So is anyone interested in a 2014 "Spring Fling"

p_mac(7)February 9, 2014

It may be a bit early to bring this up....but NAH.....

Last year was a blast for me! I got to meet and see so many from the NE part of our state thanks to Jo Ellen! She was a trooper of a hostess! She put EVERYTHING together in less than 3 weeks! But I don't think she'd volunteer for it 2 years in a row. LOL!

Just thought I'd throw this out there and see if there's enough interest. I know Trees4ok mentioned last year she'd offer to host so maybe that's an option. Also - I'd be happy to host too. If there's anyone else out there who'd like to maybe chime in - post here! I'm thinking a good time would be April 27 (Saturday after Easter). Anyone else have any ideas? Of course, we would start a totally separate sign up thread once we get the details established - but let's see if there's enough interest first. Btw - for any newbies - I'm central Oklahoma (Norman) located and so is Trees (Edmond I think)

So what does anyone think?

Paula

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chickencoupe

I'll be the first to say 'I'd love to.' Transporation is wonky for me, though. Will keep an eye out and give it a shot!

    Bookmark   February 10, 2014 at 3:06AM
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Lisa_H OK(7)

Paula, do you even have to ask? :) Yes for me!

    Bookmark   February 10, 2014 at 9:43AM
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amunk01

Count me in! Sounds fantastic :)

    Bookmark   February 10, 2014 at 9:51AM
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amunk01

Oops, duplicate post! :) I apparently got overly excited lol

This post was edited by amunk01 on Mon, Feb 10, 14 at 20:48

    Bookmark   February 10, 2014 at 9:53AM
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Okiedawn OK Zone 7

it is never too early!

Count me in, as long as it isn't snowing on that date. (grin)

    Bookmark   February 10, 2014 at 10:34AM
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Cynthiann(7)

It sounds like fun.. I may try. Although, do you mean April 26 and not 27? The 26th is Saturday. That stood out to me because I'm doing the Memorial Marathon on Sunday April 27.

Cynthia

    Bookmark   February 10, 2014 at 11:03AM
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MiaOKC

Definitely!

    Bookmark   February 10, 2014 at 1:14PM
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wulfletons(Zone 7a)

I doubt I will have any seedlings to share, but will find some way to contribute.
Krista

    Bookmark   February 10, 2014 at 1:53PM
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amunk01

Ok, I just read through the 2013 Spring Fling thread (trying to figure out what exactly a âÂÂspring fling" consists of) and my sides are literally aching from laughing so hard at all the recluse and hermit admissions! You would never know it by how wonderfully helpful and quick to share this group is! I guess its no wonder I've felt oddly at home here! I'll be the first to say it.. I'm so nervous to come, but I'm dying to put faces to names and hang out with everyone! I wouldn't miss it for the world so sign me up for anything the hostess needs help with! I'm in Edmond and my sister is in Norman so any prep we can help with, don't hesitate to ask!
Alexis

    Bookmark   February 10, 2014 at 9:27PM
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p_mac(7)

amunk01 aka alexis - Welcome home! haha! I gotta real "kick" out of your take because you guessed it! We are all wonderfully "off" together!!!

Cynthia - um...yep. You're right. I meant the 26th of April. Saturday AFTER Easter. My bad for trying to multi task and look at a calendar. Shouldn't be that hard because I was transplanting tomatoe sprouts while looking at the calendar!

Anyone else? And yes, I know participation amps up the closer it gets. Planting season and a get together in Spring! It don't. get. NO. better.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2014 at 10:34PM
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luvncannin

I wonder if I dip in the red river and wash off the west Tx dust if I could come ?
kim

    Bookmark   February 11, 2014 at 5:02PM
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Okiedawn OK Zone 7

Absolutely!!! We Okies always welcome folks from other states. You are a part of our forum, after all. However, if you dip yourself in the Red River, you and your clothes will be dyed Red River Clay Red, and I am not sure that is an improvement over West Texas dust.

