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, 2 November 2012

Odds,ends and sweet sweet time

 Hey all! I am back! Actually been back a few days but time gets away.
First of all the little getaway was awesome! We were met at the airport by these sweet folks

 Andre and Karin Peninou, my brother in law Marc's parents. I have  known these two since I was 15 so they  feel like family to me. and they treated Martin and I like royalty! Picked us up at the airport ,toured us around and then  drove me to the concert and waited  for me!!! 
And the concert, was AMAZING !!! row 20 on the floor! Her special guests included  3 very talented young men, Il Volo take a minute and listen if you can, these boys are brilliant and with her? pure magic!
Spent Tuesday  just hanging out and shopping with Karin, slipped across the border  for lunch and a visit to Bellingham , which by the way is the area where  folks are looking for  Flirt!!! (if you can help please do,to find this sweet girl !! )
Home again on Wednesday to my  home sweet home and my gang! After being mauled by Winston and Skeeter , I of course had to go make sure my ponies were hale and hearty , and of course in the capable hands of Marc and the neighbor they were! Time away , does make the time home all the sweeter!

The kind gentle eyes of my boys
 Johnny looking handsome as always and the bad foot day is all but forgotten . Actually Go Lightly made a comment on my last post about Johnny and his left hind having some history, some may remember that Johnny was born with a badly twisted  hind leg that eventually  resolved, but it made me think, he does  mostly  very well until we get to his left hind ,and often is good with it , but the odd time... I might see if Kevin  of Bluequine will have a look next time he is around .

Anyhow all are well and time will tell on that rest.Speaking of time. some things  just take time , and patience. and example is Cactus' leg injury  from earlier ,I did not post pics originally  just because they were a bit yucky but if you are ready , here it is 

last warning, it is wrapped here

Ok if you are still looking here it is . 
Taken day 3 after the skin flap was excised.
Actually looked pretty good there for how it originally looked ! 

And here it is today ,still slowly filling in but looks very positive and will likely not scar .
From the front it is barely noticeable at all in fact I could not get a photo from the same angle for before and after that showed it well or at all in fact , from the front  you cannot see the wound at all . So now the title of the post may  make sense . Sweet  sweet time is often what it takes !
Anyhow , it's good to be back, the calendars have come in and I really like how they turned out ,will try to get a post up that showcases them soon . 
But first I have some reading to do , and some  ponies to work with and ,and ...
Stay safe and warm ! 


Crystal said...

Sounds like an excellent trip! And wow Cactus leg looks so good, I know of a mare who ripped her knee off from the front and it too healed up well could hardly tell anything happened except the hair grew in kinda sideways (if that makes sense!)

I sure like going away, but also like coming home just about as much, maybe more.

Paint Girl said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic time at the concert and a great visit with family!!
Cactus's leg looks great!! Healing very nicely!

Paint Girl said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic time at the concert and a great visit with family!!
Cactus's leg looks great!! Healing very nicely!

aurora said...

Glad you had such a special trip, and I agree ~ being away makes home all the sweeter.

Shirley said...

So glad you had such a refreshing getaway. Love Il Volo, very talented young men.
Are you using Dermagel on Cactus? Beamer's wound is completely gone, and you can hardly tell that we had to excise part of his chin. Dermagel spray over Purification oil is all I used.

Janice said...

Glad you got a break and had a good time.I'm putting my order in for a calender now and I'll be talking to you about some cards.

GoLightly said...

Oh, that's looking good, that wound. Kudos to your perfect care, FV.

Thhat's HIM, that's my Johnny!!!!!!

Thanks for that, FV.
Made a really bad day a little brighter, seeing that wise face of Mr. Handsome..

kden said...

Those boys look like they're smiling and happy to have you back. Glad you had a good time.

Nicole said...

Did I miss what caused Cactus leg injury?