"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

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Donna Baker

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Keep Out

I hesitate to show you my signage, but what the heck. I admit I'm eccentric; don't suffer fools gladly.  
At the entrance to our driveway (a quarter mile long that ends at our house) there is a POSTED, KEEP OUT sign.  A little farther, a no trespassing, hunting nor fishing sign. Most of our driveway is lined with trees and you can't see the house from the main road.  Even so, can you believe, all kinds of people (mostly the unsavory kind) drive up our driveway.  What?  Would you do that out in the country?
Here is what I did with the Halloween skeleton.

Still they come.  And, my little ankle biter, Sister, really does bite sometimes.

So down the fence row I made these signs, like a roadside attraction.

And still they come.  Not the kindly hard working farmers of olden days, but meth heads, hillbillies, those of the criminal ilk who've never worked a day in their life. If you've seen the movie, Winter's Bone, it could have been filmed around here. 

My Peaceable Hill Farm is my paradise.  It is my haven, my sanctuary from a cold, hard world.  I am very selective/protective of my farm and home and don't abide the uninvited.
It was meant to be tongue in cheek.

(But, I really kind of mean it).


  1. Girl!! You are the greatest.

    1. Thank you sweet Dottie. A terrible problem to have, but this is my husband's hometown and he went home again.

  2. I say I would greet unwelcome visitors with a gun, but I don't own one!

    How do you handle unwelcome visitors?

    Meet them with phone in hand and threaten to call the police? Meet them with gun in hand? Sic the dogs on them?

  3. Most, Cindy, are casing the place out, I think. They drive up and turn around. I give them the stink eye and stare them down. They keep on driving. Luckily, I am her most of the time which the criminal element don't like. They come during the day when no one is there usually. A robbery ring recently was caught out here that were robbing homes that were listed in the obituaries at the published funeral time. Unbelievable. I have a new sawed off shotgun for any who decides to kick in my door.

  4. Ha I too was thinking of the movie Annie Get your Gun ~ lol
    But I certainly get it ~ my farm is my sanctuary ... by invitation only ... or else ( my dogs will kiss ya to death) ;)


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