My sister who I guess shares (probably vastly exceeds) my thing for words added a comment about the ever important Plantation vs Farm debate. So naturally, I Googled it. According to the Internet, there is no precise definition, and there are all sorts of random theories, but the predominant one seems to be: a very large farm. Producing goods intended for export rather than local consumption is another theme. By these definitions, of course, all of the cattle factories in Texas and, I imagine, most of SK would qualify. ‘Self contained’ and ‘relying on unskilled labour’ comes up sometimes as well.