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, 25 February 2013

Business as usual,or not

First of all , to all my blog friends, I am sorry, I have been pretty absent lately . The cold I had took the wind out of my sails and I spent a lot more time snoozing than online. Oh well I did have a wonderful vacation. as the pic in the last posts show. Now that we are home and the march for spring is beginning,it is al I said , business as usual. Chores, work, chores,check cows,make supper sleep repeat. Not much new except...
What???? a calf?
Apparently management(oops that may be me or well lets say it was Martin, yeah that's it .LOL) We dropped the ball somewhere in the spring last year and our "steer"had one last Hurrah before  we got him fixed up properly. Sometimes those really late calves get missed somehow.  Anyhow,I had a moments panic trying to figure out how we could be calving fully 6 weeks early , then remembered this  group was in a different pen so . Sigh of relief. All's well that ends well I guess.

Other than that we are truly just doing the same old same old . My helpers Winston, Skeeter, and my unique brand of cow horse Johnny are with me each day , help to move the cows or just count them out the gate

Warmer days lately ,but we got some snow today so winter isn't through with us yet, but soon... right???
Stay safe and warm


kden said...

Well, that makes it a pretty darn special calf then! And it gets your undevided attention for awhile.

Janice L. Grinyer said...

vacationing, snoozing in like a queen...and now a new calf? Id say your cold is pretty productive LOL Glad to hear you are on the mend and your pictures always tell the story!

(ps we have snow, and cant pull up a tpost for the life of us, and more snow is on the way - cant complain WE LOVE MOISTURE! lol)

Sherry Sikstrom said...

Good point kden
and Feral, I think this is a true case of better to be lucky than good!
Hope the snow brings green and rebirth to your area in spring

Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh your surprise calf is so darn cute. Take care. B

Ami said...

I love surprises. But if I found a calf around here, I'd be SHOCKED. :)

Hope you are feeling better and that all your surprises are good ones like this one!

GoLightly said...

LOL, good boy, Johnny!! He's a very talented cattle counter, of course!

We have a snowpocalypse warning for tonight..
BUT the sun is setting AFTER 6pm.
Someday, spring will come again.
At least, it has every year so far:)

Stay safe and get some rest!!

Shirley said...

Sounds like you got a case of the February blahs... good thing it's almost March!
Hope Johnny got a proper head (tail?) count.
The calf looks pretty snug and healthy.
Hope you are done with that nasty cold!

Unknown said...

Aw what a nice way to end the winter, with an unexpected little guy.

Nicole said...

Winter isn't through with us yet either. We got snow over night and in to today. Weather.com says we have chances for more over night but the radio says otherwise. I dunno who is right. I'm thinking I should be a weather woman

Paint Girl said...

Such a cute little calf!! Hopefully warmer weather is on the way!! I think we are all definitely ready for it.

4RRanch said...

nature finds a way to mess with us. Love the horse counting cows. Too bad he can't tell you what he gets.

C-ingspots said...

Adorable calf!! So sweet...
Getting rest and snoozing is exactly what you should be doing to regain your stamina. Your readers will wait my dear. :)

Cut-N-Jump said...

He is soooo cute! Looks good and healthy too. So whatchya gonna name it?

I had the yucky bug this last weekend too. Didn't get much done onther than sleeping and taking up room on the couch.