An Eastern Oklahoma Transplant

The author recounts the ups and downs of her family's two year transition from urban Tucson to a rural homestead in eastern Oklahoma.



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We're fattening a steer in a neighboring pasture, and a Charlais manages to satisfy our milk needs.
NANCY STEPHAN
067 eastern oklahoma transplant - red hens
Forty red hens supply our eastern Oklahoma homestead with all the eggs we need (and provide a welcome income from the sale of the surplus). Their male counterparts keep our freezer stocked.
PHOTO: NANCY STEPHAN
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A view of Shangri-La from the top of our mountain
NANCY STEPHAN
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In spring, violets and dogwood blossoms cover our north slope.
NANCY STEPHAN
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Instead of crowded cityscapes, we now enjoy peaceful scenes, such as this Oklahoma sunset.
NANCY STEPHAN











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