However, over the past few years a 12 houses have gone up with 2 more coming in the development across the street and the neighbors down the road have their house under contract to sell. Also the abutting neighbor with a right away on one end of the property left a bunch of cuttings (leavings) from when they got firewood last winter on our side of the right away.
Due to all of those factors, we decided to actually post our 8 acres, more to remind others of where the property lines are then to keep people out. If someone wants permission to hunt or hike our land, it is not a problem (just leave my tree stand alone), just ask us first – which is what we would do.
Property line up the road where house is being sold. Corner of their garage in picture.
Down the road property line. The neighbor’s house in the background did not leave the cuttings.
I really feel bad about posting our property, but I would prefer to let all the new neighbors know the property lines now and gently remind older neighbors of where the lines are. We don’t mind people using our property, we just don’t want them too mistakenly believe where the property lines are or accidentally cutting down trees that we prefer to remain standing or that I plan to take for firewood.
Posting is one of those decisions that land owners do have to make, now that I have done it I wonder what kind of feedback I get from the neighbors :-).