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Rosefarm House and Steading
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Rosefarm House and Steading

Picture added on 27 February 2006
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?
Added by Gerald Cronkwright on 28 March 2007
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.
Added by Calum Davidson on 29 March 2007
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