I'm Shirley Jo, I retired from IBM in '92, I'm a Dallas native, recently relocated to far Van Zandt County. I'm a tree-hugging, dirt worshipping vegetarian trying to pass in East Texas!
I built a new "old house" (from old-house plans) back in the woods. I'm going to keep it natural, just add some native trees, shrubs, and flowers around the house and up to the road, and have nature trails through the wild woods out back. I've been a "naturalscaper" and organic for years.
Out here I'm on sugar sand, and I've got river maples, oaks, persimmons, hollies, mexican plums, wax myrtles, berries(dew?), virginia creeper, wild grapes, all kinds of vines including poison ivy....
I'm going to need lots of help for out here, though! I'm all by myself, and I've been pulling nasty thorny vines out of trees, cutting them up and baling them and moving them to my burn pile, but I can't even burn them until I can mow all the high weeds around the burn pile and I don't even have a lawn tractor yet! I got bitten by a copperhead that I'd invited up with all my piles of vines.... I didn't hurt him, though.
I'm glad to "meet" all these fine folks on here, bet I'll get lots of help, y'all seem like my kind of people!