I like to be able to see them once or twice a week. I wouldn't particularly like seeing them everyday since I'm kind of a loner type, but questions do come up and I hate talking on the phone so it's nice when I see them regularly. At the last place Lacey lived at, I never saw the BO, I had to literally go into her house and find her if I wanted to talk to her at all. She never answered her phone either, or called me back which made things even harder. That was seriously excessive in the direction of not seeing her.
At the place I am now, I see the guy who owns the land pretty much once a week or more. Often I just see him and wave and call out "Hi!" and that's the extent of our conversation, but it's nice to know that he's around if I did need to talk about an issue or something. I'm also the only person using his land (I hesitate to say boarding since I'm not paying anything, I just take care of his llamas and fill his bird feeders when he goes to Arizona for a month every month or so) so he's not afraid of getting roped into a long conversation.
Yknow, with your boarders now, it might be that they talk so much when they see you becuase they don't feel they see you enough. Kind of like a dog that misses it's BFF? Horrible comparison, but yknow. Perhaps if they saw that you were around more they'd start leaving you alone more once they realize they can rely on the fact that you will be around if they do discover they have a question. I know that would happen to me with my previous BO who was never around. When I saw her I had so many questions and stories bottled up inside that we'd end up talking for an hour or more just to get all my questions answered.
Fabio - 13 year old Arabian/Lipizzan gelding
Rest peacefully, Lacey.