At 15 and 16, Pascale, Raphaël and Céleste are typical teenagers with first loves, first losses and fragile relationships with parents. But they’re also having – literally – a ‘field’ day! That’s because they’re attending high school in a small and unique Eastern Townships establishment that specializes in agricultural trades: La Maison familiale rurale (Rural Family Homes).
Several times a year, they each take off on their own for long periods of time not only to work with a local farmer but also to become part of a farming family. They get to meet back-to-nature diehards like one woman whose cows have won several beauty contests, or a lumberjack who uses horses and has forsaken heavy machinery. Real mentor-apprentice connections develop between the farmers and our young characters. Relationships that are grounded in life and what’s real.