At Last

The first 3 photos were taken a week ago – you can see the parched dry paddocks. Here in SA we have had the driest start to the year ever recorded. This has caused great concern for farmers in the McLeod’s country area and further north of the state. The second photo was taken a couple of days later – storm clouds … a hopeful sign. The other photos were taken today – after a few days rain … What a difference a rain makes!!!!
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Gal from Gungellan

This is the hill where Moira ran down while filming the musical the ‘Gal from Gungellan’. One of my friends was lucky enough to be an extra in that particular episode. She tells the story of being there early morning to late at night! You will never guess what she did when she got home from that wonderful experience…. She carefully shook her clothes and emptied socks and shoes to ‘save’ the dirt from Drovers!!!! Like I have said before …  There are fans  AND THERE ARE FANS!!!!..  ps:- OnYa Patty… Love your work!!
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Another Surprise

Jenny Another surprise on tour is to have the opportunity to meet the wonderful Jenny. She was one of the horse wranglers on MD and also doubled Tess and others in the show. Jenny describes herself as a ‘ Rodeo Chick’.. but she is much more… The State Breakaway Champion for a start! A chat with Jenny gives you the feeling of actually being at the filming of our beloved show as she gives you first hand knowledge which excites you and leaves you wanting more! You can also get to meet hopscotch and give him a carrot!!
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Emma Claire McLeod

I get to hear many stories while on tour – some sad and some funny… this one I thought was gold and worth sharing with you…. An absolute fan told me the story that when she was (much) younger she loved MD so much she changed her name (jokingly) to – Emma Claire McLeod … One day she got ‘lost’ while shopping with her mum and was taken to the ‘Lost’ Department .. when asked what was her name… Her response was….. Emma Claire McLeod!!!  And that’s exactly what was said over the PA system!!! The parents of Emma Claire
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Another Surprise

On tour we had another surprise today… we were allowed to go inside a church used in MD! It is currently being renovated into a B & B and it looks stunning. Due to be completed in July. Thought I would share some pics of it with you..
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Shearing

There are often unexpected surprises on a tour… And yesterday there was shearing on the Wilgul property. The overseas visitors were absolutely delighted to watch not only the shearers at work but also the working dogs!
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BOM

An expectant couple I took on tour today who are both BIG fans of MD, have nick named their little bump BOM ( their surname starts with M)!!! Talk about cute!!! Congratulations B & J .. we wish you all the best!!
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