"Where there is desire
There is gonna be a flame
Where there is a flame
Someone's bound to get burned
But just because it burns
Doesn't mean you're gonna die
You've gotta get up and try try try
Gotta get up and try try try
You gotta get up and try try try"
So 2012 has come to an end. Overall it was a good year here at Fern Valley. January saw the usual cold , with not a lot of snow. FV Dandy line went to his new home in Fort St John and continues to be a star, his new owner was riding him within a day or so ,and the two of them are doing well .I also finished the final touches on my second book "Tails Trails and Campfire stories", and prepared to send it off to the publishers
Beyond that it was a pretty quiet month .
February brought more snow and cold, but we had a lovely respite in Mexico , I had the pleasure of being accompanied ,by not only the usual group, of Hubby Martin and in laws Connie and mike. But my neice Deanna and her pal Karly attended with us , what a wonderful trip !
We returned home rested and happy and began the March for spring. lots of photos in March and April I found many great opportunities to capture the gang here in pictures.
We also as a blog community celebrated the wedding of one of our own Mikey married her knight in shining denim Wade, and we were all there in spirit !
Also calving season began , and with it the ups and downs that go with farm life a little more here ,and here
But overall we got through it .
I also returned to the Mane Event had a great time and met some old friends, as well as made some sales on my books .
In May we had a loss in our family. My Aunt passed away quite suddenly and as the family gathered to celebrate her life , I began to think of many of the other folks I knew who had lost an aunt , mother sister etc and posted this "For the Ladies ".
As May came to a close we were surrounded by friend family and sunshine! The calves went out to pasture! And the Phoenix headed out to the trainers
June was a month of pure joy, and total heartbreak for some . We here had the joyful arrival of Harley!
Sadly other folks suffered at the hands of heartless careless strangers, and several animals including a friends horse were shot and killed Heartsick
Others said goodbye to old friends,and my niece lost a mare and foal to a bad foaling .
As many have said, we have to take the good with the bad, and back to the lyric at the beginning , we just have to try try try.
I spent a good bit of time also with my golden boys , who along with the rest of the horses, and Winston and Skeeter helped to temper the sadness
That's it for now, will finish up in a days or so. I am pooped!
As always , my friends, stay safe !