In case you have not seen it, it is two couples who have been chosen to live in the "wilderness" of Canada( heavens, was it Manitoba? Or winnepeg..I cannot recall!) for a year.They have to build homes and barn and feed animals and have a garden and survive the winter even!!!
It looks to be extremely interesting, and even more satisfying than the pioneer thing PBS had out last year with the families in Montana, as these folks will actually be able to stay an entire year and see if all their work has been sufficient to survive and even maybe prosper a little the next spring!
Cannot wait to see the next episode.I believe it is on Thursadys ( when er is on here) and on Saturdays as well.
YIPPEE!!! I love this type of thing!!!!!!!
Becca( the PBS reality show junky who longs to do similar things....)
|Pioneer Quest: A Year in the Real West
Calendar, Monthly Summary, Full Text Listing
Two modern-day couples re-create the lifestyle of settlers on the Canadian prairie in the late 1800s, building a homestead, raising livestock and planting crops while braving the elements Apr 5 7:00pm
Apr 10 10:00pm
If Mama Ain't Happy...
A new couple arrives at the homestead just in time for one of the wettest Junes in a century; a kitchen shelter is built and crops are planted Apr 12 7:00pm
Apr 17 11:00pm
Rain and mosquitoes plague the pioneers as they struggle to plant their crops and build a house for Frank and Alana Apr 19 7:00pm
Apr 24 10:00pm
What Are We Doing This For?
The pioneers are feted at an Argyle celebration; disaster strikes the barn; the two couples struggle to make the re-enactment real Apr 26 7:00pm
so the new one is actually on TONIGHT at 7 and then re-airs Thurs at 10. We loved frontier house so I am sure we will be checking this out. Thanks for the heads up
I havent' seen it yet or heard of it until this post, I can't wait to watch it tonight! =)
I checked the local listing to see for sure, and only thing is Lawrence welk.. hahah and I'm not watching that. anyhow I went to PBS and typed in Pioneer Quest, nothing came up.
and then googled it, and it only shows up at the history channel. Is that what channel you both meant? if so I don't get cable...
I would have liked to see this show, maybe it will air later ??
I can only imagine the level of exaustion they must have been frought with.
When I re-read my copy of little house on the praire, I always cry very hard at the end when they must leave the garden and etc behind and move on.All the work and they have to just walk away from it. And when the Native Americans leave and their horses make that long long trail into the horizon. My God, how moving to even think about it.
I don't care if they are only childrens books...Laura Ingalls Wrote some of the best things I have ever had the privilage to read.