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Old 03-16-2010, 11:41 PM
 
Location: hopefully NYC one day :D
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It's funny how country folk always lauded as 'nicer', and yet write lists like this.

Whereas city folk are so accustomed to dealing with different strokes for different folks, that they are content to just live and let live.
I totally agree.
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Louisiana and Pennsylvania
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Until they get out in the country, some of them, and then that "live and let live" just vanishes in a puff of smoke.

That's why there's a need for "Right to Farm" laws, and why they were passed in the first place, because of people moving to the country from the city and then trying to legislate the farms out of existence because of things like, well, livestock, and farming, and odors, and noise, that don't fit into their blissful picture of life in the country.
TLH,

I am a "cityboy" by nature and personally, I have absolutely NO intention of changing your way of life or anyone else's. At one time I rented a house which was directly behind a farm in the middle of nowhere. The cows would come right up to the fence sometimes. It was an adjustment, but after a while, I adapted.

Honestly, it was a peaceful existence for the two years I lived there and who knows? Maybe one day my SO and I, who by the way grew up on a farm may decide on rural living again at some point.
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:28 AM
 
Location: High Bridge, NJ
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Until they get out in the country, some of them, and then that "live and let live" just vanishes in a puff of smoke.

That's why there's a need for "Right to Farm" laws, and why they were passed in the first place, because of people moving to the country from the city and then trying to legislate the farms out of existence because of things like, well, livestock, and farming, and odors, and noise, that don't fit into their blissful picture of life in the country.
Here in the Northeast we just get along better I suppose.
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Here in the Northeast we just get along better I suppose.
Really? I see you're in New Jersey.

Now, I think "all" in the OP's thread header might be excessive, as I know plenty of people who have moved to the country from the city (heck, I'm one of them) and who do not wish to change it to become more like the city, but there are sufficient people whose attitudes and actions once they move to the country are a threat to justify the passing of Right to Farm Acts for the purpose of, as the New Jersey website states: The Act protects responsible commercial farmers from public and private nuisance actions and unduly restrictive municipal regulations. Now, guess who would be pushing for those nuisance actions and unduly restrictive municipal regulations.

Even in the Northeast. Even in New Jersey, evidently.
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:03 AM
 
Location: High Bridge, NJ
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Really? I see you're in New Jersey.

Now, I think "all" in the OP's thread header might be excessive, as I know plenty of people who have moved to the country from the city (heck, I'm one of them) and who do not wish to change it to become more like the city, but there are sufficient people whose attitudes and actions once they move to the country are a threat to justify the passing of Right to Farm Acts for the purpose of, as the New Jersey website states: The Act protects responsible commercial farmers from public and private nuisance actions and unduly restrictive municipal regulations. Now, guess who would be pushing for those nuisance actions and unduly restrictive municipal regulations.

Even in the Northeast. Even in New Jersey, evidently.
You're nitpicking RTF, which I get-I live in one of the most rural counties in the state and every day it gets less and less rural. However, all of the garbage about "city folk" moving in and berating people for eating meat, attending rodeos, etc...is just garbage. How many "city folk" have knocked on your door screaming meat is murder? That's not to mention the fact that the last purveyor of this swill (Ozarkboy or something or other) was accusing all "city folk" of being cocaine addicted, reefer crazed, hip hop blasting, gang banging, animal rights crazies who hate America. The internet is indeed is a bizarre place.
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:50 AM
 
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(Ozarkboy or something or other) was accusing all "city folk" of being cocaine addicted, reefer crazed, hip hop blasting, gang banging, animal rights crazies who hate America.
Sounds to me like OzarkBoy's rapier wit kind of got by you as well as the OPs bit of fun.

Country folk are just different than city folk so I guess we just dont understand each other sometimes. I mean, I see city people walking around with plastic baggies of dog poo and then throw it in the garbage. We country folk walk around shoveling cow poo and compost it.....where it will eventually nurture our gardens and pastures. But city folks like to claim they are the ones who are living green....

Its like global warming, we country people have known about this for a very long time because it happens every year and we call it summer. City folk seem to be real excited about that and we just dont understand the big deal.
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Old 03-17-2010, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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You're nitpicking RTF, which I get-I live in one of the most rural counties in the state and every day it gets less and less rural. However, all of the garbage about "city folk" moving in and berating people for eating meat, attending rodeos, etc...is just garbage. How many "city folk" have knocked on your door screaming meat is murder? That's not to mention the fact that the last purveyor of this swill (Ozarkboy or something or other) was accusing all "city folk" of being cocaine addicted, reefer crazed, hip hop blasting, gang banging, animal rights crazies who hate America. The internet is indeed is a bizarre place.
Huh? How is this responsive to my post that you replied to, the one that pointed out that there is, indeed, a Right to Farm law in your state and the purpose for it as stated on the website. Did you look at the website or jump straight to non sequitor reply?

The city folk in question, by the way, rarely knock on people's doors. Letters of complaint to the editor, meaningless lawsuits, and attempts to change the laws to make the country more like the city are the more common tactics.
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:39 PM
 
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In my area, the complaints by city people is they sometimes get " ambushed"

They move next to a farm and have no complaints.
After they live there about 5-10 years, the farmer decides to increase his dairy herd from 50 cows to 500 cows.

A 500 cow operation can still be neighbor friendly if the farmer decides to.
If he uses the attitude--" I was here first"--and couldn't care less---------problems arise.


As a dairyfarmer, I think the complaints from folks who move out here are few and far betwen.

However, about 100+ miles south of me, some hog farms have greatly expanded after neighbors moved in and it is quite different.
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Old 03-18-2010, 10:12 AM
 
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Shoot, a hog farm is quite different from a dairy operation...Pshew! I'm in the sticks and I wouldn't appreciate a large hog operation moving in upwind of me!
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Old 03-20-2010, 01:29 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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Sounds to me like OzarkBoy's rapier wit kind of got by you as well as the OPs bit of fun.

Country folk are just different than city folk so I guess we just dont understand each other sometimes.
You know what, though? They're NOT always different. I'm 33, and I spent 25 years of my life living rurally, seven in urban locales, and have been a suburban dweller for the past six months. I've enjoyed living in all those types of places, and don't fit any one stereotype. I don't find any of these perspectives difficult to understand, it's called putting yourself in somebody else's shoes.

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I mean, I see city people walking around with plastic baggies of dog poo and then throw it in the garbage. We country folk walk around shoveling cow poo and compost it.....where it will eventually nurture our gardens and pastures. But city folks like to claim they are the ones who are living green....
By the way, the reason that cow manure makes good fertilizer is because it is composed of digested plant matter. Dog stools, on their own, like those of any carnivore, don't make good fertilizer unless they are first composted with other organic material and given time to break down. Straight from the beast, it's no good for your lawn or garden, and can cause parasitic infections. It's in no way "green" to leave bacterial coliforms on your lawn or your neighbor's as supposed "fertilizer," unlike manure from a grass-fed animal, it's really just a toxic contaminant. Poop from an herbivore would actually fertilize. But not dog poop. Not unless you pre-composted it, anyway. There's those country-girl roots, again.
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