so.. I'm ticked off, I was burning some garden refuse 2 days before the ''burning ban'' came of- and someone called the firedepartment.I waited untill we had a wek of rain, there was absolutely zero firehazard, I had a charged hose right there, plus filled water buckets .Anyway the firetruck came , and I had to put the fire out-even though another 10 minutes would have burned it out.The chief gave me a warning, and said I had to wait untill the outside fire ban was off.I said I figured after a week of heavy rain there was no hazard-and he agreed , but said we had too many city people who had moved out into the country now and demanded a bunch of rules-using one;s common sense wasn't good ennough. They shut down all bow hunting[ and we now have a plague of deer] you have to get a ''building permit'' for even a garden shed- and don't even bother trying to get a permit for a chicken house- let alone shoot the coons who bother the chickens.Trapping is grounds for a protest march and bumper stickers, [I think even rattraps are frowned on] Heaven help you if you cut a tree down[you have to get a ''permit'' to cut any trees- and only after a ''professional'' certifys the tree as dead] no leaves and peeling bark obviously doesn't make it dead. You certainly can't have a pig, and saying you want to keep a cow for milk would probably result in a social worker come knocking atthe door demanding whaty you are exposing your kids to ther ''risk'' of drinking raw milk[ so far they haven;t required moms to pasturize their own breastmilk- but that will no doubt be next. The crack of a 22 would bring a swat team out full force[ I use cb longs- they are quiet] and if you humanely dispatched a deer hit by a car, you would be taken away in handcuffs[ you have to call the pound and they load the injured deer into a van and bounce the poor traumatised creature all over the roads until they can ''humanely'' euthanise it- maybe an hour later.] Why don't these dear souls just go back to town and live their sanitized lives in a highrise condo?