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If you haven't watched it, it's worth checking out. You know, assuming you like Clarkson's standard buffoonery. Which I admit I do. Okay, there's a touch more to it than just that. Smile


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We started watching over the weekend. So far the outcomes are not surprising, but it is amusing.
 
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Won't rain on this parade, but it/he is just not my cuppa tea.




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Actually nicely done, so far. The wildlife shots for the wilding episode are quite enjoyable.




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Only up to the Sheep fiasco but enjoying it so far (gives new meaning for bollocks Wink ). Laugh my ass off on the electric fence. Big Grin
 
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Did a lot of sheeping in my youth and laughed throughout the episode.
 
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The show is a good, lighthearted look at what's involved in farming.

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I’ve enjoyed the episodes I’ve watched. While of course a show created for entertainment purposes, I like learning more about what farmers actually need to do in order to run a farm. (Need to find a ‘real’ farming documentary to watch). I also would like to share a few pints at the local pub with the young guy that’s helping him out - seems like a true ‘salt of the earth’ kid.
 
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I’ve enjoyed the episodes I’ve watched. While of course a show created for entertainment purposes, I like learning more about what farmers actually need to do in order to run a farm. (Need to find a ‘real’ farming documentary to watch). I also would like to share a few pints at the local pub with the young guy that’s helping him out - seems like a true ‘salt of the earth’ kid.


I like watching these dairy farmers on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/channe...NuhadNDm2nIqLTao85YQ

https://www.youtube.com/channe...olUwyOgZZDUoIeSyojpw
 
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We just finished watching it last night and enjoyed it immensely. I wish there were more episodes quite honestly. I think the show was well made, interesting and entertaining. I also think it painted farmers in a wonderful light. I really think it was a well done production.



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Watched the first episode last night when I couldn't sleep. It was good enough that it failed to put to me to sleep (as intended). As a result I'll keep watching.

Kaleb seems destined to be a great foil.

When you think about it, as much as we like all three of them playing off each other, May's and Hammond's independent projects work, too.


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We just finished watching it last night and enjoyed it immensely. I wish there were more episodes quite honestly. I think the show was well made, interesting and entertaining. I also think it painted farmers in a wonderful light. I really think it was a well done production.

This show is a really good vehicle to show what farm life is like and what goes into it; something sub-urbanites would be best served to watch. Take a known celebrity (and his hot gf), his quick wit and in-character persona, who willfully attempts to do farm work for an entire year. Clearly they've cut out a lot of things but, the overall gist of it all is farm work is tough and financially unstable, there's a reason most people don't do it, and it takes a unique individual to stick-it through.

Kaleb becoming a celebrity


While here in the US we have farm shops, it appears that some of these farm shops in the UK are taken to another level. Rivaling a Whole Foods or, some other boutique grocer, with the added benefit of truly being a local/on-site producer.
 
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I think the better conversation would be about Clarksons girlfriend
 
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I think the better conversation would be about Clarksons girlfriend


Google her, very interesting life! And this show is great
 
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I'm really digging it, as the first generation of my family that wasn't raised on a farm. I still spent summers working the various family spreads. My bane was hogs, as opposed to sheep.

Not to take anything away from it, but it's pretty clear that he isn't dependent on how well his farm does, versus farmers whose entire livelihood depends on their yields. None the less it's really entertaining.
 
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I'm really digging it, as the first generation of my family that wasn't raised on a farm. I still spent summers working the various family spreads. My bane was hogs, as opposed to sheep.

Not to take anything away from it, but it's pretty clear that he isn't dependent on how well his farm does, versus farmers whose entire livelihood depends on their yields. None the less it's really entertaining.


My dad says he was the first generation of our family that had not picked cotton "for a living" He did have to work on the family farm as a kid though. I have never lived on a farm, but my mothers side were farmers in central illinois and my Dads side where cotton farmers in North Carolina and then Georgia.
I am loving the show and how it shows the honest difficulty of farm life. I loved the conversations in the first episode "your tractor is too big" I can hear my uncle say stuff like that. I would love to sit in the bar with the farmers in the area and hear them tell stories of the [insert derogatory term for rich english guy] who thought money was the solution to having a good farm. I am loving the show.



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My wife's family on her mother's side were (some still are) farmers in Illinois. She and I really dig the backhand appreciation of the difficulty and uncertainty of farming, even with today's technology.

Love Kaleb--after demonstrating his in-depth knowledge of farming in general, farm machinery, and Clarkson's farm in particular (knows by memory every sub-section by name), we find out he's 21.

Now watching episode 2: YOU BASTARD!!

Clarkson has to do everything his own way. Couldn't just get a sheep dog, oh no.


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Not to take anything away from it, but it's pretty clear that he isn't dependent on how well his farm does, versus farmers whose entire livelihood depends on their yields. None the less it's really entertaining.

It comes full-circle in the season finale where he finds out what his harvest is worth, the volatility of the market and the conditions that affect it all. There's moments throughout the show where he has to pause and weigh the financial ramifications of his decisions, the government regulations that govern a lot, and the impact of these to the common farmer. To say he was humbled and/or, enlightened at the end of the show, I think is an understatement.




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To say he was humbled and/or, enlightened at the end of the show, I think is an understatement


Agreed. We watched the final episode last night and when I did the pounds-to-dollars conversion we were stunned.
 
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That's the one thing that's always amazed and confused me about the one farm family I've known my whole life. The fact that it takes, and that they have/have had many many hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars worth of equipment, just to barely scratch out a living and basically live in poverty.


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