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Secrets of the Castle (same crew as Tales of Green Valley & Wartime Farm)

 
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I've only watched half of this but it is super cool! The crew (Ruth, Peter, and Tom) join in on a project in France - making a 13th century (I think) castle from scratch. It's been going on for 17 years and is expected to be completed in 25 (total).

I've downloaded them all to my HD to watch at my leisure.
 
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Thank you for posting this CJ! The thing I like about this kind of TV is that I can feel good after watching it because I actually learned something from it. Back when the History Channel did documentaries and actual history, I rather enjoyed them. Also, I liked it when Discovery did good documentaries, too- not the reality TV junk being produced now.

Although people may think archaeologists and anthropologists aren't needed, they contribute a lot by studying the past and making sure we learn from it. My favorite thing archaeologists do is return lost knowledge. My way of viewing them is that archaeologists, anthropologists, archivists, and librarians preserve, maintain, and restore humanity's collective knowledge base.
 
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Dave Burton wrote:Although people may think archaeologists and anthropologists aren't needed, they contribute a lot by studying the past and making sure we learn from it. My favorite thing archaeologists do is return lost knowledge. My way of viewing them is that archaeologists, anthropologists, archivists, and librarians preserve, maintain, and restore humanity's collective knowledge base.



I think permies would get the value of archaeologists & anthropologists since so much of permaculture is lifted from societies around the world in time and space.

There was an interesting part in this where Ruth is trying to fix up her "workman's hovel" and she knows that they used reeds on the floor but has no idea how they used them! My guess would've been that they would have woven a mat but I guess they didn't have time for that sort of thing.

Check out all they did with no fossil fuel. The "crane" they use to lift all that materiel.... it's like something from the Flintstones!

And for everyone who has taken a PDC or tried to make a "[level] swale, our friend the "A-frame" makes an nice appearance!
 
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Cj : my Castle secrets would not play for weeks and weeks, glad to see it up and running again! One of my most favorite grip of productions from BBC !

Thanks again, For the Good of the Craft ! Big AL
 
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I really liked when to see the carpenter make a cabinet only riving the wood and without glueing it or nailing it. I wish that segment was longer.
 
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"This video contains content from Little Dot Studios, who have blocked your country on copyright grounds"

Figures... bunch of goddam pirates we are, apparently.
 
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Oh how I wish BBC would let us pay to download their shows! Or make them available via iTunes or Amazon downloads instead of physical DVD that make not work due to formatting issues.

Sigh, one day... till then, I save everything I can to my HD.
 
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Bless you, Chad!
 
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