Thursday, June 21, 2012

Traveler the talking horse's tip of the week: WHO KNEW????

Now that we're all accustomed to using sunscreen and bug deterents, here's a tip for us to safely use them both:

"Products that contain a combination of sunscreen and the insect repellent DEET may save time, but they may also increase certain risks, according to new research.
The study showed that combining sunscreen with DEET caused the skin to absorb the insect repellent more than three times faster than when used alone.
DEET is the most popular active ingredient in insect repellent, and its use is recommended to reduce the risk of diseases that are spread by insects, such as the West Nile virus.
Researchers say although DEET has a low risk of side effects when used on its own, the effects of using products that combine DEET with other substances that increase its potency deserves further study.
"DEET has an unbelievably superb safety record; it's been used on millions of people and it's critical that people don't get the wrong message," says researcher Edward A. Ross, MD, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Florida Health Science Center, in a news release. "People should continue using DEET because of the very real risks of mosquito and insect-borne illnesses, such as West Nile encephalitis, but use it in the lowest effective concentration, especially when you use it in combination with other topical lotions or in children."
"A lot of people think if a little bit of something is good, a lot is even better," says Ross. "We don't think this is true for DEET. So the message is not to go for the higher percentage, especially when you're using these other compounds. A little bit is better, not the other way around."  (WEB MD)

Traveling Traveler!!!!!


Summer is a great time to scope out a hunting and recreational property to enjoy year round.  We have a large selection of property in many Oklahoma Counties, including land near the Ouachita national Forest.  Pictured below is one of them, 640 Acres with the historic Kiamichi Trail - an old indian trail- running through it!  Here's a little history about the name Kiamichi:

"In the early days the chiefs of the Choctaw Indians were very
zealous to prevent whiskey being brought into the nation. The only
place where it could be obtained was across Red River in Texas, and
the young men of the tribe who were desirous of obtaining fire water
would ride down a well known trail which lead along the river, now
known as Kiamichi, to its mouth, would cross by ferry, or by fording
the river, and obtain their whiskey in Texas. On returning home they
were often met by the LiJtht Horsemen, or Choctaw police, who confiscated
the whiskey and executed judgment by the lash. And  this happened near the mouth of the river. So that the young  choctaws spoke of the place as Kiamichi, "The place where they took my whisky. The name was afterward applied
to the river, and later to the mountain which Banked the river on the south."

                                                         640 Acres For SALE!!!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Traveler the Talking Horse's Tip! SHHHHH

 SHHHHH - don't tell Chuck I told you about this really cute website about C O Y O T E S!  Traveler :)  Meet this "civilized" coyote:

Coyote problems????

Coyotes Cause Losses to Livestock Owners

Wildlife Services, a division of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, has a staff of specialists ready to assist livestock owners suffering losses from coyote predation. The specialists will assess the problem and determine the safest and most humane way of handling the situation.

After surveying the farm or ranch, the specialist may determine that methods such as herding livestock into pens at night and improving fences will significantly reduce predation. Removing carrion and selecting pastures with lower incidences of predation are useful habitat modification methods to try. Repellents, toxicants and traps are options in very specific and controlled situations determined by the specialist.

Coyotes are opportunistic and generally take prey that is easiest to obtain. In wild animal populations, they tend to kill young, inexperienced animals as well as old, sick or weakened individuals. Coyotes are capable of catching and killing healthy, young animals in domesticated species that are less wary. Opportunity and behavioral cues guide the coyote in selecting its prey.

Predation is generally more severe during early spring and summer. This coincides with the time coyotes bear their young and their nutritional needs increase in addition to the burden of feeding pups. Night and early morning hours when human interference is minimal are very active times for coyotes.

In Oklahoma, annual losses to coyotes are signicant. A study done in 1996 found an estimated 10,600 head of cattle and calves worth almost $3.5 million were killed. A follow-up survey in 2000 found that predators killed more than 2,600 sheep and lambs that year.

Wildlife Services helps Oklahomans solve problems that are created when wildlife causes damage to agriculture. They assist with losses to property and natural resources as well as threats to human health and safety. For more information about living with wildlife there are online resources available at For assistance with predator damage control, contact Wildlife Services at 405-521-4039.  (from the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association Week in Review)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Don't forget to drink plenty of water when you're out looking at rural properties.  We don't want anyone to get dehydrated.  Chuck even brings me my own water from home so I don't have to rely on a dirty pond!  God love him...   Travler  :) 

Oklahoma Log Home - 61+ acres with huge shop and salt-water swimming pool!!  New on the market - room for horses, a couple of cows and hunt or watch the wildlife.  Between Boswell and Bennington, Oklahoma off a dead end road.  Privacy and Quietude.  Would be a wonderful weekend getaway or retire here!  Call Chuck

Thursday, June 7, 2012


 TRAVELER SAYS:    It's tick season - when you come to look at recreational, hunting, ranch or rural land be sure to bring your OFF tick spray .  Oh course Chuck always brings his in case your forget to bring some, and I always bring my own too!  Happy Trails, Traveler
Near Sardis Lake and the Potato Hills! Here I am on a Mountain property preview trip to list these new acreages. These properties are perfect for hunting and recreational activities - we had perfect weather and the properties are beautiful!  All are easy to access, all have trails on them and all not far from town amenities and other recreational areas.       Chuck and Traveler.

This is a beautiful two story farm home with 18 acres on the top of Blue Mountain. This area is remote and secluded yet only 14 miles from Wilburton, 17 miles from Talihina and 27 miles from McAlester, Oklahoma. '8 Mile Mountain' is just to the south as is 'Yourman Conservation Area'. This is an area of recreation either by hiking, ATV or equestrian.
Hunting and camping are especially enjoyed in this area.
An area has been built to use as an agritourism opportunity or just a big play area for the friends and family.
There are two ponds on the property that support a gravity fed irrigation system for the barn, orchard, vegetable garden and vineyard. The home is on a water well and has been tested at a PH of 7! Its cold and clean just like the air!
The home has been built by the owner. Solid pine has been used for the floors, kitchen cupboards, bathroom vanities and all the trim. The bedrooms are large and comfortable and the living room private.
Located on a well kept gravel road, the home is in the Panola School District.
Contact Valerie at 918 429-9925

Friday, June 1, 2012

Oklahoma Recreational or Hunting - Log home    61.1 acres   5 ponds    Metal shop  

At the end of the road for maximum privacy - close to US hwy 70 for easy access

Mostly wooded, some clearings, custom logsided home, inground & heated salt water swimming pool

Bring your ATV, Jeep, Horses, and fishing pole!!!  Lots to do here, located in South East OK 

$395,000.00 Serious inquiries only!!!! This place is great!