Holy crap, I hope he has ranch hands on hire.Originally Posted by Rockytop Chick;2978559;
Holy crap, I hope he has ranch hands on hire.Originally Posted by Rockytop Chick;2978559;
I am nobody. Nobody is perfect.
Therefore, I am perfect.
I think in one of the articles it said it was a "family" farm. We haven't seen any siblings, but I imagine there are some. Of course, we did meet Mom!Originally Posted by PammyCakes;2978595;
Well...over the course of 2000 acres it doesn't surprise me. I lived on a family farm. They have a 200 acre cattle ranch, and there are 3 families spread out on that land without a problem. I could only imagine how lost they could get over 2000 acres!!Originally Posted by Beachmom;2978657;
I am nobody. Nobody is perfect.
Therefore, I am perfect.
I would imagine that on a 2000 acre family farm, the family might have hired an employee or two.
Matt may very well do very little of the actual physical labor on his farm and only run the business side of it.
It’s time for Farmer Wants a Wife again, and I’m getting excited just hearing the goofy rap theme song of the show. Will the producers manage to get Farmer Matt to agree to keep Josie around another week (please say yes). Will Brooke tp any more trucks? How long will the residents of Portage des Sioux be happy about the show? And most importantly-will Matt take off his shirt again?
The show opens with Brooke and Lisa-having bonded over their spirituality-sharing a morning Bible study, a move which irritates Christa. She’s still annoyed that Brooke tp’ed Matt’s truck last week, and thinks it’s hypocritical to read Bible passages out loud after committing the heinous crime of playing a prank. The rest of the girls decide to cook Matt breakfast, which turns out to be a genius move because Farmer Matt apparently can’t cook and wants a wife who can (he shows up with a breakfast casserole from the old lady with the chickens, along with a note that asks Matt to never bring those crazy girls over again. Or so I’m assuming).
One of the neighbors needs help cleaning his pigs for the fair (I hope we get to see that, I love fair season) and Matt takes the time to advise the girls to wear overalls. Unfortunately, he doesn’t get more specific (other than telling Josie to “leave something to the imagination”) as some of them show up with nothing more than bikinis underneath. Only Stacey seems really excited about the task which is “neighbors helping neighbors” but everyone madly charges around except for Josie and Lisa, which Matt notices. They manage to get six pigs clean before the neighbor declares that that’s enough (ie, his pigs are being traumatized) although in the meantime, Stacey manages to run straight into a wooden beam. The producers helpfully show the clip twice, and I think I might have missed a minute or two laughing. Farmer Matt, however, is very impressed with her work ethic and she milks the injury for all it’s worth.
They head back to the house to get cleaned up and decide to use the outside shower. While most of them run upstairs to get into bikinis, Lisa and Kanisha go ahead and snag Matt. It looks a little like a porno as Kanisha gets him to shed his shirt and wash his back (he points out that he’s the clean one but lets her soap him up anyway). Lisa likes looking at his shirtless torso, but is also ashamed of herself for having those thoughts. When the other girls come out Josie steps up and asks if he believes in sex before marriage. Well, actually she asks him if he believes in “taking a test drive” which made me laugh and made Matt turn bright red. In an interview Kanisha interjects that she believes Matt is a freak behind closed doors, but to the girls he says he’d like to wait. Hands up all who really believe that. Anyone besides Brooke and Lisa? No? Didn’t think so. However it does make our resident virgins swoon as the poor guy takes off. Heck, even Krista thinks he’s romantic now as they get cleaned up without his help.
The ladies have a short break to drink beer and make fun of Josie in her bikini which for some reason (or maybe the producers just didn’t show it) Josie ignores. Stacey is upstairs, her head still hurting and Matt immediately bounds upstairs to check on her when he returns, assuring her that she doesn’t have to participate in the chores that afternoon. He looks a little smitten himself when she says she wants to do her best.
This week’s challenge is a little taste of farm life. To repay Steve for letting them stay at his place, the girls must first get an ounce of milk from goats, spray paint an X on cows headed for the fair, and then muck out a stall in the barn, filling a wheelbarrow halfway. The first lady to finish will be safe. Josie is immediately angry about the tasks, calling Matt an S.O.B for forcing them to do actual manual labor. The rest seem determined to win though, and I called it last week as Christa admits that she’s falling for him.
