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 .

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Smiles on Saturday

Another  blogger  was asking, "What makes  you  smile?" 
Well Buttons,  among  other  things, reading  the  posts of  my  blog  friends often  make me  smile . Seeing  and  chatting  with  friends and  family, and of  course  the  spotty  crew here. Just  a few more  pics  from  the last week or so 
The  littlest  Cowgirl (Sprite)and her  momma 
 She looks  so  sweet  and  peaceful , but you should see that little  dolly when she is grumpy! tiny little  ears  pinned at poor  Tango , teeth showing  , gonna  give  the big  boys  what for and  steal their grain! I guess I should  get  after her for it ,but she is so darn  cute! I will  just let her siblings  sort her out 
 Maks' opinion  of  the water spray  will the tank is filling 
 Winston is  really not sure he  wants to let Maks get any closer , he was  snacking on some  crunch  and  sweet feed , he  did  give in  and  let Maks  have it without  more than a  grumble.
Made me  think of  the  little  song my dad  would sing  when I was a  kid  

Mares  eat oats
and
doe's eat oats and little lambs eat ivy
a kid'll eat ivy to wouldn't  you ?
Except in  my head it went 
Mares  eat oats 
and  doe's eat oats and so do  golden  retrievers ... lol  
such  a  happy little ditty! 
Now that is  probably stuck in  your  head lol 
 Smarty pants of the day , Miss  Sprite ! figured out  where the good were at! 

Today I went off to the tack  sale in Stony Plain, bumped into a few  friends (which is whats its all about), I didn't  really  need  anything ,other  than I wanted to get a 1/2 bale slow feeder net  from  my friends at
  Eco Nets . I had  been telling  them  how  much  Phoenix seems to like his. And I did promise  pictures of my  happy "Zen Pony" at his net. Well that  was easier said  than  done since  said pony is a HAM! and  very  social, I went in to take pics and there he  was ,in my face, I tried to shoo him off with some  twine 
 no luck, then  the  net I use  to scoop leaves out of his  tank,

 not  so much terrified 
Finally  he  gave in  and posed where I wanted him
Happy boy, he is  so  relaxed , and peaceful with his net  and happy horses make  for a happy me 
Stay  safe  everyone 

8 comments:

Shirley said...

Thanks for posting that song- it brought back memories, especially for Ted as his mom used to sing it.
Winston is such a good boy, but I don't thinks Maks was going to take no for an answer!

Cindy D. said...

That is the same hay net I have. It holds exactly one half of a bale. Killian went through his entire half a bale in 2 hours.

Willow said...

Aw shucks that song did make me nostalgic. My mom use to sing that to me a lot when I was a kid then I would sing it all day ~ and yes now it will be stuck in my head , but I like it !!
Love you ZEN pony .
Took my mare out for a cart ride this weekend ... always love that.
Thanks for the share ... keep smiling :)

aurora said...

Never heard that song, peppy tune. Phoenix is sooo adorable!!

Cut-N-Jump said...

I had a couple of those nets. Notice the word Had. My TB mare would grab it and shake everything out of it. The hay was all over the ground and GONE in no time. One thing that works great on them is a snap on the string. Wrap it around the top rail a time or two and snap it to the bottom of the net- it stays up out of harms way and pawing hooves. No knots means it goes up and comes down in a snap. No pun intended.

Cut-N-Jump said...

I had a couple of those nets. Notice the word Had. My TB mare would grab it and shake everything out of it. The hay was all over the ground and GONE in no time. One thing that works great on them is a snap on the string. Wrap it around the top rail a time or two and snap it to the bottom of the net- it stays up out of harms way and pawing hooves. No knots means it goes up and comes down in a snap. No pun intended.

American Girl said...

You have been awarded the Sunshine Award. Check it out here:

http://paolashorseblog.blogspot.com/2013/10/sunshine-award.html

GoLightly said...

My mom used to sing that song!!

Fix is looking very studly.
Handsome bugger!