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 .

Friday, 18 May 2012

Fridays for sale (taking a shot)

This is a bit of a different take on Fridays for sale. Yes I still have 2 horses to sell, but have yet to really begin to promote Comet and Quinn, other than here on the blog and in  flyer's at the Mane event .Hoping to clean them up a bit and get after it this weekend. But meanwhile I am trying something a little different. I have my books and photo cards to sell, and I do  by times take in outside mares for breeding so I need to promote my business. Most print advertising  seems to be cost prohibitive and , what we are willing to pay for (1/4 pg ads or smaller , really seem to get lost in the shuffle .
I have come upon an opportunity this month though that while a  bit more than I would normally choose to spend, is a screamin' deal for what I am getting!
Fern Valley Appaloosas are going to be  featured on the front page, and also on a 1/2 page ad inside of Saddle Up Magazine !
June will be an Appaloosa feature, so it seems to be just the right time to get my name in there.
Again , not something I might normally do, but I have to take a chance now and then. The add will also feature my books and a link to them. And the Editor has agreed to read and do a  review and article on both books in the next while.
The picture, we are hoping to put on the cover is a favorite of mine.
edited to add this photo is the one I was hoping to use, however I really like them both

FV A Shocking Comet
This picture is one I was never really sure if it would turn out , with the odd lighting and the  movement . Glad I took the shot as it has truly become a favorite so ,like with the photo , I am going to "take a shot " with the add and see where it takes me
Wish me luck, and  as always  my dear friends
Stay safe  


Crystal said...

Oh that sounds pretty cool. And a good way to get your name out there.

Emmy said...

Oh good luck! And that is an amazing shot- just truly captivating.
Thanks for your comments on my guest post at Nicole's

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Reddunappy said...

Good luck!!!

That is a beautiful pic!

Paint Girl said...

How cool is that!! Love that picture, and Comet is stunning!!

Country Gal said...

I do love these photos . Good luck with the add hope it all works out for you ! Have a good long weekend !

Shirley said...

Congrats! we get that magazine here, I'll have to pick one up. Bet it brings you some customers.

GoLightly said...

OMG, Fern, that's great, congrats!! I hear ya on print $$, very expensive. Moreso for the horse biz, where it is just assumed you are already fabulously wealthy..

Love those two pics, remember them well!

I'd love a copy of the mag, too! Let me know how I can get one?

Sherry Sikstrom said...

Saddle Up Apparently although they are based out of BC, they are a Canada wide mag

Starmyri Appaloosas Blog said...

Good luck - I hope the ad really works well for you. It is a great opportunity to try anyways.

Anonymous said...

Wishing you all the best. That is an awesome shot, only Winston is as photogenic. :-)

Margaret said...

Just gorgeous!