Well I aim to find out!
Actually,not going exactly home, but close . On Saturday the week I will be attending the
Edmonton Garrison Saddle club Tack sale and Horse expo The funny thing is , I grew up at Horricks Dairy(A proud daughter of Ron Horricks !) not more than a mile from what is now Edmonton Garrison(was the Namao Airbase Canadian forces base ) and for years rode my horses, or bike right up to the edge of it , I started school at Namao , just a mile or north of it and worked for a time at BAR XO veterinary services , just east of the base. and yet never once was I at the Garrison saddle club,which as I understand has been there all along!
So when the opportunity to attend came up, I though,why not ? A lot of my poetry is written about horses I have known and some of those horses got their start ,so very close to that area , the poems written for my dad and uncle are for men who also grew up and lived there entire lives in or near Namao ,attended dances at the base and in the case of my dad, met the girl he would marry right there at Namao (my Granddad was in the air force and posted at Namao ) There is also a poem in the book , a little melancholy about the beautiful home farm where I was raised.
So in fact it is time for me to "head home " and revisit my old community , and if you are in the area, do come see me ! I would be happy to see you !
There is a lot going on at this event, tack sale , demos , education ,the works !
I will have both of my books, the 2013 Fern Valley Calender and photo cards as well. Mel Shwanke (our own dear Almighty Marshmellow will also be there with her incredible artwork. (Mel is also a Namao alum , having graduated from Sturgeon Comp , not so many years ago! )
So wish me luck , and as always my sweet friends, stay safe and warm!
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 .