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Are you uncomfortable using any portion of your land?
« on: May 10, 2019, 07:45:48 PM »
Just curious here...

My neighbors built a huge house pretty close to the property line, situated that they overlook a portion of my land. I find it slightly uncomfortable walking around or otherwise using this portion of my land, as I feel I'm always under the watchful eye of the neighbors.

Curious if others feel this way, and if so, how do you handle this situation?

(For me, a portion of the reason for the tree planting project is for privacy...I hope the trees will someday provide a bit of privacy between them and me.)

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Re: Are you uncomfortable using any portion of your land?
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2019, 08:04:15 PM »
Nope, It's mine, I do what I want.  Let 'em look.
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Re: Are you uncomfortable using any portion of your land?
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2019, 08:13:16 PM »
Same here. Iím usually too busy to wonder what theyíre up to. I figure they are focused on their own activities and arenít paying much attention to things over here.

Best to have some kind of relationship with the neighbors although some donít want that. Thatís ok too.
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2019, 08:21:10 PM »
I think you now have the perfect location to commence a spare parts repository.
It'll give them something to look at.
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2019, 08:31:01 PM »
I used to have neighbors, one in each direction on the other side of the road, both within sight, now over the last few years I have I have 2 new neighbors on this side of the road, one on each side of me and back a little!

If you can visualize the #5 dice, I'm now the center dot!

I only own 1Ĺ acres.

I planted a bunch of Spruce trees just off the North edge of my yard to close off one of them.

Mostly though, I don't pay to much attention to them, the 2 neighbors to the South are part of the new Amish clan that is settling in this area, and we do get along well!  ;)

I just don't really care for living in a "fish-bowl"!   
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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2019, 08:38:28 PM »
I tend to take things right up to the line, so if I were uncomfortable with the idea they may be watching me I would be out there grilling burgers butt naked dancing to Phish, which would probably get them to never look in that direction again, but I do have an abrasive way of handling things sometimes.  Of course with my luck that would be just their "thing" and I would never be able to get rid of them after that.  :D
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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2019, 09:03:19 PM »
I figure youíre about 50 miles from me Southside. Thatís starting to sound too close.
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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2019, 09:05:16 PM »
See what I mean about it being effective?  :D
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« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2019, 09:08:50 PM »
I just want to say - I'm liking these answers.

My dad, bless his heart, gives people space, so he keeps certain portions of his property unused so others can have privacy. While considerate, that is different than my opinion. I certainty appreciate the opinions here.

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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2019, 11:41:37 PM »
My mind was going in another direction completely when I saw the thread title. Yeah, the mossy 60' cliff on a rainy day :D.
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« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2019, 06:24:40 AM »
I'm in a subdivision on 1ac, and waaay to close to other people. During summer I have my green cloak that blocks most of the yard off, but it opens up in winter, and I feel exposed. I don't want to see other people, and I don't want them looking at me. I'd be better off in the center of 100ac.

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« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2019, 06:50:00 AM »
If you are in town here you are lucky to have 1/4 acre these days. That was the standard house plot back in the day, but in the cities that will have 2 or 3 houses on that now. 

I grew up on a farm that was 550 acres, with basically National park on 2 side. previous property was 320 acres of mostly hills.

While I miss the space, where I am now is OK. We know the neighbours, and the kids have a hole in the hedge to go and visit the neighbours. They are the sort that give Ms 12 their house key and ask her to feed their cat when they are away. 
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« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2019, 07:10:02 AM »
I tend to take things right up to the line, so if I were uncomfortable with the idea they may be watching me I would be out there grilling burgers butt naked dancing to Phish, which would probably get them to never look in that direction again, but I do have an abrasive way of handling things sometimes.  Of course with my luck that would be just their "thing" and I would never be able to get rid of them after that.  :D
phish fan? one of the band opened an old store. after well over a year of rebuilding and building on. they spent a boat load of money. at the grand opening they have the road closed for the big party. must have been over 200 there. now when i drive by the most i have seen is 2 cars in the parking lot

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« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2019, 07:24:16 AM »
No, not at all, but I had to work at both of their concerts 20+ years ago at Loring and to this day I can still hear that music. So I figured it would be a great repellant.  ;D
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« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2019, 07:33:13 AM »
Never seen Phish, but I went on a spree downloading bootlegs from archive.org last year. I dig 'em. Like the Dead, but a bit more energy.

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« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2019, 08:31:11 AM »
Pretty lucky where I live people are close but good people. But if I had a choice I would prefer not seeing the smoke from my neighbors chimney

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« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2019, 08:47:04 AM »
My left hand neighbors are alright. My backyard neighbors are... something. They /seem/ nice enough, have lots of money, but the woman is a psychopath. She's just plain weird. My right hand neighbors I named the McLouds for intuitive reasons. They're nice enough, but they're always making noise, and they subtly encroach on my property. Cut my bushes down cause "The realtor said we owned that". Tear out a concrete floor, literally all night long(If I were almost anyone else, I wouldn't have slept that night. Me? I could sleep on the flight deck of a carrier). Put little piles of dirt on my side of the property line. Picnic table partly on my property. ( I sometimes amuse myself by thinking of bringing my gear home, precisely laying out the property line across the table, then pull out my chainsaw to take my portion  :^D  ). and they're from the city... None of it is a huge deal(Though the bushes came close...), but all together, and because it's /them/, it's irritating.


Those are the only neighbors I deal with. I try to keep to myself and pretend the world doesn't exist. Most of the neighbors oblige, but my space to roam is very small.

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« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2019, 09:39:05 AM »
That's what barbed wire is for if its an open area and painting boundry lines if its in trees.  I would post keep out signs with some official warning signs of the dangers of lyme disease and rattlesnake risk, that always limits visitors that do not know where the lines are.  As far as lookers just start piling up old junk on the line etc. a few junk autos and tires and they soon will put up a screen to limit the eyesore!!  I myself use rebel flags to ward off the yankees and politically correct!
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« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2019, 09:44:56 AM »
  As far as lookers just start piling up old junk on the line etc. a few junk autos and tires and they soon will put up a screen to limit the eyesore!! 
You might have to reevaluate your strategy if I move in. There's nothing more intriguing than a pile of junk  :^D

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« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2019, 10:26:04 AM »
No. I just pay attention to which tree I water, make sure no one is in sight. 


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