What does the word husbandry mean?

Usage examples for husbandry

  1. For the rest, the dwellers in the City of Pines must surrender their wealth into the treasury of the viceroy, and they themselves, men, women and children, shall be led from the city and be distributed according to the viceroy's pleasure upon the estates of such of the Spanish settlers as he may select, there to learn the useful arts of husbandry and mining. – Montezuma's Daughter by H. Rider Haggard
  2. They are in general good farmers and attend chiefly to husbandry. – First History of New Brunswick by Peter Fisher Commentator: William Fisher