Handling Dangerously Insane Neighbors

Obviously the Bible is the best guide to handling neighbors.

When you do the steps in Isaiah 58, it goes a long way. The reason why we have Isaiah 58, which is the answer to our prayers, is because nobody was doing that stuff back then. And guess what? Nobody's doing it now, either.

Seems like plenty of homesteaders have had problems with neighbors. Sometimes very serious problems, right out of the blue, and they end up losing their animals, or being forced to leave. Both owners and renters.

Some farmers are farmers just because they're intensely anti-social. But sometimes they're nosy, vindictive, hateful, judgmental, wicked and anti-social.

More Neighbor Drama
Even more neighbor drama

Just remember the wisdom of the sermon on the mount. Because nobody else seems to remember it anymore.

Oh. And also remember that Samaritan. Who has been a neighbor to him?

Sometimes people are going to take things and in the end, there's definitely people out there trying to kill you. That's what the good book says, it's what happens, the 20th century is full of it, the worst neighbor of all is when the federal government is trying to massacre all the Americans.

That's no fun. And it's 100% inevitably going to happen. In fact, it's already happening. Just a question of who and how many.

I don't worry too much about it. Best to just do what the Lord tells me to do as much as humanly possible. If I'm doing somewhere between 1% and 99% of what I'm supposed to be doing, then I need to do better.

In my opinion, you really need to know what you're getting into in advance and keep that infrastructure mobile for damn good reasons.

Me and my family are taking this picture of Justin Rhodes' mobile chicken coop with us.

Quite frankly, when all else fails, which will happen here and there, you should be able to easily load everything up on wagons and go, as suggested in this Rentberry blog post.

Joel Salatin has designed all his staple farming enterprises with this in mind, particularly the chicken-mobile.

Egg mobile in Victoria

Because if you're persecuted in one town, move to the next, like the word says. If everything's on wheels, ready to hitch up and roll, you might not even lose a day of production if a bad neighbor strikes.

People who don't take that advice seriously are not paying attention to the instructions.

In the end, if masculinity is what they hate and fear, then extremes of masculinity is the answer. And in particular, the respect for and fear of men.

"And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the LORD; and they shall be afraid of thee."


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