TALES FROM THE GREEN VALLEY

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TALES FROM THE GREEN VALLEY

Postby Mark » Tue Jan 30, 2007 5:56 pm

Earlier this month I obtained the DVD set of the Tales from the Green Valley series.
I didn't see the series at all when it was on TV probably because 2005 was such a nightmare year with Louise having Cancer etc.
I obtained the DVD's straight from the Producer,Peter Sommer. He was so chuffed that I was interested and he asked if I'd spread the word about the program and that the DVD's are available.
The series is set in a remote (secret) location on the Welsh borders. The Farm had been abandoned in the 19th Century but has been undergoing restoration over the last 15 years.
The aim of the program to quote from the back of the DVD case...
.... is to turn the clock back 400 years,five Archaeologists and Historians take on the challenge of running a farm for a year,as it was when King James I ruled the land.
Working without electricity,refridgeration,mains water,tractors or chemical pesticides,the group live off the land,eating the food they grow and wearing the clothes they create.They cope with a plethora of natural challenges - with 400 year old manuals as their source of knowledge.
Each episode focuses on a month in the life of the farm,following the seasonal tasks,from Harvesting and building to birthing Calves and pigs,from salting and smoking meat to Sheep shearing and garment making as they travel back to a forgotten time...
The enthusiasm of the participants is tremendous as they throw themselves into each new task.
Its a set well worth obtaining and heres where it can be obtained...

http://www.petersommer.com/tv_tales.html

Price only £19.99 with free delivery in the UK

Oggie (Buckinghams Retinue)



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Postby Wiblick » Tue Jan 30, 2007 6:22 pm

already have the DVD and have watched it more than thrice and made a fool of myself gushing to Stuart Peachy at Blore I think it was... tell Peter we want a book!



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Postby Mark P. » Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:40 pm

Just like to add my recommendation to, for what its worth.
I managed to see about half the series when it was on telly and bought the DVD as soon as they came out although they where a little difficult to find initially.
The DVD is definitely one you want to watch more than once.

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