I don't own land, but there's some communal land I can use for the growing of crops. I decide to grow pipe-weed. Pipe-weed is always in demand, so that should be fairly profitable.
I may not like my current outfit, but I'd like it even less if it was stained with dirt, tobacco, and manure. So I get some work clothes.
At the fields, I get the supplies I'll need for making pipe-weed crops. A bucket of water, some seed, and a handful of fertilizer.
Uh... handful? Why do they sell this stuff by the handful? Ok, I'm a big girl and I understand that being a farmer means dealing with animal feces. But is this an appropriate unit of measure? Not pound? Not kilogram? Not barrel, bucket, bushel, cart-load, cusec, dollop, dram, epha, hogshead, ounce, peck, pennyweight, scoop, shovelful, stone, or thirdendeal? I suppose it's better than measuring the stuff in terms of "mouthfuls", but still.
I tell the supplier he can measure it out and I'll just take his word for it.
I stride out into the field and plant my stuff. Now, I'm not a fool. I realize that growing crops takes time. Didn't expect this would be instant. I wait patiently for thirty seconds until the crops are fully grown and ready to harvest.