Ahhhhhhh, another Thursday, and I know some of you have probably been wondering if there was going to be a post today (a weekly tradition for a l..o..n..g time now on the Official Heartland site) and although this may be late, well... better late than never, I say! Click on through!
I should start out by telling you about an afternoon field trip Amber Marshall (Amy) and Kerry James (Caleb) made on Monday, which was a day off from filming Heartland for both of them.
Amber and Kerry went out and visited the Cayley Colony School, which is about a 15 minute drive south of High River, Alberta. The students who attend the school at the Cayley Hutterite Colony are big fans of Heartland and had invited any of the cast out to visit them and see where they live. Originally a visit had been planned in November of 2010, but an ice storm (!) made for treacherous driving conditions and the visit had to be postponed. Fortunately, on the last week of school, Amber and Kerry were able to make good on Heartland's promise to visit.
While there, Amber and Kerry talked to the kids, were given a tour of the Colony, sampled some cheese, bread and cottage cheese pie (Yum!) made by the Colony members and the cast learned a lot about their way of life.
Before they left, they gladly posed for lots of photos (3 of them are included in this post), hugged lots of young students and had a fabulous stay that I'm sure they (as well as the students) will remember for a long time!
Back on set, with the arrival of Summer has come some much appreciated warmer weather, which is good, because this week has been all outdoor scenes at the ranch set, where a birthday party takes place in episode 506 (Gee - I wonder who?) After tomorrow there are 4 more days of filming, and then from July 1 through 10 production on Heartland stops as the cast and crew take the first hiatus from production this year, giving cast and crew who do not live in Calgary a chance to return to their own homes and spend some quality time with their family and friends.
Production will resume on Monday, July 11. That'll be the 14th day of this 3rd Block of filming. Next week I'll have some exciting news about the following Block 4, which will cover the filming of episodes 507 and 508. I'll let you in on the names of the episodes as well as who's written them and who's going to be directing them. I'll say this... there'll be some pretty interesting news for you to read next Thursday!
I don't have a lot of additional news this week, but next week I will have a lot of answers for some of the questions you've been asking in here and on the Facebook page. Watch for that in next Thursday's countdown blog post!
Looking at the past few weeks it sure has been fun providing you with "Spot the Differences" puzzles as well as the recent Heartland Word Ladders. Well, the fun doesn't end there, as I am going to have another little giveaway opportunity for you tomorrow (and everyone is eligible!) So MAKE SURE you come back tomorrow (Friday) and see what I have in store for you!
Until then, keep enjoying the summer. I know I will!
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