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, 25 September 2011

Falling behind

I had intended to put my post up for Sunday Stills  today .Which I don't do too often, but the subject matter The first signs of fall was something I could really do around here. But between busy work and the Internet failing for much of the evening ,I kinda missed the boat. Oh well. Still got some good shots and wanted to share 
We are getting some lovely color this year, reds and golds

 Still some green to go with it, and a few colorful ponies in the mix! Peps, Andee, and Jewels racing for ???

A little frolicking by Andee Annie, and Jewels

I love this view

 Nosh Nosh, don't forget the red here and the lovely green hay!
A lighter shade of gold.

While Martin was home over the summer , he did most of the checking on the cows , now hat he is gone it is up to me again. I couldn't resist  a few shots of these handsome babies

"You looking at me?"

 Winston "whispering calves" from the safe side of the fence today
They are getting pretty big  now

Brother in law Marc, coming in from a long hot day on the tractor

 The road home from the field. I got many more shots, and will post a few more. I have to get down to the lake tomorrow and see if I can get a few over the water .
I did spend a fairly quiet weekend . Got a load of square bales yesterday , and moved a couple horses around. And today hooked on to the trailer and delivered a horse I had sold to his new owner. other than that and chores, it was a pretty easy weekend . I could get used to that!
Stay safe everyone


aurora said...

Such a pretty view (s) and then you've got all those great looking horses to add even more color! Winston cracks me up. Nice colorful shots, glad you posted.

GoLightly said...

Beautiful, FV. As usual!
Thanks for taking the time from your busy days to post these wonderful shots!

Shirley said...

Fall is looking pretty at your place. Winston looks like he is smiling; such a happy dog.
The girls are looking great, I love the photo of them galloping through the trees.

Reddunappy said...

Fall already (sigh) we really didnt get much Summer.
Beautiful pics!

Nicole said...

I read that Martin did most of the checking on the cattle and for some reason I thought it said cooking for the cattle. Wow, maybe I need a nap!

Cut-N-Jump said...

Nice to know you finally got a bit of a breather and things are sorta slowing down some. Love the fall colors and the horses playing. They need a reason to why? LOL

Cheyenne said...

I absolutely love that last shot. It sure is a pretty time of year-and it looks like you live in such a beautiful area. I am trying to soak up every moment of the leaves being so pretty and the crops in their golden glory...I know in a few weeks that things will be brown and nasty and I'll be waiting for the first snow to fly. Right now, I'm loving Fall.

Linda said...

You've got such pretty color! I love the last shot too and I'm just a little envious of the square bales;)

4RRanch said...

Do I see some new calendar shots?

C-ingspots said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend to me. Love those fantastic action shots of the ponies!! Beautiful!!

kden said...

I love the color combinations. And that second photo is beautiful with the horses running through the trees.

Ami said...

I just need to stop goofing around and move so I can be your neighbor.

Sherry Sikstrom said...

Thanks everyone!

Sherry Sikstrom said...

The 4R's , I think there might be a few that make the calender. I always have trouble with the fall ones , I seem to get my best ones this time of year and it is hard to choose