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 .

Monday, 13 August 2012

Let me entertain you

Well, not quite, but I was trying to entertain a guest this weekend , which hopefully explains why I haven't been stopping at anyone's blog much.

I had a special guest this weekend! Some bloggers will remember her as Almighty Marshmellow from  the blogs, others will recall the beautiful pieces of artwork she has done for me

But the gang here, just know her as Mel
 the nice 
 brought out 
 to visit 
 all of us !

And to Winston?
A new best friend! 

We had a quiet  weekend , visiting ponies and catching up.Pretty sure other than mowing the lan and  moving a couple horses I can call it a weekend off! Went and visited around the fire on Saturday night with Deb, and family (Greymare) . 
Mel  is a talented little lady , who is currently doing custom artwork,see her work here, Custom Commissions by Mel Shwanke
Took lots of pics too, I think maybe I may find more original Mel Shwanke artwork gracing my walls before too long!

And I wouldn't complain a bit! 

After I took her home I did catch up on a couple things , moved the cows and threw in a load of laundry . Not too much, I sure enjoyed  taking it easy this weekend ! Thanks Mel, come back anytime !
Hope everyone else had a good weekend.
And as always , stay safe! 


aurora said...

What a great visit & treat for everyone! Winston looks like he's really suffering, while loosing his second coat ;) Nice pics, especially the foal in the grass.

Shirley said...

Bout time you had a few nice relaxing days. Bet Winston really enjoyed the brushing, and Mel sure is talented- I hope you do get some of her artwork- maybe get her to illustrate some poems for your next book?

GoLightly said...


He's forgotten me:(

I guess a scritch in time is better than a keyboard scritch..

Nicole said...

Winston looks like he's in hog heaven!

Crystal said...

Nice to have a relaxing weekend and seems like the horses and dogs liked her :)

Crystal said...

Nice to have a relaxing weekend and seems like the horses and dogs liked her :)

Janice said...

I love the work of hers you showed,she would seem to be a talented girl...the animals are into her too...is that all Winston's hair....I'm bettin he thought he died and went to dog heaven...he's going to feel 20 pounds lighter:)Nice to see the girls doing well.

BrownEyed Cowgirl said...

Sounds like a great way to spend the weekend. :-)