Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Lines Are Drawm

If you've read this blog for any length of time you know we had our land surveyed - so the neighbors would know for certain where their boundaries are. And, as stated before, a few aren't too happy about it. Well, the time has come to pick up 1320 feet of fencing, cedar posts for the corners and T-posts for the straight runs. With luck this will be done by next weekend. In the meantime, I've been out cutting brush and snipping away at tag alder shoots. The neighbors behind us who winter in Texas have not arrived yet, which is just as well, because by the time he does the plan is to have the fence erected and his crap moved back onto his land.

That's the plan, and you know how plans go...

I've decided to make copies of the survey, place them in plastic protective covers and tack a few on some posts along the fence line - along with NO TRESPASSING/NO HUNTING signs. Maybe, and that's a big maybe, the jerks will get the message. If not, it's war.

While brushing the line behind us, I discovered the neighbor had set up a series of targets in a new location 50 feet inside our line. Broken targets and bows were embedded in the ground so I cleaned up the mess and dropped it all at his doorstep. His son's name was recently in the paper for assault and property damage so I suspect they fell from the same tree. Times will get interesting, for sure.

The spaghetti spined Township Supervisor (who is a cop) says we'll "have to tread lightly with him." In other words he knows he's a drunken powder keg who thinks he can get away with anything. And, thanks to our beloved supervisor, he has thus far.

Well, I'm gonna get dressed and continue brushing. In the meantime Sweetie is awaiting my son's arrival. If he shows, the ceramic tile may be completed today.

It's about 25 degrees here today with a lake breeze. Good working weather. We counted snowflakes during our walk yesterday and that was the extent of our traditional St. Patty's Day storm. Just in case, the shovels are still outside and the winter clothes have not been packed away!

4 comments:

2 Tramps said...

Do as much photo documentation as you can showing the changes you are making. Sometimes placing the no trespassing signs on a post a few feet in from the fence can help keep them from being torn down. And maybe a bit of barbed wire might help. Good luck to you - we have been there - the fight can be tough but the rewards are great! (and sifting flour along your fence a few feet in will help you track anyone that crosses - take pictures of the tracks - it makes them crazy wondering what you are up to!)

LizBeth said...

Well, I've heard all my life that fences make the best neighbors. Sounds like you're doing the best thing for all concerned. . . . . whether they like it or not! ~Liz

Northwoods said...

Treesong,
As times get tougher, having a good relationship with neighbors gets more important all the time.
Maybe take a deep breath on this and give them the benifit of a doubt?
Better to have friends than enemys...especially at your permeter.
Just my thinkin'...

deafnsmart said...

I wouldn't leave any of his crap on his doorstep. It sounds like you're egging him on...