Annie Warmke and Carie Starr at the Women Grow Ohio Workshop in Zanesville, Ohio.  How do I make a living at what I love to do?

A video clip of Women Grow Ohio- After Chores Workshop in Zanesville, Ohio. The speakers are Annie Warmke and Carie Starr, the WGO founders. A great event with delicious food. Annie Warmke owner of Blue Rock Station with the only Earthship in Ohio and Carie Starr owner of Cherokee Valley Bison Ranch in Thornville, Ohio. These women are truly an inspriration

 

 

BBC's Victorian Farm

VICTORIAN FARM IS A HISTORICAL DOCUMENTARY TV SERIES IN SIX PARTS, FIRST SHOWN ON BBC IN JANUARY 2009, IT RECREATES EVERYDAY LIFE ON A SMALL FARM IN SHROPSHIRE IN THE MID-19TH CENTURY, USING AUTHENTIC REPLICA EQUIPMENT AND CLOTHING, ORIGINAL RECIPES AND RECONSTRUCTED BUILDING TECHNIQUES.

This documentary series follows a team who live the life of Victorian farmers for a year. Wearing period clothes and using only the materials that would have been available in 1885, historian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn who are going back in time to relive the day-to-day life of the Victorian farmer.

The project is based on the Acton Scott estate in Shropshire - a world frozen in time, lost in Victorian rural England. Its buildings and grounds are cluttered with antique tools and machinery collected by the Acton family, who have lived on the estate since the 12th century.

Working for a full calendar year, Ruth, Alex and Peter are rediscovering a lost world of skills, crafts and knowledge, assisted by an ever-dwindling band of experts who keep Victorian rural practices alive.

The team move into a Victorian smallholding on the Acton Scott estate that has not been used in nearly half a century. Their first task is the restoration of the cottage. As incoming tenants, they help thresh the previous summer's wheat crop, their first experience of steam-powered machinery. Alex attempts to sow a wheat crop using horse-power. Ruth and Peter install a range in the cottage and take a trip to the canals to load up on coal. It's time for the apple harvest, so Alex and Peter turn their hand to making cider. Ruth explores the challenges of Victorian cooking by making preserves ready for winter and cooks her first meal on the range. And the team must learn shepherding skills the hard way as the first livestock arrive on the farm - a flock of Shropshire ewes.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

BBC's Edwardian Farm Documentary

In this historical documentary series, archaeologists Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn and domestic historian Ruth Goodman team up to re-create a working Edwardian farm. The farm, located at Morwellham Quay in Devon, becomes home for the trio for a full calendar year as they learn to live a simpler but harder life during the turn of the 20th century. They have access only to tools and materials that would have been available at the time, and take up the crafts and responsibilities of the average Edwardian farmer, from harvesting crops and raising livestock to mining and fishing.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

BBC's Wartime Farm

Published on Jan 3, 2013

Historian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn face up to the challenges of the biggest revolution ever seen in the history of the British countryside as they turn Manor Farm back to how it was run in the Second World War. When Britain entered the war, two-thirds of all Britain's food was imported - and now it was under threat from a Nazi blockade. To save Britain from starvation, the nation's farmers were tasked with doubling food production in what Churchill called 'the frontline of freedom'. This meant ploughing up 6.5 million acres of unused land - a combined area bigger than the whole of Wales.
In this first episode, the farmers find themselves in a new location, a new time period and with a new team member. There is a new farmhouse to modernise, strict new rules to abide by and air raid precautions to contend with. 
The team begin by reclaiming badlands to grow new crops. Peter works with a blacksmith to design a special 'mole plough' to help drain the waterlogged clay fields. Ruth and Alex get to grips with a troublesome wartime tractor - and must plough through the night to get the wheat crop sown in time.
On top of farmers' herculean efforts to double food production, their detailed knowledge of the landscape also made them ideal recruits for one of the war's most secret organisations - the 'Auxiliary Units', a British resistance force trained to use guerrilla tactics against German invasion.
Wartime Farm was produced by the BBC in partnership with The Open University.