In May 1933 Margaret Leigh took over the tenancy of Achnabo farm, in a beautiful corner of the West Highlands overlooking the isle of Skye. In this unsentimental yet exquisitely written book, she recounts a year of farming life there, from the burning of the land and ploughing in March, through planting and sowing in April to haymaking and harvesting in September. Incidental details - such as a visit to the smithy, the arrival of some new bulls and the annual journey of the cows to the summer shielings - provide ...

Highland Homespun 2012, Birlinn Ltd, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9781780270418

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Highland Homespun 1974, TBS The Book Service Ltd

ISBN-13: 9780856174803

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