Cornfield, and as he walked struck off the tallest and best-grown ears (a legend applied to Roman circumstances in Livy i.
By taking a block of marble and carving a statue, or taking a handful of seed and growing a cornfield, you have combined your labor and know-how with something of little value and have created something of more value.
What would we say to Borlaug if we met him in a cornfield and ended up discussing the world's problems over a beer somewhere?
Passing a cornfield the other day, close by a hat and coat on a stake, I recognized the owner of the farm.
I have made a satisfactory dinner, satisfactory on several accounts, simply off a dish of purslane (Portulaca oleracea) which I gathered in my cornfield, boiled and salted.