Sunday, April 25, 2010

Victorian Farm

This is a fun series which can be watched on Youtube. This is just the first video, but you can easily find the others thanks to the uploader.

Here is a blurb about the show:

Historical observational documentary series following a team who live the life of Victorian farmers for a year. Wearing period clothes and using only the materials that would have been available in 1885, historian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn are going back in time to relive the day-to-day life of the Victorian farmer.

Working for a full calendar year, Ruth, Alex and Peter are rediscovering a lost world of skills, crafts and knowledge, assisted by an ever-dwindling band of experts who keep Victorian rural practices alive. Each month and season brings pressing priorities, from tending to livestock and repairing buildings to raising crops, preparing food and crafting furniture and tools. Can they make a success of farming the Victorian way?




Elizabeth S said...

This looks very interesting!

nefaeria said...

I hope you enjoy it! There is a little pop in by Ronald Hutton near the end, which was a nice touch, methinks. :)