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 .

Thursday, 3 January 2013

2012 Year in Review July to Dec

July was, well summer time in Alberta, hot and cold rainy and sunny and everything in between "dog  Days of summer "LOL

 We weathered some storms

And we celebrated as well

 August brougt more of the same , with the hay finally getting done , and we had a  few special visitors

Also the Phoenix returned home! How I had missed my blue eyed boy! 
Cat (Catch a Dream), And Andee went into training 
Then along came the fall,the girls returned home  well started and I got more time in the saddle in Sept and October than I had all summer! 

We took a little day trip to the Mountains

Then we  began to "Gather Nuts "  for winter ,but not before Martin and I took a little getaway to Vancouver  where we visited some wonderful folks and I saw Barbara Streisand in concert.
Then as it does every year winter came to Fern Valley 

Nothing to do but enjoy the good days , stay safe and warm and be ready for Santa Paws! 
We celebrated a wonderful family Christmas and wrapped up the last few days of 2012 sleigh riding , seeing friends and family and pretty much having a wonderful time .

So there it is , in a nutshell. 2012 , was a good year overall, and I have high hopes for 2013!
Stay safe and warm my friends! 


Chasity said...

Love all of the beautiful pics! :)

Shirley said...

Love the new header! Hope we have a little less mud this year. Love the photos of you on horseback.

Nicole said...

Awe, Winston & the waterhose is great! And the bride so reminds me of a younger Trisha Yearwood!

Ami said...

I always love seeing new pics here.. but once again I have to tell you how much I love Winston. And his great doggy smile.

Happy New year!!!

Confessions of a Closet Hoarder but you can call me Judy said...

Love your pictures, as always. I've missed being online and seeing them regularly! I love the picture of Winston rolling on the snow in your new header! He looks so happy. :)

And I agree with Karen..the beautiful bride DOES look like a young Trisha Yearwood.

Happy New Year! Hope your 2013 is full of love, laughter and blessings!

GoLightly said...

Great look back at the year!
Winter sure came early and thoroughly to you!

I just love that Johnny pic with the moon risingover his butt.

Here's to a safe and happy 2013!

Cut-N-Jump said...

So much photo love going on here. Looks like you have been busy, busy, busy as ever, but still able to slip in plenty of fun, fun, fun to keep things sane. Looking forward to a great 2013 and can't wait to see what it brings. Hugs from our herd to yours!

Crystal said...

Wonderful tribute to a great year! I should do a year in review here but I am not sure I can remember what happened all year.