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 .

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

catching up?

Will I ever? Seems like every time I think I am ahead, I realize, nope ,not really!
Cant  believe it is already nearly the end of April! Packing up and getting ready to head to the Mane Event 
I am able to  do this only because of my  great family and friends. Calving is not  done, but Marc (my brother in law ) has again kindly stepped up to keep an eye on things over the weekend , and a couple of neighbors will also be pitching in to check the dogs,and cows while Marc is at work. 
what would I do without these amazing folks in my life???

It has been noted that I am not blogging as  much as I used to , I do post a little more often on Facebook but simple because its  quick, you can post a pic, write a  5 word blurb and dash off again . But the thing that I love about blogging is the journaling part of it , and I seriously have to get back into the routine .
It helps me to remember and to slow down and collect my thoughts . Also when I blog about  the horses I am working with I see the progress, and the pittfalls. So starting  Monday  when I get home I am going to seriously make an effort to get back into a routine.
Meanwhile here are a few bits and  pics from the last few days 

I captioned this one on Facebook  with;
When Toyota Canada asked where have you been with your Rav 4? Not sure if this was the answer they were looking for. Putting the "utility" back in sport Utility.A little cardboard down to protect the floor and a blanket over the seats and away we go!Little guys momma had no milk so we took him to some folks who could provide regular groceries for him

At the place where we took the calf I got o meet these adorables
then there was this guy , here at home, failing at hide and go seek! 

That's it for now folks, see you after the weekend .
And as always , Stay safe! 


Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh I love the way you transport:) Take care and it is wonderful to have people in your life to help. Hug B

kestrel said...

Ha, the visitor thingy is fun! I just love your pics and blog, and look on transported calf's face...priceless!

aurora said...

Cute passenger! I'm with you, blogging is about journaling & introspective ~ and of course connecting with others!! Unless someone disappears for a long time, I just assume they are busy and look forward to updates whenever shared. I know you are one busy gal!! Have fun at the Mane Event.

Unknown said...

awwww, what a cutey, and he looks like he travels well too!

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Babies, babies everywhere! I think my aversion to Facebook and attraction to blogging is that I just like the whole process of writing. I use Facebook for business and posting pictures.

Willow said...

Have a great time at the Mane Event ! I look forward to hearing all about it !

Crystal said...

I been bad that way too, have so much to say just never seem to make the time to sit down and put it up.

Cut-N-Jump said...

Love the pic of the calf in the back of the car. Sounds like something I might do in a pinch.

Have fun at the Mane Event!

Nicole said...

Every so often we all need a break, even from blogging to get our priorities back in check. I recently lost my job and I've been in a huge fog since then. But like I said, sometimes it's great to step back.

Confessions of a Closet Hoarder but you can call me Judy said...

I've just spent several minutes perusing through some of your posts and I have SO missed your blog!! I have been away from the computer so much the last couple of years that I've missed so much! I look forward to catching up a bit more on your blog! I'll probably lurk a little more than comment, but I'll be around! :)