    Bookmark   February 11, 2014 at 5:10PM
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luvncannin

I would love to come since I feel I know you all already. I am mostly a lurker but occasionally have spurts of socializing. :)
kim

    Bookmark   February 11, 2014 at 5:40PM
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wulfletons(Zone 7a)

I should have mentioned that I don't think we are up for hosting, but if this year's fling is held in central Ok we can help with food and other prep (we are in far north east Cleveland county).

    Bookmark   February 11, 2014 at 8:52PM
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p_mac(7)

Kim - HECKYAH you're welcome!!! Like Dawn (a transplanted Texan herself!) said - we're ALL part of the same group!!! You and Dawn got here to our Oklahoma way just as fast as you could, I'm sure. haha! And personally, I'm kinda partial to west Texas dust...my godson and his new son live in Sweetwater.

Wulfleton - you just may be a neighbor. I too am in far northeast Cleveland County.

And just FYI - this isn't some kind of fancy affair. We have a "pot-luck" luncheon. Just whatever you want to bring...it ALWAYS works out to be more than enough food. No plants to share? No worry. Someone ALWAYS has more than they need. Haven't seen one yet in 4 years that there wasn't an abundance that someone took home. Got extra pots? Plant Stakes? Trays? Bring them. This is just the one time of year we try to get together to put names to faces (and faces to names). No sweat. No obligation.

    Bookmark   February 11, 2014 at 9:16PM
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nowyousedum(7a)

I, too, am mostly a lurker! I've posted a few times, but so enjoy soaking up all the "dirt" on gardening! I'm in SWOKC, so anywhere is good for me.

    Bookmark   February 11, 2014 at 9:51PM
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soonergrandmom

Paula, count me in please.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2014 at 2:24PM
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KB21(7)

I would love to join you all. I've been a lurker for the last year or so and am so appreciative of the useful information on this site. IâÂÂm starting my first garden this year (and taking a couple of horticulture classes at OSU-OKC) and have been soaking up the info like a spongeâ¦
Kristin

    Bookmark   February 12, 2014 at 5:05PM
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cochiseinokc

Count me in. I love this site and would love to meet you guys!

    Bookmark   February 12, 2014 at 6:44PM
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seeker1122(7a ok)

I'm in
Paula do you really want to do this again?
Your a trooper and I do love it at your place.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2014 at 11:57PM
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shankins123(7aOKC)

My first response was, "Well, duh!"
My gracious response is, "Yes, of course!"
I'll bring food, a door prize of some sort, and ... not sure about plants - we shall see :-D

Anyone and everyone....come! Even if you "lurk", have no plants, have no clue, and cannot cook...we'd love to get to know you in person!

Sharon

    Bookmark   February 13, 2014 at 2:06PM
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shallot(7a)

I would like to come and meet everyone. It was nice to put names to a few faces at the onion pick up so it would be great to add a few more!

The end of April will be busy for me because I defend my dissertation the following week. Maybe the lure of the spring fling will encourage me to get some work done in advance! I sure want to come though!

    Bookmark   February 15, 2014 at 10:41AM
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seeker1122(7a ok)

Last year someone made a cornbread salad.
It was yummy.
I didn't eat any meat cuz I was too busy eating that.
Bravo to the chef.
Tree

    Bookmark   February 16, 2014 at 8:58AM
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MiaOKC

Shallot - the fling is as short or as long as you want to make it! A few years ago I could only stay about an hour because I had a wedding photography job booked in the early afternoon. I had to skip the lunch portion of the event, but still managed to make it out with plenty of plants looking for a home. I changed into my work clothes in a gas station bathroom on my way to the church; totally worth it!

    Bookmark   February 16, 2014 at 9:48AM
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Lisa_H OK(7)

Oh, I bet I was the one who made the cornbread salad. I forgot all about it!

Here is a link that might be useful: Cornbread Salad

    Bookmark   February 16, 2014 at 3:58PM
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p_mac(7)

Tree - it WAS Lisa's Cornbread Salad. I ate it until I was almost sick. LOVED IT!!!! Lisa - I hope you know that is my ONE request from you this year. Please and thank you! And tonite I also grilled JoEllen's chicken. THAT recipe was a definite Keeper.

