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I guess things are getting worse out here in the sticks of Florida, last week I watched a newer black truck scoping out the dogs and pigs out front on two different days...yesterday I caught a man on a 4x4 going through out mail in our mailbox across the street, naturally I was pissed and went out to the front porch and screamed at him to get the F out of my mail box....he put his hands up in the air as if I was going to shoot him ( sorry, I can't do that dude , your not on my property ) I lied and told him I have him on my security camera ( three fake ones ) ...last night I heard a 4x4 around 8:30 but didn't go out to see what was going on, probably should have because this morning my mail box is just about hanging on the post and the door won't close......tonight the game cameras are being set out and next week some prepper friends are coming to set us up with trip wires that when tripped ,shoot off a blank shot gun shell, probably will locate them in our "easiest areas to cut or climb the fences"...
I really hate to have to be so aggressive with trying to protect our home, property and animals...but I will be dammed if I will just sit and wait for someone to break in here like some of our neighbors have been...calling the police here does no good, way to much for them to do already being busy with the meth heads breaking in everywhere...
Never thought this is what I would be doing in my later years of life, what a crazy world we are living in these days !
On a happier note, we are waiting for goats to kid and waiting to see if Lilly (labtadoodle) is pregnant, I have a 12 year old autistic boy who is waiting for his best friend that he needs so badly and a few other people who are looking for a labradoodle puppy...she should be due in early January, time will tell :love ...
hope every stays healthy and safe ....:thumbsup
 
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Wow...that's bad! Looks and sounds like they are casing the place. So far I haven't had or seen that type of activity in my area but, there was a shooting not real far. Found it to be a domestic problem, still...an issue. The times we're in make crazy things happen. Luckily my police department is very responsive! Once in a while I see an odd vehicle but, if they longer I do take pics.

I'm about the only one with much livestock on my road.

Hope we have puppy pics next month!

When do those pigs go to freezer camp?
 

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Thanks mini, while people are moving out of the cities to "better locations" , it drives the "rats" to the country....and we are loaded with rats now ! There is very little real-estate on the market as it is getting sold within a week, and the poor are getting desperate and the druggie's can't get their supplies ( bronkaid) to make meth from Walmart so...I am guessing that breaking in and stealing is just going to get worse for a while...let alone fraud from information stolen from your mail box :he.......
We are surrounded by live stock, ( food for thieves) ....police are young kids who are just trying to make a living ...
Sure don't have any solutions other than to be pro active and I certainly refuse to be a victim in my own home....
It sounds like it is much safer where you are right now, ..I hope this activity isn't going to get much worse than it is right now, ...I don't look good in athe orange jump suit that the state provides, and I hear the food is terrible behind those walls lol...
Pigs ? About another six to eight weeks ??? Size does matter ! Don't want them huge, but big enough to make it worth while. .....puppies , keeping fingers crossed that Winston was packing a full gun when they tied :fl
Keep yourself safe and your eyes open , this may get crazy ...or perhaps it's just the folks moving here and pushing the others out of the woods or wherever they stay...who knows...absolutely a shame for sure....
 

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Thoughts and prayers for you and the situation. I get my mail in a P.O. box.... go to the PO once a week. I know what is supposed to be paid when, so don't worry about the bills that come in..... most of the rest is junk mail.....

It might cost a little bit more, but a strand of Electric ; run off a plug in charger so it has a real bite... will help to discourage climb overs and such..... really give them a jolt......or else go for 8 ft tall fence........
Hope that there will be puppies....
 

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Thoughts and prayers for you and the situation. I get my mail in a P.O. box.... go to the PO once a week. I know what is supposed to be paid when, so don't worry about the bills that come in..... most of the rest is junk mail.....

It might cost a little bit more, but a strand of Electric ; run off a plug in charger so it has a real bite... will help to discourage climb overs and such..... really give them a jolt......or else go for 8 ft tall fence........
Hope that there will be puppies....
Thanks Jan, we are hoping for puppies also.... :fl
.we do have a solar charger around the chicken area and were just talking about running off that and covering the back and the cow pasture side and down across the front with two strands, one low to keep our four dogs away from the fence in case someone called them to the front, and one up high for any unwanted trespassers.... It's rated for 10 miles so we have enough power to zap anything....I am going to talk with the postmaster tomorrow, but will also meet the mail man each morning now to get the mail, ...it just shouldn't be so hard to live safely in your own home without the interruption of idiots acting like idiots, and stealing from people ...it's very frustrating to say the least 🥺
I was talking to my sister today and she was telling me that her daughter in N.H. had done a rent to own on one of her properties up there and the tennents put up a quansit hut and haven't made payments to her on the land, she got hit with a $6000 tax bill and attorney costs from the town as she is the owner of the property...the people are just squatters and are getting away with a free ride at her expense...the guy works for UPS.....I just don't understand people like that, and I probably never will ....
 
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Tell your sister that if the "squatter " is employed, she should have some rights to garnish his wages.... I know that there are some screwy things about renters having rights to not pay rent... but it seems to me that they have to prove they are unemployed..... And if it is a rent to own, if there is legal paperwork, then the "prospective owners" may be liable for the taxes as it is "their improvement".... all according to how they worded it and if it is on paper. If not, then they may not have much recourse.... I would get an attorney of her own..... people like that ought to get put out on the street and shot. I think that if he is working, she should have some legal recourse.... and if they put that quonset hut up and it is "attached" to the property..... not a temp thing that has no foundation, it does belong to the owner of the property. Here in Va, if you hang a gate on hinges/pins, it automatically becomes a part of the property.... All the gates we have at pastures are wired/tied to the posts, not on pins or hinges.....PITA to open as we have to "drag them open" instead of swinging open... but at $100 or more each... not leaving gates on rented properties....
 

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@B&B Happy goats

Oh no! That sounds like a tough situation! I 2nd the electric fence idea, maybe some razor wire on top!

It's a darn shame that you have to worry about being safe in your own home. So sorry that's where things are right now. We have an alarm system that I wasn't crazy about getting. I'm afraid if that alarm ever sounded off in the middle of the night I'd just die from a heart attack right on the spot, lol.

I like your idea to meet the mailman and get the mail delivered straight into your hand.
 
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