Let me try to explain... I offered to allow a couple, (that soon turned out to be 3 people), to come up to my place and let them stay rent and tax free, "IF" they would help me with the land.... That meant fencing, security, and so on...Generally being "caretakers". However, in a short period of time ( 2 weeks), I am being told that now they number more like 7. There's the couple and 3 older children plus a small child. I was also told they will need to be housed for no less than 90 days, and that they will require food for at least 30 days. (Uhh... just when did I lose control?) Somehow, I think I missed something in the whole translation. The original offer was for a man and wife or "ole lady", (as he so delicately put it), and that was that. Then there was the minor thing of a custody battle with an ex, for a son, aged 16... Now, out of the blue, it's one more that is 21, one that is 18, one that is 16, and a toddler. Now he also says he wants a "buddy" to come along! I have nothing on the land but dirt, rocks, and some small juniper trees. Now, when I go up I have my 6 person travel trailer ( stored on someone elses land for now) that is jammed full with everything I may need, so there is only room for me,.... and I have to go outside just to change my mind. I also have a utility (box type) trailer made from an old chevy pickup bed. It is also filled, mostly with tools and so forth. There is no place for anyone else in either trailer. I am wondering how to answer this latest email making such requests.... Frankly, it's beyond me! True, I am in need of people to assist me, but at no time and in no way could I even support a number of people and that was never discussed at any rate. I offered to help them get a trailer from a neighbor up there, but it is very small, like those Airstream trailers, that maybe 2 could make do in. Then I am asked if they can hunt, or buy a beef from a rancher, or whatever.... Sheesh! Anyone care to guess about that? I mean, an out of state hunting license is very expensive, and up there you don't even want to try to poach! Too many people around that will turn you in, in a heartbeat! Besides we have "drawings" here for big game tags and the season starts around January thru February...A person would get pretty hungry by that time, IF you even managed to get "drawn"! I have repeatedly asked a number of questions which have never been answered ( at all) and suddenly I have somehow "adopted" a whole family? Where did I go wrong?