and this is what happens when city folk take over

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    and this is what happens when city folk take over

    Dog gone city expatriates moving out to the country and turning it into suburbia hell is what causes problems like this...
    Oooh...tens of bajillions of plants, bugs, animals and people die and rot every day and these nitwits are worried a few carcasses are going to ruin their aquifer...

    Ignorance is fear...

    Buffalo Carcasses Worry Residents | WUSA9.com | Washington, DC |
    Buffalo Carcasses Worry Residents
    LEESBURG, Va. (WUSA) -- Unsuspecting golfers at the 17th hole have been putting next to decaying buffalo.

    Nearby residents of the Rasberry Falls community in Leesburg say a jogger discovered seven buffalo carcasses rotting on the Wright family farm, which is next to the community and the golf course.

    They found bones that have been there even longer.

    Karen Saunders lives in Rasberry Falls and says, "My initial reaction was fear."

    Loudoun County Health Director Dr. David Goodfriend says, "The issue with the county's perspective is you shouldn't have animals decaying in sight of others off the property."

    Loudoun County Animal Control removed the carcasses Thursday afternoon after several complaints about the dead animals and say they were too far gone to test for disease. They say the decaying animals pose no risk because the rest of the buffalo population looked healthy.

    The residents say the most concerning part is the rotting buffalo are next to a stream that flows down a drain.

    Goodfriend says there is no threat to the water: "We're very concerned with contamination. We found there wasn't anything we saw that points to any risk."

    That conclusion isn't good enough for residents who are on communal well water.

    Saunders says, "Everything on top of the soil quickly within minutes, hours and days will seep into our wells. So when you see rotting carcasses you think bacteria, viruses."

    The county is aware of the resident's delicate water system at Rasberry Falls. Loudoun County Water Authority says the communal well water sits on limestone, porous rock that acts as a poor filter for natural water.

    Residents have been fighting the county for years to get on central water and say this is another example of putting them at risk.

    The county tests the well water every week, and this week it's been given the all clear.

    The farm owner, Andrew Wright, released this statement to 9NEWS NOW: "This has been a challenging season with the livestock, and I apologize for any discomfort I have caused my neighbors; it won't happen again."

    Wright says he believes the buffalo died during the harsh winter.
    The farm owner was not cited, but the county says you should either bury or compost dead animals.

    If you are found in violation of this ordinance, it's a class three misdemeanor if decaying animals are offensive to the public. It carries up to a $500 fine.

    Written by Surae Chinn
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    Karen Saunders lives in Rasberry Falls and says, "My initial reaction was fear."
    Of course it was. I'm afraid there are simply too many "life ninnies" around, these days.

    Loudoun County Health Director Dr. David Goodfriend says, "The issue with the county's perspective is you shouldn't have animals decaying in sight of others off the property."
    So, health isn't the primary concern of County Health, appearances are? Shame, Doc. Shame, as what appears to be about to happen is your wasting of the county taxpayers' nickel by misdirection of resources to attack this "problem." But perhaps that's only appearances.
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    So, he can bury the carcass, but he can't leave it on top of the ground. How does burying it help protect the water? If you bury it, it will be closer to the water table and have less material to filter it.

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    Long trend in Va -- & I expect elsewhere

    Over the years, as DC west (a.k.a. NOVA) has expanded this type things keeps repeating themselves. Urbanites & inter-suburbanites move to the "country" to be in the country. Then comes spring and the remaining farmers start to spread manure and the hits the fan, because the country isn't like what incomers want it to be.

    Has even happened 300 miles SW.

    A bunch of "upscale" folk buy high $ retirement homes around a newly built golf course and try to get a ordinance passed to restrict use of manure in the county.

    Goes along with the idea that food comes in plastic wrapped in sterile well lit display cases; being anti-hunting but demanding that the Government need to do something about the deer eating the ornamental shrubs on the lawn, etc, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveH View Post
    Over the years, as DC west (a.k.a. NOVA) has expanded this type things keeps repeating themselves. Urbanites & inter-suburbanites move to the "country" to be in the country. Then comes spring and the remaining farmers start to spread manure and the hits the fan, because the country isn't like what incomers want it to be.

