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I am a 42 year old woman that is about as happy and content as one person can be. My husband of 21 years and our 15 year old daughter live on five and a half acres out in the country. We moved from the city four years ago and never looked back. I homeschool our daughter. We also love our animals. Our daughter has a miniature horse and two rabbits. We also have a border collie, two cats (again), two pot belly pigs, four peafowl, three emus, 2 llamas and an undetermined number of chickens, lets just say ohhh about 200. I have many breeds, from layers to fancy chickens. I love poultry shows, I love fowl in general as I have come to find out through having more than just chickens. Chickens will always be my first love though. I do show some of my birds occasionally.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

More To The Story


Yesterday I had another egg customer stop by in the afternoon. Jennifer is her name. I like her pretty good. She is one of those real folks, what you see is what you get. No nonsense kind of lady.

I asked her how she liked my new sign and pointed at the NO TRESPASSING sign I have posted next to the gate entrance off of th patio.

Then I told her why I had it put up. She was like y'all, couldnt believe someone would be so bold, and stupid as to assume it was alright to go traipsing around someones property.

(By the way, before I forget, I wanted to let y'all know Ret92free, the man that left that message, he is just messing with me, we talk almost every morning over coffee, have been now for over ten years, he is just teasing me...lol. )

Then I tell her about the woman with the kids from hell. She says,

" I think I know who you are talking about."

I said, "Green truck?"

"Uh huh, thats her." she says to me.

How did she know? Well, turns out, she is the one that brought Jennifer over here for eggs in the first place. I told her I have a terrible memory and didnt realize that was her that she was with.

She says that boy is a terror. She has babysat him on several occasions (you couldnt PAY me enough to do THAT) and by now the boy minds her better than he minds his own mama.

She has tried to tell the woman, who is by the way, her neighbor, that that boy needs some boundaries.

Her reply is that he is still just a baby.

She proceeded to tell him no he isnt, he is old enough to be disciplined and given boundaries.

In one ear and out the other I guess. Good advice lost on deaf ears.

She told me the lady used to have a cockateil. The boy somehow managed to 'accidently' kill it. He banged on that cage all the time. She said he was kicking her dog at her house one time and she warned him he better stop that or her dog was going to bite him. The dog didnt bite him, so that was lucky on his part.

We both agreed that the woman is a bit loopy. She asks me if I knew that the woman had seven kids. NO! I asked if the woman knew what causes that??? We had a laugh. The woman looks younger than me, and has seven kids!

So Jennifer had her two boys with her. Two very well behaved boys, one was 11, one was about 8. I did allow them to go back and look around. I did tell them, even though it seemed they would do fine, not to be running, screaming and grabbing. They were fine, very well behaved.

I still havent really decided exactly what I am going to do. I think I will pretty much cut off any kids going to the back. If I think the kids are alright, like Jennifers kids, then I will let it slide.

I think Magran is right, I bet my insurance man would indeed tell me it was not a wise decision to let people back there. Most people anyway.

Like this sign? I found it on Ebay...only nine dollars...maybe I will buy one. ;)

Suns up, oh I have something so cool to show y'all. I have made a new breed of my own. It is going to be so exciting to see how they turn out when they are grown. I have five baby chicks so far that are a white silkie/Golden Phoenix cross. The babies are absolutely precious. Pictures to follow in  a little while.

Everyone have a great Thursday, be back later. :)


robinngabster said...

That boy will turn out to be a serial killer.

madcobug said...

You know I think magran is right. if any kid got hurt in any way the parents would sue. Might be a good idea to just stop all from going back there, just tell them that you have stopped letting anyone go there on account of your insurance. Helen

wwfbison said...

What an ugly child, I agree with the other comment....he'll be a serial killer.  Glad you found out the scoop on that lady, I would keep her far, far away and tell her they sell eggs at the grocery store...get them there.

breakaway1968 said...

My little boy is three and he knows right from wrong now and when he does chase the animals which he STILL does then he gets a time out.  He's learning quickly.  Yes, boys are going to do that sort of thing if they are allowed to get away with it but they need to be taught that that is not acceptable.  That's funny that she is her neighbor! lol  

gen0507 said...

I love the sign!  We need one of those too.


nelishianatl said...

I think the sign is PERFECT!  Go ahead and get it and do becareful what little brats and big busy bodies get onto your property.  So strange that people think it's ok to just wander around someone else's property. That's why people have security camera to turn the tapes over to the police.  This still amazes me.  About the kids, why wait until school age to start setting boundaries.  I parent as I go.  Maybe that makes me weird.  But even as toddlers, No meant No and I wasn't afraid to say it then or now.  Even Katie knows I mean business.  I'm perplexed at some people's thinking.


rdautumnsage said...

I'm loving the sign! I kind of figured the story would end up something like. Kids like that seldom show those mannerisms once in awhile, at that point it's become habit forming. (Hugs) Indigo