Monday, November 19, 2007

Sometimes someone has to get pissed off

It is deer season ! What a pain in the rear it has become for me. Why do es everybody think it is their God given right to use my property, leave their garbage on the ground, nail stands into my trees, even cut down vegetation to get better shots, all without my permission?

For the most part I am fairly easy to get along with and I hunt deer myself. Hell I bought my hill farm with this in mind and I have my sons and close friends that I have hunted with for decades. During the year they help me on my projects and do the homework needed for success come hunting season. We get together and before the cabin went up we used an old motor home to rough it for a week or two of fellowship and lies about what great hunters we are. Always a wonderful time where old friends get to discuss the good, the bad, and the things that are important, at least to us.

Now the problem:
I have three brother in laws that I do not see from the end of deer season until maybe September, except for Dave who has become part of the group. He is a genuine nice fellow, not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but a good guy and he is always there for anything that needs to get done. Can't ask for more then that.

Well I am home today because another of my BIL's decided that since I have two farms and can not be in both places at the same time he should put together a group to invade my flat farm and do what they please. I have not seen this guy or talked to him since last Christmas at my Mother-in-law's house. My son Jon called me on my cell to tell me about the invasion, he lives at the flat farm. Since his uncle was leading the group that showed up Jon was not sure if I had changed plans as we communicate well. I told Jon that I would handle the problem and NO his uncle did not have my blessings. I also had him tell his uncle to call my cell phone, I wanted to talk to him, but he was too much of a bitch to do that so I came home last night.

When I got there in the back yard was a beat up pick up stuck in the lawn. In the back was empty beer cans and garbage that blew out all over the yard from the high winds we had. The police were called, had the plate ran and it was not even registered to the truck. The police impounded it and now I have a major mess where it was stuck. My Brother- in-law does not answer his phone, caller I. D. I guess. Gee I hope he gets the messages I left him. Today I will call from a strange phone and hope he picks up. if not I head to the city to see him.

It feels good to vent! Christmas at the Mother-in-laws should be interesting this year.


Kati said...

Geeze!!!!! that IS screwy!!!! I'm sorry that you're having to deal with family that just doesn't give a rat's butt about treating your property with any respect!!!! I hope you can get the concept through to your brother-in-law without too much a struggle or leaving any bridges burnt behind you, family wise. Goodness knows how hard it can be to have to interact with family that you don't get along with.

Also sorry I confused you so badly the other day on MY blog. *wry smile*

Anyway, hope you & yours have a very Blessed Thanksgiving!!!!

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! I must admit though, I can't wait to hear the update about how the holiday goes ... ah, sweet family drama ... what would we do without it?

Gina said...

Wow, what a jerk! I hope everything goes better and you give this guy what he deserves (I think he could use a swat on the behind, LOL!!!)

Thanks for your support over at my mess o' life blog!

Ol' Lady said...

Hi :) thanks for stopping in over at my place it's always nice to see new people droppin in.
I read your profile and some of your posts...I like your ideas and what your doing. Ol Man and myself like to be alone...the further from people the better :)
We have a camp/other house that is off of the grid. But I do have some conviences there cause I'm spoiled :)
I have linked you over at my place, hope to see ya again.
Oh and anyone who is on someone else's land with no permission should be shot, beat up, vehicle towed, charged or something...that is one thing that drives me crazy (crazier)

Anonymous said...

Okay, Xmas is over and I've been dyin' to hear the update ... what with all the family drama in this here post and all. Was it anti-climatic, or did chaos ensue? Just wonderin' ... Hope all was wonderful for you and yours this holiday season!

heartinsanfrancisco said...

How horrible that this guy thinks he can take advantage of you in the name of family. I hope you set him straight and that it never happens again.

Years ago, when I lived on several hundred acres of woodland, I posted as many trees around the house as I could before deer season. The hunters not only disrespected that someone was living there, they shot holes in my signs and one of them came to the door to ask if I had a dog that looked like a bear.

I did, a Bouvier, as well as a gray wolf who was a pet and three horses who had the run of the land, as well as three children. The guy had my dog in his sights when he noticed the red bandanna she was wearing.

I have never hunted but allowed the local people to hunt fishcats on the property because they had been there a lot longer than I.

The deer hunters were mostly drunks with bad eyesight and while I respect responsible hunters who actually use the animal and are not just after a wall trophy, sadly too many people are not taught to use their guns safely and they are a menace. Your brother-in-law sounds like one of those guys.