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Re: Neighbors....you don't get to pick em
« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2019, 12:38:54 PM »
Years ago I had a new neighbor down the road next to my land, One day I could hear a chainsaw cutting wood. trees coming down. 
I went for a walk. 
I get there and he walks right over to me and gets in my face. how he does not want people on his land. 
OK, I said, come with me. I show him the land pin. I said this is your land with no trees on it. And this is my land with all the trees on it.
He turns white in the face.
Now I get in his face, 1" away, I tell him to cut, split and stack the wood over here and pile the brush over there. 
And be quick about it, Don't make come back to see you. you won't like it. ;D
Two days later he was all done.

I like to nip things in the bud from the start. He moves away a year later. now I have a guy works 3 shift sleeps all day. I have a neighbor friend across the road from him, He cuts firewood for his family in the day time. The new guy comes out and tells my friend to stop, he can't sleep with the saw running. 
I show up, [just happen that way]  ;) 

I hear the bull from him.  :D :D :D :D good one. I tell him to put a female product in his ears.
With the trucks and customers coming and going, me sawing, him cutting wood you better get a day job.
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« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2019, 04:38:24 PM »
Just to close this off (hopefully), I drove past yesterday and had to peek. he has 4 trees down and limbed, none are bigger than 8" on the stump. All softwoods. All the limbs lay were they fell, and he has at least one bucked into 2' lengths. They also lay where he cut them. he cut from 11am until 9pm with only 2 half hour breaks. He's got stamina, I will give him that. Monday morning everything was still laying where is was cut Saturday.
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« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2019, 04:56:52 PM »
That is an amazing story. Its hard to imagine using a chain that dull. Running the chain backwards would be an improvement.

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« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2019, 05:39:14 PM »
Are you SURE there was a chain on the bar?  :D
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« Reply #24 on: June 24, 2019, 05:51:59 PM »
 :D :D :D :D :D

That's better than the joke about the old farmer that bought his first chainsaw, took it back to the dealer a week later because it sawed so slow.  The dealer started the saw and the old farmer yells "what's that noise?!?!?". (Maybe that jokes so old some of y'all have forgotten it.)

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« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2019, 09:37:26 AM »
Neighbors can be great or not so great.

Of the neighbors next to the tree farm we have is "not so great". I had a meeting with him and he literally informed me that he got to decide what I did with the 30 western feet of my property (about 1/2 acre total). He felt that he had the right to approve what I did in this area because it was their buffer.

I informed him that he was wrong, and am now busily planting trees in this rectangular area. Hope he likes trees.

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« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2019, 10:06:18 AM »
Neighbors can be great or not so great.

Of the neighbors next to the tree farm we have is "not so great". I had a meeting with him and he literally informed me that he got to decide what I did with the 30 western feet of my property (about 1/2 acre total). He felt that he had the right to approve what I did in this area because it was their buffer.
For the life of me I cannot understand what drives logic like this. Based on that  logic, YOU should have the right to decide what he does with the Eastern 30 feet of HIS property because that is YOUR buffer, correct?
 You do what ever you want with your property within zoning restrictions. Maybe that would be a good place to set up the sawmill shed? ;D
 That guy is a pinhead. He is lucky you planted trees, the perfect buffer anyway you look at it. While you are at it, maybe throw in a row of cactus, rose bushes, or buck thorn (which I am considering).
 It might not be a bad idea to make a copy of your local zoning restrictions to use for reference if you ever have another 'meeting' with him.
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« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2019, 10:09:03 AM »
Are you SURE there was a chain on the bar?  :D
Well, no, not really, but I am guessing there was. I can't say whether is was on facing the correct direction though.
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« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2019, 10:11:34 AM »
:D :D :D :D :D

That's better than the joke about the old farmer that bought his first chainsaw, took it back to the dealer a week later because it sawed so slow.  The dealer started the saw and the old farmer yells "what's that noise?!?!?". (Maybe that jokes so old some of y'all have forgotten it.)
Not only do I know this joke, but that is exactly what I was thinking about as I was eating my lunch and listening to 'the show'.
 I tell the joke a little different, the farmer brought it back because he could only cut 20 trees a day with it..... ;D
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« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2019, 11:54:23 AM »
Yeah - telling it requires a bit more embellishment.  It had some politically incorrect elements to it when I first heard it.  That kind of thing that was ok then, but can get you in trouble today with the PC police, or maybe even the real police.   :D   

At least we seem to be enjoying your neighbor's expertise. 
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« Reply #30 on: June 26, 2019, 08:25:45 PM »
I have a big beautiful fence now because of a neighbor issue. We love the fence.

