He recently cancelled a fishing trip to Canada and doubled back on the question of how to make a living from the farm.
The “traditional” nightingales are raised on a farm and fed organic birdseed.
Pete “bought the farm” a couple years later, in a motorcycle crash.
The missus and the kids pay intermittent lip service to living on a farm.
Too many were taken from the farm and educated, but educated in everything but farming.
On the yard of the farm where I had turned in there was not a soul to be seen.
He was good for nothing except to work on a farm, or do the chores about the house.
A feature of this farm, as of all others, was the enormous barn.
But it fell to Orlando Cutter, who lived on the farm next to the Grays.
"Now we can go to the farm," said Bunny, and he and Sue drove on.
c.1300, "fixed payment (usually in exchange for taxes collected, etc.), fixed rent," from Old French ferme "rent, lease," from Medieval Latin firma "fixed payment," from Latin firmare "to fix, settle, confirm, strengthen," from firmus "firm" (see firm (adj.)).
Sense of "tract of leased land" is first recorded early 14c.; that of "cultivated land" (leased or not) is 1520s. Phrase buy the farm "die in battle," is at least from World War II, perhaps a cynical reference to the draftee's dream of getting out of the war and going home, in many cases to a peaceful farmstead. But fetch the farm is prisoner slang from at least 1879 for "get sent to the infirmary," with reference to the better diet and lighter duties there.
mid-15c., "to rent (land)," from Anglo-French fermer, from ferme (see farm (n.)). The agricultural sense is from 1719. Original sense is retained in to farm out.
A minor-league club used as a training ground by a major-league club: Columbus is a Yankee farm (1898+ Baseball)