This superb series deserves to do well on DVD after the shoddy way it was treated by the BBC TV schedulers, particularly (and surprisingly) BBC Wales. There is much to enjoy especially for allotment holders, permaculture enthusiasts and smallholders. Plenty of green-woodworking projects are demonstrated, albeit briefly. Herbal remedies, traditional food preservation, brewing,harvesting and preparing grain crops, growing medlars, clearing land with the aid of animals, cooking with wood fired ovens, charcoal making and traditional uses of charcoal, drystone walling, hedging, an abundance of long forgotten recipes, and best of all, a reminder that it wasn't all hard graft; festivals and fun are well represented. In a world addicted to cheap oil, fast food and shiny gadgets, we could (re)learn a lot from our resourceful ancestors. They managed admirably without fridges, fossil fuels and supermarkets.