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Letter to the new neighbor :-)
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Joe Dirt    Posted 04-19-2004 at 09:30:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just my thoughts.... I thought I'd write them down for a change. Then I thought, why not share them with you folks?

here goes....

Welcome to the country!

Feel free to come over and BS with me, chances are pretty good that I'll stop to chat for a few minutes. But please understand that there are days that I just don't have time to stop. I'm not being snooty, I just need to get whatever it is done before it rains(gets dark, is milking time, ect.)

No I don't mind the extra traffic, but please realise that this is the country, my dog is loose, the ducks go where they want and cattle do get out (trust me, I wish they didn't!). remember, it's a speed LIMIT, not a speed MINIMUM.

I understand that accidents happen. But when your daughters greaseball boyfriend tries to run down one of my cats...while I'm out in the yard where I can see it. Lets just say I'm not impressed.

I was however impressed the other day when her new boyfriend actually stopped and honked the horn to get the chickens off the road. That made me want to go shake his hand and say thank you. I didn't, because he'd probably think I was nuts, but it's the thought that counts, right?

Don't be afraid to ask for help. I will if I can. You're snowed in, stuck? No problem, give me a minute, I'll plow/pull you out, thats what neighbors are for. I'll take compensation if you insist, but will never ask for it. I'd rather not take it actually. Heck, I may need help some day too. Then you can pay me back. Sure, I like money. Who doesn't? But I don't feel the need to charge for everything.

Please keep in mind that we're used to quiet, but we do make noise. I will try not to work in that field right next to your house in the evening. IF you don't make a lot of noise when I'm trying to rest in the evening. Trust me, my big old Case tractor is alot louder than your kid's ATV. I can and will work that field at night if he runs that thing when I'm trying to sleep!

And no, I can't keep the cats out of your garbage! The dog yes, but the cat? Come on, can you train a cat!?!

Once again, welcome to the country, I hope we can be friends. It's just easier on both of us than being enemies.

dale anne    Posted 04-21-2004 at 05:18:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
heheheh joe.....think i'm gonna send this letter to the rotten old man next door who believes that shooting right at the property line...towards my house is not offensive!...that revving his harley at 11 pm is ok.....that leaving his goats to eat my gardens is an alright deal for us both since thye eat the weeds also lol...great letter joe

Joe Dirt    Posted 04-20-2004 at 05:40:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
I shoulda mentioned.... the above was meant to entertain, I'm not actually giving it to nieghbors.

Mugway    Posted 04-19-2004 at 13:30:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
You dont control your dogs you have cats and fowl runing all over. If i were to get in an accident trying to avoid any of your animals my insurance would drop me. Now I wont go out of my way to hit an animal but if its your cat or a tree its goodbye kitty and yes I know that cattle get out but if its constant then there is a
Also have heard alot of complaining about folks moving from the city to the country,makes me wonder if its so good in the country why did some of the country kids move to the city???

Joe Dirt    Posted 04-20-2004 at 05:35:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
wow, I was wondering if I'd get ripped on for that one.

maybe I shoulda left that part out....

BTW, I never said you should go out of your way to avoid hitting them. I was pointing out that if your not doing 70mph in a 55 you will have time to react.

your insurance will drop you for hitting one of my animals? that sounds like maybe somebody puts in 1 to many claims?

I never said I don't control my dog...I said he's loose. He's trained to stay off the road. Thats not saying he won't go on it at all, you know as well as I do that dogs have a mind of thier own, occasionally he will be on the road.

Long story short....I don't think we'd get along all that well as neighbors......I'm not knocking you here.... to each his own, and we would conflict. 'nuff said!

You have a good day,

shucks-    Posted 04-20-2004 at 06:30:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
dont pay no mind to him. he is a slicker in overalls. hahaha mud

ya Right    Posted 04-20-2004 at 10:22:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
More dang country than you would imagine,born country went to country schools and worked on farms till I was 18,went to work at a packing house for 31 years started in stockyards,did all different jobs to shipping,now I have my place in the country and I dont think I'd want you for a neighbor. Funny how I can only get responses from some of the people here if I ruffle your feathers.
Have a good day and if your in my area,stop in and I'll introduce ya to some of my neighbors,if we dont get shoot first.

well then mug,    Posted 04-20-2004 at 11:10:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
if'n you spent all that time around cowsh!t and farmers then it makes sense you'd see how valuable it was to be smack dab in the middle of two farms run by the same family. i am sirprized you ain't set up a toll booth for whenever they cut across your back end. you could make those electric bill payments easier thataway. hahahaha
if'n i was your neighbor i'd help you out any way i could. but, thats how i was raised. i got great neighbors. good relations come from give and take don't they?
you didn't ruffle my feathers none. i just thought you had sour milk on your belly.

good grief    Posted 04-19-2004 at 15:05:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
smells of spoiled milk. got a belly ache? that might be wot makes you sour. mud

Mugway    Posted 04-19-2004 at 16:53:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
NO what makes me sour is the whining about city moving to country,when I moved to the country I had the locals run roughshod over me,I got no respectand they thought they could come and go as they pleased on my place and just let their animals roam where they wanted. So its a two way street.Oh and post your name if you have anything to say to me that is not in a freindly sort so if you post anything I'll know who not to respond too.

Burrhead    Posted 04-19-2004 at 20:10:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mugway I aint taking up for yer neighbors cause there aint any good excuse for bad manners but I'll tell ye about animals being loose.

I keep good fences and always have but every year in dove season and deer season I end up with cut down fences and dead animals caused by city slicker yuppie trespassers.

I have no trespassing and keep out signs just like I'm supposed to have. Still every year the same thing happens.

It's never been a neighbor or even someone from a rural community who has cut the fences to go hunting and shot my calves or goats. When caught they have always turned out to be yuppies from Houston out drinking and playing with guns WHILE they trespass on my property.

That's how come I keep a Winchester in the backseat of my pickup.

And if ye ever need to know this, a 4840 John Deere will fit one front wheel up into the bed of a 2500 Dodge/Cummins yuppiemobile. It starts to spin a little when the front wheel starts over the cab tho.

dale anne    Posted 04-21-2004 at 05:35:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
I had the same problems with deer being killed and gutted on my property alsocutting down my solution i started walking in the woods every day and taking down the deer stands that i found the past 2 years i have repo-ed and sold 7 deer stands.....some fer 125.00 real nice...had the law called on me a few times...however this action is legal!...i also call the game warden when i hear the gunshots cause we are posted as a rescue shelter...take them stands see if they dont stop coming around

Mark in MO    Posted 04-19-2004 at 10:04:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Amen, and Please remember those reasons that you chose to move to the Country. Peace and quiet, the Quaintness of it all. Please don't tell me "In the City, we did it this way" because I really don't care. Don't move to the Country and try to change our way of life. If we wanted to live like City People we'd live in the City.
Call if you need anything, we'll help good neighbors anytime.
Welcome to the Country.
Mark Hill

cowlady    Posted 04-19-2004 at 14:44:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well said Joe.

You just made me think nice thoughts of my neighbor Maynard. He is in his 70's and at least once a winter shoves me outta the snow bank. (Says it keeps his heart and tractor from getting rusty!) Time to take him a boquet of tulips and daffodils!

Gary_in_Geneva    Posted 04-19-2004 at 15:21:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
I would vote for a nice pie over flowers. How about a new tow strap? Gloves, jacketů Just some thoughts.

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