Sunday, July 26, 2009

Oklahoma Vacation Pictures

We made it back from Oklahoma, safe and sound. Praise God! We had a wonderful week with excelent weather, (with the exception of Tuesday night, which I will explain later), and we had a greatime camping and enjoying family fellowship.

This is a picture of our campsight at Keystone state park, just a bit northwest of Tulsa. You can see Elisabeth coming out of the tent.

Here is a beatuiful sunset at Keystone. Kind of breath taking, isn't it? God paints the earth in beatiful colors.

This is one of the many oil derriks that dot the Oklahoma landscape. Most of the derriks we saw were running. Yet, we depend on foreign oil.

This picture was taken at a place called Woolarock. This is the ranch that belonged to Frank Phillips of Phillips Petroleum turned into a history museum. Very fascinating things to see here, but plan on a full day of it, we arrived just one and one-half hours before they closed, so we were quite rushed. I am standing in awe of the massive Colt 1911 .45 collection. This is just a sample of it, it takes up about 5 cases the size of the one behind me. Awesome!

I will be posting more pictures of interest over the next few days, so stay tuned. Thanks for stopping by.


Susan said...

This may seem like a dumb question but I've been wondering what to do about the chickens while we go on a trip to my daughters for a week.
Some have suggested I take the garden hose and leave it dripping for fresh water but then the food?
We're about a month away from getting eggs. We live way out in the country and no one wants to drive 25 miles to feed and water chickens. Just interested in what you did while you were on your trip. Thanks

Scott or Pam said...

Susan, there are no dumb questions here. Thankfully, we have family very nearby that pitch in and help out when we are away. Likewise, we do the same when they are gone. In your case, I would figure out what the chickens eat in a week, (if they free range, it shouldn't be much-they can forage with the best of 'em.) Build a box that will hold that much feed with a slit at the bottom to act as a self feeder and that should take care of the food. The water gets a bit more complicated. Ours actually drink from the cattle stock tanks, most often, and they take what they need. In your case, if they are confined, put as many waterers as possible around them. Keep them slightly elevated to discourage pooping on and in the water (about chest high). If they are out and about, get a 30-50 gallon stock tank and fill it up. They will rest right on the edge and drink. I will warn you, however, I have had a couple fall in and drown. Mostly, though, they do just fine. For peace of mind, ask someone if they will drive out to check on things, at least once, while you're gone. That way, they don't have to commit to a daily trek to your place, just once, or twice.

I hope this helps. Let me know how it goes.