Guys- I did a bad thing . Had a chick hatch this week with wry neck, no vitamin e on hand and DH took a liking to this particular chick, so off to RK we headed. But DH had to go to Bloomington anyway, so I rode along instead of wasting gas in my car going to the Bedford store (see how frugal I was trying to be there?). Omgosh. The Bloomington store has soooo many more chicks, ducks, and turkeys than Bedford! They have a whole row of discounted bins! $1 pullets! $5 poults! I didn't catch the price on the ducklings lol. Sooo....I came home with 6 more BBW poults . So much for being frugal lol. I'm up to 9 poults, plus hoping to get 5 midget whites soon. They had other breeds there, I just don't have room for anymore lol.
I saw a couple posts up someone talking about neighbor complaints and zoning. I'm fighting zoning in Lawrence county too. A few of the candidates for county commissioner want to enact zoning in the rural county areas outlawing any farm animals if you have less than 10 Acres. They also want to make it to where you have to get permission from your neighbors before you build any structure or even put in a garden! One of my neighbors came over this week and told my husband he is concerned about my farm because he's "not putting up with smells all summer". Grrrr. Last summer I had two pigs and no one even knew it! I don't even have them now, but thinking it's time to get some while it's still legal hehe.
LOL turkey math! Rezoning stinks. We had it here 4 years ago, but are far enough out we kept our zone AG status. I have been keeping pigs 4 years now, and ask the neighbors often if theres any odor problems.
I agree . It seems most in our county oppose it, but whether those people actually turn out to vote for the candidates that oppose it is another matter. Two of my neighbors support it, probably because of me. I have 2 roosters. That is just intolerable in the country, where all the houses were built in the 70's and every lot is 1/2 acre or more. I've even been told my "farm" is driving their property values down. Grrr. I could rant for hours about these people, they are ttrying to run us out of our house. Oh well. I'll shut up now lol. Just wanted to illustrate to everyone how important it is to pay attention to local politics. They strip us of more rights every election.
Please feel free to be on that soapbox! That's all part of our thread. Discussions like this are important so others know whats happening in community.