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The Family Farm

Season 1
2018TV-14
Hosted by Kate Humble (My Welsh Sheepdog), this docuseries follows three families who leave the big city to work on farms in the remote but lovely Welsh hills. For three weeks, they learn tasks like corralling sheep, milking cows, and selling livestock. Along the way, they discover whether the “simple life” really offers greener pastures. “Plenty of fun…[with] informative insights” -The Telegraph.
Starring
Kate HumbleGareth Wyn-Jones
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Part 1
    April 30 2018
    59min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The three families arrive and settle into their purpose-built yurt village, complete with chicken coop, vegetable garden, and pigpen, all of which they will have to maintain during their farm experience. Then traditional Welsh farmer Gareth Wyn Jones gives them a crash course in sheep farming, from gathering and shearing to training sheepdogs and selling ewes at the market.
  2. 2. Part 2
    April 30 2018
    59min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    This week the families head to neighboring farms that produce food on a large scale. The Burtons come to grips with a dairy operation that milks 400 cows twice a day. The Morgans head to a free-range egg farm that provides 60,000 eggs a week to one of the UK’s biggest supermarkets. And the McNultys get down and dirty on a pig farm that delivers sausage and bacon to shops across the country.
  3. 3. Part 3
    April 30 2018
    59min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Having experienced the large-scale side of the farming industry, the families turn to smaller operations that are trying to take control of the supply chain and sell their own artisanal products, from prime pork to high-end ice cream and pick-your-own fruits and vegetables. They also visit the Eglwysfach Show, where some of the families are challenged to enter the competitions.
  4. 4. Part 4
    April 30 2018
    59min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    As summer on the hill farm draws to an end, the families put everything they’ve learned to the test. A sheepdog trial challenges the bonds the aspiring shepherds have forged with their dogs, while the families endure another kind of trial when they must select pigs to be sent to slaughter. Then, after harvesting the crop, they must decide whether any of them will take up farming full-time.

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Producers
Folk Films
Network
Acorn TV