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 .

Saturday, 5 July 2014

"Its been a good year for the roses" and my week in pictures

 I have had the last week off from work, well of from my paying job anyhow. Seems summer  vacation days  can be busier than they should but I did get a lot done. Some of what I got done was to take some pictures, and that is what led to the post title, the Wild roses are  blooming beautifully everywhere we go around here so it seems to fit. The title is actually an old George Jones song, and not one I particularly like but this  part of it works well because it has in fact been a good year for the roses !

This week was about getting some things done, I worked with the young horses, and got them on some green  grass for more hours in the day

Wednesday was a big day for the "kids" Honorary niece Katie, who is just the sweetest gal, came out to help get video of Wilder,(which would have been better if I had figured out the settings on my camera !Will try again Monday) And also  to trim the "kids feet" 
THEY WERE AWESOME! no pulling,rearing, or jerking around, even accepted the stand and hving thier feet rasped on it with little fuss>

By the time that was done  there was just time to have a cookie and a cold drink and the vet arrived to geld Maks and Tango.
Also went well, though Maks was a little slow to wake up so instead of watching him form the comfort of the shade and my dip[ping pool ,I got to stand in the round pen for and extra hour or so. He finally  got looking  back to normal, and I hit the pool as he wandered off to eat grass in the shade.
I love this pool! 
 Speaking of which, the redneck dipping pool got an upgrade of sorts this year, I bought a cover so there is less skimming to pull out the fluff and lilac blossoms and bugs  before you can soak

Thursday brought a trip to town to buy a gift for my nephew and also my hubby as their birthdays are a day apart. Both were looking at a similar thing so , this years gifts for the July boys are...
"Nerf Bars " why they aren't just called running boards anymore I don't know, but then I lose intelligence by degrees as soon as I walk into some of these after market auto shops.

Friday was a day to check and move cattle and also to take a few more pictures

So as my week "off comes to a close and I get ready to rejoin the "real" world, I wish you all a good night, stay safe my friends 


Ami said...

Not much of a vacation for you but I feel more relaxed after seeing the pictures!!

Country Gal said...

Fantastic photos ! Sounds like you have had a busy week ! Happy Birthday to the guys ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good week !

aurora said...

Sounds like a great staycation!!

Cut-N-Jump said...

I could use a set of nerf bars too. Although my birthday is already past, can you still adopt me? LOL! just kidding.

Love the pic's. Keep them coming.