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 10 October 2023

Clearing the air

Well after an unseasonable hot and smoky summer , it seems the air is clearing finally, we did have a lot of rain to go with it , but the air quality has been brutal. It did make some pretty pictures.

We did get the hay up , what there was of it, although we got rain we also had grasshoppers. Floods, fires, pestilence... if 4 guys show up on horseback I am out! 

all that said, now that the air is clearer and its cooler, we have ben working a little more outside with the horses. Mel has been around (for the OG's who remember Almighty Marshmellow) helping out a few days a week.

Little Miss Ransom is growing up nicely. And for the first time in the history of me, all of my registrations and stallion reports through this year are complete! 

A few days work reminding of halter manners, also Babe is sold pending pickup. Foxy, Callypso and Mystik are still available .

Renters cattle are enjoying the lush greeenery . we have done a lot more in the rotation and putting out salt than normal but quiet cows like this it is easy work 

Although, Henry, the only 3 legged  golden retriever cow dog I know , may have cow bossed too close to the sun and couple days and needed to tlc and rest 
Little brother Frankie is upping his game though and has so much better focus this year, we are able to trust his recall and manners enough that in the open areas he works really well, even holding on command. Tighter spaces still need work, and his singleminded focus that all animals must be in a group regardless of how many fences they need to go through to be in said group s fading.

Its a process 


Hope all are safe and well and enjoying the [;easant fall weather.
Until next time


Ami said...

The quality of the air polluted light was really amazing.
And I'm not a horse person, I mean I've always been enchanted by them but never had one, I do love seeing the pics. And so nice to hear from you!!!

Shirley said...

Ransom is quite a looker! Someone will be sure to snap her up.
Hopefully you got enough hay for your own needs!
Give Henry a big pat for me. He sure loves to be helpful! And Frankie too.

aurora said...

Nice looking filly! For us, growing season was all about the drought. We hope to do a late (small) crop of hay yet this month. Should have enough bales for our herd, without having to buy any of last years crop back. Depends on final count.

Brave pups! Fun to see them in action.