When a west wind blows, Linda and Perry Trader's southern Indiana home is bathed in the stench of a nearby hog farm a stink so foul they often retreat indoors, abandoning their backyard and swimming pool.

It's not the life the couple imagined when they moved to rural Spencer 18 years ago, only to have a hog farm go in years later a quarter-mile away.

"Sometimes, I can taste it, it's that sickening. The air's just heavy with it," said Linda Trader. "We close the windows, run the air conditioner and stay inside."