Widower Steve Douglas raises three sons with the help of his father-in-law, and is later aided by the boys' great-uncle.An adopted son, a stepdaughter, wives, and another generation of sons join the loving family in later seasons. Mister Ed is not just any horse, he talks to Wilbur.Heightening the sea-walls, a process that has been carried out unremittingly through the centuries, is now again in progress. Four of the five inhabited Dutch Friesian Islands form a part of the Province of Friesland.
The main source of income for the 550,000 inhabitants is agriculture. A tombstone of a Frisian soldier, who had served in the Roman Army, has been found in Cirencester (Gloucestershire) in England.
Over nine-tenths of the soil is permanent grassland on which the well-known black and white Friesian cattle are kept. The much sought-after Frisian seed potatoes, grown on the arable land, are sold mainly to the countries around the Mediterranean Sea. Around the beginning of our era, the area extending from Belgium (the Swin) to the Weser (in western Germany) along the coast of the "Friesian Sea", as the North Sea was then called, was under Frisian jurisdiction.
The monks in the many monasteries in Friesland before the reformation did a lot of horsebreeding.
Through the centuries the Friesian Government has made many regulations in order to safeguard good breeding.
He talks, albeit only to his owner (Ed calls Wilbur "the only person worth talking to").