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Ross Farm Museum

Ross Farm Museum

New Ross, Nova Scotia

As many of the museums scattered across Nova Scotia, Ross Farm tells us the story of rural life and farming 100 to 175 years ago. Captain Ross was given 800 acres of land free for past military service in 1816 and after 5 generations of the family farmed here, some of the land was purchased by New Ross District Museum Society.

11c shoeing oxRoss Farm is a peaceful place with lots to see with interpreters dressed in the costume of the day working as the generations of Ross family would have worked. The blacksmith was shoeing an ox, a team of oxen were tilling the fields, the cooper was making barrels and the women were cooking and doing dishes in Rose Bank Cottage.12n oxen ploughing

What makes this museum different is the heritage breeds of many animals who are around the property as you visit the buildings. See one of my favorite pictures of the roster and the hen by the barn door.

9b rooster and hen by barn doorTake the day and enjoy the farm. I suspect the black lamb we saw is already growing up; however, the beautiful dishes of the period are still showing in Rose Bank Cottage dining-room. Activities occur throughout the day so check the website to see what is going on. A great way to see the farm is the horse and buggy ride. Take a quiet day and watch for all the animals as you tour the farm and ask questions of the friendly interpreters about this important part of Nova Scotia history.



Check out their website HERE


Ross Farm

  • Wood working tools
    Wood working tools

    This guy can take a block of wood and turn it into something useful.

  • Modes of Transportation
    Modes of Transportation

    This is Folk Art of modes of transportation back in the day.

  • The Cook
    The Cook

    Woman working in the kitchen

  • The Cooper at work
    The Cooper at work

    The Cooper is hard at work making Barrels 

  • Open Fields of Ross Farm
    Open Fields of Ross Farm
  • OX being shoed
    OX being shoed

    This OX is getting a new set of shoes. Not to happy about it but necessary.

  • Farm roof from the inside
    Farm roof from the inside

    Shiver Me Timbers this building will be standing a long time.

  • Horse and Wagon
    Horse and Wagon

    Take a ride around the Ross Farm in a horse drawn wagon.

  • Sheep

    This one was not sheepish at all.

  • Making a spoon
    Making a spoon

    Here the wood worker has just started to make a spoon.

  • The Teacher
    The Teacher

    The teacher gave us a lesson on life at the Farm.

  • Beautiful OX
    Beautiful OX

    You have to admire and respect this beast of burden.

  • Sheep nose to nose
    Sheep nose to nose

    Ba Ba Black Sheep does have some wool.

  • The Formal Sitting Room
    The Formal Sitting Room

    Here we have the formal sitting room in the cottage.

  • Beautiful Blue Platter
    Beautiful Blue Platter

    Dishes were very fancy in these times

  • Rooster and Hen
    Rooster and Hen

    These two are enjoying a stroll around the farm.

  • Ross Bank Cottage
    Ross Bank Cottage

    View from the work shop of the Ross Bank Cottage

  • Pig in a pen
    Pig in a pen
  • A Calf relaxing
    A Calf relaxing

    This little calf did not mind being on show.

  • Ducklings swim with mom
    Ducklings swim with mom

    These little ones do not go far from their mother.