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Old 04-28-2008, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Somewhere! :)
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Originally Posted by LadyRobyn View Post
I think it is safe to say that SPRING has arrived in Oklahoma!
Nice shots LR!

I haven't had time to sit back and enjoy the nature here yet....

Except for when I chopped up a brown snake with a shovel while working in the yard because
I thought it might have been a copperhead... GP said it was a garden (garter) snake...


Saw a couple of cool spiders so far, but not a widow or recluse. ...
Yet!

Saw "sugar ants"... Never saw those before...
Haven't seen the red wasps in a few days...

Not exactly the nature I was seeking, but...

 
Old 04-28-2008, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Duncan, OK
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Nice shots LR!
Thank-you

Quote:
I haven't had time to sit back and enjoy the nature here yet....

Except for when I chopped up a brown snake with a shovel while working in the yard because
I thought it might have been a copperhead... GP said it was a garden (garter) snake...
That's too bad... but I am sure the bugs will show up soon to show their appreciation!
The differences between poisonous/non-poisonous snakes are pretty obvious, and it doesn't take long to learn the difference... as long as you're not 'phobic'

Quote:
Saw a couple of cool spiders so far, but not a widow or recluse. ...
Yet!
If it's any consolation I have only seen a handful of Widows here... compared to CA where they were constant "companions"... our son even had one as a "pet" for awhile.

Quote:
Saw "sugar ants"... Never saw those before...
Tiny black ants that don't bite? Easy *fix* if they are being pesky indoors... wipe down all surfaces (where they are) with plain vinegar and let it dry. They hate it and will go away.

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Haven't seen the red wasps in a few days...
Lucky you. I get a few a month INSIDE the house in the spring and summer and I AM phobic about wasps... but I am getting better.

I dodge them all of the time while hanging the wash out.

Quote:
Not exactly the nature I was seeking, but...
Find a spot in your yard and put out some birdseed, Birds love seed AND bugs... Make friends with your non-poisonous neighbors.

I only wage war with the harmful critters that are INSIDE the house... the ones outside take care of each other.

I do lay a 'perimeter' of liquid Sevin around the house to keep things out, but beyond that perimeter nature keeps a nice balance.

Just wait till you wake up to find "divots" all over your lawn. (You can thank a wayward armadillo for those. )
 
Old 04-29-2008, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma is where i want to be!
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Old 04-29-2008, 05:47 AM
 
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We're in West Tulsa... Reasonably quiet neighborhood, but close to everything.

What in the world are you going to do with a giant doll house?

Haven't been bitten by chiggers yet.

It's been nice and cool since the weekend... Hope it lasts a while,
but I'm not counting on it.

Welcome back Jessaka!
It is actually a shed that is falling apart, just needs a new roof and siding replaced. I would use it for storage or a potting shed. but i guess what my dh is building will have to do.



great that you made it here. is your house still up for sale? i hope to hear you say that you sold it.
 
Old 04-29-2008, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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We'll be busy here for quite a while...
When things settle down a bit,
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I'll start taking pics
of all the cool places we come across
.

I'm really liking the "Peggy Style" of out the car window photography.
I think it would be cool if everyone here did that.
You'll need an extra camera for that.
 
Old 04-29-2008, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Thank-you



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Just wait till you wake up to find "divots" all over your lawn. (You can thank a wayward armadillo for those. )
I was out on a house call the other day(just off Duncan Bypass) and this lady either had a "Religious yard" or a "Cheaters golf course". talking about holy, I couldn't believe it
 
Old 04-29-2008, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Somewhere! :)
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Thank-you
You're welcome!

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Originally Posted by LadyRobyn View Post
That's too bad... but I am sure the bugs will show up soon to show their appreciation!
The differences between poisonous/non-poisonous snakes are pretty obvious, and it doesn't take long to learn the difference... as long as you're not 'phobic'
Not really phobic about snakes, but I never lived in a place where there were poisonous ones either... GP has pretty much scared me off being anywhere near water though (Water Moccasins)... I used to enjoy fishing, but...

