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, 16 November 2012

So can you really go home again?

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!


Nicole said...

Darn, wish I lived close, I'd come :)

Country Gal said...

Sounds fun wish I could be there ! This Sat night we are having our saddle club banquet/dinner so Papa and I will be attending taking photos ! Hope you have a great time and sell, sell , sell lol! Have a good weekend !

WishIHadAHorsey said...

Good luck and have a wonderful time!

C-ingspots said...

Sounds like fun - enjoy!!

GoLightly said...

For such a big province, you sure have a small world;)

I'm kidding!!
sort of:)

Good luck and smile!!

Crystal said...

Sounds like it should be interesting! Funny you never knew the saddle club was there! Have a great sale, I am sure you will sell lots.

Shirley said...

Have fun and make lots of sales!

aurora said...

Enjoy, a good place to reconnect!

Cut-N-Jump said...

Sounds like a blast. Knock 'em flat Sherry. Leave them wondsrering why they never knew you were there all this time???