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, 22 February 2013

Xel ha

I think, for the most part  I will let the pictures do the talking.I will comment on a few as we go  and say, it was awesome! we walked , and walked and walked . The Consciousness trail was wonderful though I  would say with all the low branches the "Unconsciousness trail" might have been a more likely name 

My favorite "Captain Corona " himself! 

This chair was a riot to get on. Martin started to "help me" up before I was  aware he was helping , so I wound up half on and off, laughing myself  to tears, trying unsuccessfully to not look like a turtle stuck on its back .Eventually wriggled the rest of the way up. But after that there was no way Connie was even going to try! LOL 

A Coati
and another 
then oh my!!! so many 

Swimmin' with the fishes! 


Buttons Thoughts said...

Boy this looks like fun and warm:)
I have never been to one of these nice warm places and am enjoying your photos and the smiling faces. B

Ami said...

I would love some of the warmth right now, although I can't complain too much, we don't usually get dumped on with snow, ice, and other real winter stuff. Just a lot of cold rain and shivering.

I love the photos, my favorite is you and your hubby in the big chair. More fun 'cause I know the story behind it. :)

Shirley said...

And a good time was had by all! What a beautiful place, but the best part is how much you all enjoyed your vacation.

Reddunappy said...


Just once I would like to go someplace tropical!!!
I have never been farther North than Seattle, East than, Denver or San Antonio, South, well I was born in Concord, Cali, Just outside of San Francisco. Seems a limited existance! LOL Oh to win the lottery! :o)

C-ingspots said...

What a beautiful place! And you all look so very happy and relaxed...amazing what a holiday in the sun will do for the soul.

Crystal said...

Sure looks like fun! I love those big chairs too.

kden said...

Those are wonderful Fern! Coati's are so cute and the birds are beautiful. A video of the chair climbing would have been better ;-)

aurora said...

Welcome back! Glad you had such a wonderful time in such a beautiful place.

Willow said...

How amazing is this and you are definitely making me long for the tropics! More snow forecasted here in New England tonight. LOVE the chair photos too how funny!

Unknown said...

Oh Man!!!! You had to post those today of all days! LOL As I sit here at my desk in the coldest room in the house trying to get warm (unsuccessfully) after braving 35mph winds that cut through to my bones like an icicle knife, just to feed my poor freezing ponies. Drat you I say! (I'm kidding)

Actually they are absolutely beautiful pics and thank you for sharing them with us.

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Chuckle chuckle chuckle. The captain's hat has a curly cord attached to it so no one will walk off with it. Love the animals. We certainly don't see those often... or ever.

Cut-N-Jump said...

Judgibg by the many smiles all around, you all had a good time as needed. Captain Corona- I like it.