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 .

Tuesday 10 October 2023

Clearing the air

Well after an unseasonable hot and smoky summer , it seems the air is clearing finally, we did have a lot of rain to go with it , but the air quality has been brutal. It did make some pretty pictures.

We did get the hay up , what there was of it, although we got rain we also had grasshoppers. Floods, fires, pestilence... if 4 guys show up on horseback I am out! 

all that said, now that the air is clearer and its cooler, we have ben working a little more outside with the horses. Mel has been around (for the OG's who remember Almighty Marshmellow) helping out a few days a week.

Little Miss Ransom is growing up nicely. And for the first time in the history of me, all of my registrations and stallion reports through this year are complete! 

A few days work reminding of halter manners, also Babe is sold pending pickup. Foxy, Callypso and Mystik are still available .

Renters cattle are enjoying the lush greeenery . we have done a lot more in the rotation and putting out salt than normal but quiet cows like this it is easy work 

Although, Henry, the only 3 legged  golden retriever cow dog I know , may have cow bossed too close to the sun and couple days and needed to tlc and rest 
Little brother Frankie is upping his game though and has so much better focus this year, we are able to trust his recall and manners enough that in the open areas he works really well, even holding on command. Tighter spaces still need work, and his singleminded focus that all animals must be in a group regardless of how many fences they need to go through to be in said group s fading.

Its a process 


Hope all are safe and well and enjoying the [;easant fall weather.
Until next time

Monday 24 July 2023

Formally introducing...


FV Queens Ransom!
although little Miss Birdie has dubbed her farm name to be Flutterby, as a nod to the feather on her face. I like it

Thursday 20 July 2023

3 days in a row!

But I have good reason! The Fern Valley “hostage situation“ is resolved. The Drama Queen foaled early this morning. No queen’s ransom required.
the following video is perfectly normal and natural, but like nature , a littl messy so if you aren't positive you want to see it, scroll on

So now you know one of the other little projects I had on the go .
Now the name game begins.