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post #11 of 29 Old 09-15-2011, 03:41 PM
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I guess I missed it that they are dumping actual trash in your paddocks.
You said originally that they dumped buckets of crab apples.
That is kind of different than them dumping trash.


To me it is obvious that I do not go to my neighbors and start handing their dogs biscuits.
To other people it is not so obvious.

I personally do not take someone innocently wanting to give my horse treats as them not having respect.

Maybe a neighbor whose animals you do not give treats to thinks you are a prick for not caring enough to give their animals treats?



Now, if they are dumping actual trash that is different. But that is not how this thread started. If you want to change the story now so you can be angry with them, then fine.

I just firmly believe that neighbors are someone you have to live next to. If they have not proven their intentions are being a jerk it is best to assume they are clueless first.


My new neighbor drove his car through the middle of my hay field this spring when it was very wet. Got his car stuck even. You would call him a jerk. I call him city clueless. Much easier to not be angry all the time I say.

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post #12 of 29 Old 09-15-2011, 03:49 PM
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Always, don't waste your breath. It's obvious the OP wants to hear that she's justified in ranting about her neighbors.

I guess she didn't get the answers she was looking for in her first thread:

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So figured she'd try again to get people ramped up and tell her she's right, they're wrong, and she should go all postal on them.

By the way OP, we have minors on this BB, so it'd be greatly appreciated if you keep your potty mouth to a minimum.

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Well, I never put in how their trash ends up in the fields, but it still does. I absolutely wouldn't care if they hand fed them once in a while, but there are literally piles of enormous apples in my paddocks and they attract bees, which leads to having to avoid being stung when I kick the apples back over the fence. The horses are actually coming back to the barn with sticky saliva, and honestly, I'm a little tired of scrubbing it off. But, it is obvious to me, that even though twenty or so apples end up back on their lawn, isn't clue enough that the owners don't want them their?

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Do you have a game camera you could set up to catch 'em in the act?
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Isn't communicating like an adult easier than assuming they are able to guess what you mean?

I think...just my opinion....if they were tossing bags of trash in your paddock that is what you would have started with. Bags of trash are far more offensive than some apples (that some how went from crab apples that are small to big apples). People tend to start with the big bad facts. Not add them in when things are not going their way.


If you want to hate on your neighbors go for it. It is your world.

Silly me finds actually communicating with mine works a million times better.


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Do you have a game camera you could set up to catch 'em in the act?
Is anyone doubting that it is the neighbors who dumped apples?
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No, but it helps to have documentation to back up your claims! Especially, if they try to deny it once confronted.
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I live in the wrong world, obviously.

I would at least try to be nice first. If they are idiots then, then you can resort to other things.

Why assume they will deny it.

Even in the OPs other thread she does not say they dump trash in her yard.

They are just people she feels are below her quality.
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I don't understand how kicking the apples back would make them aware that you don't want them in your paddock. It is likely that they assume they have rolled back due to the horses.

If you don't want them to feed your animals, tell them - as it seems that you don't want to talk to them, put up a sign.
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there are literally piles of enormous apples
Well heck, I'd love to live next door to your neighbors, think of all the applesauce and apple butter I could make with piles of enormous apples!

'Course I too must be really annoying, can't tell you how many times I've backed out of my driveway only to pull back in because I forgot my wallet, keys, phone, or whatever....
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'Course I too must be really annoying, can't tell you how many times I've backed out of my driveway only to pull back in because I forgot my wallet, keys, phone, or whatever....
Or had to back out of the drive to maneuver for vehicles getting an oil change or whatever.
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