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, 4 April 2013

When spring really starts here

the photos are  just to get everyone caught up on the calving , and because these kids are cute! 

 its not , the 21 of March
 or the start of calving 
 or the lack of snow LOL 

 its the day 
 I finally relax
about the  electric watering  bowls.Spring finally really starts for me the day I can stop my hyper vigilance  checking twice, sometimes 3 times a day to make sure they are working  
We did have a couple of  blips, this year, but overall it went well. No  frozen fingers in icy cold water , no scraped  knuckles trying to tighten fittings , no hands burnt on elements. I am calling it a win! 
As you can see there are some  dugouts filling up, so even if there is a problem with a waterers now I have options . I haven't  shut the power to the heaters off  just yet, but I am  finally breathing easier about it all . First year in a long long time we didn't have my yearly rant about waterers. And I like it .
Anyhow , we have some iffy weather forecast for the next few days , but I would say spring is finally on her way. 
SO I will end this post with a slightly different farewell. Just, 
 Stay safe everyone,  may the sun  keep you warm  now 


Cut-N-Jump said...
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Cut-N-Jump said...

Oh that calf with the little snippet of white on her nose... I think she wants to come live with me. Crossed front legs and all. Betsy needs a friend of her own kind.

Cut-N-Jump said...

Sorry about that, had to check my spelling...

GoLightly said...

OH, cute. And yay for a rant-free year!
Well, about waterers, anywho.
Can you point out where the dug-out is filling up? I could only guess that it was the pic with Skeeter's bum:)

Warmer is here!! I'll take anything over freeezing, at this point!!

Reddunappy said...

Hopefully some of the warm weather we have had down here goes up there soon!!! Stubborn jet stream! :O)

kestrel said...

Snowing here darnitall...cute baies, and hurry up spring!

Crystal said...

Oh if only that were true, its about time spring got here, but she is mighty slow this year. But very good news about the waterers, always good when stuff works :)

Willow said...

Glad to hear you'll be getting a little relief on that watch! Thanks for catching us up, loved the photos. Spring is slowly but surely starting to return to New England too I think we might get above 60 degrees this afternoon ...Ill take it!

Nicole said...

Look at those cute little babies. And yes, sounds like a win this year!