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11th May '16 9:07:24 AM JackG
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* At the end of ''Film/TheOmegaMan'' after the [[LuddWasRight last scientist]] has died, the survivors leave the city for an implied idyllic life in the country.

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* At the end of ''Film/TheOmegaMan'' after the [[LuddWasRight last scientist]] scientist on Earth]] has died, the survivors leave the city for an implied idyllic life in the country.
11th May '16 9:06:59 AM JackG
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* At the end of ''Film/TheOmegaMan'' after the [[LuddWasRight last scientist]] has died, the survivors leave the city for an implied idyllic life in the country.
16th Apr '16 4:30:09 PM Gallimaufry
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* ''StaredewValley'' is built on this. Your protagonist, despite being a former office drone until ennui set in, has no problems handling a hoe, scythe, water can, axe or pickaxe with ease. Crops will grow just fine as soon as the seeds are planted and just needs to be watered daily and have a nearby scarecrow to keep birds away; once fully grown, can be harvested with ease. Farm animals do fine as long as they have a patch of grass or some hay to eat, and only need to be petted once in a while, besides the milking, shearing and collecting eggs stuff. However, it's implied that you have a special connection to nature (which is why the Junimo love you), which could account for your farming knack. In addition, you literally own your land completely with no bills or taxes to pay so you can put all your money towards the next purchase, and you don't even need to eat (although eating restores your health and energy, allowing you to work even more).

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* ''StaredewValley'' ''StardewValley'' is built on this. Your protagonist, despite being a former office drone until ennui set in, has no problems handling a hoe, scythe, water can, axe or pickaxe with ease. Crops will grow just fine as soon as the seeds are planted and just needs to be watered daily and have a nearby scarecrow to keep birds away; once fully grown, can be harvested with ease. Farm animals do fine as long as they have a patch of grass or some hay to eat, and only need to be petted once in a while, besides the milking, shearing and collecting eggs stuff. However, it's implied that you have a special connection to nature (which is why the Junimo love you), which could account for your farming knack. In addition, you literally own your land completely with no bills or taxes to pay so you can put all your money towards the next purchase, and you don't even need to eat (although eating restores your health and energy, allowing you to work even more).
16th Apr '16 6:27:01 AM Gallimaufry
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* ''StaredewValley'' is built on this. Your protagonist, despite being a former office drone until ennui set in, has no problems handling a hoe, scythe, water can, axe or pickaxe with ease. Crops will grow just fine as soon as the seeds are planted and just needs to be watered daily and have a nearby scarecrow to keep birds away; once fully grown, can be harvested with ease. Farm animals do fine as long as they have a patch of grass or some hay to eat, and only need to be petted once in a while, besides the milking, shearing and collecting eggs stuff. However, it's implied that you have a special connection to nature (which is why the Junimo love you), which could account for your farming knack. In addition, you literally own your land completely with no bills or taxes to pay so you can put all your money towards the next purchase, and you don't even need to eat (although eating restores your health and energy, allowing you to work even more).
7th Jan '16 3:03:56 PM DaibhidC
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* 16-17th century English Pastoral literature was often like this, most famously the early example of Creator/ChristopherMarlowe's "The Passionate Shepherd to his Love", in which the only reference to actual shepherding is that he will "pull" the wool from lambs to make his Love's gown. Apart from that, they're mostly going to sit around admiring the countryside. With silver plates and gold shoe-buckles.

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* 16-17th century English Pastoral literature was often like this, most famously the early example of Creator/ChristopherMarlowe's "The Passionate Shepherd to his Love", in which the only reference to actual shepherding is that he will "pull" the wool from lambs to make his Love's gown. Apart from that, they're mostly going to sit around admiring the countryside. With silver plates and gold shoe-buckles.
shoe-buckles. Sir Walter Raleigh's AnswerSong "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd" is rather scathing about this.
10th Dec '15 4:46:09 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/CityGirl'': Kate hates her life as a waitress in the hot, noisy, crowded city of Chicago. She dreams of the countryside as peaceful paradise, and gets the chance to make those dreams come true when she meets and marries Lem, a farmer in Chicago to sell his wheat. She arrives and finds that not only is a lot of hard work required, the people DownOnTheFarm can be just as selfish and brutal as the ones in the city.
27th Nov '15 8:14:45 AM LentilSandEater
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** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d when Tiffany Aching (farmer's daughter and witch-in-training) gets her hands on a romance novel in ''Discworld/{{Wintersmith}}'', she misses the point of the story, mostly concerned with how the portrayal of farm life is all wrong.

