You can take the
girls out of the city, but can you really take the city out
of the girls?
The New Zealand farming industry has one major problem. Rural
children are fleeing the nest and opting for alternative lifestyle
opportunities. This has left many a small rural town with
a dwindling and aging population. Working on a farm is a tough,
physical job, and finding farm hands has been difficult…
Meet the girls. Five carefully chosen Auckland women aged
between 20 and 43. Born and bred city slickers. All with a
desire to try another lifestyle. Keen to experience country
living for real.
We’re relocating our “city girls” to Onga
Onga - a small rural township, deep in the heart of New Zealand
where they will spend six weeks working on a farm…yes
that’s right; the French manicure won’t last long
when they’re pulling new born lambs (literally) into
this world, artificially inseminating dairy cows, and docking
lambs till the sun goes down!
Five complete strangers living in a three-bedroom house on
a huge farm, getting up at 5am to be at the farmer’s
beck and call … These girls may think they have an understanding
of rural lifestyle, but have they ever really experienced
full-on farming? How will the girls cope? Who will love it?
Who will hate it? Who will be a ‘fish out of water’?
Will the girls get on? Can they endure the farm for six weeks
or will they want to leave? Will any of them opt for this
farming lifestyle or can they not wait to get home? Will love
be found down on the farm?
Sit back and watch the girls’ try and work together
to complete the day-to-day tasks on the farm and survive in
the local community. See the different personalities, the
various responses and reactions as they leave Auckland for
a totally new life. Sometimes gut wrenching, sometimes an
emotional roller-coaster! Will one or maybe more of these
women change from “City Girl” to “Country
Girl” … forever?