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  1. Homesteading and gardening
    So, my friend and I usually get apples from her neighbor's apple tree - he has a huge one and is very generous. But this year, the tree didn't produce, so I kept my eyes out for any other trees that looked like the fruit was going unused. I found two within five minutes of me! They let me pick...
  2. General Chat
    So over the last few days, we've had some "incidents" in our town with a couple of big thugs wandering around causing trouble. Yesterday, I caught the bugger in the act, called the authorities, grabbed the shotgun and went after one of them. Of course, when my dog barked at him, he ran off...
  3. General Chat
    Hi everybody! Long time no post (for me, that is)... Sometimes life grabs you by the tail and takes you on a wild ride and you are so busy hanging on that there is barely time for other projects (ok- that's my story and I am sticking to it)... Now winter is coming (and the family for the...
  4. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    We get a letter in the mail so often about what's going on with the house sales in our neighborhood. It's sad really....Our house was appraised at 125k a few years ago...this is current now... From 8/01/09 to 8/01/10 16 properties have sold in our neighborhood The highest sales price was...
  5. Family
    Over the Christmas break, the grandmother of the girl next door passed away. She was the one who stayed at home with the little girl, but now that she's no longer in this world, the little girl next door has no one to watch her in the mornings. Her parents leave her at home by herself. She's...
  6. News you can use
    Websites give voyeurs view of neighborhood safety I have no reason to feel unsafe in my neighborhood, but I appear to be surrounded by dozens of people convicted of everything ...
  7. General Chat
    Well, Dh and I stayed up late...chatting, relaxing, surfing the net...it was nearly 1am...we were thinking "we'll head to bed in about 15 min). Then we hear and absolutely piercing SCREEEEEECH...it lasted several seconds... We jump up and pull up the blinds (remember, it's summer in...
  8. General Chat
    Sigh, I am SO SICK AND TIRED OF STUPID PEOPLE!!! The neighbor "woman" is just RUINING her children. For those that didn't see the previous post, she went off the deep end about a year ago, she has 3 children by her x husband who are 16 (boy) 13 (boy) and 12(girl). The oldest has moved across...
  9. General Chat
    The police helicopter is circling, and there are cop cars everywhere. There's a big wooded area a couple of blocks from me, so that's probably where he escaped into. I don't know details, but when I called the police to find out what was going on, all they would say was that they were looking...
  10. General Chat
    We just moved into our new home. We love the house, but we are still adjusting to the new neighbors. Where we were living we didn't have any neighbors. We live on a very small dead end country road and there are kids all over the place. The neighbor on the right has 6 kids and the one on the...
  11. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    It seems that the neighborhood decorating frenzy is in full swing. There are more lighted reindeer than I can count. One house has 12 (yes 12!) of those air blown things in the yard in addition to scads of other Christmas stuff. We have lights on our bushes and a Christmas flag. I will probably...
  12. General Chat
    I have been purging a room and my drinking glass cabinet. We have quite a few things to sell including baby stuff. Hopefully we'll make a few dollars. Wish us luck!
  13. General Chat
    I'm looking to start something where I live. We've been having quite a bit of trouble and not getting much help from the police. An officer brought me over some info on how to start it a few days ago. After I'd been calling for awhile but oh well --
  14. Homesteading and gardening
    My garden is coming along nicely. I am going to have a ton of tomatoes an a few weeks. I think I am the only one in the neighborhood who planted anything. My neighbor across the street and her sister are already asking for tomatoes - LOL! I planned on sharing anyway, but it is nice to know that...
  15. Secondhand Shopping
    Went over the weekend to a neighborhood sale and found brand new docker pants with tags still on them for hubby. Paid 1.00! Also got black dress pants new with tags for 1.00 3 short sleeve dress shirts for myself for 1.00 each 2 sweat shirts for myself for 1.00 each Winnie the Pooh campfire...
  16. Pets
    I am going batty here. On top of not getting any sleep with a newborn... Just when I do get the opportunity to lay down, there are a few female cats outside in heat. and they have decided to hang out in my yard! How do i get rid of these rather vocal and annoying furries? I have called the...
  17. General Chat
    a beautiful day in the neighborhood, would you be mine, could you be mine, won't you be, my neighbor? It's 65 already, supposed to get closer to 70. I have laundry up on the clothesline, DD and i have cleared out loose sticks from the yard, i picked up trash while she played in the yard, i...
  18. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    I would like your opinions, please....I live in a small Eastern , Rural Pennsylvania area....well a facility was built about a quarter mile from our house that was supposed to be a cold storage facility.....turns out it is going to be a food irradiation facility, using one million curies of...
  19. Home Environment
    Help! A neighborhood cat is stalking ours! We have a spayed indoor cat, but this little tomcat has come calling and has left his scent on the area around the front and back doors....and ideas how to remove his "scent"???? Thanks!:paw:
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