Originally Posted by Latestarter
It's really too bad that when things like that happen that some of that excess water couldn't be piped and impounded somewhere for later use.
NPR had a story on the CA reservoirs. Bizarre! They DRAIN them down even though they are not full in CASE it might rain, cause them to overflow and result in flooding. Apparently the laws were made back in the 1800's when weather predictions were somewhat less accurate than they are now. One person being interviewed (somehow connected to the water 'district' or something) said it is kind of hard to get people to think they still need to be conserving water while they watch it being dumped into the ocean. No, REALLY??
Originally Posted by drumstick diva
Bruce, wow, how odd that they can only have LLamas. Like everyone in the country wants to have them. I used to walk past a Llama farm every day, and the pee pee smelled to high heaven. She finally sold out/ or got persuaded to leave, many years ago, and I see nothing has been done to her property but, you can still "smell it," from half a block away.
They can have alpacas too. And dogs and cats and horses. I think I even saw a loophole that would likely allow them to have pigs if they wanted. But no poultry. Given the BIG lots are 2 Acres, it seems a bit bizarre to allow large animals but not small birds. They could have said no Toms or Roosters. Roosters don't make as much noise as the dog that lives in a house just downhill from that 8 unit development. It is about 1,300 feet from my house (between me and the development) and that dog is heard by me a LOT more than the roosters at the house 900' up the road from me.
Thanks for the expert's input on the topic Joe. I've not lived in a place with an HOA and I am pretty sure I wouldn't want to. I'm sure they could change the rules if everyone agreed (or whatever their rules say is needed to make modifications).
Originally Posted by chickisoup
Whoa, $5.53/dozen. Can I charge a lot more since my girls make use of 37 times the outdoor space as their minimum?