Ross Farm pin

Ross Farm pin

In 2006 I visited Halifax, and much of Nova Scotia. Driving from the north shore of NS to Lunenburg on Mahone Bay I stopped at the Ross Farm Museum, where I got this pin.

Ross Farm Museum is a window into the past of Nova Scotia’s rich agricultural history with many things to see and do that the whole family will enjoy.

Established in 1969, The Ross Farm Museum is located on highway #12 in New Ross, Nova Scotia, just 15 minutes from the Lighthouse route, or 25 minutes from the Gloosecap trail. The Museum is a living, working, farm museum depicting 150 years of agriculture in Nova Scotia. They are a single family upland farm on land originally granted to Captain William Ross. Ross Farm Museum is still being farmed with oxen, the way it was in the late 1800s. In Rosebank Cottage, the original home of the Ross family built in 1817, you may see food being prepared over an open fire, straw hats being woven, wool or flax being spun, butter being churned, or many other skills being demonstrated that were daily chores for their forefathers, but are now almost lost.

They have a working blacksmith shop where hardware is produced for the farm and they shoe approximately 30 teams of oxen each year.[I never knew oxen were shoed.] There is also a working stave mill and cooperage producing barrels, the original workshop where products such as butter churns, spoons, buckets and even snow shoes are made. You also might have a chance to take part in a class in their one room school.

A view of the Ross Farm

A view of the Ross Farm

During your visit to Nova Scotia, Ross Farm Museum is definitely worth taking the time to visit. It will provide you an opportunity to experience ”An Adventure in Rural Living”.

Location: 10-B5

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