Without a word of explanation, on the day before his wedding Jacob Hansen walks away, leaving Maddy, his bride-to-be; his father; brother Dan; and the family farm he was to inherit. Twenty ... See full summary »
Filmed and set in Manitoba, Canada. Jacob was supposed to marry Madeline, but he runs off and becomes a hotel/club piano player and singer. So Madeline marries his brother Daniel. Twenty years later, Jacob comes back home. Jacob's father is overjoyed to see the prodigal son return. Daniel's dairy farm has a stray voltage problem which even kills dairy cows. A new power line is needed, but the hydro (power) company won't do anything about it. The family eventually cuts off the power and uses home-generated power. Daniel's oldest son gets frustrated. This movie is more about dairy farming than harvesting, but I guess it makes a nice metaphor or something. What the family needs is an old-fashioned barn raising deal to build a new power line. Why won't the power company solve the problem? But remember that stray voltage is a problem in real life.