Nice for the trio to walk the walk using period equipment, how to books & advice from experts on period farm instead of talk the talk.
Interesting on what it was like for the working people at work & play throughout the year before mechanization changed everything.
We thoroughly enjoyed this historical re-enactment of a year on an Edwardian-era farm. Unlike some historical/reality shows, there was no whining to a video camera in a closet. The "farmers" were thoroughly enjoying all the new tasks they were learning. The videos were informative and entertaining, and we found out that Morwellham Quay is an actual historic village that you can visit.
We are a local homeschooling family and this series at the McGill branch has been such a valuable resource. We have had so much fun learning about life in the early 20th century and the Industrial Revolution. The experts in this series also bring in other experts on period technology, fashion, school, etiquette, farming and even about entertainment. This is not your typical series! The two archaeologists and one historian are hard working and very committed to recreate the farming lifestyle and endure whatever it takes to keep it running. The farm is actually a fully functioning tourist attraction. This is like Downtown Abbey but without the glam because they really show you what life was back in the day. Two thumbs up!! Highly recommend this series!! A pleasure for the whole family.
I would love to see more programs like this. Very informative and entertaining.
Such an interesting series! A presentation of daily life on the farm in Edwardian times from three intriguing and entertaining experts who live on the farm for a full year.
Every episode has new reenactments and insights into daily rural life in the Edwardian period. Always something new and interesting and informative. From making devonshire cream to training wild ponies to using the latest technology to plow the fields to fishing to birthing lambs. And such beautiful scenery, exceptionally captured by the cinematographers.
Fascinating! People were fully engaged in life for survival -- so resourceful, creative, multi-talented people (work the land, mines, sea, animals, storing food, making quicklime and not getting blown up!). Wish they had a season 2. The noise of the new industrial revolution was depressing (looms, tractors, mining, etc.).
Anyone who can eat lamb or veal after watching the show has a Heart of Stone.
Their enthusiasm is contagious despite the hard hard work.
This series is wonderful! Every single episode-- 12 in all, one for each month of the year-- is both engaging and full of fascinating detail. I couldn't be more impressed and happy; I only wish the previous series this one followed were also available.
Odd that a documentary about recreating a farm based on Edwardian times could be so good, and compelling. Helps that they have sympathetic leads, but the recovery of lost technologies, and the social commentary and forces, are quite fascinating in themselves.
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