Monday, November 9

parenting -tractor ted

Tractor Ted is a British series of fly-on-the-wall type farm videos that have been produced over the last 5 years, good stuff. No doubt staged a bit, but you follow the laird of the farm on his rounds (buying a new piece of machinery, 4-wheeling around the sheep's field) as well as the more lowly types (farmhand Les, changing tractor batteries, feeding barn cats, leaving the gate open, etc). Not strictly for Anglophile parents, it is interesting to see the older stone buildings of this English farm and such a diverse farm in contrast to the large-scale midwest corn producers of some US videos of this type. Narrator sounds like Jude Law (it is not) but not too intrusive. The Tractor Ted graphics are simplistic but that keeps it all lo-fi.