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 .

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Day of rest, more or less

Well it was, for some

Actually for me too, I did a bit more housecleaning , because ,frankly ,it needed to be done badly!
then I got to thinking , as nice as it is out ,it could turn any day now so I took the gazebo top off and stowed it , started to put away lawn furniture, but as you can see above , some of it was occupied!
puttered away at that for a bit. The went for a little walk.
 These ladies were all stretched out sleeping till they heard me , up they got and over the the fence to see if there were any snacks!
I never get too far into the lake pen , before I am spied by Johnnie . Sweet boy , always comes over to see me !

Wilder has rejoined the herd more or less, but does tend to go off on his own now and then. Nice view buddy!

As you can see the leaves are mostly gone now , still a few splashes of color yet to be found . I have been watching , but either the swans have already been and gone or they haven't arrived for their yearly visit to our lake .
Mom was out again today for a visit , and we had a little gathering at my sisters house . Mom is getting stronger and receiving a fair amount of physio where she is at ,. Hopefully with continued improvement she will be able to go home to stay in a few weeks .
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!
Stay safe!

9 comments:

Lucy aka Roeann said...

Horses! What a huge love they are.

Jeni said...

You're right - the nice days are numbered, why spend them indoors!

Shirley said...

I noticed that there are very few geese migrating yet, but they are starting to come. Maybe your swans will be a little late too.
Horses and dogs are all looking content at your place.

GoLightly said...

JOHNNNNNNNIEEEEEE.
Ooooooh, he's looking good.

A mite thin, but good;)

Glad your mom is strengthening well, what a tough gal!
Thanks for the great pics, as always:)

Cut-N-Jump said...

It's always nice when the horses greet you at the fence, treats or not, just to be with you.

I would have been outside too. Why waste good weather?

kestrel said...

What a beautiful place you've created! Sure looks like all the inhabitants are happy...

Linda said...

Sounds like my kind of day! Our leaves about gone too now and most of my fall yard work is finished for the year.

aurora said...

Great photos! Cute tuckered out pups. Johnnie is so handsome. Hope your mom gets to go home soon!

Crystal said...

Yup our leaves are pretty well gone too. But still some nice weather out, might as well enjoy it while we can.

Glad to hear you mom is doing good and getting some Physio.