Friday, September 30, 2011

Women in General Rock

A little disclaimer for all my lady friends who are saying, “Hey, I’m not rural, but I rock too!”. If you are a woman, than of course you rock, so join us. We all have a lot to learn from each other. Yesterday, I was invited to join the group Rural Women Rock on face book. I’m getting to know some of them, and I do hope they all come join us here. This is not going to be a ME blog. I’m sure you are going to find out some things about ME along the way, but the real purpose of this blog is YOU! I want you, collectively as women, to define this blog and direct it. That will mean you can not just read and leave. I need you to share your ideas and stories. Tell us about what you make, or raise. Share your products and brands. Leave me comments with your info, Facebook me, twitter me, so I can work on getting to know who I am representing. If you are just coming over, do go read my first post, Hello World.  It will give you a better understanding to what is taking place here.

We have a website in the making! The idea behind the mechanics of the site will allow us to connect and share in an amazing way! Hang in there with us.

Ok. Just some fun stuff to kill time. Hedge apples- Do you have them? I think it was Martha Stewart who made the Hedge Apple into fall d├ęcor’, its always Martha! Anyhow, they are selling for a whooping $18/4 online +12.95 shipping. I know you can find them in Texas, Virginia, and Oklahoma. Anywhere else? I picked some for my home. These are mine in the photo. I also took some to the shop to give away. It surprised me how many people came in to get their free Hedge Apples. I did have some raised eyebrows and some, “what the hecks”, but for the most part appreciation. They last for up to 3 month and are suppose to rid spiders and ants. Here is a site with some fun facts. Well, enough for today. I have to go get ready for my other life.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Hit The Ground Running

So much has happed in one day, I'm having to stop and breath deeply.  As I've said before, I have a rural Oklahoma Flower shop, and that in itself can get a bit hairy.  Rural Women Rock is rolling full steam.  If you are in anyway inspired, do become a member or share ideas.  It may have perks. Today, I am snowed under in my store. 

We are going to have our first guest post today.  I have lots of ideas as how to connect us all, but its on the burner, and duty awaits.  For now, enjoy my sis'.  She Rocks!  Blogging from, give her a big Rural Women Rock welcome.........Lenne Mahan!

For my friends around the world, here is a little slice of NW Oklahoma. If you tune in and listen online 9-10 am Central Time (11-12 Eastern) at you can hear things that will make you smile. Things like:

"Tradio, your on the air"

"Yeah, I have a 1984 Kawasaki motorcycle. I'll take $50 bucks for her. I also have 4 lorikeets and 2 sandbags. I am asking 25 dollars, each."


"Hey. I want to sell a Garrett metal detector. Bought it off TV. Never used. Asking 400. Also I have some engine belts, used. 15 bucks each. And a California Raisin collection - fifty dollars, firm."

It's the underground radio, revolutionizing Oklahoma.

The other day, I heard a man listing some broiler chickens for five bucks a piece. Wrote his number down and gave him a call. Guy said I need to butcher the chickens right when I get home, or they might die on the spot...still thinking about what to do. We have some friends that recently built their own automated chicken plucker, and are having an old fashion chicken butchering Oct 3rd, I'll let you know how it all pans out.

Anyway, hopefully I can get on the air tomorrow. If I do, you will be able to listen to me trying to sell our puppies, some Kiko-Spanish bucklings, and maybe the miniature horse the kids got for Christmas. (Thanks Santa!) This isn't our horse, or our son.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Morning #2

If you are just coming over, do go read my first post. It will give you a bit of an idea as to what’s going on here at Rural Women Rock. I wanted to say a quick thanks to the women who have been tossing this phrase around. After talking with @BeckMcCray, I learned of a face book group with the name Rural Women Rock. Sorry ladies, you never came up in a search, and I did put some time into it. I’m a bit “in too deep” to step back now, which would be my normal first response. I do hope you all will join me. This could be fun.  Thanks to some inspiring ladies. @katpinke, @wildheart4vr, @andreacook, @JPlovesCotton, @LeslieMcLellan, @Journeyscript, and one man @jeffpulver.  I think you may have created a monster, or at least I hope so, I was getting a little sick of myself as it was. Today is going to be a busy day at the shop, so I’ll get back with you soon with more details.  Just a photo of some flowers delivered this week.  Loving fall.  My floral style is very wild and earthy.  If you like contemporary design, you will hate my work.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Hello World!

Hello world. The idea for Rural Women Rock began on a road trip to Hutchison Kansas with my mom Some of you know her- a fireball of a woman, set on saving our rural Oklahoma farm and ranch. She proposed I go with her to a conference and get out from under the day to day at my rural Oklahoma flower shop. Reluctantly I went. During the course of the day, the phrase Rural Women Rock was mentioned various times, and I was intrigued. Because we do rock, I came home and googled the term, no match. I twittered it, no match. I face booked it, no match. Could it be that there was not a site for Rural Women Rock? In one days time, I purchased the domain www.ruralwomenrock, trademarked the phrase, registered a DBA, made a face book page, and opened a twitter account @ruralwomenrock- oh, and made flower arrangements between. That’s right where I am, and I hope you come along on this journey as it evolves. My vision is to be the platform and voice, to share the stories and lifestyles of rural women around the world. If you are a rural woman and you rock, or if your a city gal who loves your rural sisters, join us in this journey. I have a feeling its not going to be a smooth ride all the way, back roads can get messy. Lets roll down our windows, let our hair down, turn the music up, and let it all hang out. I have a feeling its going to be life changing, and so much fun for us to all be in it together.