They take off and at first, miraculously, Josie is trying. Lisa finishes milking her goat first and does what any reality show contestant does when confronted with animals during a task: she runs madly at the little herd of cows, causing them to panic and run as far from her as possible. By the time Lisa and Krista reach the stall part of the challenge (for some reason, Krista opts to jump over the gate into the barn rather than just opening it) Josie has given up, which doesn’t sit well with Matt. Lisa and Krista are neck and neck until Lisa tries to get to the finish line without a full enough wheelbarrow, so Krista wins. Steve pretends to be grateful, but you know he’s going to have to do everything again when they leave.
Getting ready for the group date, Lisa expresses her worries that Matt is not that interested in her because he doesn’t always respond to her or look directly at her. The others think it’s because he’s trying to be a gentleman and give all of them a fair chance, but Christa, who’s on a rant about everyone, says that Lisa is a hypocrite for reading the Bible but wearing short skirts everywhere, And Josie, just because she hasn’t riled everyone up enough yet, reminds everyone that Matt’s already kissed Christa.
It’s not just Lisa that hasn’t gotten the clue that perhaps heels and short skirts don’t work on the farm-again when Matt gets them for their bingo date (Josie is horrified at both bingo and the lack of valet parking at the bingo hall) many are sporting club clothes. That doesn’t really impress the people inside, a group of probably 50-70 year olds that Matt wants to introduce his harem to. He wants to make sure they approve of the girl he eventually chooses because of course, he will be marrying her and bringing her among the community. Josie immediately tries to find the Republicans in the room and starts asking about the incomes of other farmers in the area. Guess she’s still trying to find her plantation and polo matches.
While the rest try to chat up the local retirees, Lisa drags Matt to the bar. It seems he’s drinking a Bloody Mary (what happened to whiskey?) and she’s disgusted to hear that it has tomato juice. Nevertheless, she takes a sip even though Matt warns her that there’s alcohol in it. The other girls eventually clue in to the fact that those two are alone, and bombard poor Matt with questions the second they see him. He’s a little overwhelmed at the verbal tug-of-war and urges them to rejoin the game, saying they can “drill him anytime”. I wonder if the producers provide him with little note cards of suggestive things he can say. First he wears no underwear, now they can drill him.
Anyway, back at bingo the girls must get up onstage and give a short speech about why they’re there. Most give a sort of generic statement about how they want to get to know our farmer better. Krista calls him a “little guy” (hahahaha!) and Brooke wants to make sure that unlike the others, she had her boots before she came on the show. To my mind, Ashley looks absolutely gorgeous. Her hair is down, she’s wearing very little makeup, and has on a simple white dress. It’s very understated, and looks a lot more flattering and natural than the other girls’ getups. Lisa rambles on about how she’s such a good Christian and then it’s Josie’s turn.
After rewatching last week’s episode online, I finally understood Josie’s rambling thought process from the hay ride, and she pretty much repeats it. Apparently, unless the Jews and Christians join forces, the world will end. She also says that the OC is a farm because it has oranges (what?) and that she likes elderly people. Reactions are varied-some are giggling a little while others have their heads buried in their arms. It’s pretty funny.
Afterward, the girls are sent away while Matt consults the community. One woman is insulted that Josie called them old (and she had to be 70) some think that Lisa should go, and one old man asks Matt to keep them all and start a new Bunny Ranch. Well he didn’t SAY that, but you know he was thinking it. In the end, the girls play a special bingo game where only one card loses and it’s Josie going home. I guess she got to be too much for poor Matt and nothing the producers could do would make him keep her. She definitely milks her exit though-in front of the whole hall she calls Matt cheap for not buying them flowers and other nice things and even proclaims that he has nothing to offer a woman. I guess picking flowers for your girl is much more thoughtless than buying her some. To top it off, she demands a present before she will leave. Matt offers to mail it to her, so she heads outside.
