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, 12 January 2015

Here for a good time

Well we made it through 2015 first big bblastof cold! 
it wont be the last I am sure but we have come out the other side into the sun ,almost completely unscatheed LOL 
I did high centre the gator on a log hidden under the snow the other day,,but it got me halfway back before I got stuck so that a good thing. I t was easy enough for my brother in law to pull out with the tractor the next day

Winston is more of a moral support than he is a navigator but he is awfully sweet so its.

Not much to report the last while its been cold and snowy, I worked and shovelled and worked and shoveled some more . 

Then finally the sun broke through and actually cast some warmth! 

so,sing it with  me...
We're here for 
a good time 
not a long time 
have a good time 
sun can't  

Temps are supposed to be downright balmy this week, and hubby is home so hopefully we will get lots accomplished .
Though not too much as I just had another cortisone shot in my elbow, so I need to rest it for a few days . But the good news is that although I will eventually need surgery on it , not yet. The doc thinks I am doing very well, and is agreeing with me that there is no need to rush into it .
So meanwhile I will continue doing what I am doing, trying to build strength slowly and be back in the saddle soon.

There are a few ponies that are ready willing and able when I am...

 until then though Cat and Andee, as well as Tango from time to time continue to work with the kids in the EAPD program.

I also have a little side project going on with the girls, that is good for their minds, and not too hard on my arm...Wait and see  the big reveal could happen any time! 

Stay warm and safe my friends!
BTW, sorry I had to go back to the word verification, spammers are back! 


Nuzzling Muzzles said...

I'm glad the doctor thinks your elbow is doing well. My husband had been keeping his wrapped for the past month. He thinks he has tennis elbow, but with the RA in his spine, he might need to get his elbow looked at for that too.

Mama Mess said...

So glad your elbow is improving and no need for surgery yet! I'm also glad you aren't snowed under too bad and are staying warm. It looks like the horses aren't letting the snow and cold keep them down! :)

Shirley said...

Your horses are wintering well as usual! and yes, I did sing along!
Enjoy your hubby-home time. Mine will be back by this weekend.

kden said...

With so many having a horrible winter, I'm a little ashamed to say that ours has been relatively mild. Not complaining, mind you :)

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos ! I am glad to hear your elbow is doing better . I heard how cold it has been there , it is bitterly cold here today but sunny ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good week !

Leah said...

Happy New Year to you and your crew! It looks like you have more snow than we do... we are suppose to have a warmup the end of this week too ~ which will be nice since most of January has been cold, windy and below 0 Fah.

Ami said...

Loved all the beautiful photos in this post.
And Winston. Ahh, Winston. :)

I don't love cold weather. But I like seeing the pics of it.

Crystal said...

Great now I have that song in my head....but at least its a good one. Ponies look good, Johnnie looks like hes waiting for you to pick him :) Waiting on the side project, sounds fun