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, 14 August 2011

Returning to full bloom

So by now all of you know my blog was hacked in July. I am not planning to belabour the point , it happened ,I got mad and sad, and then I got busy getting it back . And I did !
In the process some things were lost (several posts , and the comments) I may still retrieve the posts , or just be free to repeat myself now and then(lol) but it appears the comments are lost for good :( That really does upset me , because I LOVED the comments!!! You are all so sweet and kind , and funny , they never failed to make me smile (sometimes through amazed tears at how wonderful each of you are !)

But ,you don't move forward very well if you are looking back. So this is the last time I plan to talk about it .

A few things, also that were removed,I have not added back ,nothing wrong with them , but they just don't fit anymore . So the blog has essentially been pruned, and is slowly growing back to full bloom, not exactly what it was before , but still the same me , and my ponies , just a tidied up version .
I have added pages at the top , as you may see , one "about me " has  my history and history with horses . and the "about the blog " is a quick overview of where I started with blogging to where I am now , and explains the older posts a bit .

I am still posting the recovered works, but slowly ,they are time consuming and , well ,its summer !
I will be adding a sales page in time , and not sure what else we will just have to see as we grow!

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend ,and as always,
Stay safe!


kden said...

I guess some things need to be trimmed in order to show their new beauty. Still sorry this happened but glad you are moving on. And you still have us, nobody can get rid of us that easily ;-)

aurora said...

So glad you are returning to full bloom!!

Linda said...

Sometimes a good pruning makes things grow all the better. I was wondering what I'd have done in your place......I'm glad it wasn't me.....YOU are not a quitter!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I like your comparison between pruning your blog to pruning rose bushes. But I'm so sorry this happened to you. I appreciate your dedication to your readers by doing all the work to get your blog back and still maintaining it. So many other bloggers might just give up and throw in towel.....and well that would not be good, as we would miss you too much.


Cut-N-Jump said...

You're roses are awesome looking. And the deeper the red, the more thorns they seem to have. At least that has been my experience.

Sometimes we have to stop and prune back the old stuff. Kind of like spring cleaning. You might look at it as a fresh start, all clean and renewed. Perspective is everything.

Confessions of a Closet Hoarder but you can call me Judy said...

Don't worry. I'm sure there will be enough of us leaving comments on your posts to fertilize things well. ;)

Crystal said...

Haha Judy is funny!

Sure like your blog and even though you wont get old comment back, you are sure to get new ones.

I too am not so sure I would have the time or patience to get back as many old posts as you are either, you are sure persistant!

Wrexie said...

beautiful roses... and a very nice blog. Love the header picture!

Nicole said...

You're doing GREAT!

Shirley said...

We appreciate the effort you are putting in on restoring your blog. And if we are ever so unfortunate as to have it happen to us, we know who to talk to for help!