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, 17 August 2012

I appear to have misplaced this week

Not sure if it was because I was  busy ,or 
But somehow I posted on Monday  about Mel's visit , and the next time I looked it was tonight!

Not a  particularly  busy or not busy week, just a regular week. Martin arrived home on Tues ,which is nice, this  2 weeks away  1 home sucks .
 We did go back to see the  girls (Cat and Andee) on Wed  so Martin could see how they are working . And I guess between work, and yard work the time is just flying by.
Big BBQ this weekend with  Martin's  side of the family. We have done it with  both my folks and sisters family as well, but this year we will just have to have 2 , better with smaller groups anyway its easier to visit.

FRIDAYS FOR SALE:I do finally have the boys Comet and Quinn listed for sale ,I have had some interest in the ads , but so far nothing firm. 
I have  fairly healthy prices set on these boys, which are negotiable, but still. It is not cheap, free, or all that easy  to raise  foals properly so I have invested my best effort in them ,and I value that effort as well as the horses. That said if the right buyer comes along I will and have in the past made allowances for a good fit .
Also have been invited to go visit Maggie (Sparks Image) and you know , even though I am busy I think I am going to play hooky for a day next weekend and  go see her in action. Would love to go check on Dandy and have a visit too, but he is 6 hours away so ...

Should be going to get Phoenix  soon, and we will look at what he is doing and where next to go .
And Cat and Andee are going to be home the first week of September, so if I think I am busy now,I better think again!

We do have some quiet moments from time to time, and a very special one is to see Martin standing still
And simply enjoying time with his horse 
Quite honestly I have a better chance of catch this one standing still! 

Stay safe everyone and have a great weekend 


Reddunappy said...

Its ok to do that once and awhile! LOL

RoeH said...

Bring a mister. It's HOT here. Actually the past three days have broken the 115 a bit and we even got rain. I totally love that last photo. All legs. :)

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos ! Life gets busy at times . Hope you have good sales with the boys ! Have a good day !

Shirley said...

I hear you on pricing the colts; on Why Not Nikker blog, she has been doing a running cost account on the price of getting a foal on the ground; so far she's over $2000. So when we offer colts at a reasonable price, snap 'em up folks! The cost of keeping one until it's rideable might balance out what it cost us to put them on the ground.
Hope you have an enjoyable week with your hubby.

Ami said...

Good to 'see' you. Thought you'd either sneaked off for a vacation of debauchery and drinking or that you might be busy.


aurora said...

You are busier then the average bear, sounds like you could use a day of hooky!

Nicole said...

Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Wouldn't it be nice if each week was that fast, however, that might be a bad thing too because we'd be wishing our lives away... ok scratch my comment!