Ted - I am still here... looking to get the OK garden area really going... I am finding that gardeners on the whole here in Blanchard just stick to the old stand bys, dont use natives, and only talk to the wise plant people that they know. I keep trying - but not easy to get them online to talk about gardening!
My dh moved down in Feb, and I am coming in July. The whole thing is the pits. I love lush green MO w plenty of rain, lately too much rain I'm afraid
They evacuated the plant he works at, a couple weeks ago because of fires! seems everything is dry, brown and on fire
I have to find a way to grow my dayliles and my iris and my hostas, and sedum and......
well we are renting a 2 bdrm house in cache right now. Now mind you, there are 5 of us and 2 poodles!
We are crazy, don't know what we are doing. We bought 5 acres about 6 mi west of Lawton, but really we would like something closer if we could find anything. Would love to buy a house, but can't find anything we like/need so figured we might as well build something. Seems like everything has huge open ceilings, tiny lots, cheap materials, carpet in all the rooms, or painted woodwork... tiny patios w no roof over them-like that is good for anything!
The 'great open floor plan' is a nightmare when you have pets, little kids, or a mentally challenged child... no way to block anything off or keep them out of the kitchen ect. Plus we wanted a certain school district for our son, so it is just nearly impossible so far to find anything all ready built.
To be honest, I am kinda tired of neighbors, so the idea of being out a ways is really appealing to me! I grew up in the sticks, and besides that I am not really a people person I guess.
So since we are renting, and we have to sell our house here, I don't when I will have a permanent place
I know what you mean, even know I am in a small town in a old home, but people too close watching everything and just being here makes it feel way to close for comfort!
What school district are you looking at? We are in Blanchard after looking at everything around us - our son has Aspburgers and I know what you mean you cannot be too careful with anything! Good thing is that container gardening does well in OK if you can keep up the water!
well to be honest, I don't really like kids I am SO tired of neighbors kids. Constantly at the door and can't even go out side they all show up! trash and toys in the yard and all they do is fight... Would be nice to not have that around constantly. My neighbor next door has 5 and she runs a daycare on top of that... and the other neighbor fosters kids. Of course they all have behavior problems and such, not really the best company for MY kids either...
Just spent Memorial wkend in Lawton. First time I have been there besides a couple days last Christmas when the weather was bad.
Here's my report so far.
scorpions. No one told me they had scorpions!!! Found one in my laundry!
After a couple days I got really discouraged with all the gusty constant wind. It makes my head hurt and it sounds like a roar every time I went out side. I hope I get used to that or I will go insane. I don't see how my daylily or iris will grow in that I think the blooms will be blown apart.
We drove out the the 5 acres we bought and all of my rock collection, which my husband already moved down there and put on the lot, was all gone. Stolen. Called the sheriff and talked to some of the neighbors around the area and found out that theft is a serious problem there. One lady said she was gone for a weekend and come back-her whole house was cleaned out. Even took the fridge. SO, since we plan on coming back to MO to visit, I don't think we are going to be able to build there. There are some subdivisions in the area, but they have so many restrictions, plus the restrictions on building which we can't comply with as we don't have that kind of money I am afraid. So now we are back to square one with a lot we are unsure of. I really was not too pleased with the whole thing overall and I already miss MO and I haven't even left it yet!
Oh I hate to hear about the rocks!! That is so much time and love to care for pick them travel with them and then to place them there... soooo sad...
Yes Iris and Daylily - and many other fragile flowers will grow bloom and love it there... Strange but somehow the winds that beat on Oklahoma give us tough people and flowers over a little bit of time. Dont give up!! Sad to hear about theft in the area... going to make things harder but DONT GIVE UP!!!
I am sorry to hear about the thief. its really sad when someone so low will resort to stealing the property of others just because they can get away with it at the time.
Mitch is correct in that the weather does make us tougher and we are stronger for the efforts.
What kind of rocks were they. i am just curious. I like special rocks myself. My step son brought me back a couple of prehistoric rocks from colorado. he said they were like 5 million years old.
well mine were too large to go indoors. Some of them were rocks I got at a creek, some people gave me, some I got at the nursery and paid money for (tongue in cheek) and I had a few that had crystals and fossils in them. Different colors and shapes ect.
I had some that were really round shaped, and some sandstones ect.
Hard to believe someone would steal ROCKS< what's next my topsoil?!
I can't imagine that they would get much money out of them. I just don't get it.
I can understand stealing the guys plumbing/wiring, but ROCKS?
I can't imagine a black market for sandstone lol
So Mitch you collect pottery? I collect lucite grape clusters.
5 million years sounds like a long time to me, I like to think my rocks are only about 6,000 yrs or so. My dh brought home some rocks from the grand canyon, and some petrified wood. I THINK I packed those in a box, at least I am hoping! Because they were not very big. My daughter collects rocks too, but hers are small and are in the house in jars. She has some neat ones. There is a place in Arkansas that you can go and dig rocks, crystals and neat stuff. I'm not sure where it is at though.