Welcome to Fern Valley

Here in central Alberta prime farm country,my husband Martin and I work together raising beef cattle and Appaloosa horses. Fern valley appaloosas have long been known for their quality of temperament conformation and color.I have recently rediscovered a love of writing and have published 2 collections of poetry. "Telling Tails" and Tails Trails and Campfire stories" . I look forward to a future spreading my wings as an author and as a horse woman .

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Bloggers unite

Well a few of us anyhow! Friday I took a spin to Red Deer to a trade show and equine event The Canadian Supreme . Did a little shopping and a little visiting with Shirley from Ride a Good Horse Janice , of Own a Morgan and Crystal of Ranch Riding !  I have of course met Shirley and Crystal before , but this was the first time meeting Janice, and I have to say , it was like seeing an old friend! Every time I have met one of my fellow bloggers I have found it to be a unique experience in that , we may have met only this time face to face, but I feel that we have known each other forever . No moments of hesitation , just dove right into conversation and had FUN!



Watched a portion of the working cow horse competition.I didn't get too serious about pictures as indoor shots are hard to get esp moving ,but I did have to try with this handsome dude.One of 3 Appaloosas I believe in the competition . Not too familiar with this competition, but I really liked it




video

Also took a few treasures home. With encouragement from the girls . Yup Janice ,I did go back for the second bench!

Also bought a handbag, didn't really need it , but it spoke to me so...
It was a pretty short trip all in all I had to get home for chores and had a few things to get caught iup on as well. but worth it all the same !

Stay safe and I hope all are enjoying the weekend

24 comments:

Ami said...

Know what I love about this post?
Seeing once again that the people who blog are exactly that... real people behind those screens.

I love the internet!

You MUST come visit me, since all my plans to head your way have been met with the impossibility of actually DOING that.

I'm real, too.
:)

GoLightly said...

Hello! Waves like an idiot..

I wish one of your fellow bloggers had given you a wee tickle, so you'd flash your killer smile again, but noooooo.
SMILE, FERN!
Love all the treasures, and that was one cute appy cuttin' harse!

Cheyenne said...

I think I erased my comment somehow...I still don't have the swing of computers. The comment was along the lines of how gorgeous the stuff is you got to bring home. Seriously stunning! And a big ol hooray for getting to hook up with those ladies. I bet it was just a treat all 'round.

Linda said...

It's good to see everyone together like that. So sorry I missed it.....maybe the Mane Event next year?? I love the stuff you bought......makes me real sorry I missed out.

Deanna said...

How cool! That was a great weekend all the way around!

Fantastyk Voyager said...

That is so cool to have a meet up with your fellow bloggers!

I LOVE that leather bench.

Shirley said...

It was fun, and I agree that meeting fellow bloggers is like meeting old friends... wait, we are all old friends! I was hoping to meet some new friend bloggers but maybe next year.

TnTConnect said...

That is great that you guys were able to get together!

LOVE the bench!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Oooh nice bench! Photo of the handbag, too? I have a handbag thing, too, even though I typically only use the same one all the time. lol!I can see why you liked the gorgeous appaloosa. Athleticism and talent all packed in a gorgeous package!

~Lisa

fernvalley01 said...

there you go Lisa, added the picture of the handbag

Crystal said...

Im so glad you got to come down! It ws fun seeing you there even if it was a short visit.

Mikey said...

How super cool that you all get together! Love, love, love that appy. He's gorgeous. And love all the stuff you got too. That bench is awesome :)

Janice said...

Hey Sherry .Well I'm going to take what you said personally. What a super nice thing to say.I am so glad I got to meet you in person....I can't believe you came all that way for such a short visit but it was sure worth it to us.Right on I am tickled for you that you took that second bench....I'm bettin you found the perfect spot for it.....good for you.

Janice said...

PS. I'm really glad I liked you when we met cause, how could you .....what a horrible picture..........but like I said .....I guess I will have to forgive you....LOL.I look like my face is in two different places trying to get together........now you know why the no picture zone.

fernvalley01 said...

Awe Janice, we are our own worst critics! I don't see that as a bad picture at all I see the great lady I met who has a beautiful heart ,smile and face . Take a second look through my eyes girl , you are beautiful inside and out

Janice said...

Boy you are a charmer....you say the nicest things......and right back at ya. Thanks.

Jeni said...

Oh! I will be heading west - eventually (year or so) I hope... And will make it WELL KNOWN where I'm going and how long I'm there. I want to meet as many of you guys as I can!

Love shopping, benches are AWESOME, and I LOVE the bag. It's Horsey but not over the top horsey!

Cut-N-Jump said...

Glad you could meet up with some more bloggers. It IS like knowing each other already. Are you making a list now? Bloggers I have met, and the ones I need to... Sounds like a good title for a book.

Love the benches and the purse. Who can't always use more accessories? Hahaha Besides, who knows when you may need a new D ring snaffle. Now you have one and know where it is!

Nicole said...

Working cow horse is cool but Cutting is way more fun ;) haha.

Love the purse! And the bench stool thing!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Thanks FV!

Love love the equine details on the handbag!

Enjoy!

~Lisa

oneoldcowgirl said...

Aaah, now I'm downright envious.

Nezzy said...

Aren't you girls just too darn cute??? I've only had the pleasure of meetin' one blogsister face to face and it's was great. Kinda like an old friend reunion.

I'm thrilled ya'll got to do this!!!

God bless ya and have a bright and beautiful fall day sweetie!!!

fernvalley01 said...

Sorry Cheyenne, your comment is there , Blogger is just being a little goofy , and randomly putting comments into spam, I forgot to check!

aurora said...

So glad you all had a special get-together. How fun!! You've got great taste Fern, I love the bench!!