Get off my lawn! — 20 Comments

  1. I have a string of awning lights (my haunted lighthouse tiki lights). I took a string of skulls from a Halloween strip and mixed them with one of cute little lighthouses.
    I tell people that the skulls are the shrunken heads of bratty kids and others who ran though my campsite uninvited.
    I’m also a big fan of the banjo technique to ward people away from my places. It works.

  2. You act exactly the way you’re supposed to act… like yourself. Just keep doing your think and screw what anyone else thinks.

    John’s right… a couple of big briar bushes ought to solve the trespassing problem. As for the dogs, try scooping the doo-doo, and dropping right outside the door of the offending neighbor. (Lighting it on fire and knocking on the door is optional.)
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  3. try barbed wire. that way you are able to keep your anniversaries of 27 years old. 🙂

  4. a electric fence would solve the problem, and you can still leave a gate for you to get in and out of.. reasonably cheap at Lowes or home depot, easy to install as long as the ground isn’t a pain to dig in for your poles. Wire strung low enough to keep a shitzu out but high enough for pye to get under if possible. 4 warning signs, one on each side of the gate, one on each end of the fence. The top hook of the pole can be used for your lights and then the wire strung from the lowers. The power these put out isn’t enough to kill someone, but will seriously let them know it’s there (;) just ask me how I know this..rofl)

    • LOL! I love the electric fence idea! I have two parallel sides, with the water on the front side, and my rig on the back side. There is something that keeps dogs away: a small device for your yard, that emits a high-pitched noise only when a nearby dog barks.

  5. Yes, electricity will travel through an aluminum can. Ask my wife. When she was little she asked her dad if it did. He said “I don’t know, try it.” He was a NASA electrical engineer. Karma: a few years later he accidentally peed on a section of the same fence hidden in some bushes. Apparently it flows through liquids too. And faster than the liquid is flowing!

    • Yikes! I can’t even imagine how awful that must have been!

      Maybe I can set up a cheap electric fence using aluminum cans and a car battery and some wire. It could do double duty for the folks too lazy to walk to the bathroom.

  6. Since you are here in Texas, go to the local hardware store and pick up a couple of signs that say “Trespassers will be shot, Survivors will be prosecuted”.

    • I was thinking a sign that says, “You got a purdy mouth.” Of course, there are those too young to understand the reference.

      • Yep, some of your readers know that one ;). Its almost too time-honored for my homelands. Yes, I grew up 30 miles from the filming location of that flick, and in a place even more rural than that river basin.

    • We were looking at that t-shirt and similar bumper sticker in a camping gear catalog sent to the park store. I want the bumper sticker for my RV!