We're fattening a steer in a neighboring pasture, and a Charlais manages to satisfy our milk needs.
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
A view of Shangri-La from the top of our mountain
In spring, violets and dogwood blossoms cover our north slope.
Instead of crowded cityscapes, we now enjoy peaceful scenes, such as this Oklahoma sunset.