So, Where’s Big Turtle Creek?

It really only exists for us, which is OK because most people think we live on a different planet.  Technically, it’s a the bottom of a half a mile of canyon in the Tabletop Mountains in the cross-timbers of southern Oklahoma.  It holds a little  water here and there, so being Okies we optimistically call it a creek.  Down at the very bottom of the canyon, most of which is on our land, is a water hole that holds water year-round from a spring about 20 feet above it.  Last summer while we had a rented backhoe for doing some clearing on the new homestead, Doodad (that’s my husband) decided to dredge out the hole so it would hold more water.  In the process he dredged up a snapping turtle, about 50 pounds, which promptly escaped the bucket.  That, along with the fact that over the years we’ve found many large turtle shells (though not as big as this one) on this end of the creek, led our granddaughter to proclaim it “Big Turtle Creek.”

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2 thoughts on “So, Where’s Big Turtle Creek?

  1. Congrats on your official “moved in” status and may God richly bless you with His peace that passes all understanding as you move forward!
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful new blog, Judy! Looking forward to more and keeping in touch!

    Beth

  2. Judy,
    What a wonderful name your granddaughter came up with. Your new blog looks great, and we look forward to hearing from you again.
    May the Lord continue to bless you and your!
    Blessings!

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