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What is easy way to explain to visiter that even though they aren't at work when they visit my farm, I am at work and please go away or phone the day before so I can make plans that you will stay for hours when I need to get work.

If I know they are coming, I won't start unstopable work.  But they come, they demand socializaing   My unstopable work get stoped and damaged and I get stress from visits.

I say they can come and pick up egg - no contact.  
How does this make them hear they come and visit long time.?.!

They - vacation, lovely, calm, country, beautiful, stay long time, petting zoo
Me - This is my work place and I aint got time for you to vacation here.

 
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ug.  
This sums up my entire day today.

I'm going back to NO VISITORS by strict enforcement by llama if this keeps up.  
 
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ray Bunbury wrote:What is easy way to explain to visitor that even though they aren't at work when they visit my farm, I am at work



Hand them a shovel.
 
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I don’t have visitors.  One has to drive through an old cemetery to reach my driveway.  I deliberately leave my driveway overgrown .....it feels like you are going through a dark tunnel.   More often than not, I have to drive out to reach delivery trucks.  Only a couple of drivers reach my house.
 
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r ranson wrote:

I'm going back to NO VISITORS by strict enforcement by llama if this keeps up.

Does llama need brushing?

I think many people have been feeling house-bound this past year, but that doesn't change the fact that this is a very busy time on farms, and if people want to visit, they need to learn to be helpful as part of visiting.
 
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O man is this a fun subject.  Most have learned over the years that if you come over you are going to get involved.  There are a few with authority though.  It is absolutely hilarious to me to watch my son when my mother and father in law come up in the middle of chores.  We are all running around doing things and they want something done right now.  The other day my son had buckets in his hands running feed out and was stopped to go help move something right now. He looked over at me with a big "help me dad look!!".  It snowed today!  I bet one of my best buddies will be over to shoot the breeze tonight, because he knows I will be relaxing fixing things in the shop.
 
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I have no trouble saying something to the effect of “Perfect timing! I am so busy right now, I really appreciate having extra hands to help out!”. This weeds out the ones I wish would leave, and those who stay and help, well, we have a great time!
 
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