at the back end of my property earlier this week….in the afternoon.
Now the tractor has the stock Kubota muffler…not loud, but not muffled into silence either.
On the other side of the fence is a piece of property owned by some guy who is big time into some church…they use the property for outings and such in the summer on weekends. Mostly they are decent folks from a large city who think this is the “country”….
Anyway, when I was up on the hill earlier in the week, I see a small encampment. 10-12 Army tents and a whole bunch of vehicles…Hey, none of my business what they do on the other property, so I go about MY business.
Some dude walks over the fenceline and sternly tells me I am “disturbing his peace”, and I need to shut off the tractor RIGHT NOW.
I point out calmly that he is trespassing, and that it’s not like I am mowing at midnight or anything like that…(but I could if I wanted to), and WhoInTheFuckAreYouAnyway?
So, seeing bluster doesn’t work, he then says “well, look man, I’m trying to appeal to your better nature”.
I replied that he was assuming that I had a “better nature”, (I don’t) and he’d better get back on the other side of the fenceline. He quickly did so, and I continued to water the tree I had planted over Schmoo’s grave and do some other stuff.
Since they were still there this morning (Saturday), bright and early, I decided that it was time to trim some branches with a chainsaw….So I did so this morning…. for about an hour.
They were Not Happy.
I’m gonna get up even earlier tomorrow. Might even take the muffler off the thing. Wanna play with the big boys? Bring yer “A” game.
We play differently here, outside the city limits, past the end of the sidewalk…..
Better nature indeed.