The Quack Shack

Tooshay89

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@Tooshay89 :lau I loved reading that story! It’s perfect!! Though I can’t help but to wonder if you had gotten them right away when that other guy was in charge and already had them for a year or whatever and they saw how non problematic they were if they would have been more okay with it? Though probably not. I bet with as petty as they seem they would have changed the rule and made you get rid of them all. So probably better you got the other place. Especially cause it seems like they were specifically targeting you too with some of those other rules!! So ridiculous. :th some places are like that though. Almost cult like mentality and don’t like newcomers/try to drive them out. I probably would have just stayed just to spite them/not let them succeed haha are you still there? I note the other post was almost 2 years ago now? :th

They were just ridiculous! Truly. They took the joy out of home ownership. We put SO much into our home, and for them to assume that we couldn't be trusted to make simple decisions for our own property and yard was offensive. By the time we closed on our acreage across the street from the house, they had already issued us a $900 some-odd-dollar fine for violating the bylaws (illegally, but I won't go into it), and it was just such a crap show that we didn't fight it. We paid for our chicken coop and shed (the shed was also in violation once they changed the rules, but WASN'T when we bought it. Go figure.) to be hauled to the property, and we managed doing the whole back and forth thing for about 18 months before deciding to move. The HOA came down hard on several of our neighbors for really stupid piddly things (no above ground pools, no gardens without a privacy fence, they even fined our next door neighbors for putting up a swing set for their kids...), and about 40% of the original homeowners have sold their homes in that neighborhood and moved on. There are only about 35 houses in the whole neighborhood, and all but 4 were built in 2016-2017.

Last summer we decided to sell our home and purchase a mobile home to put on the property. We plan to build a house eventually, but I don't want to have a mortgage ever again in my life, so it'll be a few years until we save up. (Or never, as my husband says, because I spend too much money on chickens and goats! 😂) They finished construction and set up in September and we moved here the first week of October. Our house, which the HOA was sure would be a detriment to society by the way they acted, was on the market 10 days before we accepted an offer, and all three families that toured our house put in offers, two being at or above asking price. So they can suck it.

I'm still a little bitter about it, because I spent so much time making that house a home. And also because we had to leave my office bookshelves behind because they were too tall for the mobile home. :hit

 

Tooshay89

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I’m curious if they’ve complained about your roosters or goats or anything? :D

I know you’re technically not in the HOA anymore but I wonder if they have tried calling the cops or talking to you or anything haha they must hate it!!!
Nah, they can't physically see anything from where they are. But they can certainly hear our roosters. The people that bought our home are super nice, and we've become friends, so we've been back over on their property a few times. I haven't been since we bought the goats, though, so I'm curious to know if they hear them. Chris wanted to take them for a walk in the old neighborhood just for kicks, and to make a point. ;)

There's a small, much older neighborhood next to us now that we share a private road with, and we've had no issues with any of them so far. We did come in and pay to fix the dilapidated road and fill all the pot holes, so we've even gotten thank you cards from a few. I think they're kind of amused at the chickens.
 

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And geese 😂...you definitely don't have what it takes to raise geese @Tooshay89
Sorry, can't be part of our snooty goose club! 😂😘
Oh shoot, now I have to have geese. Probably a flock of 50. How many geese do you think it would take to pull a cart? Not far, just like a quarter of a mile to the HOA cul-de-sac.
 

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And guineas!!! That’ll really get em!! And probably you too :lau they’re soooo loud!! And did you ever get your ducks @Tooshay89 !? I know you said you were hoping to find the loudest ducks you could :lau
Ducks are coming!! I have eggs pre-ordered that should be coming in early March. Speaking of, I still need to build the quack shack... do I need a licensing agreement from @Trimurtisan?
 

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@Tooshay89 call ducks could really solve all your problems. Don't let their small size fool you. The quack is mighty. You really wanna make your neighbours eye twitch, peacocks are perfect! No body tells a peacock what he can or can't do, and they seem to migrate to the neighbour that hates them the most
Call ducks are literally the cutest things I've ever seen. Something about their face screams "please cuddle me!" As much as I want to make a racket over here, I'm trying not to P off the current neighbors. Although, there's literally a guy on the street that plays his music about every other afternoon/evening, and it's SO loud that I can literally hear every song he plays... in my house. I don't complain though, because it could be a lot worse. And I have screaming goats, so... don't want to live in a glass house, per say, lol.
 

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Call ducks are literally the cutest things I've ever seen. Something about their face screams "please cuddle me!" As much as I want to make a racket over here, I'm trying not to P off the current neighbors. Although, there's literally a guy on the street that plays his music about every other afternoon/evening, and it's SO loud that I can literally hear every song he plays... in my house. I don't complain though, because it could be a lot worse. And I have screaming goats, so... don't want to live in a glass house, per say, lol.
There's a couple people on our street that annoy me, but with these roosters, we're are easily the loudest. So like yourself, I don't bother claiming. Let those couple of people mention there nose though. They'll wake up with a lost guinea in there yard. :D
 

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