Tuesday, March 24, 2009

About Buzzard Flats

Buzzard Flats is the phrase I coined when living in Eagle Point, Oregon. My neighbors were all much older than I, which would have been just dandy with me, but they seemed to think that my family was less than desirable simply because we were renting. We, afterall, were newlyweds, so this was our first home as a family.

Admittedly, at first my feelings were quite hurt. I'm an outgoing type of person and love meeting my neighbors, exchanging recipes and flower seeds -- but they were just not open to making new friends. Well, ya know, after a while I came to the realization that you just can't please everybody, and it was THEIR LOSS cause I'm a great person!

So, the "little girl in me" decided to start referring to our neighbors (in family conversations) as the old Buzzards (seemed pretty appropriate at the time, eh?). hehehe Thus, the town we lived in became known [to everyone I spoke with] as Buzzard Flats!

I've always been "earth conscious" and consequently have most times had a compost going in my back yard. This creates great soil amendment, and in Eagle Point we had the worst clay soil I had EVER had to deal with. Hmm, okay, this means a LOT of working the ground in order to get any plants to grow. My knowledge of composting grew, a lot, while living there, and my ability to grow flowers and veggies grew more and more each year (Yay!). Within a year, I had flower seeds enough to share with all my friends, and more left over, so I started selling my seeds online! This became a big hit, and thus Buzzard Flats Online Auction House was created.

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