Neighbors to close for comfort

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by mullers3acers, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Songster

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In
    New neighbors just started digging for thier foundation for thier new home. We are starting to feel closed in. Wondering what situations are ahead of us because of the farm. The people who are building around us are from the city and we are afraid that they are not going to not like our way of living. We are taking precautions to make sure that we respect privacy and property.
    People move to the country to get away from the city but they want to keep the city rules. I keep hoping for the best.
  2. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    Have you talked to them yet? Why are they moving to the country. You might be suprised and they might just want real country living [​IMG]
    My bf and I want to move to the country and get about 100 acres so we can have a farm sanctuary. I know most people in the country might be a little worried if we moved in close to them bc of our tats and piercings etc but "green acres is the place to be" [​IMG]
  3. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Songster

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In
    The people who have built around us so far are what I said wanting to live in the country but live by city rules.You try to be neighbor or try to start a friendship and they think that you are up to something. No we have not talk to the newest nieghbors as the only time that they have been out here is when they surveyed the land to where they wanted to put the house. I am sure it's not as bad as I think that it could be it's just we are very leary when it comes to new neighbors.
  4. Alexis

    Alexis Songster

    Jan 28, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    I agree with Hooligan - go have a little talk with your new neighbors, and get a feeling for what expectations they have. Who knows, you might make some pretty good friends that way! [​IMG]

    This happened to my parents, who still live in the same place that I grew up on. When I lived there, it was fields all around, and we always had all sorts of animals (sheep, chickens, horses, even a rabbit breeding program...) and now they are completely surrounded by "city limits" while their one little acre is still considered county property. The thing my Mother decided to do was to ALWAYS keep animals on the property so the neighbors couldn't complain - after all, the animals were there first! There was a time that she "loaned" out her sheep one summer, and a new set of neighbors was surprised when sheep showed up in the fall because they weren't used to it.

    Whoever purchased the property near yours knew well in advance what they were moving in next to - so they most likely are ok with it. The best thing is good communication. Good luck!
  5. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    How much land separates you from your neighbours?
  6. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Songster

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In
    Not much we have three acers and in the area they are building there is a small wooded area. Hb put up fence post and is proceeding to put up fencing to keep us seperated.And to make sure that the chickens don't wander over to thier property.
  7. dbjay417

    dbjay417 Songster

    Dec 14, 2007
    I'm from the city, and just moved to the country in November.

    I like the country, but I admit when my neighbor uses the lot across from mine to raise a few cows and puts their drink right across from my bedroom window, I wish there were city rules. When the trash man doesn't come for two weeks, I wish there were city rules. When watching the progession of decomposition on the same stray large breed dog for 3 weeks only being moved ever so slightly as its repeatedly hit by oncomming traffic, I wish there were city rules.
    3 stray cats i feed, and 5 stray cats that fight the other three for the food, I wish there were city rules.

    Some people have this romantisized vision of rural america being sleepy quiet lil towns. the truth is, rural America has fewer but more pronounced noises, that often begin earlier in the AM. The scents of succulent fruits and veggies are countered with the pungent odor of compost and animal poop. That tractor roaring at 5am, a cow in heat. Thats what rural life really consists of. i find that a lot of city folk that move to the country really should have moved to the suburbs if they want to sleep in till 10am and complain about barking dogs.
  8. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    I do wish yu the best of luck and money to buy a wooden privacy fence, it does help a little! [​IMG]
  9. Pelican49

    Pelican49 Songster

    Jan 26, 2008
    Quote:I can relate. When I bought this house 28 years ago, when my kids were little, it was surrounded by field. Horses in 1, cattle in 1, soybeans in 1, a huge pond and a strip pit. Now I'm surrounded by houses. Even the pond and strip pit have been filled in to build on.

    This is why I recently bought 5 acres across the road from my daughter's family's 40 acres. I need to get this house on the market, so I can sell it and move to the country! I wish I were moving tomorrow!
  10. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    My home is zoned agriculture but houses and subdivisions are springing up all around me. They are threatening to build a subdivision across the road from me, and the city is threatening to annex me. If that happens, I will still be grandfathered in as agricultural and according to the zoning laws, I can have up to 6 goats, sheep or pigs, up to 100 chickens, and a few other things. So if I get neighbors in a subdivision across the road who complain about my rooster crowing or the farm smell, I'll just add 12 roosters and 6 pigs.[​IMG]
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