Saturday, February 20, 2010

tallgrass prairie preserve

dear emily,

as hans and i were drinking our coffee this morning, isaac called
to check on us.  i think the kids are worried that i might do
something crazy now that they're all gone.

"hey dad, what are you guys doing?"

"well, your mom and i have just been debating the merits of an
L. P. C."

"you're getting her a licensed professional counselor?"

"no, actually we're sitting here talking about the plight of the
lesser prairie chicken."


"ok...umm...hey, i guess that's as good a cause as any, taking
care of the 'least of these.'"

seriously, we had been discussing oklahoma's 39,000 acre tall
grass prairie preserve, the largest protected tall grass prairie on
the planet.  the beautiful three feet high grasses protect quail,
grouse, pheasants, prairie chickens and feed 2,500 buffalo.

this wonderland is surrounded by an additional 5 million acres,
"where the waving wheat can sure smell sweet, when the wind
comes right behind the rain!"

this would be a really fun field trip for your little prairie chickens.
if you bring them in the summer, you can enjoy the mozart
festival and gorgeous wildflowers, too.


"for every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a
thousand hills."  psalm 50:10


Natasha in Oz said...

I am going to have to find out about this LPC now...haven't heard of that little creature!

Thank you for teaching me something new!

Happy weekend and best wishes always,

Vicki/Jake said...

Sounds like an awesome place. Maybe you could share some pictures someday? And L.P.C.? Funny!
Don't ya love how they hate it when they don't know what's going on....
Have a great Sunday.

see ya yesterday..

Joan Elizabeth said...

Oh I'd love to go wayfaring there.

myletterstoemily said...

joan elizabeth,
you are welcome any time! our summer will be your

all my yesterdays,
i am going to share more about the buffalo and the
burning. will try to have some pics.

myletterstoemily said...

ps. joan, we are are also the home of 'gilcrease art
museum', the finest western art collection in the
world. and another fascinating story for a future

Vee said...

(Don'tcha love it when the kids start having those "Mother's gone around the bend" moments. Sigh. Now that I'm quite convinced that the mother and grandmother before me have, I guess it's my turn.)

What a fun place that would be to visit. So you're in Oklahoma. I once had a part in that play and I love Oklahoma having lived there for a few short years. Tulsa. Loved it.

Deb said...

I think our kids think we should stay on a shelf when they are not around....

Anonymous said...

I love that your kids check up on you! My son who is almost 33 now and lives in Japan with his sweet wife emails often - to check up on us. :) My youngest daughter calls often, and my oldest daughter must not want to know because we hardly ever hear from her! :)
I loved reading about Oklahoma's preserve - it sounds heavenly. If Hubby and I can, we'd love to do a little traveling (once we've saved up enought pennies) and I would love to visit this beautiful land!

myletterstoemily said...


you would be very welcome to stay in our guest house.

also, i am going to have hans take some pictures so that
i have something to show on the future post about the
prairie. it really is just so beautiful.


Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

haha...too funny how our kids may think along a different train of thought. :o)

OH! We lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma :o)

Blessings & aloha!