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, 25 May 2012

Falling behind

No Fridays for sale post from me today , but check out Shirley's post at  Ride a Good  Horse   there are some darn nice  horses !
I am just falling behind this week, falling behind posting and reading . Picked up a bug last weekend , and I thought I had kicked it till Monday when it hit me full force again . I wont get into  super details other that to say it was a full body experience! Yeesh! I feel like a worn out dishrag today , but I am in fact on the mend .
Will be  processing the calves  on Sunday , and turning the bulk of the herd out  to pasture , or at least all but the last couple. Normally this late in the year I would just let the stragglers calve on pasture, but it has been an odd season,(understatement  of the week! ) And I would prefer to see the last  couple up and going before we turn them out .This season has severely kicked my bum!All farmers know we have good years and bad, and this wasn't as bad as some folks have had .The wet spring brought scours to many farms and other issues as well. All in all it hasn't been to bad , I just have gotten spoiled with some very good years lately.
But as I quoted my late Uncle a few posts back . If you have livestock ...

So sorry if I have been absent from your blogs, I have read, just not always commenting . and as for here , updates with pics will come . And soon enough we will begin to watch for the foals!
Meanwhile stay safe my friends

10 comments:

Kate said...

Hope you continue to feel better with all that work to do!

Shirley said...

Sorry to hear you were so sick, hope you are all better. Thanks for the link to my post.
Do I smell a foaling contest upcoming?

fernvalley01 said...

I believe you may just gotta get through this next week or so and figure out who is who and who is due

Ami said...

Take the time you need to recover!! Hope you're feeling a LOT better really soon.

Don't forget to take some little cow pics... those little cows are pretty darn cute.

kden said...

"Full body experience", lol. I hope you feel better each and every day.

sally said...

Gee I hope you are feeling better ....I have loads of students falling sick at the moment with whole body experiences .....so far (touch wood) my family is ok.

aurora said...

Feel better Fern! Whatever virus I had/have this past week has wiped me out too. Take some time to just get better, it's not a cure all, but it sure helps. Will look forward to updates when you are feeling up to it.

Crystal said...

I hear you on being behind, I have not been sick but still am so far back. Hope you are truly over the illness and can get back to doing more fun stuff soon.

Janice said...

Darn ...you can't be sick the place can't run without you.Hope you continue to feel better.I now have a mental pic of a full body experience, yeesh I hope it don't make it over here.

GoLightly said...

Please, just take care of yourself. Blogs are not as important as your own rest and piece of mind!!
(stamps foot)
Johnny stomped, too:)