My Thanksgiving Story

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  1. xodonniedarko macrumors 6502

    xodonniedarko

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    I wake up this morning, I get on Macrumors to see what's going on,
    and I go downstairs. My brother's making breakfast, so I asked him
    for some. THen I go use the bathroom. While I'm in the bathroom,
    my mom screams, "OMG THERE ARE HORSES IN THE BACK YARD!"

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    We don't have horses.
    We've never owned horses.
    But since my life is so outrageously interesting,
    we have horses in our back yard! We called our neighbor because
    our neighbor has horses, but they weren't his. But he knew whom
    they belonged to, so he's taking care of it.

    Our land has 6 acres, an old barn, and a few other old buildings,
    and we fenced in a few acres for our previous cows, and our
    current goats. So my mom just had the horses follow
    her back to the barn.

    Interesting story?
     
  2. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Very interesting story, I wonder how the horses got to your house. :)
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    [tmg][tmg]!!
    But seriously...how wonderfully awesome is that?! Around my parts that never happens because I'm in a suburban residential area. :(
     
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    The goats asked them over for Thanksgiving. Seemed obvious to me. :p
     
  5. xodonniedarko thread starter macrumors 6502

    xodonniedarko

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    lmao :)


    I live out in the country, a lot of people around my parts have horses. We never had them though - too much work
     
  6. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    Honestly based on the picture and the OP's description, it doesn't seem that shocking. I'm betting a lot of people in that area have horses. However, once when I was young we woke up to horses in our front yard and we lived in a suburban residential area. I have no idea how or why they got there, but we still talk about it occasionally. My parents have pictures somewhere...
     
  7. xodonniedarko thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's really funny!

    We used to have cows, and once we came home and found them up the road in our neighbors yard.

    Usually it's your dogs running through your neighbors yard, not your cows!
    Once we came home to cows on our front porch.

    I think I have a picture somewhere...
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  8. ryannel2003 macrumors 68000

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    Where in NC do you live? It looks absolutely gorgeous.
     
  9. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    My dad had a steer about 8 years ago. The thing got out of its fence for like the 5th time and my mom was sweeping the driveway when it came running toward her. She dropped the broom and hopped in her car and started blowing the horn :D
     
  10. xodonniedarko thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I live about 30 miles north of Charlotte, and I live in the middle of everywhere. 10 miles in any direction will get you to some kind of town or city. Everywhere around me is booming like crazy and developing into sub-devisions (nice ones, too), business parks, or more medical buildings. We just sold 3 acres across the street FAST because of where we live. It's quite nice, and I really love it.
     
  11. ryannel2003 macrumors 68000

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    Man it sure did look beautiful there. I've lived in NC my whole life, and never once been to Charlotte. Sad. My area has a ton of new subdivisions with unsold houses. The market is in a huge slump right now.
     
  12. xodonniedarko thread starter macrumors 6502

    xodonniedarko

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    I had to take my brother to Charlotte and around Charlotte yesterday. It was bloody awful. The traffic yesterday was so bad, it was backed up no matter what direction you went, or what highway or interstate you were on. Every single road was packed with horrible, out of town drivers. I hate driving in Charlotte. I was gone for FOUR HOURS, driving the WHOLE TIME.
     
  13. eric55lv Guest

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    It must had smelled like horse poop once they left so how are they?:eek:
     
  14. Patrickool93 macrumors member

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    I also live in a suburban residential area, and while we never have had horses, ;) , we do have wild turkeys running through yards quite frequently. Though their population seems to suspiciously dip this time of year....
     
  15. deannnnn macrumors 68000

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    No horses here in South Florida... we did have a fox once!
    (Hey, come on, that's uncommon around here!)
     
  16. Flowbee macrumors 68030

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    I want to live at your house.
     
  17. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    No kidding. Last time I was in Charlotte was over 10 years ago and it was growing like crazy even back then. I can't imagine how big it is now...
     
  18. xodonniedarko thread starter macrumors 6502

    xodonniedarko

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    I saw a fox at the beach - AT A CAMPGROUND!


    And Charlotte is quite large.

    And everyone wants to live where I live. It's the kind of place I hope to own and raise kids on, some day.
     

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