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 .

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Blog awards

Thank you very  much Kalin, and  American  Girl,  for  the  gift  of the

Liebster  Award  

"Liebster" is a German word meaning "beloved" and "valued,"


  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • List eleven random facts about yourself
  • Answer the eleven questions given to by the person who nominated you
  • Post eleven  questions  for  your  nominees
Well I  have  been  blogging for  quite  some  time, and I have  shared a  lot
 about me  over t he  years  so its  hard to say if I have  eleven random  facts
 yet to share , so I  may  default  here for  now  but  reserve the  right to come
 back...And since I am  answering  two  awards, maybe  that counts?
The  questions  asked  by  Kalin  are these
Favorite horse breed? um  well Appaloosa
What would be your dream horse? (Include personality, color, breed, all
 of that)Tough  question, many horses I have  known might not have been
  my  dream horse to start, but they are in  my  dreams  forever for who 
they each were 
Favorite movie?The  Last of  the Mohicans 
What do you hope for-horse related-for the next few years? what I am  doing,
  raising  quality  horses 
Private or public barn?Home farm 
Do you board your horse?no
Lease or own?own
Biggest pet peeve in your barn, show ring, or just horse related in general?
The  sad  lack  of common  sense  that can  be seen in the world at large,
 including the  horse industry, carelessness, leads  to accidents
Western or English? western, I have ridden  English  and  enjoyed it but 
still like the old  standby 
Favorite piece of tack you own? (Feel free to post a picture as well)
Custom Les Ertman  saddle
(a  good  friend and a  wonderful  craftsman  and he  made it  for me 
Last one!! Bit or no bit? Whatever  works  best  for the individual  horse 
American Girl, asks ;
What is reaction if you run into a bear in the woods, far away from any 
civilization(imagine you're within ten feet of him and he starts coming at you). 
I am  46(random  fact) and  overweight , I am 
 thinking  run or  have a  heart  attack or both LOL

What would you rather do: Spend time with your horse or go to a party?

, again  age is a  factor
  now, but always I  preferred to spend  time  with my  horses,
 and when it  goes  well, it  is a party itself! 

 You go to a theme park and take a kid with you. He/ She begs

 to go on a ride involving putting people
 in a giant ball and dropping them from fifty feet
( its on a cord, of course, so its like bungee jumping
, except your in a ball). Would you go on it or not?NO

 If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?

 If you could have a conversation with any famous person(rock star

, movie star, sports star,
 et cetera) who would it be? Why?Johnny Depp.why? why  not ?

 If you could live another person's life for one day(lets say everyone 

treats you like that person
 and you live where he/she lives), who would you choose and why?
No  one, I like  my  life  just  fine 

 What would be your reaction if you were abducted by aliens?


 If you could travel back in time, what time period would you travel to? 

Saturday, I would  move  the board  I tripped over and  wrecked my  good 

9 If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be and why?

I would  remove hate

If you could have career in the world, what would it be and why?

Lottery  winner , again,  why  not?

Alright  that  was interesting ( for me  at least ) bu here is where I am  going to
 be a  bit  of  a renegade again. I am awarding this  to all and  any who  chose
  to take it , and  you are all  special and beloved to me .
 As  for the  rules; wing it, these  gals both posed  so me 
 good  questions, I think it  would  be  fine to answer them ! 
in  the meanwhile stay safe everyone, and I leave  you with  this
  picture of   our  resident  photo bomber!


phaedra96 said...

Never could have set this up....sooo funny!

CharlesCityCat said...

I love the photobomb in the bottom picture!

Unknown said...

Great answers! and love that photo!

Nicole said...

Remember I"m a long lost relative when you win the lottery... lol, j/k

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

What a riot! What an expression too.

I used to collect magazine interviews with Johnny Depp. He can be hilarious in the way he would jerk the media around. You could tell the most of his answers were total lies.

Cut-N-Jump said...

LOVE IT! You could try to set that up all day long and not get it.

I have a Liebster waiting for me already and haven't the foggiest on some of the answers to the questions as posed, or questions to ask, who to pass it along to or ?????