Same neighbor has a tree. Big yellow poplar that drops its mess mostly on my side from any fall breeze. In the summer it shades our pool and deck for about two hours. Ive been wishing that tree dead for ten years. Ive never ever complained about it.

I get up this morning and woe! Tree service is next door taking it down! Turns out they were having issues with their share of shade and mess. I'll  not let this  guy ever know, I LOVE IT! LOTS OF SUN IN PLACES I NEED IT! :)



 
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« Reply #31 on: June 26, 2019, 08:39:41 PM »
Sometimes you get lucky Jeff! My neighbor across the road used to plow my driveway if the snow was really deep, or he saw my tuck was still at home during working hours, he assumed I was sick (always correct). He was a great guy, I miss him a lot, gone too soon. 
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« Reply #32 on: June 26, 2019, 09:04:08 PM »
the exposed wall is covered with Tyvek. The back yard is a mess, junk building material, a broken green house and an expensive riding mower sitting out in the weather.
You have just described most of Surrey B.C.  :D  :D  :D
I think we've all had a neighbour like that. And some of us are that guy.  :o
:D We lived in Surrey, I hear ya.
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« Reply #33 on: June 27, 2019, 12:01:23 AM »
I get up this morning and woe! Tree service is next door taking it down!


For a second I thought this was going to turn into one of those "they were at the wrong address" stories. :D 
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« Reply #34 on: June 27, 2019, 10:25:17 PM »
Born and raised in Detroit. Moved to the 'burbs, finally to paradise. 20 acres in a very rural area of Michigan. I've been fortunate to not have the sorry stories many of you have experienced. Where we now live I can truly say is outstanding. Of the few 'neighbors' we have there have been but two issues. Fence neighbor to the north had a derelict son that trespassed. Was fast becoming an issue. The neighbor passed and it got sold to someone (so far) seems much better. The other 'issue's neighbor hit golf balls into the trees north of my barn. He lives across the road. Finding golf balls all over. Even in the driveway. We had the talk and that has not happened anymore. Except for those, all the others are truly treasures. Here's how it works in this area: A guy is doing a project. Maybe drilling a new well, maybe a re-roof job on a two story. WITHOUT INVITATION!! one, sometimes more, neighbors will pull up in a tractor or their truck and start 'doing'.
Yeah. Paradise can be described as peace and tranquility.
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Paradise is also living with kind hearted people that, in more than a couple places, turned into dear Friends.

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« Reply #35 on: June 28, 2019, 02:36:05 PM »
Just to close this off (hopefully), I drove past yesterday and had to peek. he has 4 trees down and limbed, none are bigger than 8" on the stump. All softwoods. All the limbs lay were they fell, and he has at least one bucked into 2' lengths. They also lay where he cut them. he cut from 11am until 9pm with only 2 half hour breaks. He's got stamina, I will give him that. Monday morning everything was still laying where is was cut Saturday.
6 days later and everything is still laying where it fell.
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« Reply #36 on: June 28, 2019, 04:12:03 PM »
You mean it's not like deer meat? Don't need to dry age the wood?  :D
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« Reply #37 on: June 28, 2019, 04:31:58 PM »
And this is why we bought the neighbors place when it came up for sale...   ;) 
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« Reply #38 on: June 28, 2019, 05:42:41 PM »
We just got a new neighbor RIGHT behind my polebarn and the other end of my property.  Best friend of the fence guy. :-\

HOWEVER, the new neighbor stopped by this spring and asked if we had a preference to what side of the fence faced us he was putting up. HECK NO!  Your choice! 8)  Whatever is good for you is good for me! 8)   So he put it up. its a full 4ft on one end from the property line and almost 6 feet to the other. His property drops off to mine from the previous owner who filled it in so he was avoiding that and trees.

So now!  I have a privacy fence behind my pole barn and didn't have to no nuthin!!

 

 
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« Reply #39 on: June 28, 2019, 07:43:33 PM »
I dunno Jeff, it seems like you stepped in something lately. Send some of that karma my way, would ya?
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