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, 27 May 2012

Some "goings on "

Thanks to all for all of the good wishes and support. I am feeling much better 
A few things going on this weekend . Saturday was yard work, and getting things set up to process calves today . The we attended a dinner for a lovely lady on her birthday. Dolores is  my BIL Mikes mom and we were invited to attend with all the family . Wonderful dinner and a great evening visiting .
Up this morning and ready to get to work. 
Because of my arthritis and back issues , I was kind of sidelined today , the crew we had was not letting me get into the thick of things like I usually do. The did let me help bring the cows up, and sort , but beyond that I was relegated to vaccinating , and staying out of the way . Sigh 

 This fellow  was watching the activity from a safe distance 
Winston , and Abigail  ,watching and supervising  
 The crew,Martin , Cory , Cindy, and of course our very own Dr Oakley
 Beer and BBQ after a workout! 
 All smiles, this little supervisor, she seemed to have a good day , training , my friend Cindy and I to play fetch among other things
 After everyone left I did have some work to do ,Martin went out ahead to patch the fence in a couple spots , and I gathered the  herd up and took them out to the field .Shirley asked on FB if I took them out with a horse. Sigh ,head hanging in shame I did not . Johnnie and Wilder were , pretty eager to help and followed along the fence too, but as I was by myself ,it seemed easier to hop on and off the quad as needed for gates and such, and to  go hurry up the slow ones. Could have got Angela to stay and ride with or I really could have likely done it alone with Johnnie but I did not . Next time I had better saddle up! 
 I did however get some good photos.

In other news , I got an email from Kat, the young lady who  bought Sparks Image (Maggie )She and Maggie are doing well, and she sent several photos as well. just waiting for her permission to post them on the blog . She looks great! so nice to see the "kids " do well 


Jeni said...

So busy! While I grew up on a farm we had a couple milk cows and did nothing like what you guys do. Looks of hard work!

Take it easy though - no relapses !

Ami said...

What great photos. Love the photo of the little girl with the mud on her knees. :)

And the cat on the roof made me smile.

Hope you continue to feel better.

Ami said...

What great photos. Love the photo of the little girl with the mud on her knees. :)

And the cat on the roof made me smile.

Hope you continue to feel better.

Shirley said...

Well, as we get older and get more achy, we just do what we can to get the job done. I like the peekaboo photo.

WishIHadAHorsey said...

I hope you feel better soon - wonderful pictures, that little one is so cute! (so is the calf)

kden said...

I bet it is not easy for you to 'stay out of the way', lol. But I'm glad you're up and about.

Linda said...

Hope your feeling better. My knees hurt looking at the picture of the woman in shorts.....yikes....I'd want mine covered but I'm a sissy that way;)

Reddunappy said...

You have been busy!!
Well the quad doesnt talk back (usually, LOL) and if you havnt been well, fighting with a horse is not that fun at times. You got the job done.

GoLightly said...

Your weekends make me tired just reading about them..

Glad you're on the mend, remember TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF.
whoops, caps lock;)

Crystal said...

Sounds like a productive weekend even if you didnt get to help as much as wanted, probly for the better this time so you can be ready next time.

Nicole said...

It almost looks like Winston was guarding Abigail to keep her out of trouble & Harms way!