Thursday, July 9, 2009

Sounds like life......





Things have been rather quiet around here. That will all fly out the window with a beef 4-H clinic, skillathon and field trip to go on next week in the evenings.



Oreo is getting bored with his daily rinsing, blowing, walking sessions. And of course, true to form with me feeding the animals, he's just about finished out 62 days before the county fair.


Her pigs are being watched closely. If I'm not careful, they will be horrendeously overweight and unable to show at the fair.


Tommorow is our actual trial with the neighbor who does not like farming, animals or anything agricultural and is making it his personal mission to wipe out any sort of farming in our county, which is the number 1 agricultural county in Ohio (some say). We feel positive about this, and are ready for it to be over. So the other night I was trying to take some pictures of views of our place in relation to his to show the judge just where everyone sits in relation to one another.


I just like this picture, so I cropped it down.


Let's just say I almost had to break out the telephoto lens to see his place. From the corner of our pasture where we keep the cows. But I didn't because I wanted it to be as acurate as possible to try and convey the sheer distance we are from him. The white mobile home and semi in the middle of the above picture is his.

And my rhododendrons are coming out this weekend. I'll cut the clematis back next spring and train them correctly. My sewing machine should be operational in my house by Saturday (somehow it got knocked out of time). And my sweater is just about done - 1 sleeve, 2 inches on the botton and the collar and it will be complete. I cannot wait.

I'll be back after tomorrow's circus.

Kris

12 comments:

Wendi said...

WOW!! THat is crazy!! Hope it all works out for you!!:) We love 4H too. Although we are just getting into the animal part of it with our hens.:)

Miriam said...

Ooh, neighbors! I sure will be thinking of you and wishing the best for your trial. Also, for the animals not to gain too quickly ;)

scrappy quilter said...

Oh my, I hope it all works out for you guys too. That just isn't fair. Hugs

Gaynor said...

What an idiot but unfortunately the world is full of them. Where I come from in the UK is the most rural part of the UK, but we would get rich london yuppies buying up property next to farms and then they would complain about roosters crowing in the morning and daft stuff like that.
Good luck. Lets hope common sense prevails.

Gwendie said...

I'd be fairly certain the farms were there before the neighbor. Some people just see to be happy only when they cause trouble. I hope the farmers win.

Cheryl said...

Why would someone live in a farming community if they don't like farms? Good luck to you!

audreypawdrey said...

Good luck with the trial! The pictures definitely demonstrate exactly how far he is from you; why would he move into a farming community if he didn't like farms?:)

Tudy said...

How can anyone live in the country and not expect animals and farming to be going on. I hope the judge throws the book at him for such a stupid case. You should win. I will keep your case in my prayers. Kids need animals.

Lindsey said...

Goodness, that's creepy. He just doesn't know how exciting your life is!

Btw, if pigs can be beautiful...that one is beautiful!

Libby said...

That's why they invented the city . . . . for people that don't like farms. Such silliness. Hope everything works out well for you.

warren said...

Too bad you're going to have to spend your money to pay a lawyer for this mess. I hope all goes well...

Philigry said...

can't wait to see that sweater! let us know how it goes for you guys. i have a good feeling!