Love Thy Neighbor??

So we got some new neighbors over the weekend, and I am not very happy about it! 

Love Thy Neighbor?

I’m actually really sad, but also a little mad!  It is a couple in their 50’s, and they bought the house directly across the street from me, and next door to Jeremy’s dad.  The house has 5 acres with it and a pond.  It’s where I walk Jake and pick up pecans.  The woman that lived there passed away a couple of months ago.  She always let us use her land to walk, pick pecans, pick blackberries, and keep our horses.  In return for letting us use it, Jeremy and his dad helped her out with anything that she needed.  Everyone was very neighborly! 

Love Thy Neighbor??

The new people are not neighborly at all!  They don’t want to share.  The woman told Jeremy’s dad that she didn’t want anyone back there.  She also does not want anyone picking up “her” pecans or blackberries.  Then she told Jeremy’s dad that he needed to get all of his horse stuff off of her land as soon as possible, and close the gate to the small lot that we have. 


I do understand that it is their land, and they can do what they want with it.  I’m just extremely disappointed.  And, she didn’t have to be so rude about it.  This was the conversation that they had literally the first day they were moving in and Jeremy’s dad went over to meet them.  He told them that the hay and the round bale and feed trough were his, and she told him to move it. 

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I’m just upset because for the last 6 years, it’s where we have walked Jake almost every day.  He loves to run in the pasture and go all around the pond.  In the summer, he loves swimming in the pond.  When we take him up there, we can let him off of his leash and he can run free.  I also really liked walking there because it is so peaceful.  I’m off the road and there’s no houses or cars or people.  It’s quiet and nice.2015-12-16 17.50.03

For the last 20 plus years, Jeremy and his dad have kept horses there.  Jeremy’s dad even built the fence. It’s just disappointing!   

Love thy neighbor??

I just don’t understand people.  It’s not like it’s their back yard or right near their house.  It’s at the back of their property.  They can’t even see it from their house!  I just don’t get what it would hurt for me to walk my dog there.  It’s not like I’m going to be hurting anything. 

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But what I really don’t understand is how the woman can be so hateful about it, and then her husband wants Jeremy’s dad to show him where everything is on the property.  Seriously?!!  I have been outside several times this weekend, and the woman just stares at me.  She isn’t friendly at all! 

I think it’s sad that people have to act like that.  Why move in somewhere and be so rude.  Don’t you want to get along with your neighbors?  What if you need to borrow a cup of sugar? 

I’m really sad for Jake.  Every time we took him outside this weekend, he tried to head to the pasture.  He doesn’t understand why he can’t go there anymore.  Now I’ll have to walk him on his leash and take him to the other pasture that joins their land.  It’s small, but at least he will be able to run a little bit without his leash on.  It also has the best blackberry bushes, she only has a couple of small ones.  My pasture has two huge ones!  If she doesn’t want to share her land, she can’t come on mine and get blackberries!!  (Actually I’m not that hateful, I would probably let her if she asked.)

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Okay, enough of my rant.  I’ll get over it, and so will Jake.  Hopefully that woman won’t be a total jerk forever.

How do you deal with bad neighbors? 

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6 thoughts on “Love Thy Neighbor??

  1. meljo

    Mean people suck! I hope the situation turns in your favor!!

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      Thank you! I’m hoping they don’t stay long! Lol

  2. Amy

    Perhaps it’s just a case of moving in stress and she’ll soften up eventually when she gets to know everyone. Just keep being nice and friendly and neighbourly – invite her to use your land (if she wants blackberries etc) and perhaps she’ll soften and let you do the same 🙂

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      I hope so! I thought about making them some cookies, and maybe that will help.

  3. Heather @ Polyglot Jot

    Wow that is so annoying and sad! Maybe you can kill her with kindness for a couple of weeks and she’ll change her mind?

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      I’m hoping so! Once they get settled I may go try to make friends with her.

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