It’s all about personal space. Everyone has some and nobody can disrupt anyone else’s space. That’s the rule.
Isn’t that nice? It’s all civilized and orderly. And there’s no unnecessary clutter. Everyone just keeps track of his own stuff and his own personal space and it’s just great.
They teach their children to honor those personal spaces by example, of course. The children mimic their parents.
And what they learn is that “personal space” is nonexistent when it comes to other people. You know, like the neighbors who ask the Nauglers to please get their goats off their property so they will quit eating all the stuff the neighbor is trying to grow.
But, of course, the Naugler’s goats are “free-range” and that means no fences, no matter what. You don’t fence in the goats, ever. You fence in the garden. Right. How could “the people on TRTATN” be so damned dumb?
What do you suppose the children will learn about personal space from this?
Just for those who might ask, the law in Kentucky refers to “cattle,” but the same law applies to all farm livestock. Like goats.
And please note this. The Nauglers have been told repeatedly that they needed to keep their goats at home and made either half-assed attempts to tie up the goats (that’s why we’ve been seeing jerry-rigged “collars” on them) or just ignored the requests.
Joe must just love seeing his name on the court docket.