Maybe some of my kind have taken on similar 'husbandry' projects.
"husbandry," I began, and her still mending eyebrows crinkled in wonder.
They are experienced with the grim side of husbandry, but they are not inured to it.
c.1300, "management of a household;" late 14c. as "farm management," from husband (n.) in a now-obsolete sense of "peasant farmer" (early 13c.) + -ery.