Our Yorkshire Farm Season One Review
My dad recommended me this show so I thought I’d give it a go. It’s just as wild as he said!
Our Yorkshire Farm follows a family who live in a very remote farm, the family include the parents, Clive and Amanda, and their nine children (yes…nine!).
The first season has four episodes and each episode follows a different season, starting in Winter and ending in Autumn. Each episode the family face new challenges from snow storms and saving their sheep from freezing, to summer and the heat killing their crops. What’s fascinating about this family however is that everyone plays a part, from their 14 year old son fixing the vehicles to their two year old daughter feeding the lambs.
Now, I will admit, if I had not been recommended this show it definitely wouldn’t have been one I would watch of my own accord but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I liked how nothing was hidden, even the fact of putting a dead lamb’s skin on a living lamb to help it get adopted by a different sheep was thrown in, and while quite disturbing to watch showed that it was just part of living a farmers life.
And I won’t lie, I did become very attached to this family. In the final episode Clive tries to sell some of his sheep and unfortunately does not get the money he was hoping for them and I felt really bad. Growing up in the countryside, farmer’s can sometimes come up short because their work is so effected by the weather and how people shop, so to see the family not get the ending they hoped for was quite sad.
But all in all this was an enjoyable watch and I do think I’ll continue watching the other seasons too to see what else the family get up to. If you want to see how the other half live and learn more about the countryside and farming I definitely recommend this. Or even if you just want something that’s a bit weird and wonderful – this could easily fit that category too!
What do you think?
Until next time.