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  1. Steve

    Steve Valued Member Premium Member

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    Yeah I saw that too @ClissAT
    My first thought was '....that ain't gonna last too long'.
     
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    Yeh Steve, here is a more recent youtube video where they cook in an open fire pit about where the mud oven used to be. You can see the table made from pallets is still there but the oven that used to be beside it is gone.

    https://www.lifestylefood.com.au/tv/river-cottage-australia/videos.aspx?id=4896965172001

    Also here's an aerial view using a street map software that shows a 2017 satellite photo. The gardens are mostly gone, the fruit trees are patchy & some of the animal pens are derelict. Although it looks like the new owner is running pigs down front of the house.
    The oven & fire pit in the front yard are also gone.

    RCA aerial view.jpg
     
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    stevo Backyard Farmer Premium Member

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    I guess the pizza oven is a cool idea and we all would like one, but i think every one i've seen is cracked. That one looks pretty , ... loose :whistles: .... not to say that i could make one any better. I'd get impatient and wreck it.
     
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    You're such a cowboy @stevo :cowmoo:

    But I've seen your handy work, you know a thing or two about construction.
    Could have done with your knowledge this week as I've been building a chook house and it's been described as a miniature house. Perhaps it's been a bit over engineered! :clip:
     
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    Well I feel a bit silly now...I've been watching River Cottage Aust on SBS lately and hadn't realised they'd abandoned it. What happened? Was the show just a front or did they genuinely realise they couldn't make a go of it? It had occurred to me in franchising the UK show, they should have chosen someone already living this lifestyle, instead of casting a chef into the role.
    Is River Cottage UK still flourishing?
    Hope this doesn't happen to Matthew Evans in Tas with Fat Pig Farm...
    If these guys can't make it work...wow!!
    (I was concerned that Matt recently spent a few days preparing food for a fair and then managed to make only a few hundred bucks on the day, despite selling out everything. Somehow I doubt he's funding the new house and outbuildings from the farm itself!!)
     
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    Oscar, I made this thread about RCA that tells the story:-

    https://www.selfsufficientculture.com/threads/river-cottage-australia.1253/

    Paul wanted to spend time with ailing family up Newcastle way & think it is so the Tilba property that the film company owned was sold.

    You'll find some links to the new owner although already one of the pages I posted a link for has gone awol.

    I think Paul did a fine job while he was there & its a pity he had to abandon the project.
    I guess had it been his own property, he would have chosen a different path for it during the time he was to be absent from it.
    But since a film company owned it, they had to turn Aussie acres back into British pounds.
     
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    Thanks ClissAT...I'm kinda behind with tellie and often have to check the date at the end of the credits to see just when these things first aired! I think it's a difficult formula to expect someone who doesn't own the land to invest all that time in developing it, possibly with no guarantee of a long term future there. I like the show, so it's sad it's fallen over, and maybe it would've been a bit weird to parachute someone else into Paul's role. I'd have thought they'd get a truckload for the land though!
     
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