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 .

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Out of the office

Normally at work , I am out in the community more than I am in the office, this last few months however I have been in the office more and more. When I do get out I love to see the beauty around me.

When I am not at work, I have been "out of the office"  a lot( as shown by my lack of blogging ) , not sure what I have accomplished but I sure have been busy!
Seems as the days grow shorter, my list gets longer. 
But I have had time to take a picture or two 

I have received another referral for the Equine assisted wellness coaching I do, and as before the first session was going out to see which horses this little lady would connect with .It seems like we never can guess which horse it will be, but this time I was very surprised that it was little Miss Whoa Dammit , herself! Cat is a confident cocky little mare who tends to  kind of go her own way.and not really warm up to strangers right away.What a surprise  to see her soften her eye and lean right into this gal, even pinned her ears and warned the others off, but did not move from her new friend! 
 Eventually allowed Andee to come into the bubble , but still kept herself between 
A shining moment 

I am quite looking forward to working more with this young lady and Cat. As much as I teach them , these kids and horses teach me right back!

Something else kinda different going on this weekend, I have agreed to do something , a thing that is right out of my comfort zone but ,well we have to try right? Hope it goes well .
I will let you know after the weekend, maybe ...
meanwhile , stay safe friends 


aurora said...

Great photos. You really shine when you are out of the office. Kinda like the last photo, wow - thats a special one!! Pretty much says it all...you are doing great things Sherry! Have a good weekend, and by all means do tell us about it no matter the outcome - we will understand.

kden said...

Such pretty colors you are getting already. It's nice that you are able to capture them. We are having unusually high temps, mid to high 80's so not a whole lot of color changes yet.

Sherry Sikstrom said...

hank you Aurora, I am really enjoying the work with these kids
Kden, high 80's right now would kill me, we have warm temps since the snow ,but just comfortably warm

Country Gal said...

Lovely that they connected so well ! Your colours there are ahead of ours . Lovely photos ! Good luck this weekend with what ever it is you are doing ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend !

Willow said...

That's great work and so rewarding , for years I took animals to schools to teach with them.
The healing animals can do for children , or adults for that matter is truly amazing.

Love that barn in your photo

C-ingspots said...

*sniff* Oh, how I love when that happens! So beautiful when they show such love...a wonderful picture that shows it quite well.

Your colors are changing more rapidly than ours are, but we're slowly morphing into fall as well.

Sherry Sikstrom said...

I wish fall would move more slowly I am not looking forward to the winter but it is pretty I agree . Thanks for the nice comments ladies !

Nicole said...

Great pictures. Sadly being stuck in the office more doesn't sound like much fun.

Buttons Thoughts said...

It is always a good thing to step out of our comfort zone once in a while I am sure it will turn out great. Good luck. Hug B

Shirley said...

Isn't that interesting about Cat! Also interesting that she let Andee in on her special moment. Love that pair!
You sure are getting pretty colours there now- still green here with just a few of the early trees starting to turn

Sherry Sikstrom said...

They sure are special pair

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Crystal said...

Very cool, horses always surprise us, we sure can learn from them all the time