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Was anyone else totally inspired by this PBS series? I just got the DVD set for my birthday last week and have already watched every episode!<br><br>
Even though it was tough, i still was way into it while watching. i have been more inspired to do things like cook from scratch and get by wood in so we can fire up the wood stove.
 

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I love it too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/luxlove.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="throb">
 

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Remind me which one was that. My dh and I have watched all of the PBS shows like that. Was that the one that takes place in Montana with the really rich family who keeps complaining about starving and keeps breaking the rules?<br><br>
I loved that one.
 

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Yes!!! I cried during the end when the families were leaving. I also found it so interesting that many of the children were bored and depressed when they came back to modern life.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Remind me which one was that. My dh and I have watched all of the PBS shows like that. Was that the one that takes place in Montana with the really rich family who keeps complaining about starving and keeps breaking the rules?<br><br>
I loved that one.</div>
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yes, that was it. it's great how they had fun though. yes, interesting about how the kids were bored when they got back to CA.<br><br>
the TN lady was being so harsh to the CA family about the liquor. she said, "i like to think about what my pastor or my sunday school teacher may be watching and thinking"...uhm, well what do they think about how rude you treat your husband or how you all didn't help the girls when they were in the freezing cold in the snow milking their cow? it was so weird to hear her saying stuff like that but being a jerk to the others. when her husband asked the girls to take the cow back and milk it, that seemed so horrible to me. couldn't he see that they were freezing and why didn't he invite them in to warm up by the fire? i was really sad about that part of it. at first i liked the TN mom b/c she spoke her mind but her competitiveness and lack of compassion just made me sad by the end of the series. KWIM?<br><br>
i have to remember that they were portrayed with a strong hand from PBS editors perhaps so i shouldn't think that what i saw was exactly how they are in real life or even during the project.<br><br>
i was so impressed that they actually did all of that work and created homes and a life for themselves, even if they would not have "made it" through the winter. they were normal people not super outdoorsy folks or carpenters or farmers. it really challenged me to take risks with things that i do not know how to do well; i want to do them and make mistakes instead of just dreaming about it.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">It and Pioneer House were amazing!</div>
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haven't seen that one, yet! i will have to check it out!
 

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That was good, but the best one is the two couples that do it for a year in Canada... For the life of me I can't remember the name of the show.... I'll keep thinking on it, but we checked it out from the libary.<br><br>
If you like Frontier house, you would LOVE this one.... they have to plow, plant, harvest, store all their food, everything for an entire year. Apparently it was also the wetest year Canada had in the last 100+ years, so these people really lived it and toughed it out.<br><br><br>
The other PBS series like this are not as good as Frontier house thou... ranch house was a joke... those people would have died and they didn't even care... Cololinal houe was good too, but more people in the show means more drama of course.
 

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I LOVED Frontier House! Too bad you mentioned it, now I want to watch it again-it's been a couple of years since I've seen it!
 

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Pioneer Quest: A Year in the Real West.<br>
It played on the History Channel<br><br>
Loved this show!<br><br>
Here are some links:<br><a href="http://www.history.ca/ontv/titledetails.aspx?titleid=22016" target="_blank">history channel</a><br><br><a href="http://www.pioneerquest.ca/" target="_blank">pioneerquest.ca/</a><br><br><a href="http://www.umanitoba.ca/outreach/cm/vol8/no20/pioneer.html" target="_blank">episode summary</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Pioneer Quest: A Year in the Real West.<br>
It played on the History Channel<br><br>
Loved this show!<br><br>
Here are some links:<br><a href="http://www.history.ca/ontv/titledetails.aspx?titleid=22016" target="_blank">history channel</a><br><br><a href="http://www.pioneerquest.ca/" target="_blank">pioneerquest.ca/</a><br><br><a href="http://www.umanitoba.ca/outreach/cm/vol8/no20/pioneer.html" target="_blank">episode summary</a></div>
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awesome! i think that i saw one minute of this years ago. i will try to find the dvds.
 

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I liked the Canadian one better too. They did make it through the wettest spring on record and a nasty winter. When the series was first on we would play Pioneer Quest for fun as we had just moved here and had to do fencing, start our wood pile, clear land by hand for various projects and so we would pretend we didn't have to go to work everyday and come home to our electiric and gas house! It was ectra inspiration. My family homesteaded close to where they were in the 1800's so that was fun too!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Pioneer Quest: A Year in the Real West.<br>
It played on the History Channel<br><br>
Loved this show!<br><br>
Here are some links:<br><a href="http://www.history.ca/ontv/titledetails.aspx?titleid=22016" target="_blank">history channel</a><br><br><a href="http://www.pioneerquest.ca/" target="_blank">pioneerquest.ca/</a><br><br><a href="http://www.umanitoba.ca/outreach/cm/vol8/no20/pioneer.html" target="_blank">episode summary</a></div>
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Thank you! I was going a bit mad trying to think of the name of this show. I think it might be time to check it out again.
 

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I loved that show. I don't think they could have got me to move out when the show was over though.....after all that work it would be mine I tell ya<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
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I loved that show.<br><br>
I loved the guy and his dad building the house for his bride. I also loved how when they got bored they all played with the camcorders.<br><br>
I prolly would have cheated too. Oh well.
 

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I loved it, so did my dd - I think she was four years old when she first watched it. It was good preparation for moving to the country and living like we do now (cut our own wood, heat with wood, take care of animals, take care of 25 acres - we have it easy though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> with electric and running water!).<br><br>
Haven't seen Pioneer Quest, but now I really want to!
 

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I haven't seen Frontier house yet..have to put that on my netflix queue <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> I LOVED Pioneer House though! The young couple were just so loveable. The other two families would get on my nerves from time to time though.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I haven't seen Frontier house yet..have to put that on my netflix queue <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> I LOVED Pioneer House though! The young couple were just so loveable. The other two families would get on my nerves from time to time though.</div>
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wait, which one are you talking about? i'm confused.
 
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