Colonel Lloyd kept from three to four hundred slaves on his home plantation, and owned a large number more on the neighboring farms
belonging to him.
The effort he had made to extend his land holdings had been suc- cessful and there were few farms
in the valley that did not belong to him, but until David came he was a bitterly disappointed man.
The city itself was still a long way off, but all around it was a green meadow as pretty as a well-kept lawn, and in this were neither houses nor farms
to spoil the beauty of the scene.
We saw more of our country neighbours now than when we lived on the farm
Uncle Henry grew poorer every year, and the crops raised on the farm
only bought food for the family.
before she had been five minutes at the farm
, Hardyman's sister had fished for her, caught her, landed her.
He had a hard struggle to make his farm
pay, to feed and clothe little Robert and his brothers and sisters, who were growing up fast about him.
In fact, you and your wife, working from daylight to dark, cannot properly farm
those two acres.
After breakfast the next morning, an obstacle, which the events of the evening before had put out of my memory, interposed to prevent our proceeding immediately to the farm
But to think of a niece o' mine being cause o' my husband's being turned out of his farm
, and me brought him no fortin but my savin's "
He did have this farm
to show for his work--he had not made a bad job of that, he and his Rag-weed.
Then give me back my lonely farm
Where none alive did wish me harm Dear home of youth!