I thought you might enjoy watching this living history "house" show. It was filmed in England a couple of years ago and was shown originally on the BBC. It recreates a full year of life on a mid-to-late 19th century English farm and participants wear period clothing and use only authentic period tools and techniques.
It's a fascinating watch and, best of all, there is very little "drama" as is featured so prominently in the American version of these 'house' shows.
Anyhow, this series is only available on the English DVD and is, therefore, not playable on our American players. At this time, the only way one can watch and enjoy this six hour series on these shores is by way of You tube - in 10 minute increments. The quality, by the way, is high.
Anyhow, I have provided the link here ~Victorian Farm~ for the first 10 minutes of the first episode. It's up to you to follow up for the rest.
It is a very enjoyable series, one that I hope becomes available here in the states.
(PS: The book is available on Amazon.com