Tuesday, September 24, 9:30 PM, Farm Fresh Duggars

Are the Duggars ready to take on raising more than just 19 kids? Jim Bob thinks they're ready to raise cows, chickens and pigs too! The Duggar family spends the day on a working farm to see what it would be like if they had one in their own backyard.

30 minutes

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hee. Haw! could this show possibly get any more lame?

flowerchild said...

Pigs?! I thought the didn't eat pork. TLC staging it sounds like to me.

Ty's Mom said...

Seriously? We all know they don't raise their own children so why would they want to take care if animals? Bottom of the barrel, TLC. Quit scraping for new stories.

Leigh Ann said...

A cow would never survive Duggar Time, either. You have to milk cows on time. My brother in law has sheep, chickens, horses and I think he's added some pigs but he says no way is he getting cows because then you're tied to a schedule.

Londonbridges said...

Good grief!! Please don't tell me those pigs fly, too. The poor animals won't survive. The younger blessings will feed them goodness knows what, and the cows will rupture their udders, waiting to be milked. Just more TLC grasping at material. JMHO.

Rudy Tecat said...

So, do they get a litle train to ride around on, too? That seems to be included on every working farm the Duggars have ever visited.

Boo's Mom said...

They don't have the room to do this, do they?

Leigh Ann said...

I'm sure they have room for chickens but I wouldn't think anything else.

hello said...

TLC is really grasping at straws now. There is no way the Duggars could run a farm. First of all, animals need to be fed on a schedule and cows need to be milked at certain times. Second of all, what would happen to the animals while they are away on one of their "field trips" And the girls have enough to do in that house with raising their parent's many blessings and doing the housework and cooking. The boys are too busy doing nothing to take care of animals. I don't think I could stand to hear Michelle's baby voice squealing about how much of a blessing the animals are. And I definitely wouldn't want to hear Jim Boob going on and on about his superior knowledge about how to manage a farm while Michelle looks up at him in awe. Jim Boob seems to think he knows everything.

Anonymous said...

Has TLC forgot about the dog sitting/cheese (table food) debacle. Didn't the dogs get sick and throw up off that. Please no farm animals. Know your limits. The Bates got a reasonable chicken pen... and the Bates get up early. No way would farm animals survive on Duggar time.

Nina said...

TLC is running out of ideas for episodes. Just one more task for the sister-moms (or maybe the older boys) to deal with while JB & Michelle gaze into each other's eyes and then smooch like hormonal teenagers.

Ty's Mom said...

Was it just me or did the older Duggar boys seem to enjoy watching Jim Bob molest the cow? That was a serious "Nike" moment.

mythoughtis said...

Look at it this way. If they mistreat their animals, that can be reported and they can be investigated. People like PETA love to do that.

Judith said...

So they were all going to work on a farm for a day. Not one of the girls had her hair tied back, I was really concerned for the little ones in that regard; the older ones should have known better. And who wears bare feet in flip-flops going into unknown territory? And would it have killed them to wear jeans for a day? I swear sometimes they have no common sense.

Starz22 said...

So the Duggars want to be farmers? Yet the "girls" had to work the farm? To feed and take care of the animals? I thought they already did this...the GIRLS feeding and cleaning up after the males. The GIRLS tending the livestock? Isn't this a "mans" job? The girls run the household and the men take care of the outside? Why should the "girls" who LOVE to take care of 10 younger kids while mom and dad pretend like they are teenagers...do nothing? It's all in the training right?

Stephanie said...

Jinger said something like "its not anything we can't hose off" regarding their feet. Enough of that please, I am tired of hearing about how they can do anything in a skirt. The farm owner had on shorts (it looked hot) and tall rubber boots. Was it a Nike moment that this woman had on shorts?
All those young people that first met them were rather good looking, both the girls and boys.
Who wants to walk around in animal poo all day and "hose it off"? Enough is enough with that. I don't think that's true, they are downright lying to cover for their parents. But the person holding the purse strings are in control aren't they? So what are these young women suppose to do? Leave and live in poverty? They are undereducated. They don't know how to apply for student loans to leave. Like Annas sister, she had bad luck with her marriage, and the last I heard she was pregnant working two minimum wage jobs. Don't know where she is now. I GUARANTEE that Michelle and Jimbob tell them "that's what will happen to you if you leave us". I really dislike these people.

Judith said...

The girls were dressed as if they were going to a party, not heading out to slop pigs. JimBobo said that he thought the farm would be "fun and games". Then in the butcher-shop/meat-market, he said something like "It's hard to believe this is where our meat comes from" (sorry, I can't recall his brilliant comment). Physically JB is pushing 50 and he makes such ridiculous statements. Arrrrgh!

hello said...

It was very creepy when Jim Boob was checking out the cow and decided to make it into a sex education lesson. He came across like a teenage boy laughing and giggling with his friends while talking about sex.
Talking about having a farm and then going to visit one came across as very staged. When they called all the kids together and talked about having their own farm, the kids said- the Duggars should have a farm, but the looks on their faces said otherwise. And Michelle just happened to run into someone who had a micro preemie like Josie? TLC is scraping the bottom of the barrel.

Colleen said...

M was still talking about adopting babies but JB was acting like a man preparing for retirement. I think having the oldest fully leave the nest has him seeing a future with just M and no kids!

tulip said...

What can I say? It was so boring and ridiculous, I won't even waste the time to type out any comments! The Duggars just need to end it already...ugh.

Sue said...

I don't know whether the 20* year olds on the carousel or farm was worse. It's actually embarrassing watching them.

MayDay said...

