I'm in need of some opinions and or advice.
This is something completely personal to my family and I and I am bringing it up because it's becoming more of an issue after Easter.
A reason as to why I'm preoccupied and not always on is not just school, but right now I have a lot of stress in my family.
I don't know if many of you guys really read my journals or not, but I am an only child and live on an acreage in a small town.
The acreage and land that we live on has been in our family for over 100 years and we are known as a century farm.
The difference between an acreage and a farm for those who do not know is that we do not have livestock or do our own combining.
We rent out the back to a renter and our yard has a few of the original buildings and our home.
But my father's grandparents had livestock and whatnot so we have a back pasture and some of the old farm buildings that were original that weren't tore down.
My Dad also built our house before him and my mother met, but we do live on the original yard.
(My Dad actually adopted me back in 2009 after my biological Grandmother died and my alcoholic biological father agreed for my step-dad(now Dad) to adopt me legally.)
After my parents got married, my mom wanted to fully split the land with my aunt. Before my Dad and aunt owned everything together.
(Fun fact, my Dad loves our place so much that him and my mother got married in our backyard just like his Grandparents did)
So my aunt owns a portion of the farmland, whereas my parents own the woods, house area, and a portion of the farmland as well.
This is a photo of my backyard in a way. Its not a good picture or shows the whole thing, but this is more so I can give you a semi-idea.
Now, a few months ago my aunt was called my a gravel mining company.
Which is where they go on your land, pay you good money, tear it up, and make a huge water pit and mine gravel.
Contracts are usually between 3-5 years and afterwards it turns into a lake/pond.
When they take out the gravel, water is standing, gravel trucks are coming and going all day, and it looks disgusting.
There is one the next place over from ours and they never cleaned it up after they were finished.
My parents are completely against the gravel pit because its the place that they love.
My aunt on the other hand is just thinking about the money aspect of it due to that her daughters can't pay for their own stuff and like to take advantage of her.
Now don't get me wrong, I don't hate my aunt. The only thing I don't like about her is that she takes extreme advantage of my Dad.
(My Dad and her are close and if she asks him to do something, he will. She pretty much takes advantage of him because of this and he knows it but gets super mad if you tell him it)
Unfortunately my aunt never really talked to my dad about the gravel pit and the permit went in before they talked (My dad told her he wanted to talk to her about it first)
So, now we pretty much have to wait for the public hearing.
But here's my reason of writing this.
I really want to make a video on it.
As to why its a horrible idea, and as to why I don't like it.
Probably nobody will watch it, but it's something I really want to make.
I want to take the four-wheeler and my camera into our pasture/sediside and pretty much vlog as to why it's a horrible decision.
Im like my parents, I don't believe in developing land nor wrecking it up when it's been in the family.
At one point when I get it, it will stay as it is.
So my question is, do you think it would be a good idea to make a short video about this?
Would you watch it?
Do you think it'd be interesting?
What are your thoughts after reading this?