As much as the east coast is in the grips of bitter cold weather, our weather has taken a turn entirely the other way. It was > 70 around the area over the past few days. On the surface, that seems great, but it will wreak havoc with crops later this winter/spring.
Anyway, more problems with the neighbors dogs – they continue to squeeze thru areas of the old fencing between our properties and come down to harass us, our animals, etc. Enough is enough – we’re going to completely re-fence the border between us with a mesh fence (rather than just the few strands of barbed wire which doesn’t keep them out and causes problems for our dogs when they chase them). They let them wander freely and aren’t going to change despite numerous requests from us and other neighbors.
Lisa and I grabbed the hiking sticks and set off to inspect the fence lines this afternoon. We ended up exploring a whole area on the backside of our property we’d never been too (yea, we suck – almost 4 years now and we’ve not even stepped foot on the back 10+ acres of our land – note: its very steep and a hard climb in places, so its not a trivial stroll to get there).
Lisa got a bunch of good pics from up on top of our ridge and then down in the ravine where we found a neat stream bed – which should be full of water, but alas, no rain since December.
I’ll start working on installing new fencing this weekend, since I have MLK day off on Monday (and the good weather will continue thru the weekend).