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Re: Are you uncomfortable using any portion of your land?
« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2019, 06:31:25 PM »


I was in High school with John Fishman the drummer.

And no, I use my land as I see fit,  
I am respectful on Sundays. No mowing or loud noise equipment before noon.

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« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2019, 05:51:10 AM »
After 30 years in the goldfish bowl (1/6th of an acre in FL), I'm used to neighbors being able to see what I'm up to. Now, were on 7-1/2 acres of woods, and no one can see anything unless they are using a drone. I try to be considerate, stashing my 'yard art' so it isn't in anyone's line-of-sight. This is mostly to keep things from growing legs, though. I like living in the woods; we don't have any window treatments except the bedroom and bathroom. In FL, the wife kept the shades drawn 24/7.

As far as using the land, I did have a little awkwardness. I bought 1/2 acre from my neighbor (to protect a distant mountain view), and had it cleared off. It needed it, as it was old pine stumps with thousands of sweet gum saplings. He was none to happy, as his wife had saved a few oaks out there. That's fine, except that there was no way to keep the rest of it tidy. I'm trying to turn it into pasture (the soil is very tired), and then I will plant a few select trees. Can't very well plow and disc it with trees all over the place, so it will be a few years until I can plant. I've tried explaining it to him, and I guess we're OK now. He still thinks I should just dig up oak saplings out in the woods and plant those, but I want diversity and specimen trees. I already have thousands of oaks.
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Re: Are you uncomfortable using any portion of your land?
« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2019, 07:38:57 AM »
I actually get along quite well with all of my neighbors, one (the new neighbor to the NW) is my sister and BIL, one to the NE is a widow lady 60ish and keeps to herself, the neighbors to the SE and the SW are the two Amish families (brothers) and they keep mostly to themselves.

I mow my yard about every 5 days, and once in a while that day comes on Sunday so I don't mow before noon-1:00.  If it's one of the Amish families days to hold church at their house, I wait and mow on Monday.  In Winter, it's different, if there is snow to be moved, it just gets moved!
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Re: Are you uncomfortable using any portion of your land?
« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2019, 08:09:30 AM »
In my neighborhood 
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« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2019, 09:16:10 AM »
We have 20 acres, and have about 1 1/2 acres that has an encroachment on it. The neighbors hay field comes into our property. It's probably been like that for 80 years. We've talked about it, I told him he could keep haying it. I still feel awkward crossing the fence and walking the edge of the field, even though we legally own it.
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Re: Are you uncomfortable using any portion of your land?
« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2019, 12:40:07 PM »
There's no love lost between us and our closest neighbor >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(.  I burn the nastiest stuff I can in the OWB when the wind is blowing toward their place.  I've considered buying a 6-71 for no other reason than to just run it wide open for their enjoyment.  We seriously considered hogs just for them as well.  The prevailing winds would work very well.
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Re: Are you uncomfortable using any portion of your land?
« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2019, 02:34:15 PM »
   If you can't sight in your deer rifle off the back porch and pee off the front porch you are too close to your nearest neighbor anyway IMHO.
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« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2019, 03:01:31 PM »
If you can do both of those at the same time you either have a very narrow house or......
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« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2019, 04:47:02 PM »
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If you can't sight in your deer rifle off the back porch and pee off the front porch you are too close to your nearest neighbor anyway IMHO.
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« Reply #29 on: May 12, 2019, 04:48:45 PM »
I've shot quite a few deer from my back porch, and one from my front porch, but now I've got neighbors within the 500 feet legal limits, so I can't do it anymore without some of them possibly calling the law!
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Re: Are you uncomfortable using any portion of your land?
« Reply #30 on: May 12, 2019, 05:18:35 PM »
Chuck,

  Try inviting them over for a wild game cookout. Might change their attitude. :D

   Either that or get a crossbow.
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« Reply #31 on: May 12, 2019, 05:50:53 PM »
barbender, if you have to cross a fence then you have lost that 1 1/2 acres.  I would have yesterday put up a new one where your boundry line is and torn down the old one!
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« Reply #32 on: May 12, 2019, 06:46:47 PM »
   This thread reminds me of my old buddy Jack who bought a place on Lake Blackshear near Cordele GA. He got tired of people coming by fishing under his dock and catching his crappie and bass and such so Jack put a big old roll of old rusty field fence under his dock at the end of the dock. He showed me where it was and warned me about it. I asked him if he put it there as a fish attractor. He said "No, its my lure catcher. These people come by in their big expensive bass boats with their fancy equipment and pitch all these expensive bass lures under there and get them hung then in the Spring when they lower the level of the lake to work on the dam (There was a power dam about 1/4 mile away) I go out and collect all the free lures."

   Jack was my old buddy I hooked in the jaw with a beetle spin and told him to be careful taking it out because it was my favorite bait.
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« Reply #33 on: May 12, 2019, 10:21:26 PM »
Woodpecker, the fence has been there since well before my time but at least in MN, I don't think it matters. Our properties run along each other, and then theirs continues West where ours ends, bordering state land. The hayfield ends at the back of our property. The neighbors had their land logged, and the MN DNR came out and assessed them for timber trespass for the whole piece, probably 60-80'x 660'. So at least in the eyes of the state, they don't own where they are over the line and the old fence doesn't mean squat.
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« Reply #34 on: May 12, 2019, 10:29:57 PM »
We have 20 acres, and have about 1 1/2 acres that has an encroachment on it. The neighbors hay field comes into our property. It's probably been like that for 80 years. We've talked about it, I told him he could keep haying it. I still feel awkward crossing the fence and walking the edge of the field, even though we legally own it.
I had a situation like that at our old place.  Basically the neighbors back yard was mine.  It was off in a corner of almost 300 acres and she was a nice neighbor.  I told her to enjoy her yard, never made an issue out of it.  That sure helped on the occasion when a cow or draft horse would get loose and wander around her home.  She would call to let me know and that was the end of it.   
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I do get along with all the neighbors. 
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Re: Are you uncomfortable using any portion of your land?
« Reply #36 on: May 13, 2019, 07:39:43 AM »
Even the 4-legged ones. 
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« Reply #37 on: May 13, 2019, 08:52:32 AM »
barbender, if you have to cross a fence then you have lost that 1 1/2 acres


This is technically possible, but not likely.  Adverse possession laws vary from state to state, but usually it's very high bar to clear.

Sometimes it just works out to let a piece get used by a neighbor.  If the property next door changes hands, it'll be time for a conversation or maybe a written agreement.  

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« Reply #38 on: May 13, 2019, 08:56:16 AM »
Fences don't mean much in the east. They're usually put up where it was convenient, and may or may not reflect any property line.

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« Reply #39 on: May 13, 2019, 09:42:09 AM »
So my point is, if they (fence) do not mean much, then tear down the old and put up the new and it should not matter to the neighbor.  It sure is less of a hassle when the land changes hands and it will save in the long run on the cost of a resurvey and heir headaches.
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