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, 23 December 2013

Nice and naughty?

Thanks for all the  warm  well  wishes! I am  feeling  much  better, still a  little  tired,  but  well on the way.
Busy  days though. Martin  came  home  Friday,  we  did a  last  minute  power shop,  for gifts and  groceries, then  relaxed at my  cousins  home  Saturday  evening. 
Then  Sunday,  wrapping  gifts, and  getting  ready! 
finally  got  my shortbread  made, and  also  threw  together  2  kinds of  fudge.
  Had a  lovely  visit  with  the Oakley family and  did an  early  gift  exchange. I don't  know how Deb  does it, she  found me  the most  beautiful  Christmas  stocking  with  Appaloosas  on it! 

Today  was  spent doing  more  prep  work for  Christmas  day, dinner  will be  at my  house  this  year. My sister and I take  turns   doing  brunch  and  dinner. and  this year is my turn! 

Then a  little  outside  stuff, bedding  for the  foals , and  water, then  moved  Harley and  Stryker  , so Martin could  put in  a new  bale.Thats  where the "naughty"  started. I  guess  with  the warm  weather and  the  new  bale  these  two  were  feeling good, when I let them  out , whoo hooo! 
 Harley ,  getting his  groove on
 Another  "auto awesome"  from Picasa

 looks  like he  has  some  potential ! my  little 4 wheeler! 
Even old  man  Stryker  got his  wild  child on and showed a  little  "naughty"! 

 Then  there are  the boys  ,Winston  and Skeeter, in  the  throws of another  epic  doggie  battle 
 where "Mr  Benevolent"  Winston lets things  go, for a  while 
 till  he  finally  says  ENOUGH! 
 and  stuffs  Skeeter into the  nearest snow bank!
 moments later all is  forgiven and they are  back  at it 
Not the best  pics,  but at least  I got a  few , with  the cold weather and  being  sick, my  camera  seems  temporarily  retired. Hope to do  better  in  the  next  while .

I  do hope to post  a  Christmas  wish  as  well,  but in  case  I don't get to it,
Merry  Christmas  my  friends!
I hope  as  you  share  time  with  family  and  friends , you are  safe warm  and  know you are loved!


Leah said...

glad you are feeling better - just in time it is here! Merry Christmas to you and yours and of course all those Appys!

Unknown said...

Merry Christmas!!!

4RRanch said...

Merry Christmas, glad you are on the mend. Love the falling snow special effect.

Country Gal said...

Good to hear your feeling better ! Lovely photos ! Hope you and your family have a Very Merry Christmas !

aurora said...

Wonderful fun happening for all at Fern Valley! Had to laugh at the "had enough, snow stuffing" lol. Have a Merry Christmas friend, stay warm & healthy!!

Anonymous said...

Have a wonderful Christmas!

kden said...

I don't know how YOU do, especially after being sick. Great pics of the critters and your cookies look wonderful. Merry Christmas!

WishIHadAHorsey said...

I am glad you are starting to feel better! Have a Merry Christmas and take very, VERY good care of yourself ;)

BrownEyed Cowgirl said...

Glad you are feeling better in time for the holiday festivities.

Merry Christmas!!

I love the photos of Winston stuffing Skeeter into the snowbank. I can see the whole scene going down and am laughing. It happens here too. LOL

C-ingspots said...

Merry Christmas Sherry!!