You see, I've found a new DVD series to become hopelessly addicted to. Who needs live TV when you can watch a whole series commercial free, whenever you want? As spring is a bit delayed and the weather remains grim and dreary, I've yet to permanently extricate myself from my couch, faux fur throw, and my television.
I went and did it, I bought the series "McLeod's Daughters" (pronounced McCloud's), Season One, and what a pricey little bugger, too! This Australian soap opera/drama is set around two half-sisters separated in childhood who are reunited when their father passes away and they inherit his cattle and sheep ranch called Drover's Run. So begins the adventures of ranch life, romance, mysteries, mustering cattle (oh, BB would be so proud of me!) and family. The back of the box features a quote from the New York Post which says, "The show isn't like anything else on American TV. It depicts female characters as smart, savvy, self-sufficient survivors."
Similar perhaps to American shows such as the 1980's Dallas or ABC Family's Wildfire, these sort of generational family dramas tend to be a bit addictive, despite their imperfections and tendency to be a bit unrealistic. But it's a soap opera, isn't that the point?
Some of you might remember that I won a little contest last year over on Bush Babe's blog, my favorite Aussie cattle ranching friend. I won two of her beautiful prints! They really remind me a bit of the gorgeous landscape in McLeod's Daughter's. Here they are again:
Aren't they gorgeous? Which reminds me BB, I found another one on your site the other day that I might have to order up from you!
Now, I have yet to frame these prints because I am particular and I'm looking for the right frames. Wouldn't you know it, Andrea from her Swamp Suburbia blog went on "an adventure in swampland" and found exactly the kind of weathered wood I want in a frame for these prints! Andrea, can we meet up and do a little treasured old wood hunting together?
Chelsi over at her Adventures of a Horse Crazed Mind blog has also posted about "McLeod's Daughters", and, wrote an informative post about the Australian Stock Horse, which you can read here.
This handsome stallion is Brumby's Run Tech Coolaroo. I was inspired to find a palomino stock horse after the episode of McLeod's I watched last night, where one of the main characters, Claire, was breaking in Blaze, a filly that was sired by her deceased father's stallion, Sirocco.
Oh, did I mention the show is now in it's 8th season? With approximately 25+ one-hour episodes per season? You do the math.
That's right. See you in six months!