Mia - I remember your first year too!!! I was so impressed that although you had other obligations - you STILL made the time to be there. And that was how many years back? ha!

So...all...looking like we'll plan for April 26 @ the ol' NE Norman Acres? I think there's enough interest I'd be safe renting the porta-potty! LOL!!!

It makes me very happy to see so much interest in a spring get-together! This has been a wonderful weather weekend for most of us. Hope you got your hands in the dirt!

    Bookmark   February 16, 2014 at 10:38PM
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daughteroflight

I confess to lurking around here for the last year or so. I'll also probably have more questions than answers...as I've done most of my gardening in the north. Depending on the details I would enjoy getting together with you.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2014 at 10:54PM
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carsons_mimi(7)

Yepper... 'nuf said. :-)

    Bookmark   February 18, 2014 at 10:02PM
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jlhart76(6)

I'm late to the party but count me in. I doubt I'll have anything to swap but I'll find something to contribute. We won't be selling the house this year after all so I might as well start a garden back up.

    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 10:02PM
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MiaOKC

Paula, I emailed you a couple of days after the onion pick up - did you receive my message?

    Bookmark   February 26, 2014 at 11:29AM
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p_mac(7)

Yes, Mia and many thanks!

Mia checked with our other forum member who had mentioned hosting the Spring Fling last year. She's going to be busy this spring, but hope she can make it to the Fling anyway.

SO! DH & I will be hosting this year! Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 26th! I'll start a sign up thread here in a few weeks so we can get an idea of how many, etc. By then we might have more of our gardens planned so we can start planning trades, swaps & offerings.

After a crazy couple of years, we're really looking forward to hosting and seeing everyone again!!!!

Paula

    Bookmark   February 27, 2014 at 7:13AM
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joellenh(6b Jenks)

I think I am going to miss it this year....:( I've been all wonky. I'm going to miss seeing you guys! I hope you have a great time!

Jo

    Bookmark   March 18, 2014 at 9:21AM
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OklaMoni

I just read all the messages. I hope, to bring my daughter (okievegan) with me, and to be there.

Just looked at the calendar, and it is open that day.

Count me in too.

Moni

    Bookmark   March 18, 2014 at 3:45PM
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p_mac(7)

Jo - we will miss you!!! And there's still time to change your mind....just sayin'.

Yea, Moni! I was hoping you would at least have a ride scheduled out here so you could drop by.

Watch the forum, guys. I'll be starting a sign up thread with the specifics by hopefully, this weekend. And if I don't reply real fast ....don't worry. At work I'm suffering thru a large government computer roll-out so.....I may be out doing garden therapy. A lot.

Paula

    Bookmark   March 18, 2014 at 7:10PM
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okievegan

Hey mom, when and where is it?

Whoever is hosting...
Are tiny little Maltese dogs in strollers permitted to go?

    Bookmark   March 18, 2014 at 10:18PM
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p_mac(7)

April 26 - info coming soon. Out at our place.

And of course tiny little Maltese dogs in strollers are welcome! One can't leave their children at home unattended.

Sorry...I just answered the "Mom" thing.....

Paula (aka p-mac)

    Bookmark   March 18, 2014 at 11:03PM
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OklaMoni

thanks Paula :) One just never quits being a mom.

Moni

    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 11:12AM
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okievegan

Yay!! We are excited!! :)

    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 9:18PM
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Erod1

Paula, what town is it???

    Bookmark   March 21, 2014 at 1:14PM
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amunk01

I think Paula is in Norman. :)

    Bookmark   March 21, 2014 at 2:17PM
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Erod1

Thank you

    Bookmark   March 21, 2014 at 3:07PM
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seeker1122(7a ok)

Can I start Spring Fling thread?
Tree

    Bookmark   March 21, 2014 at 6:43PM
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