Illusionist Hans Klok as a construction worker, with accompanying humor

Nature, a normal city dweller only exposes himself to it on lazy Sundays. Cycling, e-biking, walking by car if necessary. It turns out that you don’t even have to go outside to experience nature, because half a Sunday on television also offers a lot of rural experiences. RTL4 will start actively working on the relationship between people, animals and nature around noon. How? After some provincial wanderings in This is Holland and Dutch experience! we get where we want to be. On the farm, excuse me, the “propagation farm” in Who does not know the farmer† One presenter in the pigsty, one at a dairy goat farm. At one farmer, there were dozens of piglets with the mother sow on the concrete floor of the farrowing pen; in the other newborn kids in cardboard boxes under a heat lamp. Very beautiful, that nature.

We arrive at five o’clock, via On the way to the region and a huge amount of advertising, from at The good outdoors† The presenter is in Ruinerwold – a drawn map of the Netherlands appears on the screen to indicate where it is approximately. A former farm has been turned into a children’s paradise with a ball pit, aqua department and a glow in the dark-cellar. The cows are gone, says former cattle farmer Lydia van der Linde. She kept a few. Because: “People want to see cows, they like that.” So nice, that a trail has been built above those few cows in the barn where children can clamber over and through. If they are lucky, says the farmer’s wife, they will see a peeing cow on the way.

There are more convincing ways to escape the concrete and asphalt. Raven van Dorst, artist from Rotterdam, moved into a farm in the countryside near Apeldoorn last year to experience what it is like, ‘a farmer’s existence’. Keeping animals, growing your own food, living in and with nature. Two well-known guests always came to help with odd jobs and refurbishing. The second season of Farm of Thirst started Sunday evening with an inspection of the plot. The greenhouse had been blown away by storm Eunice, the vegetable garden had been neglected, last season’s goats had forever home found it. Apparently Raven had returned to urban life at the turn of the TV season. There were now new goats, two discarded males from the dairy industry.

Comedian Eva Crutzen and illusionist Hans Klok were guests, and then it becomes difficult to make a stupid episode of it. Hans Klok – “Did I mention I performed in Las Vegas?” – turned out not to be the luxury cat the others thought of him. He turned out to be a construction worker with an accompanying sense of humor. “They say your body is a temple, but I often think it’s a bar.”

‘Mama’ stood for lack

He rebuilt the greenhouse with his own hands, while Raven took Eva Crutzen in the car to collect manure from the riding school. I don’t know how short or long such a car ride is, but Raven often knows how to get people to tell something real, and something real. Eva Crutzen about her mother’s death: she was 8 when she became ill, 11 when she died and since then “mama and mother” has stood for “loss and sadness”. Words that took on a different meaning now that she has just become it herself, mother.

Between jokes and jokes, and the close-ups of caterpillars, snails, frogs and chickens, Hans Klok talks about his elephant, his millions of dollars in debt and the hyperventilation it gave him. And when he’s blow-drying his hair in the morning after a night at the farm, Raven leans against the door frame and suddenly it’s about death.

Nice, nature, but you can also exaggerate and celebrate manure as “brown gold”. “What do you call it here?” Raven yells from the shovel. The farmer smells the townsman and replies, “Shit?”

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