You will, by accident listening to the show, become an expert-not-really in matters of arable farming, organic crops, and milking.
Water, food and arable land will be more scarce, cities more crowded and hunger more widespread.
We are going to argue that the Anglo-Saxons give 120 acres, arable acres, to the hide.
Tusser also describes this use of land alternately as pasture and arable.
He has rescued some acres of arable land from the rage of the barren sea.
Out of the arable land he took only what was his due, and refused to take more.
Hearne remarks that the explication of this word warranted by Sir E. Coke is "a wood grubbed up and turned to arable."
The quantity of cereals has increased in proportion to the arable land.
What proportion of this area do you believe to be arable land of fair quality, including pasture that might be put under the plow?
The Reservation contains 2,800 acres of woodland and arable soil.
early 15c., "suitable for plowing" (as opposed to pasture- or wood-land), from Old French arable (12c.), from Latin arabilis, from arare "to plow," from PIE *are- "to plow" (cf. Greek aroun, Old Church Slavonic orja, Lithuanian ariu "to plow;" Gothic arjan, Old English erian, Middle Irish airim, Welsh arddu "to plow;" Old Norse arþr "a plow"). Replaced by late 18c. native erable, from Old English erian "to plow," from the same PIE source.