It is a pleasure and privilege to watch the seasons pass from the front and back porches of this beautiful property. The front lawn, two acres of it, grows a variety of prairie grass that is native to Oklahoma from a time when Europeans had not yet stepped foot onto this land. One year I tried to grow wildflowers in the soil, but they refused to grow. When I sent soil and grass samples to OSU for advice, I was told I lived on a quite wonderful microcosm of the different soils of Oklahoma. The front lawn is native prairie; the back fertile farming soil developed through generations of cultivation.