A Farm for Duncan

A Farm for Duncan

  • Paper cover
  • 280 pages
  • 0.706 lbs

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Will a move to Nova Scotia allow Duncan to raise the small herd he dreams of?

As a lad growing up in Scotland, Duncan MacLean enjoys working with cattle. But Duncan's father, a skilled blacksmith, is unsure about farming. Their small croft barely provides hay for two cows, and some years, the tacksman takes their calves as payment for the rent. Duncan longs for larger fields and a chance to expand their tiny herd. But where?

Uncle Hubert writes from Nova Scotia, telling of the prosperous farm he is building, his desire for cattle from Scotland, and available land in the New World. Should they go, even against Grandfather MacLean's wishes? Is it worth braving the storms at sea, the hardships of the voyage, and the hard work of clearing the Nova Scotian forests?

Then the laird of Glen Mor sells his land, and his crofters are forced to move. Duncan's family decides to book passage across the Atlantic. How will they fare in the New World?

A Farm for Duncan is historical fiction set in the early 1800s.


  • Author's Note
  • Cast of Characters
  • 1. Glen Mor
  • 2. Glen Eason
  • 3. Cows and Apple Trees
  • 4. Strangers in the Meadow
  • 5. The Meeting in the Smithy
  • 6. Pastor Blair's Opinion
  • 7. The Cattle in Glen Mor
  • 8. The New Laird
  • 9. Moving the Cattle
  • 10. Journey to Fort William
  • 11. Questions
  • 12. Losses and Gains
  • 13. Departure
  • 14. Pulled by Hope
  • 15. Pictou Landing
  • 16. Land Choices
  • 17. The Land Agent
  • 18. Timber!
  • 19. A Spring in the Forest
  • 20. Plans for the New Settlement
  • 21. The Farm in the Forest
  • 22. Father Fells a Tree
  • 23. A Deer and a Dilemma
  • 24. Discouragement
  • 25. The Peddler
  • 26. The Wheelwright
  • 27. Talking Business
  • 28. Plans for a New Smithy
  • 29. Building and Planting
  • 30. A Farm for Duncan
  • 31. Grandfather Maclean
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