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, 11 January 2013

Opportunity knocks?

Well sometimes it just sends you an email!
I have been attending the Horse industry  breeders and owners conference on and off the last several years. Did  not go last year because it is in January and often a very cold time here, the year previous it was a horrible weekend with  poor roads ,cold and blowing snow. While I  did get there and enjoyed it , I was quite  distracted with the weather, so last year I gave it a pass.
This year I was planning to skip it as well,I got the email with the news of it , a couple times but had not paid it a lot of attention. The seminars are often interesting and enlightening, but last time I went I found it was a bit more duplication of info than I wanted . about a month ago though , I got another email update and a name caught my eye. Dr Temple Grandin !!!! I did a real live double take  and yup! I read it right , she is presenting on Sunday at the conference.

(image  courtesy of google images ) 
Well it didn't take much I ordered my pass immediately!
Also going to hopefully get there in time to see Dan James of  Double Dan horsemanship .


Hope to see some old friends there as well. Deb and I are heading out tomorrow , so have a great weekend everyone and stay warm and SAFE

12 comments:

Ami said...

What a terrific opportunity for you! You must tell us all how it was.

BrownEyed Cowgirl said...

Have a safe trip and have fun. Can't wait to hear about TG.

Reddunappy said...

I cant wait to hear about it too!! Temple Grandin is an incredible person!

Crystal said...

Have a good time! I always get invited but have never gone, I sure would l like to see her too.

Paint Girl said...

Fantastic!! I am sure you will have a great time and can't wait to hear how it goes!

Cut-N-Jump said...

How awesome is that? As many others do- I expect a full report! Lol, but seriously, I would go if I could too. Have fun Sherry.

Shirley said...

I would love to be there..... looking forward to your next blog post! Have a safe trip.

kestrel said...

She is one of my favorite speakers, just from the videos I've seen of her. wowza! Have fun.

cdncowgirl said...

I would love to hear Dr. Grandin speak! Looking forward to hearing your update :)

GoLightly said...

SO jealous. Temple is my hero!

Have a great, safe, fun time!

Janice said...

Have fun stay safe.

Nicole said...

Very cool!