When I moved out here on the farm with Hubby, there was NO one around. I mean, the closest neighbor was half a mile away, more than a mile the other way. No one in front, no one in back. It was heaven. Now? Well, let's just say we have neighbors. An older couple moved in right next door. Now, they aren't bad. They pretty well stay to themselves. Every once in a while, they will call and ask if we got something of theirs in the mail. But, that's about it. What's bad is all of their adult kids that they had to bring with them. Everyone of them moved in a trailer onto "Daddy's" land. Now don't get me wrong, trailers aren't bad. It's just I really didn't want the place to look like a trailer park.
Anyway, this morning I heard one of the cows bawling. They don't usually do this unless something is really bothering them. One of the cows had just had a baby 2 nights ago, so I was really wondering what was going on. I went to look and seen the horses running all over the place. Now, it was cool and crisp outside, so I thought maybe they were just feeling good and running around. Then I watched as they started running the momma cow and her new baby. What? Our horses don't do that. I got to looking at them again. One of those horses weren't ours!
The neighbor's (one of the "kid"neighbors) stud horse had gotten loose and broke through our fence and got in with our horses. Let me rephrase that. The BOY horse got in with our GIRL horses. And of course, which one is he the most interested in? The horse that has the best blood line. The one that IF we were going to breed her, would have been with a high bred horse. Not a non-paper, old, nasty looking, scrubby thing from down the road. Well, it may be too late now. I know there are shots that you can give to horses so that they won't conceive, but our vet told us that it is pretty rough on the horse to take that shot. So folks, we will know in a few months whether we will have any baby horses running around. Can you get horse support? lol
After we worked with our neighbor getting their stud back into it's pasture, we came home and started in on our things that we had to do today. Hubby, to feed a friend's cattle herd and I started to do dishes.(yea.) A few hours later, I got a phone call from("kid") Neighbor.
Neighbor.."Aahhh, Small Farm Girl?"
Neighbor.." Aaahh, we just drove back to check on the horses to see how they were doing. And, uh, well, uh, our three dogs followed us over there to check on the horses. And, uh, your little puppies were out in your yard and our dogs, well, uh, our dogs kinda attacked the littlest one.?
Neighbor..." I think she's okay. She ran off to your house. I figured that since she could run, she was okay. I just thought I would call and tell you so that you could check her to see if she is okay. I think she is."
At this time, I was not a happy neighbor. NOT AT ALL! I basically just hung up and went and check on the puppy. She was okay.
A little bit later, I got a phone call from "kid" neighbor to tell me that they were going back to feed their horses for the night and asked if I could hold my dog. You know, MY dog, on MY property. Once again, I am not a happy neighbor. So I hope this won't be an on going thing. But if it is, as much as I love animals, I'm not going to have 3 pit bulls (oh, I forgot to say these dogs are pit bulls. Not that there is anything wrong with pit bulls. I've owned some myself.) attacking my dogs on my own land. I'm not going to say anything more......
So until next time,
Small Farm Girl, not a Happy Neighbor.