Friday, October 3, 2014

New Neighbors

The place right next door to us sold a few weeks after we got back from our honeymoon.  They have not moved in to the trailer, but might build a house at some point.  For now it is a hobby farm. They have been hard at work fixing up the property, buildings and trailer. They have made lots of progress and there are already a ton of animals living there. There are lots of sheep, some goats, 2 llamas (they act as guards to protect the other animals), and a few chickens.

The sheep are being butchered halal on the property and sold.  With the Islamic holiday Eid this weekend he is hoping to sell a lot and is having a party next door. We have learned through our neighbor that lamb is the traditional meal for Eid.

They have been very nice and helpful already so we are happy.

1 comment:

  1. So you can learn how goats and lambs and chickens live, pretty cool, I think. That is funny, llama are guards. The way geese used to be -- they make so much noise when any predator animal or person comes on the farm.
    I think the worst rural neighbor anywhere in a 20 mi radius is a factory farm for hogs. Or so says my friend who is enduring this (the smell, the smell, the smell, the unrelenting bad smell).
    Glad the people are nice neighbors. Challenge of values for you, how about Corey?
    A hobby farm, it sounds like such a luxury in a person's life.