When the barn’s a rockin’, farmers know not to come a-knockin’. But all those stinky animals might want to get it on outside, too, so rural residents who are against a new housing development near their farms are fighting back by warning people what they might potentially see, hear and smell.
The rural residents of a Florida community don’t want a proposed housing development of about 80 homes to move in, reports WWSB, saying it would impact their lives and anyone else who wants to buy in the area. And besides, it just won’t fit in with all the animal stuff they’ve got going on.
There are about 20 mini farms in the Englewood area, “hobby farms,” as the woman who put up the signs explains. She raises sheep, chickens, horses, and peacocks, all for visitors who want to come and see animals.
The land is currently zoned for eight homes, which is just right, she says.
“They want to put 80 homes on what used to be an equestrian farm. We just don’t want to be changed in the zoning. We are farms, and Englewood should have farms.”
Her sign reads:
THIS PROPERTY IS A FARM
FARMS HAVE ANIMALS
& HAVE SEX OUTDOORS
UNLESS YOU CAN TOLERATE NOISE, ODORS & OUTDOOR SEX
DON’T BUY PROPERTY
NEXT TO A FARM!
“People like it. Nobody is offended,” she says, adding it’s meant as a warning to those who might move into the development who will likely want to get rid of any disturbances nearby.
“It’s like moving next to an airport and complaining about the traffic patterns. If you move next to a farm, we have animals that make noises and they smell,” she explains. “A lot of people enjoy them but they are not meant for everybody.”
At least planes can’t get busy with each other, right? Or… CAN THEY? (They can’t, they’re planes.)