We have signs posted, and in the old days, Husband used to do a perimeter check every night with the 1/2 wolf dog, who was excellent at stealth. However, she has passed, and we’re not ready to replace her yet. The 1/2 golden retriever we now have has the golden personality and is no good at stealth unless it’s a bird. We still don’t know how he survived being feral for a year, he doesn’t have much sense at all!
Initially, we had trespassers quite often, but once we posted signs, no one has trespassed that we are aware of (in daylight). I’m pretty sure we had someone trespassing at night a few times, but nothing bothersome (except that itchy feeling you get when you know you’re being watched). The perimeter checks every night took care of that issue. Never found anyone, but they obviously saw the dog and Husband out and about at all hours of the night and probably figured we weren’t an easy target, so they left.
Husband still does random checks, and I traipse back and forth on both back deck and front porch letting animals in and out at all hours, so there’s no pattern. Even when we’re gone, we have the neighbors coming in and out at odd hours – my parents, and several neighbors have keys and access to our place. They check on the place every day, feed the animals, and borrow our trailer/vehicles, if needed. This gives the illusion that someone is here.
We also have minimal stuff anyone wants to steal – a few very old electronics, an old TV, no satellite, and most of our stuff is “old” (well taken care of, but old). The youngest car is 10 years old and has hail damage, the other two are over 20 years old. Inside the house is the same – old stuff, well-maintained, but nothing that would bring easy, quick money. The few valuables we have are more sentimental than worth anything, and they are hidden where no one would know, since the hiding spot isn’t readily visible and is disguised as something else.
Nothing of any value to steal here, move along.
Statistics: Posted by Cin — Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:52 pm