Christmas was white and the new year has arrived bright and cold. It is now half way into the first month of 2010.
I have been busy. Working daily at "HH" stables. And making basic preparations for this years celebration of Freedom Day.
I have also joined a new organization. The Minnesota Stable Owners Association. It is a new 501 (c)6 Business League.
It is a non profit that can lobby but its receipts are not tax deductible to those making donations.
I don't own. Heck I'm just a stable hand, but they are the latest bunch organizing to fight the ever increasing tax burden.
In this case, it's a massive property tax, and other things, due to people not understanding the agricultural nature of horse management.
I can tell you it is not just another business. I work with livestock, tractors, feed, fences, bailing hay and all kinds of other things agricultural.
A horse stable is an agricultural operation no matter what some government entity would like to say in order to make some financial charts and graphs match up.
Legality and reality are often very different.