    Has even happened 300 miles SW.

    A bunch of "upscale" folk buy high $ retirement homes around a newly built golf course and try to get a ordinance passed to restrict use of manure in the county.

    Goes along with the idea that food comes in plastic wrapped in sterile well lit display cases; being anti-hunting but demanding that the Government need to do something about the deer eating the ornamental shrubs on the lawn, etc, etc.
    ha! I hear ya. I'm in Clarke Co along the Shenandoah now and the build up around Berryville in Clarke and Purcellville in Loudoun with the "pleasantville" style community is going to drive us all insane. Never mind some genius decided to build out Purcellville with no future planning on water supply and reclamation in mind.
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    It's still better than when countrified hicks move into my upscale subdivision and leave their '82 trans am "project car" on blocks on the front lawn and date their sisters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soflasmg View Post
    It's still better than when countrified hicks move into my upscale subdivision and leave their '82 trans am "project car" on blocks on the front lawn and date their sisters.


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    I had a city guy build a mcmansion next to my farm. Next thing I know, I get a letter from an attorney, telling my son to cease and desist riding his dirt bike.

    Now, I had been living on this farm for 19 years. My son had a nice dirt track with burms, etc.

    So, I told my son to keep on riding. No law was being broken.

    Here comes the sheriff. He goes down to the south pasture and watches my son ride for a while, then he comes up to the house and says "that boy of yours sure knows how to ride a dirt bike".

    I asked if there was a problem and he said "nope, none that I can see."

    Next time I saw my yuppie neighbor out mowing his yard in his penny loafers (no socks), I told him I was going to build a hog pen right next to the fence line, beside his house.

    The guy sold his house and moved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patti View Post
    I had a city guy build a mcmansion next to my farm. Next thing I know, I get a letter from an attorney, telling my son to cease and desist riding his dirt bike.

    Now, I had been living on this farm for 19 years. My son had a nice dirt track with burms, etc.

    So, I told my son to keep on riding. No law was being broken.

    Here comes the sheriff. He goes down to the south pasture and watches my son ride for a while, then he comes up to the house and says "that boy of yours sure knows how to ride a dirt bike".

    I asked if there was a problem and he said "nope, none that I can see."

    Next time I saw my yuppie neighbor out mowing his yard in his penny loafers (no socks), I told him I was going to build a hog pen right next to the fence line, beside his house.

    The guy sold his house and moved.
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    It's still better than when countrified hicks move into my upscale subdivision and leave their '82 trans am "project car" on blocks on the front lawn and date their sisters.
    Why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patti View Post
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    Next time I saw my yuppie neighbor out mowing his yard in his penny loafers (no socks), I told him I was going to build a hog pen right next to the fence line, beside his house.

    The guy sold his house and moved.


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    It is interesting that these city folk are so worried about a dead critter hurting the water supply, but don't give a dead buffalo's butt about all the chemical crap used to maintain their golf course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by obxned View Post
    It is interesting that these city folk are so worried about a dead critter hurting the water supply, but don't give a dead buffalo's butt about all the chemical crap used to maintain their golf course.
    Or their upscale yards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveH View Post
    Or their upscale yards.

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    A bunch of "upscale" folk buy high $ retirement homes around a newly built golf course and try to get a ordinance passed to restrict use of manure in the county.
    Such silly persons exist in many places, these days.

    The reality is, the value of the property should already include the costs and benefits of local "improvements" and things in existence. IMO, to later demand recompense is wrong.

    It's like purchasing a home immediately across the street from a lighted stadium, an airport, a railroad line, or a loud music venue. Any buyers of the home should not have any recourse but selling, if they end up having a problem with the fact of light, jets, earth-shaking electric-diesel at 3am, or Steve Vai 'til midnight. About as ridiculous as moving to live near the seashore, then disliking the stink. It's irrelevant that the prior condition was "man" made. It pre-existed, and those owners have as much right to their presence as you have with yours.

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