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, 27 July 2022

We settled on the name

Baby's Gone Hollywood it is . Barn name Babe. First name we thought of and the only one that stuck 
Not much else to say, its hot, she is doing well as are the others. Here is some "Babe spam"

And my campfire rose in beautiful bloom


Sunday, 17 July 2022

Joining up and Hey Shirley! She is here!

SO it seemed time last week to put the little girls together, Mystik has been looking for a playmate and Calypso seemed mature enough to keep up so we did just that. Very different personalities, these two, Mystik, sweet and brave, Calypso very shy but gentle. It is taking some time but they are doing well together and slowly venturing away from moms to engage a little .

Mystik also was showing off her "power take off" 

And because I thought I had already posted the other photos, I have kind of buried the lead...
Welcome the last Foal for 2022 at Fern Valley! ,and if you are wondering why neither mom nor babe look like an Appy , its because they are Quarter Horses. Martins mare (I never did figure out how exactly that happened lol but he loves her so that is fine AV Doc's Baby , and her filly by Hollywood Olenadunit

I poosted this photo taken last evening, and made a comment that she needed to foal soon as she looked ready to bust. NO sooner did I post but we went out to check and ...

Playing with Names but the first thing that popped to mind was "Baby's gone Hollywood" barn name Babe, but the little white feather marking has me wondering 


Saturday, 2 July 2022

FV Calypso Queen

 I pondered, and I asked, I thought and I waited, in the rain, and the damp, and all I could come up with is this little lady needed a water name. Born in a summer storm, and her first few days have been deluged with rain so water. 

I had a few options and this is the one that stuck 

So welcome Miss FV Calypso Queen, already responds to Calypso but will likely be Calli or cala who knows (FV Windwalkers Treasure was known as Busy)

                                                     Frankie's baby obsession continues

                                 Also the rain  has helped, the grass is coming on brilliantly ! 

Monday, 27 June 2022

Little Sister has arrived ( I totally knew this one was coming )

She doesn't have a name yet but I am quite sure she will tell me what it is in time, but for now, meet little sister to Foxy and Magic, out of The Drama Queen, aka Reina and by Phoenix 

She was born yesterday and almost immediately got caught in a summer storm, and either rolled under the fence or crawled through. All was well as she stayed close to mom, didn't panic and we got her sorted very quickly, but for those who remember Foxy was a bit of a dramatic baby also so definitely a drama queen baby.

As soon as I know her name I will happily share