Hello and thank you for visiting our site! I am a small animal veterinarian in Norman and my husband, Sean, is an Administrative Law Judge who works in Oklahoma City. We are both city folks, so the Green Acres lifestyle is quite new to the both of us, and can be quite exhausting with full time jobs! We have two wonderful children, Alice and Philip, and we are fortunate enough to have my husband's parents live next door. I often wonder, oh how did we ever get here! It all started out by getting lost in December 2008!
I had been living abroad for several years when I flew into Dallas for a friend's wedding. Another friend of mine, in vet school up in Oklahoma, had a mishap and needed some advice. I was more than happy to help while on my break, as I had nothing better to do than go on another adventure! I asked how to get to the vet school, and he replied it was quite easy, just follow I-35 until you see the university exit, then just follow the signs. Well I drove north from Dallas on I-35 and exited in Norman when I saw the University of Oklahoma exit. I followed the signs, but low and behold, there is no vet school in Norman! Who would have thought there were 2 universities named nearly the same thing! I rolled my window down and asked a nice looking gentleman in a suit for directions. Realizing I was nearly 2 hours away from my destination, he asked me to dinner!
We had 3 dates and I took a great leap of faith and moved to Oklahoma. My husband, who I was dating at the time, told me if I moved to Oklahoma, he would buy me a ranch. Everyone in Oklahoma has a ranch anyway, right? We looked at close to 70 properties, but since I was from downtown Dallas, and he, from downtown Oklahoma City, and neither of us ever having had any true rural experience, we confined our search to the city of Norman and bought this property in January 2012, merely 20 minutes from downtown.
I've always had horses, dogs and cats, but the cattle have been a wonderful addition to our family. We also have a couple pigs, hatch chickens in the spring, and at some point would like to add emu to our list, but for now, we're focusing on fencing the property and updating our home. The website is a work in progress, so please excuse the chaos. I've added a couple articles from several Belted Galloway resources that I hope you might enjoy. Thank you!