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Old 04-23-2011, 12:21 PM
 
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Nope. I eat ZERO processed foods, everything is organic or free range, NOTHING has preservatives, nothing comes from a can or a box. Guess what? You can buy that stuff now.

Having farm animals run around suburbia is rediculous. There are healthy alternatives to frozen TV dinners and canned fish. I am the first person to preach about a healthy lifestyle.

If you have any questions about purchasing healthy natural foods, please dont hesitate to ask. I can assure you my plan does not include keeping animals in your back yard.
The products that you buy from the store are nowhere near the quality and freshness...they're weeks old...which means they've lost a good portion of their nutritive value.

Also, do a little reading on organic eggs...you may not like what you see.
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Old 04-23-2011, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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HOA's are terribly disruptive to neighborhoods themselves, whereas the things they supposedly "protect" against are often just proper living, or at best, neutral.

Not disruptive: hanging laundry out, keeping chickens, having long grass or native landscaping, having a wooden rocking chair on your lawn.

Disruptive to me is dictating to me (or my neighbor) what color we can paint our houses, how we may decorate it, what we may plant, how much water we are required to waste in maintaining vegetation that shouldn't even be there, whom I may share my home with, etc, etc. I wouldn't do it to someone else and I won't tolerate it being done to me.

If it's something illegal, then the police can handle it. And if it's not illegal, so that some HOA had to contrive a rule for it themselves, then it's not my business, it's not their business, and they need to shut up and preferably be disbanded completely. I'd consider an HOA an absolute NO when purchasing a house - it definitely lowers the value of the home to me, more than about anything else! It also probably means an ugly house and yard, horrible neighbors, and a generally unfriendly way of living.
Most of the time, I would disagree with you. There are certainly some NAZI HOA's, but most are fine. I can give you SEVERAL examples of neighborhoods that gave up their HOA's when the covenant lapsed and the neighborhood had to vote to keep or get rid of it. In many, the neighborhoods pretty much immediately go to hell. I would move if my HOA was a NAZI one, but it's not. Not at all.
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Old 07-25-2011, 05:43 AM
 
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By the way, cats only mess in your flower beds and vegetable garden which stink terribly and they don't produce food, eggs to be exact! People often do not control their cats and they roam the neighborhoods spreading more than just fleas. Chickens are generally kept in a coop, their manuer can at least be used as fertilizer, and laying chickens make very little noise!
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Old 09-11-2011, 01:45 PM
 
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I live in a deed restricted neghborhood and I still have chickens. They have the freedom to roam my yard and they stay in my yard! They do not stink they peck around the yard all day and eat bugs. If anyone loves a nice house its me. My yard is a maculate and so is my house. I don't want to see cars on blocks, but chickens are no problem.
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Old 09-11-2011, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Chickens do have their purpose.
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Old 09-11-2011, 11:39 PM
 
Location: In a little house on the prairie - literally
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Lived all over the world - and noticed third-world countries all had something in common. Farm animals around their homes/villages. We in the USA don't need to have farm animals in our subdivisions. We have grocery stores.
Yes, aren't we lucky that our meat is produce on styrofoam trays wrapped in plastic.

It's soooooo natural!
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