Okay - my DH and I moved into a family home beside his mom's 30 ac. farm. We have an acre, and have a few sheep that we run on her property. She doesn't use the farm at all, but refuses to allow us to have any other animals. We keep up the entire farm, and mostly, it's a good arrangement. We want to start raising more sheep but need to use the pasture that is just sitting there. She doesn't use it for ANYTHING, and we are even willing to pay a lease fee or buy it. She is clear about her feelings about the sheep (don't like them, keep what you got, but no more). Did I mention that we built a $10K barn on the property with her permission, so we could raise sheep? Moving or leaving is NOT an option, so how do we find a compromise? (Did I also mention that there is a favorite sister that will inherit 1/2 of the farm someday, yet does nothing to help?) Personally, my biggest problem is that I feel like I have no control over my life or my decisions, and that I am living under a microscope, and am under constant scrutiny. It's his family home (even though we own it), beside his mom's farm... We are fortunate to have what we have, but I am so unhappy about the situation - I don't know what to do, and I don't know how to quit worrying about it. Anyone else in this situation or have any advice - besides "let it go"?