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, 3 November 2014

Welcome to November!

How in the heck did that happen??
Time seems to be flying by all of a sudden, I keep thinking ,Oh I have lots of time to do  this and that, but nope I don't!
I see my last post was over a week ago, so what was I doing all these days? Well I would love to say I was diligent and working hard on projects the entire time, but truth be told , I was drifting along in a bit of my own world, until suddenly last Saturday/Sunday I realized ! Holy crap! 1 week of October left!
I had no Christmas pictures chosen, nor calenders pics, I had a presentation to write and, and, and ...
But first I did some fussing and cleaning in the house and barn, then decided to totally rearrange my bedroom and hang new curtains!
Very please with the result ! It makes my room look so much larger! 
I took a few photos here and there,again took a few shots of the Northern Lights Still only on a fence post with the little camera, but I like the result , also this kind of different effect of the old log house and the "mini"

Also we had a skiff of snow which seemed to prompt the start of this years version of the Phoenix/Skeeter,"Dog and Pony show "

Then I went online and looked at Shutterfly, I realized they had the same deal as last year, 40% off orders before Oct 28! Well great! It makes the calenders and Christmas cards so much more affordable if I can get the discount so I set to work! 

There it is ! 
Then the calender, not so quick and not so easy, but I got it done in time  and sent out my order.Whew! Anyone interested , they are still $25 this year, (the discount makes it possible with the shipping to hold the price ) 

So on to the presentation, way back in July I was asked to speak at the Rural Women's  conference in Sangudo. I had hoped to be able to present about the Equine assisted learning program, however the format was set in advance ,so I was instead asked to have a table with my books and photos and also to do a presentation on Farm First aid, "What's in your Kit" 
I am not a great public speaker, but somehow I agreed. That is happening Tuesday this week, so while I should have been working on it for some time already , I wasn't , so I worked into the wee hours  on Wednesday night putting it together . Not to say I had nothing done prior to that , as I did write an article some years back about this very subject , but it was certainly not presentation ready and I also did a power point to go along with it. Reminded me of my High School years lol way back when I learned I am really good under pressure ! Oops !
That all done I  got to spend a little time just hanging out this weekend , caught up Johnny and gave him a good brushing, and also Cat and Andee while I was at it . 

 Winston also had a spa day this week, first ever professional bath and groom

Attended a baby shower today and got to spend some quality time with this handsome young man
So that about wraps up what I was doing while I was supposed to be doing ...
Ah whatever I got it done, I hope . Wish me luck on Tuesday please and I hope to be back online soon, I need to tell you all about my new horse! 
Meanwhile ,stay safe! 


aurora said...

I thought you had your feet kicked up and were eating bon-bon's all week ;) Seriously, you never cease to amaze me with your many accomplishments. You are so lucky to photograph the Northern Lights!! It's one of my personal goals. I would just be happy to experience their amazing beauty again. I've always been a bit obsessed with them. I haven't seen them in person since I was a teenager...some day. A new horse? Can't wait to find out more. Wishing you good luck for your presentation. You are more compelling then you think, and will do wonderful!

Shirley said...

You got a lot done! Doing your calendar must take a lot of time. I love your Northern Lights photos, that's the only time I get to see them.
Johnny looks like he needs kisses....
And you left us hanging- new horse???? !!!!!!

kden said...

How lucky that you are able to see the Northern Lights; I never have. And Winston!!! What a handsome boy!