I know that the main concern is that we are right up against a sub-division, but we are taking every precaution that our animals are not a nuisance. Except for a couple times when we first got the animals, we have been able to keep them in their pens and they have been less of a nuisance then the neighborhood dogs. We are doing everything possible to make sure they don't smell, but even if they did we live in an area surrounded by cornfields, it always smells like cow manure around here.
Our little farm is not going to detract from the value of the surrounding homes, or drive people out of the neighborhood because of smell, noise, or vermin. Our little farm is going to provide my family and friends with fresh eggs, naturally raised meat and vegetables. Our farm will bring value to the community and an educational opportunity to the community's children. Our little farm should NOT be subject to the same regulations as a commercial farming operation, and the Town of Plattsburgh needs to realize that they need to make some changes so those that come after us don't have to go through the same hassle.