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 .

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

What was that line about busy?

Oh right , so busy I don't know if I found a rope or lost my horse!

well I don't know if I have been quite that busy but I sure have had a lot going on.
The last time I posted I shared a picture or two of FV Practically Magic (Its what we settled on for his name) not sure what his barn name will be , currently he is still "baby"
You would have thought, that I would have been deluging  the blog and internet with pictures.
But what in fact is been happening is we have been deluged with rain.
I will share the pictures I have taken in the brief moments that it hasn't been pouring rain but we have had record rainfalls for the last month and a half. Frustrating because we cannot get the hay cut, but we are far further ahead than those that are still struggling with the forest fires in Northern Alberta.
So if I'm not out taking pictures, what am I doing that I am so busy?
I shared before that I had taken on the task of mental health first-aid facilitator for the MHFA Basic program, in doing that I wound up adding to my workload at work in a very positive way and I have taught approximately 10 classes is January, in the basic program in addition to that, I took the training last summer for MHFA for seniors. This class is a entry-level mental health first-aid program specifically geared to mental health for seniors. It is not a cookie-cutter program just copying the basic program, it is very much geared to seniors and seniors issues. It also adds two new sections one on delirium and one on dementia. I was required to co-facilitate three sessions in order to get my certificate as a certified facilitator. So again this year I spent an awful lot of time on the road, I was in Bonnyville , Grand Prairie, and my final co-facilitation was held in Swan Hills. The upside is that I got to work with wonderful trainers and mentors, in my travels I got to see to black bear cub's plus beautiful countryside, and I earned my certification. The downside, is oh good grief have I been tired!
Any and all of my social interaction as far as social media has gone has been on Facebook because I can do that from my phone. To actually sit at my desk at my computer and load pictures and write has been simply beyond me. But having completed all of my training's for the year I now have the month of July and August to recoup and recover before I begin teaching again in September. If only the sun would come out and I could start taking pictures of horses or maybe even, gasp ride one!

In another previous post I talked about Young living essential oils, and my use of those over the past few years, in my efforts to return to blogging I will be adding posts specific to the essential oils I use, their benefits, and also the supplement same using because as tired as I have been I have been blessed to not have a huge flareup of pain resulting from lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. I will take tired overtired and painful any day. I found a huge increase in my resilience and recovery. I am not touting this as a magic bullet or a cure-all but I have certainly reaped a great deal of benefit. I don't plan to post exclusively about essential oils and I will tag them separately. More for my use and records they will be under the tab of Possibilities, as well as in the regular blog thread. My first series will be in fact on the supplements that I am using.
But moving forward, I am hoping for sunny days and more photo opportunities of my handsome colt, and I will leave you with some photos that I have been able to take between showers and road trips!

Stay safe and well my friends

1 comment:

aurora said...

I always enjoy reading your posts Sherry. Appy's, Essential Oils, Mental Health topics - looking forward to reading about them all!! I haven't been posting much lately either. I've written several recent posts, but not published. I am sure you know there is a Blogger phone app. Unless it's improved tho, it wasn't very reliable. I deleted mine. Not surprised you've been super busy, and with such great purpose!! Our world is in dire need of help with Mental Health. Kudos to you for not only learning more about it, but facilitating so others can learn from you & benefit as well. I hear you on the unusual amount of rain, and challenges it presents. Midwest switched from endless rain to endless heat advisories. Apparently wacky weather is the new normal. Hope you get a break & enjoy some sun. Great pics :)