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 .

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Hot and cold, and Fridays for sale on Sunday

I have been asked by a friend to post a couple of her saddles for sale her on the blog. The friend is the young lady who bought Maggie from me, so I can vouch for her honesty, and also that the tack will have  been very well cared for.
 The first saddle is a dark walnut western rawhide with a 15 inch seat full quarter horse bars with a 6 and 3/4" gullet and its just a pleasure saddle($700). And the second saddle is a THSL roping saddle, its hand made in Texas, it has never been roped off of it has about 20 rides on it and it has a 15 inch seat full quarter horse bars with an 8 inch gullet.($900)

If you are interested in either , email me at fernvalleyappaloosas@hotmail.ca and I will put you in touch with Kat

As for the hot and cold, that has been the weather, freezing cold to freezing rain,melting then freezing again, it is pretty slick around here, and I have messed up my ankle, and elbow so I am taking it a bit easy , using the gator to get around for chores more than walking.As you can see , my entourage is also taking it easy.

 Today was a nice warm day so I took advantage and did walk a bit and took some photos

 just your average morning at the funny farm ! lol 

Stay warm and safe my friends!

Sunday, 15 February 2015

A different kind of painted pony

I was invited last week to join in a photo challenge with a friend of mine on Facebook. You post 3 art works/photos a day for 5 days. Well I am not an artist but I do take some nice photos so I joined in. One of the photos struck my friend and she asked if I would allow her to do a digital painting . I have long been a fan of Sandra Sherger's photography and artwork, she is a multi talented lady! And I was thrilled at the prospect so obviously said yes!
Below is my original photo

And here is Sandra's interpretation! I love it! (it is currently my screen saver) I have ordered a print and it will soon be proudly displayed on my wall.

 Here are also a few of the photos I submitted during the challenge , it was fun to do and I love looking back through old pics to see them through new eyes!. SO yes some of these you will have seen before but , oh well here you go.

That is a sampling of them. 
I am keeping busy with work and the farm, got back to the pool a few times  as well as having some really good sessions with the kids. I have a new trail cam I have been playing with since Christmas 
I had it set up in Phoenix's pen, ya think he knew it was there?

Stay safe and warm my friends 

Saturday, 7 February 2015

as it should be

I spent this week, pinching myself and thanking my lucky stars that this big yellow ball of love is home.I will never know what prompted his adventure, who had him or why, and I don't need to all I really need to know is he is here! Playing with his little buddy as it should be .

I did do other things this week, like work shovel snow,shiver, work and some more of the same but nothing of note springs to mind.
I hope to have a post of some merit up soon!
Meanwhile stay safe and warm my friends

Sunday, 1 February 2015

He is home

I only posted this last night , as a healing and to let folks know about Winston. At 9 am I heard a bark at the door and 3 days after he went missing  he arrived! unscathed, not hurt,hungry or particularly cold. JUST HOME
Prayers are answered!