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 .
Friday, 21 October 2011
Serious case of the "I Ought to's"
So how is that working for me so far?
Not great to be honest. I have been busier than ever it seems, and not accomplishing diddly!
Don't get me wrong, the colts are cared for , the rest of the herd as well. But as far as productive , tangible progress? NADA!
I am looking for a new trainer as well. Not because Ernie is not good , but the guy is soo busy with farrier work , he has still not been able to commit a time for Cat and Andee . I don't relish the prospect of trying someone new. Both Ernie and Kate have been very good , and I am spoiled being able to trust them so freely. Kate is working full time these days and not able to help either so...
My choices are , work with the girls myself , until I either get the job done or get to a point where I need to absolutely send them out(hopefully by then Ernie or Kate can take them )
Or start looking for a new trainer right now and ...
That said , I should be riding(or at least working with ) . Annie, Wilder , Phoenix . And Dandy . Need to be handling the colts as well.
The problem seems to be me and my time management . I have extra days available, and yet I don't seem to be accomplishing what I want to . Extra trips to the city , a pressing need to clean the house , feeding , checking , cleaning stalls ...
So , what am I doing here at the computer?? good question? I need to set up some accountability here , so I am telling you all where I am at .This blog started originally as a training journal, and I am hoping to take it back there at least partially . I will still post poetry and photos , but hoping more of the day to days posts will be a chronicle of what I am accomplishing . That will mean a challenge for me to "take back the reins" of my own time and schedule . and be pretty firm in my planning .
Wish me luck!
That all said , I am off to visit mom in hosp today , and tomorrow am have promised my sister an outing to the big farmers market in town. So I am not off to a great start . But you have to live your life. I am just hoping to find a balance here . I know in my "paying job" I am all kinds of motivated , and very focused. So while no one is "paying me to do the horse work, every hour I put in is one less hour the trainer needs to , so I am paying myself in the long run.Hoping this mindset helps
Stay safe everyone