Edwardian Farm

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Edwardian Farm

Post: #214419 Ravenknight
Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:07 am

Hi
New to site , so I thought my first subject would be the series Edwardian farm. I thought the first episode ( i think it was ) was brilliant.
Love watching these kind of programmes as they take you back to a time when you appreciate and respect nature, and the things now taken for granted....
Hard work as it is , the sense of achievment even now atracts people to live in a similar manner.......

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Post: #214425 Green Aura
Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:49 am

I enjoyed it very much. I watched the whole of the Victorian Garden series and can envisage getting hooked on this one too.
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Re: Edwardian Farm

Post: #214428 boboff
Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:59 am

Did I mention it's filmed just across the River from me?

I think so.

The lady in the program lived in the local Pub whilst filming....

It was amazing really that you watch the program and the setting looks magnificent, it is odd when its the same one that I look at every morning!
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Post: #214435 spider8
Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:46 am

Ow drat, I've missed this programme so hope it's on the iplayer thingie wotsit.
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Re: Edwardian Farm

Post: #214447 Millymollymandy
Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:42 pm

Yes I'm enjoying it as mentioned in the other thread, especially as I found a granite trough in my garden exactly the same as the one they featured. :cheers:
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Post: #214449 Millymollymandy
Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:52 pm

Boboff - you can now put Edwardian Farm in your profile as your location. :lol:

I never knew whereabouts you lived up until now as you haven't got your location there!
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Re: Edwardian Farm

Post: #214454 Ravenknight
Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:15 pm

Yes Boboff , the set is like a period drama ! I suppose to add to the atmosphere....
Millymollymandy, could not believe how long it took to chisel that granite trough and the skill that went into it...
As they mentioned on the programme " prisoners " were normally assigned to this job.....

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Re: Edwardian Farm

Post: #214455 Millymollymandy
Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:22 pm

Yeah, I was chuffed to bits when I found it here cos it was upside down under a shrub and covered in moss - thought it was just a rectangular lump of granite until one day when we had enough men around to turn it over and shift it, then we realised what it was!

Now I have even more respect for it after seeing how much hard work is involved the making of them. :salute: :salute: :salute:

Making the lime for the fields is even more amazing and labour intensive. The things we take for granted these days, eh?
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Re: Edwardian Farm

Post: #214462 grahamhobbs
Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:28 pm

I enjoy these programmes, they take me back to my childhood, holidays at my gran's in the country in the fifties, little had changed in Suffolk since Edwardian/Victorian times, there were still village blacksmiths and horses working the land. The way my grandparents lived and dressed was completely Edwardian - the only concession to moderninity was one gas lamp over the kitchen table.

One thing in the programme, did they make it clear that they were not dressing that part of the field with lime where the spuds were going in? Potatoes hate lime.

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Re: Edwardian Farm

Post: #214463 Green Aura
Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:48 pm

I thought they said they were liming for the spuds, because the ground there was too acidic because of runoff from Bodmin. Or did I dream all that? :lol:
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Re: Edwardian Farm

Post: #214468 spider8
Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:16 pm

Yep, just watched it on iPlayer and really enjoyed it as I did the Victorian one they did in Shropshire. I do envy you your granite trough MMM, lucky you. There was a patch of tilled earth in the same field as where they limed and assumed that would be where the spuds would be grown. Must be lime blowing across it though?
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Re: Edwardian Farm

Post: #214474 old tree man
Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:53 pm

I always enjoy program's like this keep them coming for me :thumbright:
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Re: Edwardian Farm

Post: #214554 boboff
Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:48 am

Well Gordy says you shouldn't lime before Oats, "daft buggers" he says.

Gordy was brought up at Newquay which is another now abandoned Hamlett on the cornwall bank about half a mile from Morwellham.

They also pronounce this incorrectly, its mor-welaam, not this year posh More well Ham.

The Rock face I look at from the Office is Morewell Rock, from which you get the Quay at Morewellham. The house in the picture is where I live, and at the time there was a Boat Yard here as well.

Still weeds grow well.
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Re: Edwardian Farm

Post: #221107 boboff
Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:08 am

Anyway, series nearly at an end.

My house did appear in the "May" episode I think, when "Bill Sykes" went up to the rock with his Artist friend and they looked down the valley onto the River, my house was right in the centre of picture, my woods to the left of it, and my two fields to the right of it.

The artist chap could be seen drawing my Chimney!

It's a small thing I know, but we were all rather jolly watching it, and have kept it on Sky Plus!

I like the program, but that Woman's shouting all the time is really starting to get on my nerves, ALLOT!!!!
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Re: Edwardian Farm

Post: #221135 Millymollymandy
Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:22 pm

We're behind too, somehow I missed the one about daffodils :dontknow: and have a couple more to watch. I can't take the whole programme in one go - it's very interesting but somehow hard work! I can't remember seeing an artist either - was that the daffy episode? I've just seen the cream tea one and I can't see there is anything different between my scones and theirs that they said were different from scones. :dontknow: I just don't cut mine into rounds or put sugar or sultanas in but they are not savoury, any more than bread is savoury. :scratch: It is what you put on top of it that makes it sweet or savoury I reckon! :iconbiggrin:
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