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Old 12-15-2010, 10:04 AM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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The only problem I have with these show is they get a few days of training, Then are sent back in time. They lack the years of knowlege that they would have if the grew up in that time frame, about how to do things, what works/does not work.
Not in this particular case,two are archeologists and the woman is a historian.
Very hands on from her website:
Ruth Goodman - Historical Consultant
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Old 12-15-2010, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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I saw that, it was really good

PBS - Frontier House: Resources: Lesson Plans
That was an incredible idea for television and great, educational entertainment.

I wish someone would revisit that on a larger scale.
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:34 AM
 
Location: north america
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they used to be a show on SD Public tv showing people trying to live on the plains of Dakota like they did in the 1800's-- actually a good show
I've seen that show. It was good. What ever happened to the Waltons?
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:31 PM
 
Location: The Cascade Foothills
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I've seen that show. It was good. What ever happened to the Waltons?
You can, like me, buy all nine seasons on DVD.

There is another British show - a comedy - called "Good Neighbors." It's a show from the seventies, I believe, and is about a couple who decide to "live off the land" (a city lot) when the husband gets fed up with working for a living.

They turn their entire suburban yard into garden beds, install a huge wood cookstove in their kitchen, build a chicken coop and pen, a pig pen, and a pen for a goat.

It's very cute and quite realistic in a lot of ways. I watched it on Netflix instant play but I think it is only available on their DVD rental now.

Here's a description of it:

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This British series tracks the escapades of businessman Tom Good (Richard Briers) and his wife, Barbara (Felicity Kendal), who've had enough of the grind and want to live off the fruits of the land instead. But residing next door to people who've suddenly begun tilling the soil and raising livestock isn't what Jerry and Margo Leadbetter (Paul Eddington and Penelope Keith) had in mind when they moved to the 'burbs. Watch the fireworks fly.
I think it was on for only three years, maybe four. It is going to be my next complete t.v. series that I'm going to buy.
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Old 02-24-2012, 04:31 PM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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It was called 'The Good Life' in the UK and elsewhere,here is a link to where you can watch online:
Watch Movies Online & More | VeohWatch Movies Online & More | VeohWatch Movies Online & More | Veoh
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