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Escape to River Cottage… Again

Courtney and I loved the DVD’s we watched last February so much that we wanted to watch them again.  We wrote about it a year ago.  The DVD’s were from Courtney’s uncle and a number of them were scratched so we missed several episodes and parts of episodes.  This week, we’ve discovered the entire collection on on YouTube!  Each evening after things calm down, we sit and watch an episode or two.

You can watch them too if you search for the person’s profile who posted them “zodiacza1”.   Zodiacza1 even put together a sequence for each season where it will automatically load the next episode in line when you finish the previous episode.  They are high quality too.  I know we’ve all seen those YouTube videos where someone obviously used their camcorder and taped their television and the posted it on YouTube.

These videos are inspiring and we encourage everyone to check them out.

Thanks, Robert.

Here’s an update from me, Courtney.  It’s helpful to know the order that the series was aired because each series has a different name.  The first series is Escape to River Cottage and you can find the complete list here on wikipedia.

Escape to River Cottage

Courtney and I wanted to share some great DVD’s with all of you.  Courtney’s uncle let us borrow his collection of “Escape to River Cottage” to watch.  They are episodes from a British TV series where the main character, Hugh, leaves his city job to live a self sufficient life in the country.  I found this wikipedia article to help explain what he does.

If you checked the wikipedia article above, you now know that Hugh is also a celebrity chef.  As you all know, Courtney and I love to cook and eat and so this series was right up our alley.  I’d say about half of the time spent is showing how Hugh prepares and serves the food that he grows, gathers or barters with neighbors.

This is by no means a comprehensive ‘how to’ type of DVD.  It was entertaining and inspiring and provided a lot of ideas to Courtney and I as we thought about our future.

I don’t know how to find these DVD’s though.  We are giving ours back this week and so now my mission becomes tracking down the next two series, “Return to River Cottage” and “River Cottage Forever”.  Netflix doesn’t have them and I’m not sure where else to look and they are a little expensive to buy on Amazon.  There are a number of specials that they produced as well, such as “Christmas at River Cottage” and “Pig in a day”.  We did watch “Pig in a Day” which is about home hog butchery and was incredibly informative.

Thanks.  Robert.