I was highly offended when they viewed Jim Bob checking the cow. They can not seem to move forward and move away from anything "pregnancy" related. It is really sad. I am glad I did not have children watching this show. I am not watching anymore. This show is ridiculous and so staged. You actually think the viewers believe that Marcus bouncy seat was accidentally put into the large moving van and not the RV by accident. No it was done on purpose. We are not stupid.

Nancy said...

I don't think those nice, spangly sandals would have washed up well after slogging around in the pig stys.

Man, sometimes these people amaze me with their idiocy in the never-ending quest to prove that they are RIGHT (and the rest of us are WRONG)!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yes, apparently the fact that "bacteria" can neither be seen or simply hosed off was not part or he Duggar curriculum. Or safety, for that matter.

Anonymous said...

"How hard can it be?"???Bad enough these glorified suburban do-nothings could never self-sustain, but now they mock and minimize the incredibly hard, essential, closest-to-god's work, and apparently thankless work that gets their food on their table. It was clearly 100% faked, but that just makes it all the more insulting to farmers. And once again, the Godlier-than-thou Duggars are above authenticity/honestly/integrity to make a TLC buck. So humbled/enlightened/saved by this "ministry", guys! They seem surprised and shocked at what entails farming - ok, so there was no Sesame Street in the Duggar house to show how life works. They can't pull up a YouTube clip once in a while as part of home schooling? PS - livestock v. zoning laws, anyone?

Anonymous said...

Shame on the farmers for letting an unfamiliar and inexperienced hand needlessly "violate"'that poor pregnant cow. For sure they had examine her all over again themselves afterward. What a pathetically immature TV ploy that SexedUp JimBob enjoyed too much. Ugh.

puddin' said...

Heck .... i fell asleep within the first ten minutes. These folks are on the crazy train for sure...poor cow. ughhhh...im not watching this show any longer. Done.

Anonymous said...

I used to really like the Duggars. It is getting more and more disgusting and the recent animal abuse was it. I am never watching this horrible, cruel show again. I have nothing good to say about them anymore.

Marites H. said...

Now that she's gone this long between pregnancies, Michelle's face looks so thin. That crunchy, over-styled hair is not healthy.
I don't think farms run on "Duggar time" especially ones with livestock. They seemed genuinely shocked that farmers get up and start working that early in the morning. Maybe JB and Michelle are so oblivious that they can see their adult kids roll their eyes and laugh behind their backs.

Anonymous said...

It was unbelievable that the owners of the farm permitted inexperienced, clownlike, wisecracking JimBob to stick his hand into the cow...for the sake of determining a medical problem. Like he would know what he was feeling? Needless pain for the cow...no doubt the owner did the examination himself after JimBob's examination/sex talk for the male blessings.

Anonymous said...

I miss the good 'ole days when the Duggars made their own soap and sewed their own clothes. Now they use disposable tableware. I have often wondered why they don't have a big vegetable garden and can or freeze the produce. They have plenty of teenagers to till and tend the garden. The food would be fresh, healthy and in the long run much cheaper. (And it would be something REAL that TLC could film). Instead they buy canned veggies at Aldi.

Betty said...

I don't think the Duggars ever really made their own soap. The older girls did make a few outfits. I think the soap making was all for TV.

Leigh Ann said...

I think they made their own soap and clothes and washed dishes then when they started getting more money from TLC they quit doing so much labor-intensive stuff. As for the garden, one of the older girls said they just can't get anything to grow. Having a black thumb myself I can relate but with a family that size I think I'd put a little more effort into trying. They've certainly got enough vegetable pickers and weed pullers and it'd be a good activity for the little kids.

Betty said...

Long before the soap making episode, commercial detergent was seen near the washers. :)

A couple of the middle boys garden and seem to enjoy it. They don't appear to get any help or instruction from the family though. They seem to be learning by experimenting.

Leigh Ann said...

They planted some little plants as part of their homeschooling, too. But a big garden would be a great family project.

Anonymous said...

IMHO it is a demonstration of stubbornness and pride when you do not wear appropriate footwear to complete a task. C'mon flip flops to work on a farm. This behavior has been demonstrated in other episodes as well. Recall the mission trip to South America, wear the leader even commented on the inappropriate footwear. Can you say prideful legalism !

Leigh Ann said...

I'm surprised the farm owners didn't hand them all boots and tell them to put them on. I know my bil has a whole pile of barn shoes/boots in various sizes. Just grab a pair and go. Maybe not enough for all the Duggar!

puddin' said...

Flip Flops in the barnyard? Being raised on a ranch with livestock, i sure hope those Duggars scrubbed their feet good. In my whole life we never wore flip flops out in the livestock area. Ya say Jimbob had a hard time dealing with poopy pants on josey....well Mmm..barnyard poop is noooo better. Where is common sense? The trip to wherever it was and the climbing in flip flops was down right stupid as well..having the guide tell them ...but i guess that is the Duggar way....i yell NIKE!

Miz Kizzle said...

That poor cow! I sincerely hope there's a "Jim Bob Gets his Prostate Checked" episode in the future.

sandi said...

Miz Kizzle,I agree,and I think it should be done by a cow. :)

Londonbridges said...

I agree that JimBob should have a prostate check, complete with the "sex" talk he bumbled and mumbled and joked about. This exam needs to be performed by a totally inexperienced, inept person. JMHO.

Crazy Eyes said...

This episode should have been titled, "Farce Fresh." Any serious thought of the D's managing livestock is a frightful, not fanciful, proposition.

I've not seen any evidence that they can responsibly care for typical domestic house pets - where have all the kittens gone? Let alone (oh, please do) hoofed stock, chickens, or a vegetable patch someone else put in for them many moons ago.

Leigh Ann said...

I like how Michelle laughed at Jim Bob right off the bat. She knows that's not going to happen.