The first two episodes of Big Week on The Farm have been an undeniable success. From strawberry picking to curing a jellyfish sting, the week has been 'jam' packed and full of laughs.
The annual show offers viewers unrivaled insight into the intricacies of farming life during the busiest time of the year: harvest season.
The Curran Family
This year's stunning broadcast is streaming live from a tillage farm in Stamullen, Co. Meath owned by Ivan and Frances Curran, and is presented by Áine Lawlor and Ella McSweeney.
Ivan and Francis - whose farm specialises in grain, spuds and cattle - are naturals when it comes to farming and drawing audiences in with their Irish wit, charm and many family members.
Presenters Áine and Ella visit the family to learn about their farming routine, from crop growing and crackling corn, to cattle wounds and risks of financial loss.
Elsewhere, broadcaster Baz Ahmawy and his mother Nancy took part in a Tractor Factor that saw the mother-son duo drive a tractor through an obstacle course, which they completed in 17 minutes.
There really is something for everyone.
Then, on last night's episode, we were treated to a visit from some of our favourite Mrs. Brown's Boys stars - Eilish O'Carroll and Paddy Houlihan - when they dropped by to take part in the challenge.
The duo completed their journey in just 15 minutes and 29 seconds, beating out Baz and Nancy. However, this included a penalty of 5 minutes and 15 seconds for breaking some rules - the judges weren't happy!
Visiting John Greene's farm in Gorey in County Wexford, Big Week on the Farm also gave its audience an insight into where the best strawberries in the world are grown. As it turns out, growing strawberries isn't as easy as we might imagine.
The Wexford farmer said "we've only got three really good months to make a living and they're critical. You cannot afford to make mistakes. It's like links in a chain, break one and the entire thing is destroyed".
Stemming from the subject of strawberries there was a 'jam off', judged by Kevin Dundon. The sweet segment featured 91-year-old Alice Sheehan as one of the competitors, who has been making jam since 1947.
Just turned on rte, Kevin Dundon is kissing grannies who made jam...#bigweekonthefarm— Caolán Mc Aree (@Caolanmcaree) September 3, 2019
A cow called Meg
Jumping from the kitchen to the farm, we were next introduced to Paul Hannan who informed audiences that only 20% of farmers calve at this time of the year to produce milk for the winter, and these are known as Autumn calvers.
Interestingly, farmer Hannan owns one of the highest classified cows in the country, a cow called Meg who was two weeks overdue on delivering her calve. However, in a BWOTF highlight, we later get to meet the new-born later in the episode.
This wonderful story is an excellent representation of the love and care every farmer should have for their cattle. "Please God it will go okay," Paul said.
From calving and harvesting grass to pimping tractors (yes, there is a tractor version of Pimp My Ride),, the first two episodes have made watching the rest of this series something to really look forward to.
Watch Big Week on the Farm on RTÉ One at 7pm tonight.