Originally Posted by cmarie
If the animals are well feed and taken care of, why do you care what he has on his property? If his animals are getting out of his fencing then make an issue of it. If the dogs are barking all the time complain about that.
People move to the country to be able to have things. It sounds like you have a neighbor that doesn't keep his property up to your standards. These kind of petty issues can cause major issues down the road, what ever happened to live and let live.
Did you miss the part where they are destroying HER fencing? I moved to the country to have things but I didn't move here so my neighbors could jam 11 horses onto 2 acres and I then have to deal with the smell (they don't believe in cleaning up manure), the FLIES, the ruckus going on over there or MY fencing being destroyed as they think tying a single strand of electric to my fence constitutes a "fence". Their horses are not welcome to visit me, their chicken-killing dog is not welcome.
Thankfully they had more horses than $$$ and got rid of most of them. Their latest idea is bottle calves, the 2 they have are quite cute. The semi-load that they are yapping about buying, oh hell no!
Country does not equal "do whatever the hell you feel like". There are still zoning regulations!
If you're so hell bent on "live and let live", I want you to come stand on my front porch for an hour this Summer. The porch that is completely unusable because it is so filled with flies you can't see more than an inch in front of your face, all of which came from NEXT DOOR. Didn't have a fly problem whatsoever until they moved in!