Life in 19th c. rural Scotland?
August 2, 2010 12:05 PM Subscribe
Life in 19th century rural Scotland - tell me more about the "home farm".
posted by John Borrowman to Society & Culture (4 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
My ancestor worked on the “home farm” of a large Scottish estate in Lanarkshire in the early 19th century. I understand that the home farm was responsible for putting food on the laird’s table. Is this accurate, or even the whole story? Did the home farm also supply foodstuffs to the other farms (and their laborers) on the estate? Was there anything particularly distinctive about life on the home farm vs. other farms on the estate? (Ex. Good: better food; Bad: harder work)
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