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The Farmer's Wife (#1702)

David Sutherland continues his probe into the lives of a farmer and his wife in this three-part documentary. Part two focuses on the couple and their three daughters as they struggle against debt, weather, and each other to hold on to their property and their marriage. "The Farmer's Wife" is a touching and inspirational piece that examines the life of a woman who sacrifices her joys, aspirations, and education to support her husband and raise her family. The program witnesses the arguments, such unavoidable problems like the killing of their best cow by lightning, methods for surviving such as joining a food exchange program, and attempts at keeping joy and hope in the family with daily mass. [116 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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367 episodes
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68 minutes
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