Another potentially interesting series starts on Wednesday 13th Nov on BBC2 at 9pm.
Thanks for the reminder David, i enjoy those progs.
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Thanks for the reminder David, i enjoy those progs.
You're welcome, Lyn....and whoops, make that MONASTERY can't edit it either.
Thanks David - will make a note of that Perhaps I'll be able to stay awake to watch it now that I won't be at work!
Thanks for that David, I really enjoy these programs
Preview was on yesterday,it does look good.
Reminder: BBC2 at 9.00pm tonight.
Thank you David much appreciated.
Thanks David! I shall be commendeering the sofa and remote control!
I've had a reminder for this for weeks. Can't wait. I love these sort of programms, find them totally addictive and to be honest far more informative than any number of hours spent poring over books or god forbid the internet! Hope you all enjoy it.
I'm looking forward to this series too......perhaps we can discuss it here, week by week.
Hello DK! I suppose you might perhaps wonder whether Frank (aka Palaisglide) and I will be watching! I'm not sure where Frank is at the moment - he's not posted here for ages, so I do hope he's OK.........
I'm sure you'll recall that Frank and I felt there were quite a few occasions during the earlier series which really showed the presenters' lack of research and knowledge of the subjects they covered, so I'm wondering whether they'll continue in the same vein. It's a pity that people were taken in by this, and misled completely at times - for example, do you remember when one of the presenters said that rats don't have a bladder? ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,! He couldn't explain/didn't know why they urinate the way they do, so made an utterly incorrect statement. They made mistakes about hatching chicks/brooders etc. - and milked a cow just after her calf had suckled, without washing her udder and teats. There were lots of other similar "howlers" so I'll no doubt be yelling at the TV tonight - again! Cheers! Ma.
Hello, Ma.....really nice to hear from you. Quite right, I did rather expect that Frank & your good self would be looking in.
I will agree there have been a few gaffs over some of the series, but I still think it makes wholesome viewing for lots of people. I'm sure you'll agree, The Victorian Farm was probably the most accurately portrayed .
Fingers crossed that it's a good watch......at least none of us will have any firsthand experience of this one.
Best wishes & look forward to your knowledgeable feedback.
Blast... I missed it, too busy watching Poirot !!
They do make mistakes, trying to plough with the cows was the funniest! They said to make the bowls out of hard wood such as beech, then chopped an oak log. Even so, i love the entertainment value of this and will be waiting to see how the fodder peas grow later in the season.
They sure do, Lyn......I thought the lightweight harrow was quite amusing, bouncing over the surface and achieving very little.
The harrow may not have achieved a lot on the ground, but it is a recognised technique for accustoming draught horses (and presumably oxen) to the feeling and noise of something following along behind them whenever they move.
Remember the Eagles' song Take it Easy ..... "don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy" is an analogy for someone getting stressed by their own life, and refers to young carriage horses being spooked by the carriage they were pulling.
From what I could see that was what was happening with the oxen on tv last night and I think they may have had more fun and games with them than we saw!!!
As for Southdown sheep - a lovely docile breed - I used to keep a flock of them and they're probably my favourites. I think they've been chosen for their docility rather than for authenticity, as the breed was only established about 200 years ago. The rangier and livelier Norfolk Horn type of sheep or even the ancestors of the Lincoln Longwool would've been more authentic but they might have been more difficult for the programme to manage.
Nevertheless, a fascinating programme and I look forward to the next one.
I think in the day they may have added something heavy like a tree trunk to give the harrow effectiveness.....but I'm aware that these two lightweights were struggling.
"Nevertheless, a fascinating programme and I look forward to the next one"...same here.
Anyone watching this 'Tudor Monastery Farm' series may wish to tune in a little earlier next Wednesday.
A new series called ‘Nigel And Adam's Farm Kitchen' starts Wed 20th Nov 8.00-9.00pm on BBC1, featuring cook Nigel Slater & Countryfile's Adam Henson.
Anything Adam is involved in is usually interesting.
Ooh, that's a definite in my viewing diary (if I kept such a thing). I'll try to remember!
David K wrote (see)
Anyone watching this 'Tudor Monastery Farm' series may wish to tune in a little earlier next Wednesday. A new series called ‘Nigel And Adam's Farm Kitchen' starts Wed 20th Nov 8.00-9.00pm on BBC1, featuring cook Nigel Slater & Countryfile's Adam Henson. Anything Adam is involved in is usually interesting. http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2013/47/nigel-and-adams-farm-kitchen.html
Reminder to watch tonight.