Well, it's for sure now, Spring is here. You can't really go by the weather, what with it jumping back and forth from hot summer day to cold winter night temperatures. The surest sign Spring has sprung is that the summer neighbors have moved back. I have mixed feelings.
They moved back in Saturday morning, in their typical rowdy fashion. I like having the place to myself, and would be happy to never have neighbors. It takes some adjustment to get used to these guys again.
For one thing they are a big family-- often having knock down drag out fights all over the place. They can be just downright rude at times. Their toiletry habits aren't very nice either--and that is all I'll say about that. They aren't very noisy, but they don't work so they are always hanging around.
I guess the worst thing about them is that they are nosy. Very nosy. And their place is just across the fence from my side yard. They tease the dogs and it's a struggle to keep them from barking at them all the time. When I sit on my deck, there they are---they'll come up and hang out just over the fence and there is no privacy. Everything I do seems to fascinate them, and I've even caught them looking in my windows! It can get old.
Yes, I've talked to them about it---but it falls on deaf ears. So much for the peaceful days of winter. They've been coming back every summer for years and years now, so you'd think I'd be used to them by now.
They do hunt coyotes though, so I often feel better about the sheep during the summer. However they do the same with the deer so it makes it tough for the deer to rearrange their grazing habits.