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 .

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Just cant keep up

I feel like that old saying
"so busy I don't  know if I found a rope or lost my horse"
Just keeping ahead of all the snow last week, working and chores and whatever else (I cant seem to remember what  just that I was busy) , I fell behind reading the blogs and mostly just fell into bed.
The weather is warming up, and Martin is home this week, so maybe I will catch up, or not .But I will try.

We are still feeding our regular group of cows and horses, and also a small not so small herd of deer . Skeeter is doing his best deer herding on a daily basis ,chasing them out of the feed
A little hard to see because he is so far away, but if you look close you can see there is a big bunch of them, and its only about half! the rest went north .
 And calving is slowly starting, we had another this morning ,while Skeeter is a cattle dog/herding breed , he is a little too enthusiastic with the  young ones so it works better if we bring in the "specialist" Winston, calf whisperer!

All in all things are good, just need to get  caught up and ready for spring when it finally catches up too.
Stay safe and warm


kden said...

What would you do without your dogs? They are truly running the farm ;-)

Crystal said...

So adorable, we are calving too, so far 4 in the heifers and one in the cows, and one that didnt make it, but it always seems that happens.
We need a skeeter to keep all our deer out of the yard, they sure are bad this year.

C-ingspots said...

What a perfect pair of working mates you've got there! Skeeter, the amazing herder and Winston, the calf whisperer...good dogs! That is a lot of deer. Do you think they're so many because they're lacking food for all the snow? Life would be so much easier if your snow would go away, wouldn't it? Will hope your spring comes soon, and calving can commence without any problems. Get some rest Sherry, you can only do so much in a day. The blogs will still be here.

GoLightly said...

Hope you're napping, right about now.

I will pray for your spring to hurry up and arrive, 'cause that always means our is right around the corner.
HusB says weather-man says we'll be having a slow start for this spring. well, no kidding!

Yay for Martin being home, hope you get a well-deserved break!

Cut-N-Jump said...

In calving news, our neighbors milk cow was down this morning as I left for work. I don't know if she was calving or if things went wrong and they lost her. I did see the neighbor out with her and phone in hand so I'm hoping it turned out for the better...

Hope spring gets motivated and heads your way soon. I would gladly send you some of our weather if you could send the cold and snow down here in a couple months.

Nicole said...

Make sure you take special time with Martin while he's home though! Blogs can wait ;)

kestrel said...

Tired of winter! It has been ranging from cold to colder here...
Take some time off when ya can girl!