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 .

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

On your mark...

Well here we are , first calf of out 2012 season! Nice little heifer, born this morning, for once on dry land (some days I wonder about cows , walk 10 feet from the straw  bed to calve in the snow ,but not this mamma!) Up and doing well by the time we met so I guess that April 1 date was off again,but not by much lol. Its OK the weather seems to be good and holding for the next while so away we go !



took these shots late in the day with the sun setting , sure makes the red cows glow! 
Stay safe everyone, I think we are doing OK on the warm! 

10 comments:

Nicole said...

Ah, the golden hour lighting! :)

And That's one smart momma there!

Shirley said...

And so the busy season begins! Nice to see the first one, even better to see the last one huh?

Carol............. said...

How adorable! And congratulations!

RoeH said...

So sweet!

GoLightly said...

awwwww.

I commented on the last post, I did!! I guess only in my mind, though.

sigh.

Go WARM GO!!

Cut-N-Jump said...

We have already his temps close to 90, if not 90 already. I will be hotter than Hell before we know it. I will gladly send some to anyone who wants it...

Linda said...

We're still waiting for the first one but I got my calving supplies today!

Fantastyk Voyager said...

Look at that snow on the ground still! We have temps in the 70s here, 30s in the mornings. I'm betting on at least one more snow though.

Cute little calf and good, smart momma!

sally said...

Wow that is always a great achievement ....the first calf!!!!congratulations. We are just about to scan our beefie cows. We have had a whole week of beautiful weather.An Indian summer for sure. Long may it last. In the meantime I hope your weather remains kind as the calves hit the hay

Nezzy said...

Awwww, I just love the little fellas!!!

Great pics girl...I feel the glow of the sunsettin'!

God bless ya and have a delightful weekend!!! :o)