Maybe it's a no-pets area?
Otherwise a couple of geese would make a good alarm system. And can be
AIUI the population of Rome was saved from the invasion by the Gaul's
night attack, in 390BC, by the cackling of their geese!
Geese would also fit in with the movement in some cities to encourage
'Garden Agriculture'. Keep a few chickens and a rooster and have daily
fresh eggs and an insect free garden!
If not chickens then geese!
Also geese do a good job of trimming grass! In general they are
quieter than a power mower and don't need gasoline. They will also
consume kitchen scraps, thus recycling it into something useful for
Ah; wasn't Shakespeare correct when he wrote "Lord what fools these
mortals be". (Puck; in Midsummer Night's Dream.)
Geese and ducks are pretty to watch- from a distance. I like to be able
to walk barefoot outside. If you have a colony of waterfowl on the
property, like the apartments I lived in for a dozen years, forget it.
Crap everywhere. If you have a hanging birdfeeder on your patio, you get
an extra helping, since they stop by daily to vacuum up the spillage. I
finally had to put up a string barricade to keep them out- 3 strings in
a triangular cross section, so they couldn't step through or over. A
3-dimensional fence baffled them. They apparently can't take off without
a running start, so they didn't want to fly in to the small patio and
That apartment project is only a mile from here- sometimes I drive
through just to see the ducks, They are cute as they march across the
roads all in a row, up to the high spot on the property, to watch the
sun go down. It's a duck thing- I've seen them do the exact same thing
is several different states.
Gee: Jim was thinking of 'domesticated' geese; not the 'free ranging'
And yes, by the way I was on unsure ground, it was a 'crappyy'
PS. Why do they call some 'wild' ones Canada Geese when they spend
half their time elsewhere?
This reminded me of something that happened once. A communications
tech was on a ladder, fixing a trip-wire on a fence next to the Miami
Metro Zoo. (not part of the Zoo) He was standing on the ground later,
and an escaped Llama from the Zoo accosted him. The slobber from the
Llama got his hair all wet. I saw Randy in another state years later
and we laughed about it!!!!!!
Exactly why I won't live in an area with a HOA - I don't like having to
keep my worms in cans!
I live in an area of of our city that looks like any other suburb full
of detached single family homes, only we have horses and cows within
walking distance (the closest horses are only a 3 minute walk away). The
properties are grandfathered from the days when this was a farming
Think about it. You used hillbillies and rules in the same sentence.
Have you ever know those two concepts to not be mutually exclusive? What
is the HOA gonna do, dictate what color the car up on blocks in the
front yard has to be, or how many dogs can be sleeping on the porch at once?
aem (as hillbilly as I can get away with in this rural subdivision full
of strait-laced retirees) sends....
Well, I should have said "lack of rules". I was still thinking like a
city slicker, but I can get over that if there's enough money to be
No, those are too restrictive.
One rule would be you can't block the road with your unoperative
truck. But anywhere on your property would be fine.
2) You have to bury dead dogs and any animal as big as a cat or
larger. Or eat them.
I tell you, there's a gold mine here for all those who don't like
HOA's with rules.
New rules would require 100% support.
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