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, 10 March 2014

Springing back? I hope!

We  finally had a  break in the weather, and this weekend we  were above zero!!!! Yippee, so warm  we even have an early  sighting of , 
wait for it ,
could it be
"Pussy  Willows!"
Well not really  but its cute 

 I spent  a lot of time outside this weekend , and while I think I over did  things, I sure enjoyed seeing the sun!
I do not enjoy seeing Tango  standing in the feeder

 Or  Casey for that  matter, so one of the things I did  was to try to clean away the debris around it and  pull the hay to the front
They  pull a lot out and it piles up  around the feeder till they  can  just step in, I think I have it  fixed   now , at least for now 
Also spent some  time trying to bring in the lame cow, which went , well badly . she is in pain and  got quite  rammy with us, so I finally decided  that  Deb and I needed  to live more than she needed to come in, Martin and I will try again tomorrow.
Sunday started out with some big  plans to go pack  some  more at  the old farm, but all were  pretty played out form  the  last  few  weeks  so we took a day off. Instead I hung out at  home and spent a little time helping Deb  with the littlest cowgirl, Sprite. What a sweet  filly! 

Today  went into town and  met with  the  fellow  from  Wards  Auctions  . My mom has  had some lovely  antique collections over the years , but has  chosen to sell  them now. The dolls  went in December to Halls  Auctions  . And the furniture and curios  went today to Wards.The mover commented today that the pieces were some of  the nicest he has  seen  in the showroom , so any collectors out there might want to keep them in mind.I will also be  posting a few items here, a collection of antique  cameras and such . 

So we are still pretty  busy with the packing and working and all,brings  to mind a quote from  a while  back 
"So  busy I can't  tell if I found a  rope or lost my horse!"  
But I am seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. Promised my sister today that when we are all done ,she and I are going out for a "pamper us day" lunch and pedicures or something. LOL  
Anyhow  that's  it  for now, hope all are enjoying  the signs of spring . 

And as always  ,stay safe my friends 


Weekend-Windup said...

Your horses looks so pretty. They need more care from us. Nice to see the way you handle them.
If you find time please drop into my blog!!

Anonymous said...

You do sound busy! We're hoping spring comes soon as well - after our first real spring day - 50s! - yesterday, we're supposed to have yet another snowstorm tonight with wind chills in the single digits Wednesday. Sigh . . .

Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh you certainly need some pampering with your sister I am sure hoping you got to do that. Life is short and the work will always be there when you get back....this I know. Spring and sun nothing better to get you to see what is important. HUGS B

kestrel said...

I'm still a little head shy, but it might be spring! I sure hope so.

aurora said...

"Pussy Willows" was cute! Horses IN the feeder is never a good thing. We also got a spring teaser, warmer weather felt good (other then the mess it creates). The horses sure are feeling it...

p.s. Not sure what is different about it, but I like your hair!

kden said...

We will be in mid 50's now in Eastern Washington and our crocuses are starting to break through. I feel hopeful!

Unknown said...

Sprite is a doll!

You said the "AA" word (Antique Auction) "Road Trip"!!!

Nicole said...

It cracks me up to still see snow on the ground. I know, shame on me, I don't live as North as you. And was that kitty stuck in the tree?

Janice L. Grinyer said...

Spring has officially arrived; i can pull tufts off of eb and Frostig - except it snowed last night!

Its always good when you can start seeing the light at the end of the tunnel - sounds like you all have a good start on mom's things...Im certain the right people will bid/buy the right things and give them a good home...


Linda said...

We had a little warmer weather the past couple of days and the water is starting to run. I'd love to live close enough to come to the auction. Gotta love a good antique sale.

Shirley said...

C'mon spring. And horse hair everywhere, and mud puddles, and soggy muddy dogs, and and and!
As always, love the pussy willows.

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

Good luck to you and your endeavours.

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

Willow said...

Hope you enjoyed your pampered up day :))) and that the sun is still shining on you .