the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.“a fortunate stroke of serendipity”
A “wildly popular” European show (47% of the country’s citizens watch it) is planning a spin-off show and wanted to film the pilot show in the U.S. Southwest. 80 farms and ranches were contacted.
Scurlock Farms was chosen as a semi-finalist, along with an 1800 acre ranch.
The European production company has an office in Mexico City that does filming in the Americas. This production company does a lot of filming for Nation Geographic, BBC and Discovery.
A young female producer from Germany working in Mexico City came to Scurlock Farms and filmed the family and farm. The production company was looking for more of a “cowboy flair” and chose to film at the ranch, where they have actual cowboys working with horses, longhorn cattle, 13 lakes and 6 organic gardens, an inn and several vacation rental homes including a Conestoga wagon rental “home”. Our one mile of beautiful San Gabriel River frontage and black Angus cattle didn’t quite compete.
The entire process was a lot of fun and a great experience for all in the family! I was honored to have been a semi-finalist.
We felt like we had another granddaughter in the producer of the show. She was very likable and had never been to Texas before. Saturday evening we took her to the Texan Café in Hutto for her first chicken fried steak, sweet potato fries and peach cobbler and ice cream. She loved all of it!
Claudia commented she was disappointed that she would not have time to get cowboy boots as the boot stores opened at 11 am on Sunday and she needed to be at the airport at 11 am. David, our youngest son, said “Take her to Tractor Supply!” Claudia rode to Taylor with David in a big one-ton Ford truck. She found a pair of boots – the first pair she tried on were her favorite. She was thrilled!
Claudia trying out her cowboy boots!