August 29, 2008 – “Living the Country Life” Film Crew

Today a film crew from the cable TV show, “Living the Country Life” descended upon high hopes gardens.  Being one of the few households in America without cable or satellite TV, I’ve never seen the show on the RFD channel. They were working on an episode featuring things acreage owners could do to be more environmentally friendly.

We’re like poster children in that regard! They didn’t want us, just our farm as a backdrop for a few segments.  Although it might seem that we have been out pounding the bushes for media attention – each one we have been asked to do out of the blue.

The Screenscape Studios trucks roll into the farm.

The first stop was the chicken/turkey waterer that is filled from a gutter on the roof.  Shh, don’t let anybody know that the day before the crew arrived, the now old stand that holds the 55 gallon barrel up collapsed after our first substantial rain in many weeks.  I was able to cobble it together in time for the filming, but it needs a rebuild after this season.

The second stop was a 1100 gallon tank that we use to collect water for the gardens/berries/trees in dry times.  It was empty two days ago, but the .60 inches of rain filled it up.

The third stop was at the compost bin.

Showing the compost raw ingredients off.

The last stop was at the wind turbine where I didn’t get a photo.  The crew was here from about 9:00-3:30 without much of a lunch break for three one and a half minute segments.  Other segments on the show filmed elsewhere include drip irrigation, organic lawn care, rotational grazing, solar energy, and a few others I don’t remember.

So all you faithful blog readers take comfort in the fact that you had the inside scoop on all these things long, long, before the TV viewers.  I’ll let you know when the show will air, probably late in the fall.

one year ago…”Fowl Brooding”