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** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d DiscussedTrope when Tiffany Aching (farmer's daughter and witch-in-training) gets her hands on a romance novel in ''Discworld/{{Wintersmith}}'', she misses the point of the story, mostly concerned with how the portrayal of farm life is all wrong.
19th Nov '15 4:56:26 PM MoonByte
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* Played with in ''Anime/OnlyYesterday''. The main character Taeko visits distant relatives once a year to help them harvest, getting to stay for free in exchange. While getting tired and sometimes complaining about back pain, she doesn't show any trouble with the work despite working as a office worker in Tokyo throughout the year. But since it is hinted that she has done this for quite a while, she might at least know the basics and just struggle with the physical part due to her desk job.
17th Oct '15 11:42:03 AM Scorntex
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* Parodied on ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5RrGFBbbSY a recurring sketch]] featuring a guy under the impression that farming is a super-secret GetRichQuickScheme he's sharing with the audience. "You know sheep? A bit woolly? It's WOOL! Pull it off, sell it... fuckin' grows back again! You CANNOT lose!"

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* Parodied on ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' ''[[Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook The Mitchell And Webb Situation]]'' with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5RrGFBbbSY a recurring sketch]] featuring a guy under the impression that farming is a super-secret GetRichQuickScheme he's sharing with the audience. "You know sheep? A bit woolly? It's WOOL! Pull it off, sell it... fuckin' grows back again! You CANNOT lose!"
27th Sep '15 1:09:28 PM Morgenthaler
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* Deconstructed in ''HolidayInn'': Jim Hardy feels the CallToAgriculture and leaves showbiz to run a farm. He lasts less than a year before the hard work breaks him.

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* Deconstructed in ''HolidayInn'': ''Film/HolidayInn'': Jim Hardy feels the CallToAgriculture and leaves showbiz to run a farm. He lasts less than a year before the hard work breaks him.



* Subverted on ''TheFabulousBeekmanBoys'' - they believe farming life is like this, but it turns out to be much harder than they think.
* {{Exploited|Trope}} on ''TheSimpleLife'', where Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie go to live and work on a real farm.

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* Subverted on ''TheFabulousBeekmanBoys'' ''Series/TheFabulousBeekmanBoys'' - they believe farming life is like this, but it turns out to be much harder than they think.
* {{Exploited|Trope}} on ''TheSimpleLife'', ''Series/TheSimpleLife'', where Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie go to live and work on a real farm.



* Richard Kimble in ''TheFugitive'' often took jobs on farms. He presumably got good at it after a while, but he never seemed to encounter any problems caused by him not knowing what he was doing.

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* Richard Kimble in ''TheFugitive'' ''Series/TheFugitive'' often took jobs on farms. He presumably got good at it after a while, but he never seemed to encounter any problems caused by him not knowing what he was doing.



* Parodied on ''ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5RrGFBbbSY a recurring sketch]] featuring a guy under the impression that farming is a super-secret GetRichQuickScheme he's sharing with the audience. "You know sheep? A bit woolly? It's WOOL! Pull it off, sell it... fuckin' grows back again! You CANNOT lose!"

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* Parodied on ''ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5RrGFBbbSY a recurring sketch]] featuring a guy under the impression that farming is a super-secret GetRichQuickScheme he's sharing with the audience. "You know sheep? A bit woolly? It's WOOL! Pull it off, sell it... fuckin' grows back again! You CANNOT lose!"
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