But wait…it wouldn’t be that easy right? After Matt unsurprisingly chooses Stacey for the solo date, the girls return home to find Josie still there and Matt’s buddy annoyed because he has better things to do than drive her to the airport. While she’s ranting about how she ruined two pairs of shoes during her time on the farm (guess she learned nothing from Stephanie’s experience last week) the other girls pack her bags for her, clearly desperate to get her out as soon as possible. She still won’t leave though, and demands to speak to Matt on the phone. I’ll give him credit-he never once lost his temper or said anything less than gracious to her while she was going on and on about how she ‘deserves’ a present. According to the editing, Josie remains on the farm for hours waiting on her present, and I’m actually inclined to believe that in this case, it’s true. She eventually gets tired of pouring water on the cows (no really) and leaves, causing the other girls to comment on how insane she it.
Getting ready for her date, Stacey decides to ‘spice things up’ by wearing a low cut mini dress. Matt opts for jeans. He ends up taking her to a ‘country drive-in’ which means they curl up in the bed of his truck and watch a movie using a projector and the side of a barn. When I say watch, I really mean Stacey talks and talks (and talks) through the entire thing. I think she tells him her whole life story, and he looks overwhelmed as he comments that “she never really shut up”. Remembering the wait-for-marriage conversation earlier, she asks if it is a problem that she’s not a virgin and he quickly answers no (like I said, I think he was lying earlier). She also informs him that some of the others aren’t really there for him, but won’t tell him who, merely pulling out the Top Chef line “It is what it is”. Matt finishes another glass of wine and comments that that was a profound statement.
Back at the house, the rest of the ladies aren’t going to wait around for Matt to get home, no way! They get dressed up and go to the local ‘dive bar’ which is actually pretty nice. I’d like to show them some real dive bars, places where the floor is dirt, you pay for pool with quarters, and there’s moonshine under the table. Anyway, Brooke and Lisa waste no time in flirting with the local old men, no doubt thrilling them. The other women are furious that the two would even glance at a man besides Farmer Matt, and call them hypocrites again. The episode wraps with Christa toasting to honor.
Next week-the girls and Matt go to the local watering hole where Matt is almost drowned by girls trying to hang on him. Stacey confronts Lisa and Brooke about why they are there, and Christa gets into it with Brooke once again for ruining her date.
Wow, terrific recap pretlitdev! Thank you!
I am trying to determine who is getting the good edit, and that may be our girl that "wins" if it follows similar shows patterns. Then again, is the prize cleaning out barn stalls for awhile? Matt is a cutey though, and those farm boys know how to kiss (from what I have been told ).
Amanda has no edit so far, very hidden except for some private interviews, but I am keeping my eye on her to see if she has any sort of storyline in the future. I did notice in Christa's private interviews that she had a different colored shirt for each one, so I suspect that she stays awhile. Just a few things I noticed watching it once through.
Also, did anyone else think that no one in the VFW playing bingo actually knew Matt, or he them? I wonder if they found a nearby town that had the right set up for the show's bingo playing.
I'll have to tune in sometime. I hope to heck they don't play up the hick routine. I've worked in small rural areas, lived in rural areas and my grandparents were ranchers.Originally Posted by BlondieGal;2979326;
Most farmers I know are well educated. The community as interested in politics as rodeo.
Our latest obsession? Truthfully, I really like this show so far. Glad you're watching it as well. I like Krista with a "K" and Ashley. We shall see.Originally Posted by BlondieGal;2979326;
The country boys DEFINITELY know how to kiss...funny, in my experience it's the country boys and the punk rockers who are the best at kissing.Originally Posted by BlondieGal;2979326;
Actually, I never thought mucking out stalls was all that bad. For me growing up, it was more time to spend with the horses, and my riding teacher would knock about fifteen bucks off my lesson fee if I came in and mucked my mare's stall, groomed her and tacked her up.
I've read somewhere that the bingo scene was staged-they purposely cast older folks for it. Which might be why they looked so annoyed.
Thanks so much for the recap, pretlitdev! Shirtless Matt - my reason to cancel meetings Wednesday night!Originally Posted by BlondieGal;2979326;
I noticed the thing with Amanda too - but they keep showing her reaction to things, "?" - could it mean something (to all you seasoned Bachelor sleuthers)?
The people playing Bingo were funny. They looked like they were kind of enjoying their time on TV. I wonder if they were told how to act.
And I have to add my - yes, country boys do kiss well! I married one. What is the saying - you can take the boy away from the farm, but you can't take the farm away from the boy? I think that's it!