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, 1 January 2012


In this new year
I do resolve
to take the problems
I cannot solve
and look them over quietly
and see if they truly
belong to me

if they do ,I'll take a shot
and really give it all I have got
to sort it out
and get it right
but I'll loose no more sleep at night
over issues I truly cannot fix
within my little bag of tricks

I will still give,and help
where I can
But finally I understand
the best help that I can be
is to learn to
take care of me

Stay Safe , stay warm


Trailboss said...

I could not agree with you more. I plan on making 2012 the best year of my life.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Lot of wisdom in those words.

Happy New Year!


Country Gal said...

Fantastic poem ! Yup to look after others may they be human or animals we all must look after ourselves ! Happy New Years day to you and your family !

kden said...

That's a great resolution. Everybody gets the best of you when you first take care of yourself.

Fantastyk Voyager said...

I love your words of wisdom! That's something everyone should read at least once a day.

IanH said...

Wise words! And happy New year!

Leah Fry said...

Well said! Happy New Year!

Crystal said...

Wow so much knowledge and truth in that poem. I love it!

Daisy said...

So well said!! And in POEM form . . . WOW! You are starting out the new year very impressively. Well done!!

aurora said...

Yep, take care of you - it has to come first, for the rest of it to happen. Well said.

GoLightly said...

SO true.
Thanks FV.

Linda said...

I think I shall just adopt this its so good!

Ranch Girl Diaries said...

Love it!! Happy New Year!!

RoeH said...

Great post.

I've abandoned my blog All About Arizona due to some problems.

New blog now is http://stinkeestinkee.blogspot.com/

Hope you can still hop on over.

Sherry Sikstrom said...

thanks to all I hope this is one I can keep!

Nicole said...

Very nicely put!

Anonymous said...

Beautifully put!