Why I live in the Boondocks

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by WebleyFosbery38, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. WebleyFosbery38

    WebleyFosbery38 New Member

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    I was driving into work today through a small Village that surrounds the Campus Ive worked at for the last 19 years. As I drove by the center I noticed a Lady walking her doggie and dangling out of her free hand was a bag of Dog Poop! I had to chuckle, they do try hard to keep the Village Dog Poo free but I just never imagined myself walking my dog with a scooper and baggy!

    Thats when I had the brilliant Idea to start a Why I live in the Boondocks Thread. There are so many things about villages and cities that I just can never get over, thats why I live in the middle of nowhere relatively speaking. Add to this as you may, I know you feel the same way I do if you choose to live where others dont!

    My first entry is, I live in the Boondocks so that I dont have to carry bags of Dog Poop around!
     
  2. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Perhaps it was simply organic anti-mugger chemical deterrent? Maybe she was about to prank somebody; was it a paper or flammable bag?


    I prefer to pee outdoors when drinking; this is discouraged in town.
     

  3. KG7IL

    KG7IL Well-Known Member

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    I currently have four dogs (real dog's.. not this little yappy type! :) ) and they run free on my 20 acres. I do patrol the area near the house.

    Since we have Coyotes and Raccoons, they go out on a run when it's dark, so ...... No little poopy-bags, but have a great scoop and little rake.

    However, our snow-birding to Arizona RV park on the river, requires a pick-up...

    Don't know what to say, except some times you gotta do, what they gotta doo
     
  4. Pasquanel

    Pasquanel Proud to be an American Supporter

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    Obviously a man that understands true freedom I would have a difficult time living where all my neighbors can scrutinize all my activities but than again I suppose they would also :p
     
  5. TruggieTex

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    I live in unincorporated neighborhood so I can...

    Hunt opening dove morning in my back yard....
    Have chickens (nine layers now!)
    Ride my "toys" through the neighborhood....
    Shoot fireworks....well, anytime!....
    That's enough for now....rest is Bunker material ;)
     
  6. boatme98

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    Before I had to move to town, there were the fore mentioned, and the sheer joy of being able to stage and shoot from 3 porches.
     
  7. RJMercer

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    I live in the boonies because......
    -If I see a coyote, bobcat or any other pest I can take care of it and hang it from a t-post-and my neighbors are grateful. Those pests are not a protected species where I come from.
    -I can do as I please with property I own and not need to beg permission from a local joker at city hall then beg forgiveness when they suddenly change their minds about what can and cannot be done with property that they do not own.
     
  8. Anna_Purna

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    I moved to a small town so I can attend the 'Premier Screening' of movies like Star Trek 2, two months later!
     
  9. WebleyFosbery38

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    Because my wife was not accustomed to Rural Living early on in our marriage, we bought a little house in a little village near where I grew up and lived there for about ten years, I hated it! Weve been out in the Boonies for about ten years and we both are happier and healthier than weve been in many years. Shes become almost a full fledged Ruratin and Im again at peace with mother earth!

    I finished my brandy new deck on my Village home; me and my wife were sitting out on a warm summer day enjoying a beer and I realized I could hear 4 separate conversations going on in the yards around my house, not peaceful! Thats another reason I Live in the Boondocks, I dont like hearing my neighbors business and have no wish for them to hear mine.

    Perhaps, a little poop grenade!
     
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2013
  10. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I think I fixed it for ya!
     
  11. orangello

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    Regarding the conversation overhearing: I have wondered if this is why my more rural friends are so much louder than people from in town.


    Re: poo grenades

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    [​IMG] I don't think that is dirt on the sign.
     
  12. rockratt

    rockratt Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    One of the smarter things my ex said was" you judge a place on how good it is to live by how many people watch you pee in the front yard". She should of said " how few"..
     
  13. TheDesertFox

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    Well, the scenery is beautiful, it's calm and quiet, I can go where I please, I can shoot without going to a range, not mich risk of crime either. Yep, I love my Boondocks( NE Louisiana, Madison Parish).
     
  14. F4U

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    Being able to pee off of you back porch is one of the "secrets of long life and happiness". I can rev an engine, run really loud power tools, crank the stereo, or what ever without bothering anyone. I can't really shoot in back yard though, because the highway runs sorta at an angle across the back of the place behind mine. Granted I would have to miss about 200 trees to hit the highway, but it is at least theoretically possible so I go over to dads and shoot into the strip mine hill across his pond, use the 4-wheeler to go check the targets.
     
  15. DrumJunkie

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    I live in the boonies as a public service.I'm kind of antisocial and not real tolerant of blatant stupidity or pretension.

    Plus I'd have nowhere to put my cattle, my dog, the plethora of cats. And I'd have to leave home to shoot!:eek: Oh the humanity!!!!:eek::cool:
     
  16. WebleyFosbery38

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    I have a 150 year old hand dug well so water conservation is always a good idea. Peeing without a Bathroom is an awesome thing, saves water and time and I dont get negative comments from my wife about the toilet seat being left up!

    Its also odd but true, I personally know (and like) more of my neighbors in the boonies than I ever knew in the village.

    We do have to deal with a few more critters but I can shoot them if they are bothering me (and I do), cant do that downtown!
     
  17. rockratt

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  18. ellis36

    ellis36 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    So true. No one has eyes on me, no matter where I am on my place, so I can ‘pee at will.’ But ‘peeing at will’ is habit-forming. I’ve caught myself reaching for my zipper in the Walmart parking lot more than once.
     
  19. orangello

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    When I first moved to Memphis BITD, I had a heck of a time adjusting. I peed in more than one alley. :eek:
     
  20. DrumJunkie

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    You know, I never thought I would have missed being able top pee outside until I (briefly) lived someplace I couldn't.:p