I'm going to have to find some time to study the local creepy crawlies...
I'm going to have to find some time to do a LOT of things.

The time seems to fly since we got here.
Busy, busy, busy....

I crash almost instantly when I hit the pillow...
I don't think I've even dreamed since I left NH.

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Originally Posted by LadyRobyn View Post
If it's any consolation I have only seen a handful of Widows here... compared to CA where they were constant "companions"... our son even had one as a "pet" for awhile.
I've seen about 6 widows in my time, all were in MA...
3 were pretty large for the North East.

Are you talking about JRR?

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Originally Posted by LadyRobyn View Post
Tiny black ants that don't bite? Easy *fix* if they are being pesky indoors... wipe down all surfaces (where they are) with plain vinegar and let it dry. They hate it and will go away.
Vinegar!
Will pass that on to Mrs. CG.

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Originally Posted by LadyRobyn View Post
Lucky you. I get a few a month INSIDE the house in the spring and summer and I AM phobic about wasps... but I am getting better.
I dodge them all of the time while hanging the wash out.
Do you own a tennis racket?
That will take care of the one's that get close in short order.

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Originally Posted by LadyRobyn View Post
Find a spot in your yard and put out some birdseed, Birds love seed AND bugs... Make friends with your non-poisonous neighbors.
I need to get the yard under control here before I can worry about that.
Right now we've been focusing on getting things together indoors...

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Originally Posted by LadyRobyn View Post
I only wage war with the harmful critters that are INSIDE the house... the ones outside take care of each other.
My rule used to be: If it's outdoors and not bothering me, I leave it be. If it's indoors, with the exception of lady bugs, they dies quickly and as humanely as possible...

I have found that a rubber mallet dispatches them nicely.

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Originally Posted by LadyRobyn View Post
I do lay a 'perimeter' of liquid Sevin around the house to keep things out, but beyond that perimeter nature keeps a nice balance.
That will happen this week... GP loaned us his sprayer.

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Originally Posted by LadyRobyn View Post
Just wait till you wake up to find "divots" all over your lawn. (You can thank a wayward armadillo for those. )
That wouldn't bother me at all. We didn't have those up north...
I DID see one on the highway on the way here...
It was road-kill though. A live one would be fun to see...

They eat ants and other bugs if I'm not mistaken...
That would make them my friends.
(Unlike poison snakes!)

Three quarters of the family is adjusting to the new creepy crawlies pretty well...
Mrs. CG will take a while longer.

Thanks for all the info!
 
Old 04-29-2008, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Somewhere! :)
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Originally Posted by jessaka View Post
It is actually a shed that is falling apart, just needs a new roof and siding replaced. I would use it for storage or a potting shed. but i guess what my dh is building will have to do.

great that you made it here. is your house still up for sale? i hope to hear you say that you sold it.
Definitely not sold.

So you're saying you wouldn't prefer a new storage building?
I would... Who knows what lives in the old one.
 
Old 04-29-2008, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Somewhere! :)
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You'll need an extra camera for that.
Actually, the kids took all the pictures I posted...
Photography and driving don't mix.
 
Old 04-29-2008, 05:19 PM
Status: "More snow please" (set 13 days ago)
 
Location: Madison, WI Metro Area
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Originally Posted by TheComputerGuy View Post
I think it was time to leave New England...
We've been there all our life and it's kind of lost it's glow...
Especially in the Winter.... I think I've shoveled enough for 2 lifetimes.

Yes, we've never been west of Niagara.
Been south to Key West,
Been all over the east, and been North to Valleyfield, Quebec.

Actually, the North Country in NH was a lot more wild
than it appears to be here... GP's spread being exception.

So, (DRIFT ALERT!) will you be attending the air show?
One of the things that I am looking forward to when I move to NH are the friendly reserved people, great outdoor activities, and being close to family again. I miss the woodsy feel of the east that you just can't get in the Midwest/Plains.
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