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!