Small farm content
May 26, 2020 10:51 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for YouTube channels that feature day-in-the-life content of small scale farmers. Whether it's livestock, growing, digging, fence-building, or whatever, I'd like channels that focus on the actual doing as opposed to instructional or informative. Minimal voiceover is a bonus.
posted by Think_Long to Media & Arts (11 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Would Li Ziqi's YouTube channel scratch this itch?
posted by hanov3r at 10:55 AM on May 26, 2020 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Way Out West Blow-in Blog follows a couple working a small farm on the west coast of Ireland. They use their horses and donkeys for some of the farm labor, too, which is delightful. It's mostly voice-over but I find Sandra's Irish/German accent delightful.
posted by DSime at 11:29 AM on May 26, 2020 [3 favorites]

Best answer: I like Justin Rhodes' vlog. Family homesteading in NC. Mostly slice-of-life, with a bent toward permaculture farming inspiration. Some of it is informative, but mostly just showing how the family does chores.
posted by SoundInhabitant at 11:47 AM on May 26, 2020 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Just jumping in to say that these three are good examples of what I'm looking for. I'm especially keen on sheep farmers too if anyone knows of any . . . Thanks!
posted by Think_Long at 11:52 AM on May 26, 2020 [1 favorite]

Best answer: I've really been enjoying White House on the hill.
posted by KleenexMakesaVeryGoodHat at 12:31 PM on May 26, 2020

Best answer: Dianxi Xiaoge!
posted by bluecore at 1:21 PM on May 26, 2020

Best answer: Came to recommend Justin Rhodes, but I will add in Gold Shaw Farm, Simple Living Alaska and Rainfall Projects (lots of howtos in that last one, but some nice day in the life).
posted by 445supermag at 3:29 PM on May 26, 2020

Best answer: Roots and Refuge farm (youtube) is great, my partner and I have been watching their content since quarantine started and it's all very lovely. They have many vegetables, chickens, alpacas, pigs. It mostly focuses on the gardening, and there's a ton of good information, plus Jess is very engaging to watch.
posted by switcheroo at 4:20 PM on May 26, 2020

Best answer: For sheep, you might enjoy Sandi Brock's channel. She runs an indoor operation in Southwestern Ontario. Lambing time is always a highlight.
posted by betafilter at 7:58 PM on May 26, 2020

Best answer: Zwartbles Ireland is a sheep farm in County Kilkenny with a focus on regenerative farming. There's a lot of screen time for some very cute dogs.
posted by Azara at 10:41 PM on May 26, 2020

Best answer: Aw you’re making me want to watch that ole NZ staple - Country Calendar which has been running for years and is available on YouTube. (It’s based on a British show called Country File which has also been around for decades)
Pretty low key slice of farming life interviews with farmers, follow them about etc. Here’s an episode about sheep farming but they have a variety of topics
posted by BAKERSFIELD! at 10:00 AM on May 27, 2020

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