Monday, April 11, 2011

since I was thirteen

The movie Babe—possibly the first and only mainstream movie to show shepherds and sheepdogs working together on a farm,—I first saw when I was thirteen years old. A junior high student, who knew something about that life felt correct. I have carried a copy of this movie with me for over fifteen years. It just keeps getting better and better.

Watch my favorite clip of Rex here


Blogger Kitchen Mama said...

The best words ever spoken in a movie? Well, some of the best... "That'll do."

April 11, 2011 at 10:00 PM  
Blogger Kimberlie Ott said...

LOVED that movie, soooo great! The second one, pig in the city was a bit whacked for me though! But that farmers wife rocked did babe :) good taste Jenna!

April 11, 2011 at 10:33 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Oh I LOVE Babe. I also thought something about that life just seemed right. Some how I thought it would be fields of horses but now it is a farm in the suburbs. Either way it is wonderful!

I still own that movie on VHS. lol.

April 11, 2011 at 11:47 PM  
Blogger kippy said...

Years ago I bought the VHS version of Babe. Mon and I watched it at Easter and really enjoyed it. Her husband jokingly declined to watch a movie about "family" He had heart surgery where his damaged valve was replaced with a heart valve from a pig!

April 11, 2011 at 11:55 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

i know what you mean! it's such a sweet, idyllic movie. i love the mice :) and the narration. if ever a movie could make someone want a more pastoral life, it's babe.

April 12, 2011 at 12:22 AM  
Blogger Brighton Wool Gatherings at That'll Do Farm said...

Loved the movie so much we named the farm after it! It still shocks me when we have to explain the name to people who've never seen the movie.

April 12, 2011 at 5:55 AM  
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April 12, 2011 at 8:10 AM  
Blogger allison said...

Have you seen the movie Mist: A Tale of a Sheepdog? My Mom bought it for my son, and it is one of the only movies that holds his attention for the entire movie. I just looked it up, and they have made two more Mist movies as well.

April 12, 2011 at 8:11 AM  
Blogger Casie said...

I too have Babe on VHS! The kids just watched it last week during spring break. I'd love to live on the Hogett's farm! Time to get it on DVD I think!

April 12, 2011 at 9:01 AM  
Blogger Gretchen said...

I'm finding I keep getting farm themed books for my daughters from the library too. We just started Charlotte's Web, her first chapter book, and I love that she regularly asks when we are getting our own farm. Soon...very soon!

April 12, 2011 at 9:21 AM  
Blogger RabbleRoost said...

Bah ram ewe indeed. :)
I always liked how Rex tried to save the sheep during the flood.

April 12, 2011 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger Geode said...

Great movie. A couple days ago I caught my 28 year old husband and one of his very male married friends texting back and forth the lyrics of "If I had words to make a day for you..."

April 12, 2011 at 10:52 AM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

my friend kevin used to sing it and leave it on my answering machine!

April 12, 2011 at 10:55 AM  
Blogger mirbrewer said...

Jenna, do you have a copy of the Babe cookbook? If not, I'd be happy to send you my copy. If you'd like to have it, shoot me your address (mirbrewer AT gmail) and I'd gladly drop it in the mail.

April 12, 2011 at 11:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My sister LOVED that movie growing up and I'm looking for another copy for my boys as they love it too, but they don't love DVD discs as they tend to destroy them. Have you seen the second one? Not as good, but still some funny moments. The duck calls the farmer's wife a "known serial killer." LOL

April 12, 2011 at 11:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We used to read the books by Dick King-Smith (on which Babe is based) aloud in our homeschool. When the kids asked why I never knew which grade they were in, I would use his explanations about each of us doing what we do best to the best of our ability regardless of the constraints society would like to place on us. This helped the kids understand their uniqueness and helped me remember one of the big "whys" of our homeschool.

April 12, 2011 at 11:35 AM  
Blogger E said...

The Old Time Banjo Project

April 12, 2011 at 1:42 PM  
Blogger Christa said...

I have had this movie forever too. It is in VHS form and the VCR dosn't work anymore. I think it is time for a new copy :)

April 12, 2011 at 3:55 PM  
Blogger Erika said...

No matter how many times I see it that movie always makes me cry...but in a good way.

April 12, 2011 at 8:58 PM  
Blogger farmgirljen said...

I love that movie! I cry every time I watch it. "That'll do," has become part of my classroom lexicon.

April 13, 2011 at 6:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My kiddies LOVE that one! I cry when the puppies have to go to new homes every time. They are sooo cute and fluffy.

April 13, 2011 at 11:58 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I love that movie. It stays with you.


April 13, 2011 at 9:03 PM  

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