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 .

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

2016 Horricks family reunion

Well ! that was one heck of a lot of weekend!
Starting Thursday night , we had family arriving from Seattle, then we got that party started!
Darwell BarnBurner (outdoor concert) on Friday, then an intimate breakfast for 26 ish at my house on Saturday morning, then off to my cousins home for the afternoon evening. About 60 or so people in attendance, and on heck of a lot of food!
Wrapped it all up for dinner on Sunday in town !
It was
quite simply
I adore my family, and extended family, and there is nothing better than spending time in their company.
This was a smaller reunion than usual, only the families of my grandfather and great uncle, but still wonderful!
I wrote this poem for the event , and my sister kindly read it for the guests at dinner.

The family that love built
We are Horricks
We proudly sing out and say
And as we gather
Together today
We celebrate who we are and have become
And honour the legacy from where we have sprung
From William and Mary
The journey began
Then George reached out
Taking Margaret's hand.
In love and in faith
The family grew
Albert, Bud, Peggy, then Bill and Ron too
And so very close, working right alongside,
Charlie stood too with Kay as his bride.
Family ties are a strong and such a fierce bond
In love there's a place you will always belong
The years passed by
And some have gone on
Yet shine in our hearts
Beneath gods
As our families grow
And new names come along
We are still built in love
We are Horricks, our song

that's it for now, stay safe friends