husbandry

Definitions:

The business of a farmer; farming; agriculture; domestic economy; frugality.
- Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914. (noun) (n.) (noun)
Agriculture; farming; frugality.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919. (noun) (n.) (noun)
The business of a farmer; frugality; domestic economy.
- Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874. (noun) (n.) (noun)
The business of a farmer: tillage: economical management: thrift.
- The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899. (noun) (n.) (noun)
Tillage; economy.
- The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894. (noun) (n.) (noun)

Usage examples:

The houses were reduced to ashes by the merciless Normans; the cattle seized and driven away; the instruments of husbandry destroyed; and the inhabitants compelled either to seek for a subsistence in the southern parts of Scotland, or if they lingered in England, from a reluctance to abandon their ancient habitations, they perished miserably in the woods from cold and hunger.
- The History of England, Volume I by David Hume
And there did be cities far forward in the morning Sunshine, that did have gone before at speed, and set the husbandry of the world, and to be finished and gone forward again ere that certain of the latter cities did come to that place to the reaping; and the night to come presently to that place; but this not to be for some part of a year after that the crops were taken.
- The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson
The meal was one long discussion about husbandry with a few amusing stories and bits of harmless gossip thrown in; now and then one of the farmers, suddenly remembering where he was, would labour some pious remark which the priests acknowledged with a nod or an absent- minded " Yes!
- Maria Chapdelaine A Tale of the Lake St. John Country by Louis Hemon