Thursday, October 30, 2014

Back Woods People

On one of our drives we got to talking about some of the backwoods people we have met.  Some off the grid types.

One guy made log furniture and had many females at his residence.  They had a whole slug of kids and a small greenhouse to grow vegetables. Possibly he could have had his own television program with so many helpmates.

Anyways he sold that piece of property to a couple who were so excited to live in the boonies.  They came by our greenhouse and bought lots of vegetables to get a good start in their own little greenhouse.  They invited us to visit…and we should have gone…the next thing you know they up and left the area.  Were the skeeters in the deep woods too much for them?  Perhaps they had big city withdrawls.IMG_3752

Now some different people have a sign up…near where the other people lived.  What in the world is a Bio-Secure Area?   Management practices that protect resident animals from the introduction of infectious agents harmful to animal health. Well whoopee ding..one little gate with a sign…from what I read online they should have tall fences and a facility to clean shoes and equipment….everything coming in should be inspected.  That is hardly happening back here.  They probably just wanted to see whose feathers they could ruffle.

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20 comments:

  1. Yeah, I'd stay away. They don't sound like friendly neighbors.

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  2. That doesn't sound like a neighbor that would welcome you stopping by with a "welcome to the neighborhood greeting and a casserole dish". Think I would just keep driving by and maybe just wave.

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  3. Maybe it's just a sign to keep people out.

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  4. You made me laugh about that sign. And what the heck is a bio-secure area supposed to keep out? I sure like your new header, BTW. :-)

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  5. Probably just mixing up a big batch of plutonium in the basement.

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  6. Maybe it's a meth lab? All sorts of images come to mind with a sign like that. And maybe it just means they want to keep everything close to natural.

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  7. I think bio-secure areas in my state are used to keep people with diseases away from livestock - mostly to keep cows and the like from catching human colds and such.

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  8. I agree, humans are getting nuttier by the day. Blessings Francine.

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  9. We see a lot of similar signs at the chicken farms around here. It all started after a round of avian flu went through quite a few years ago. For a few years, when we went to pick up our pullets from the hatchery, we had to spray our truck tires down with disinfectant, and dip the soles of our shoes in the same.

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    1. PS not that I think 'your' sign has any relation at all to that!

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  10. You'd wonder if there's a mysterious problem with this piece of property when strange people buy it and then move.

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  11. I thought that maybe the previous owners had left something harmful and they watching and waiting for it to biodegrade down. You got me thinking about strange people in southern Iowa and also some neighbors of the past.

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  12. Well, at least the sign looks impressive...

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  13. Well, now I've learned what a bio-secure area is supposed to be. But I agree that the sign could be there for other reasons...meth lab was one that came to mind.

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  14. Takes all kinds. As hubby says; "They're not all locked up."

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  15. As long as they stay on their side of the fence. Be careful out there.

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  16. We have a couple who bought at the back of our place and put weird signs up all over...and they don't encourage a person to even wave at them.
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