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 .

Monday, 11 June 2012

Ooops! Sorry no foaling contest!

 Sorry gang, I  kept meaning to set up the contest.But with the Graduation, and being ill, and the fact that I had a sneaking suspicion we weren't going to get anywhere close to her due date (333 days is not till  June 20) I didn't get it done . To be honest I nearly posted last evening that there would be no contest as she was going to  foal, but I didn't want to look look like a crazy lady . Up at 4 am for a  dose of cough syrup, and thought I would check her , and low and behold... There he was !

It is pretty  muddy around here and more rain expected so I thought it best to bring them in .
That was fun! Independent little cuss , finally wedged him  between me and mom and half drove half carried him into the barn,Helluva start to the day! 

 Anyway sorry about the contest, we will do something else soon. He is going to need a name , and All that pops into my head this  morning for some reason is Harley !
Actually ,here is a contest for you , first  5  posters who get the name of his "parents" and his owners name  right will be entered for a draw for a  book.
Works for you ???
Stay safe  


Country Gal said...

What a sweety ! Glad mum and baby are well . Wonderful photos. Hope you feel better soon. It is hot , humid sunny and sticky here in Ontario we need rain . Harley is a good name thats out cats name and let me tell ya she purs as loud as one lol . Have a good day !

Crystal said...

Wow I was just wondering who he was out of, Im thinking Pheonix, but no idea on her name or the owners name, even though its probly somewhere here in your blog. He sure is cute though with the white stripe on his face :)

Cut-N-Jump said...

Not. a. clue. soooo count me out on the contest part of it, but damn what a good looking colt! Congrats to the mama and the owners. And congrats in advance to the contest winner.

Mikey said...

Awww, congratulations! What a handsome boy :) Great day!!

GoLightly said...

Aw, crap, I'd have to go back on FB. whine. Mare is maybe OH, Jewels, Phoenix, daddy maybe, too;)
Thank heavens for gingko. A neuron fired, whoo HOO! Beutiful colt, congratulations and have a cigar!! Helluva start to your Monday, that's for sure. Gorgeous pics, as always.

I think as penance for no foaling contest, this colt is now mine;)
I shall call him Johnny's Mine:)

Ami said...

"To be honest I nearly posted last evening that there would be no contest as she was going to foal, but I didn't want to look look like a crazy lady . "

That struck me funny for some reason.

Obviously I'm not afraid to look like a crazy lady. Or at least one who's mental...

Shirley said...

Jewel and Phoenix- and that is one cute little fellow. With parents like that he should be a mighty fine looking fellow. Harley reminds me of little dogs (Kit and Dibear have Harley dogs)
If it was a filly I'd say Ruby for that lovely dark red.

Sherry Sikstrom said...

Well done, you know these guys .Harley does remind me of little dogs , and due to a slightly misspent youth, big bikes . and after running laps around the round pen with this dude and essentially driving him up the hill, big motor kind of fits

Janice said...

Not a clue as to parentage....I see Shirley knew...she's good at that kind of stuff. Nice foal though,he has the hind end to go with that big motor....love it.

Nicole said...

He's precious! I love baby animals! I bet you were happy he was sound and healthy!