Victorian Farm: Rediscovering Forgotten Skills
Victorian Farm, a follow-up to the 2005 series Tales From the Green Valley which explored life on a 17th Century British farm, follows archaeologists Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn and historian Ruth Goodman as they spend a year on a farm estate in Shropshire 1885-style.
The book includes a broad range of photographs, the team’s diary entries, authentic recipes and practical craft, cooking and household management projects. There are also extensive features on topics such as new inventions, breeding methods, clothing and food.
Oh and did you know that you can actually visit the Victorian Farm? The Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is open to the public April 15 – November 9, 2009.