|Looking north-to-south down the strip allocated for the food-bearing-hedge.
You might think that as one of south-east Eaton County's most popular bloggers that my life would be smooth sailing.
Alas, I have to put in a little bit of work now an then.
The property line where I am attempting to start a hedge is shared with a neighbor who can be prickly.
I went down the fence (which I believe is mine) and cut all of the branches and limbs that were on my side of the fence.
|Looking back the other way after cutting and dragging brush into where hedge will grow.
The reason I believe that the fence is mine is that the property I now own has been the residence of assorted live-stock since at least 1975. Before we bought it, it was primarily horses. Since then, it has been animals that produce food-and-fiber.
The fence separates the pastures (ours) from land where row-crops have been grown, off-and-on, since before 1975.
Control of animals is the responsibility of the animals' owners in not-free-range states, not the responsibility of the row-cropper. That means that the fence has a 99.96% chance that it was built and maintained by the owners of the animals, the previous owners of this property.
Unfortunately, this fence runs beneath a powerline easement and the power company obliterated the fence for about 100 yards toward the back of the property. I need to rebuild that fence before my neighbor decides the property line is 10 yards deeper onto my property.