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, 23 September 2012

Friends, Fall, family ,Fun, and Fotos?Many many photos

I had another post started, but somehow I  did not get it to  make sense yet, give me time, maybe I over thought it , or ... but seeing as it was about , over thinking/over steering etc I may  just need to let it percolate some more .
Meanwhile, thank you all for your wonderful support of my writing , and all the nice comments. I never know what is  going to strike a chord in others when I put it out there, but it good to know I am  not alone in my feelings, and my dear friends,if reading that  caused a bit of  "dust" in your eyes know you are never alone. happens to me all the time .
But on to  the next  post.
I had another visit from Mel this weekend . She  came out on Friday, and helped me to  clean Martin's saddle and a few things  , then Sat we  saddled up Cat and Andee, I rode each and then she took a turn on both

Both are doing well, and very accepting of different riders/handlers . A few fine tuning issues, but they are very green  so that is not surprising , and actually what the other post is about so...
Took a drive out to my sister in laws  place and Mel met them and  Eastern Ruler , their lovely WB stallion who she is going to do a picture of . Then  back for chores and an early night (party animals I know!)
Today we decided to take advantage of the beautiful backdrop nature has  provided and go for a photo walk. I will let the pics speak for themselves

Later , sent Mel off with Deb(Greymare) and her hubby for a boat ride then home  , and I headed up to Mayerthorpe to see Angela's Arse!(LOL Eurus may be all grown up and a dignified handsome Canadian Warm blood, but he will always be Arse in my heart )
Took some still shots and video for her ,

 Back home in time to have dinner at my sisters home with her hubby and all 3 kids home at once! . A great weekend all in all !
Stay safe


Paint Girl said...

Sounds like a fantastic weekend!! It is so beautiful there... lovely fall colors!! And your photo walk... Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Great beauty all around - particularly of the equine variety!

kden said...

What beautiful weather you are having. Love the fall colors and all the animals having a great time; as well as some peoples too ;-)

If you want to read about my 'surprise' it's in my latest post.

Reddunappy said...

Wonderful pictures! the Fall colors are out! Beautiful area you live in.

BrownEyed Cowgirl said...

Your place is so gorgeous...especially in the fall. That may be the thing I miss the most about living in a desert climate...all of the beautiful fall foliage.

Arse looks awesome!!

Shirley said...

Like Kate said! Arse is looking mighty fine, is she going to show him next year?

Sherry Sikstrom said...

Shirley,Angela has actually booked me to haul her "Arse " to a show in late October.I get to go along as cheerleader and groom!

Leah J. Utas said...

This is the only way I could find to contact you.
I just saw your piece re: Horricks Dairy from January (?).
George and Charlie were my great-uncles.
I'd love a copy of the photo you used in that blog piece.

My name is Leah J. Utas, Maggie Horricks was my maternal grandmother.
If you like, please contact me at msquote@hotmail.com
If you'd like proof of who I say I am, the best proof I can offer is my face. I look just like my mom, who looked just like her mom Maggie.

Thanks, I'm looking forward to hearing from you.

Crystal said...

Sure do love that photo walk. And Cat and Andee are sure looking good.

Nicole said...

Wow, Nature up your way is BEAUTIFUL right now! Our leaves are slowly starting to change colors. And if I ever tried to jump a horse like that I'd fall flat on my face.

kestrel said...

Just beautiful!

Dena said...

Loved the pictures as always. And after reading the comments can I just remind you of the fb moment where I said people rely on what your pictures represent?lol
I love this place!!! And you too of course..now when will the 2013 calendar go into production?

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

If you do another calendar for next year, you'll definitely have to include some of those. The composition on many of those photos in the trees is spot on.

RoeH said...

Looks wonderful! And isn't it fun to see horses rolling in the dirt. Gets all the itches out.

Janice said...

All excellent pics.