history of food, farming and the countryside.

"Strawberries get planted in March to harvest them early in the year. A plastic film prevents weed growth and erosion. Fleece protects them from frost." Freya Najade Strawberry Field, 2012

Pear Orchard I, 2011

This is corn. No, it's not photoshopped. Yes, it's real. It's a corn variety called Glass Gem Corn and though it may look like jelly beans or beads, it's real, actual, edible corn.

Holy Shit This Is Real Fucking Corn

This is a reproduction of a miniature painting by a Mughal artist, painted in 1612. It is in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.