One of the evolving situations the ERJ clan is grappling with involves "The Hunting Lease".
Snicker if you want, but the hunting lease is a very long-standing arrangement buttressed by some family ties.
The younger generation is of two minds about the lease. They want to continue to reap the benefits (hunting, firewood, dirt-biking and so-on) but wonder why they have to perform any of the maintenance. Somehow, maintenance morphed in their mind to the older generation exploiting them as slaves. (not my words, theirs)
Additionally, they see the older generation as being "control freaks" because keys are tightly controlled and the younger generation is not allowed to have parties on the property and not allowed to entertain their friends (i.e. parties and the friends using the property and bringing their friends/family ad nauseam) and significant-others (i.e. over-night lodging).
In fact, the privileges of the hunting-lease are defined by four type-written pages of text by the property owners. Access to the property of non-family members without the sponsorship and immediate presence of one of the original lease-holders is specifically prohibited. The proximal cause of this prohibition is rooted in a near-fatal accident of a person on the property who sort of fell through the cracks.
It saddens me that the hunting lease might not be in the family even a year from now. It saddens me even more that the younger generation so easily thinks poorly of us.
It will not matter to the deer, rabbits and squirrels. Somebody will harvest them. If it is not us, I hope they are honest stewards of the land and appreciate the harvest.