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, 28 February 2019

My Muse beckons

One of the things I find I miss most about blogging regularly, other than all of my wonderful frends is, the writing. Simple right? I seem to get busy running in circles and forget to sit done and write. Well I think my muse is tired of that crap and I have been feeling a strong pull to open my mind and share. Not just on Facebook or social media, but to REALLY  share . SO I am sitting at my desk, both elbows feeling fine and well able to type and sharing my thoughts. For now just with my computer but ...
What I did share so far on social media is this :
apparently I am entitled to more vacation time than I thought. So am now blessed with a few random days off to do ... well I intended to do nothing, and do far I am knocking that plan right out of the park. But also feeling called to do some writing. Not poetry this time, but something different. I wrote an essay/short story for submission to a writing contest last fall and it seems to be calling me to come back and write some more of that story. Will it ever become a book? Maybe, or maybe it will only be a little story I tell myself. Either way when the muse beckons ,I must follow.
Here is the first line
"In the beginning it was simple. Just the girl and her dreams"

Lets see where my muse takes me! 
I am also going to set time in my calendar every day, to "connect" everyone talks about disconnecting ,but I am good at that it seems I need to reconnect with my writing and my blog, and with you, my wonderful friends. See you soon and stay safe

Monday, 18 February 2019

Playin' in Playa!

I had intended to be more present here, but I feel like of late I haven't had a lot to say. My muse was broken? Maybe , or maybe just tired. In any case I was away fro a bit to Mexico, I picked the perfect week to go as we had temps of -40 and beyond. For those on Imperial measure - 40C is - 40 F reallyfreakin cold!
 SO now I am back and while it has still been cold apparently the "polar vortex is finally on its way out. We came home to temps of -20 C so certainly colder than Mexico but way better than what we missed.
I haven't looked at the regular camera, and we didn't take as many pics as past years but here are a few highlights
 Feeling like a fat cat in a sun spot
 Post massage hair, don't care
 Dinner at Alux (restaurant in a Cenote)
 Our very adorable guests at the room 
 Coati, "give us all the foods!"

 Dinner with Heather and Marc, we swapped seating to prove after a week together we can still get along lol 
 Martin and I upping our selfie game
 Met our nieces Terri and Kristy with who were staying in Play at the same time

 Me and my guy
 Swam a few laps, I guessed the distance at about 150 meters,however a military fellow commented later I had underestimated and I actually did about 300 meters, a straight and true! Pretty pleased with the new elbow! 

My new friend. I am not typically a little dog person but this little charmer! I can almost hear hime saying "come Senora, we drink some tequila, we buy some shiny things!" 
The shop owner who he belonged to handed him to me while he showed Martin some things, so the pup and I just snuggled.

That's it for now, I will be back. Time to go see what you all have been up to .
Stay safe!