Victorian Farm

Victorian Farm

Rediscovering Forgotten Skills

Printed Music - 2008
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No electricity, no gas, no flushing toilet, and no tractor! Could you survive a year on a Victorian farm? In this fascinating time-traveling experiment a team of historians spend a year recreating farm life in 1885. Accompanying the television series, this book follows the team as they try to run a farm using only materials and resources that would have been available to them in the Victorian era. This was a crucial period in the history of Britain--rapid industrialization had radically changed life in the cites but rural communities used a mixture of centuries-old and pioneering modern practices. Packed with informative text and photographs from the farm year, this book reveals exactly what the Victorians ate and wore and how they managed their animals, farmed the land, and organized their lives. Providing a real insight into life on a Victorian farm, this series is also a fascinating reminder of how history comes full circle. The organic diet of 1885, use of natural products for cleaning and healthcare, and interests in crafts and gardening are of increasing relevance today as we look for a more responsible way of living over 120 years later.
Publisher: London : Pavilion Books, ©2008
ISBN: 9781862059009
Branch Call Number: 630.941 LAN 2008
Characteristics: 286 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), music ; 26 cm
Alternative Title: Rediscovering forgotten skills


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Feb 18, 2018

Three experts volunteered to work on a Victorian Farm for entire year with TV crew.
Very interesting given no electricity, used cattle (rustic) to horses (progressive) to drive the machinery & read how to Victorian book for advice.
Interesting subjects from how to brew beer, how to make cider preserve foods without refrigeration, make clothes, how to celebrate Christmas, internal combustive machinery in its infancy, the boisterous harvest festival to the group photograph of farmers & farmhands using wet or is it dry plate photography.

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