Birds of a Feather

     Here in New Orleans there are many different kinds of housing, and people, and options.
     There are cottages, and single family homes, doubles, triplexes, quadruples, apartments, condos, warehouses, and water flats.
     The people that sleep in these places are just as diverse.
     They are rich and poor, artists and bankers, down on their luck, Queen of Carnival, or just plain crazy (we call them colorful).
     Sometimes these situations get all mixed-up and you explore your ‘options’, like the guy down the street that just parked his RV in an abandoned lot, and built a front porch.
     He put up a mailbox and gets delivered.
     No one hassles him and he doesn’t pay property taxes ’cause how do you freakin’ put a value on a squatter, who’s mobile, and keeps the gang bangers away from the neighborhood with a fully loaded over-n-under that is legally owned and ready to be explored? 
     And have I mentioned he raises chickens?
     And the eggs are free?

     My kind of neighbor.

is this brilliant,
or what?

The coop
made with found material.

The Gals.

Across the street is an old warehouse.
The owner put up a fake owl
to keep the pigeons away.
He forgot to tell the hawk- who
visits daily hoping to
make chicken stew of the gals across the street.
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  • - Love this! Seriously, if I could live in an RV and make my own urban homestead…I’d definitely go for it! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Sue - I agree, the mobile house with a porch and some chickens is brilliant! Now I know what to do when retirement day arrives. I will just go mobile like my phone. We have a plastic owl hanging in one of our trees to keep the birds away so they don’t dump on our driveway…it doesn’t always work. Some hawks circle above sometimes wanting to make little dog soup too. I need your neighbors fully-loaded for that.ReplyCancel

  • Tammy - Haaaa! Loved it! Those plastic owls aren’t fooling anyone of the feather species. However, they generally scare the crap out of me as I unsuspectingly walk along. I LOVE New Orleans (disclaimer: not in the summer!)and have family there. The peeps are hugely diverse but your neighbor takes the cake. Seriously, you have to laugh or you will cry. Cock-a-doodle-doo to you, my new cyber blogging friend – awesome post!ReplyCancel

  • Jean - I have always wanted to visit and now that desire has been renewed. We are moving, I wish I would have known about this RV idea prior. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • - Hub has been in the south near your area for the past 6 weeks and can’t wait to get out of the heat and humidity!ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - Oh yea- it’s Hot & Humid in the summer, but the other 8 months of the year are HEAVENLY! ‘ll go up on The Fly and wave to him for you!ReplyCancel

  • William Kendall - Sooner or later the hawk shall have his day!ReplyCancel

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