Friday, August 28, 2009

Success


Today was our trial date with a judge to hear our neighbor's complaint about why we should not have our cows, should not be able to do light agricultural activities, etc. on our property.
And a HUGE weight has been lifted. The judge said I have to look at this how a NORMAL MAN would look at it, not how your would look at it Mr. ___, and I believe that a NORMAL MAN would feel that they are NOT a commercial business and their cows ARE NOT obnoxious or offensive to residential use (emphasis added based on the Judge's tone of voice during that statement).
So we will not be having to sell cows, Jessie can keep her 4-H projects with no problems, and we can keep doing what we love to do. Which is work awfully darned hard most days.
I'll be the brunette doing a booty dance around the property line if you happen to be driving by:) So don't be alarmed!
And now I'm off to clean my house really, really good.....the kids left the basement door open yesterday and there was a RAT in the house this morning. I am embarassed to say I screamed like a girl when I saw it, and jumped up on the table. But Todd came to the rescue with his 22. Tyler's cat and the 2 barn cats were absolutely no help at all. They are entirely too well fed.....
I'll be back to visit you all later,
Kris

23 comments:

Gina said...

That's great about the Judge finding for you in the dispute. Hopefully you can put all this behind you now.
as for the rat, I'd be on your shoulders girl before you realised I was there. Snakes and spiders, no problem, rats and mice BIG problem. Just thinking about them brings me out in a cold sweat

love and hugs Gina xxx

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Patty said...

Glad for your good news!

Rats and guns go hand and hand; at least at our place they do! We have killed many a rat with a gun in the past!

Shorty said...

Congratulations to you guys! I'm so glad you keep to keep your extra babies around. I love seeing the pics of them and hearing about your farm life. Totally selfish reasoning, I know, but hey... I AM truly happy for you guys!

Libby said...

What great news . . . . maybe Todd could take a video of that dance to post on the blog for those of use who may not be driving by *s*
Have a great celebration!

Granny Lyn said...

Hip Hip Hooray! It is always a good day when common sense wins over!

As for little critters, I'm ok, but when it comes to rats and mice,,,forget it! I'm a girl, too!

Nancy M. said...

Yay!!! Congratulations!!!

scrappy quilter said...

Woo hoo, doing a happy dance with you. That is awesome news!!

SewAmy said...

you happy for you. :o)

Lindsey said...

Yea! There is justice!

GARI said...

Absolutly wonderful news!!

Niki RuralWritings said...

YAY! I'm so happy for you. Now you can go enjoy your land and live your life as you like :)
terrific news!
Niki

fullfreezer said...

How fabulous!!! I'm glad you got a judge with some sense. I'd be right there with you on the happy dance!
Judy

audreypawdrey said...

Congratulations on the win! I know that it is such a great relief not having to worry about the trial now. I think you might have to do a couple dances around the property line!

Cheryl said...

Great news about the trial! I'm so happy for you!

And, did he shoot a .22 in the house? Yikes.

APA said...

YEAH!!!! Justice prevails. I'm soooo happy for you, Kris. And I'm hopeful for the present and future given there's some sanity and reason yet around here in our country. CELEBRATE!

Ana :)

marit said...

I'll dance with you! Great news!

Tudy said...

Good for country living. Congrats!!!!!!!!

Julie said...

great news kris. maybe now he might get a life!
don't get me started on rats! i found 2 in my chook pen last night. don't know what i'll do. bait is out of the question. i hate inhumane traps and rats are too smart for cage traps. hmmmm.

hugs,
julie

Julie said...

Woo Hoo Kris!!! Maybe your neighbor would like the rat!

Philigry said...

the best news ever! that is great.

warren said...

Heehaw! Congratulations on the burden lifted!

Miriam said...

So nice to hear a legal proceeding that followed common sense! And I think your dance along the fenceline is FUNNY.

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

GOOD for you!! I'm so happy this is over for you and you can keep doing what you do. What a relief for your family!

PS: I scream like a girl when grasshoppers jump on me....very embarrassing, so I understand!!