A parable is a spiritual or moral story of Jesus’ as told in the Gospels. Jesus used parables a lot in describing the Kingdom of God. Matthew 13 probably has clearly a majority of these and in a large group of them, Jesus would say “The kingdom of God is like…” finishing with a story about it (Morrison, n.d.). One example of this, Jesus was telling the story of the sower that was trying to plant his crops. He was having some seeds carried off by bird and others has spread were landing in areas where there was not enough soil or an area that was too thick; as a result, the seed would die soon thereafter.
(Document 2) The cultivation of plants also showed the ingenuity of the Aztecs. As described by Cortes, they built artificial floating gardens that allowed for more crop growth and easy irrigation. (Document 7) Among the crops planted was Maize or simply corn. The importance of this crop to the Aztecs was obvious as images exist of its planting dating back to as far as 8000 BCE. (Document 9) Seemingly the backbone of the Meso-american diet, corn was kept under strict watch, along with other numerous crops.
They had avocados, tomatoes, corn, strawberries, squash, chile, cashews, cocoa beans, pineapple, beans any many more. The most popular and important crops were corn and potatoes. The Incas called corn “Sara”. They also called potatoes “papa”. Terrace farming is a step like surface on the side of mountains.
The Anasazi spoke many languages Tanoan language including Tewa and Tiwa spoken at pueblos of the Rio Grande area. Although the Anasazi were farmers of corn, beans, and squash, they also hunted and gathered wild plants for food. Studies indicate that sometimes people depended more on wild foods than on farmed crops. Corn was dried and stored on the cob. Strips of dried squash hung in the storage rooms.
A major activity was tending corn fields whose harvests were carried to Spanish markets in St. Augustine. It is no exaggeration to say that the Spanish colony rested on the shoulders of the mission Indians. Within the town of St. Augustine some Spanish men married Indian women. The presence of Indian pottery in the town suggests residents integrated native foods and, perhaps, food preparation techniques into their diets. After the destruction and abandonment of the north Florida missions in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, the surviving Florida Indians were soon decimated by slave raids and other depredations.
The Mayans invented writing and they made great advances in astronomy and mathematics. It is understood that many Mayan people were very smart and they went on to live life in some advanced ways. People of the Mayan decent practiced slash and burn agriculture, they cut down an area of forest and burned the trees. They Mayans planted crops in May and harvested them in November, and when the soil would lose its fertility, the farmers would then 'slash and burn' another part of the forest. This leads me to say one reason they were highly civilized is due to their intelligence as farmers.
American Indians cultivated new strains of crops and built irrigation systems that allowed them to farm in the driest of deserts. Some tribes, such as the Pueblo of the Southwest depended solely on agriculture for their food. Others such as the Plains Indians depended entirely on hunting.1 Most American Indians gathered acorns and ground them into bread meal, fished the rivers and ocean shores, hunted dear and other mammals. American Indians also improved hunting and fishing techniques and crafted more efficient weapons and tools.1 Indians from the coastal area first constructed canoes from bundles of tule reeds for inshore fishing, as their tools became more efficient their canoes then were constructed from planks. In the Pacific Coast region craftsmen developed specialized tools that allowed them to increase their woodworking skills.
There is evidence found to locate the first maize dating from 7000BC; the development and tortilla intake has a similar age. In the past, people did not buy tortillas. Women had to make the tortillas themselves. Till today, there are still hundreds of people and communities, especially places where poverty is more concentrated, where housewives still handmade tortillas and cooked with firewood burners (a primitive stove made of stone). There are some common varieties of corn in Mexico, the most important being white corn, yellow and blue.
It used to be very simple. You would go out and pick the corn, sell it to a market that sells it to the customer to cook. According to Chapter 3 of the Omnivore’s Dilemma the amount of corn being produce increased “from 4 billion bushels in 1970 to 10 billion bushel today”. This only proves that there are many different sources of corn production, making it nearly impossible to trace an individual piece of corn back to the ground it came from. One such place some of the corn we consume comes from is a little known farm in Iowa owned by the Naylor family since 1919.