Cromarty Archive

Rosefarm House and Steading

Rosefarm House and Steading

Date Added: 27 February 2006 Contributor: Evan McBean Year: 2005 Picture No: 1548

Albums: Farming


This farm and many of the others that I have been viewing here today are very large, modern and well groomed operations compared to the old days in the 1830-40s when 18 families with 88 people worked very hard to exist on 20 acres.

What time of the year is shown here - Spring or Fall - as the fields all seem to be neatly ploughed? What kind of crops and animals would be grown and raised on this farm with the picture perfect postcard hills?
Comment left on 28 March 2007 at 22:26 by Gerald Cronkwright
Gerald - this would have been taken in the late winter or early spring. Farms around Cromarty tend to be focussed on growing high quality barley - for the malting (whisky) industry, as well as seed potatoes for export. Other farms on slightly higher ground raise beef cattle, and some sheep are over-wintered here, having been in the mountains in the summer time. Comment left on 29 March 2007 at 18:09 by Calum Davidson
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