I knew it was only a matter of time before someone in the neighborhood would get curious and come in the woods to see what I was up to. T told me about times in the past when she had issues with the neighbors and/or their kids trespassing on her property and they were told to keep out. I headed out into the woods to do some digging yesterday afternoon and to my surprise 6 trees where freshly cut down. We're only talking 10-15' high 3" thick tress, but still, there is not reason for them to be cut down, they help keep the trails shady. About 20 yards from the trails I found 8 freshly made spears/stakes leaning against a tree...made from our 6 trees. I spent the afternoon hanging up "No Trespassing" and "Private Property: Keep Out" signs all along the property line that abuts the neighbors houses and they are in plain sight. I also threw up one "No Trespassing: Violators Will Be Prosecuted" sign right at the entrance of an old path that leads from the neighbors backyard into our woods. In addition to the sign, I gathered all the limbs from the trees the trespasser cut down and stacked them in a pile at the trail head. The last thing I need is somebody running around with a saw and hatchet on our land and/or messing up my trails. I will be at the trails tonight building a make shift fence section out of cedar posts to block the path and if I have time I'm going to start stacking the 2nd lander. 3 days of rain coming, BOO!
T on the lookout