This Farming Life
This Farming Life is a major new 12-part documentary series following the struggles and triumphs of five very different farming families in some of Scotland’s most beautiful and remote landscapes (Monday-Wednesday, 7.00pm, BBC Two).
Today, Monday 7th March, in episode one fiances Mel and Martin head to market to look for the perfect rams to impregnate their ewes on the mainland in the east of Scotland. In central Scotland near Loch Lomond, hill farmers Bobby and Anne health-check their flock to make sure they’re fit to breed. In the far north, large-scale sheep farmer John has 4,000 ewes to check, but is also expecting thousands of visitors from all over the world as he hosts the world sheepdog trials. Further east, Martin must bring his barley in before the rain comes if he has any chance of saving his crop, but his new combine harvester is playing up.