2009-06-04 / Letters

Farm Smells Don't Compare To City Smells

To The Editor:

I read with interest the letter by Ms. Mullenix concerning the farm odors permeating the boro. DUH! This is a farm community. The town was built to serve the needs of the farmers of the surrounding area. And guess what farmers do for a living? Yep, you guessed it, they raise livestock - cows, hogs, chickens, horses, sheep, all manner of livestock. These animals must eat, drink and perform the same bodily functions as every other living creature to survive. I would venture to guess Ms. Mullenix doesn't object too strongly to the odors of the steaks and burgers that come from her barbecue grill or kitchen at meal times, all of which are made possible by farmers and their animals.

Thirty-eight years ago my wife and I moved to Fulton County farm Baltimore, and belive me Fulton County has no smell that can even compare to that of exhaust fumes and garbage in the streets. Not to mention the noise of tires squealing, neighbors shouting and sirens blaring. In fact, we kind of like that farm smell.

God bless our farmers,

Brian Tucker

Harrisonville

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