William Bronson wrote:Yes, the idea is to make a mini travel trailers, not a live in.
Most of the small boats I see are aluminum or fiberglass hulled, maybe they are not as light as I think?
jordan barton wrote:
Dustin Rhodes wrote:it is commonly used as floats for aquaculture planting. not sure what drawbacks there would be, as i have no firsthand experience though...
I would reconsider using Styrofoam for aquaculture . There is so much of it in the oceans/beaches. Ducks seem to get into it.
In all honesty i would suggest not using it in water at all.
Wood floats, i am sure there are other ways to float plants....
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Heather Sharpe wrote:
Lynn Cheshski wrote:Oh and I assume you already called the sheriff due to threats. You said they threatened you with retaliation if you had called animal control. That's some serious stuff. It will be your words against theirs if something happens down the road. I'd go to the sheriff's office and make a report. They need to know what's going on. I had to involve sheriff in the past and haven't heard from the offenders ever since. Unless you're in a kind of place where you're the outsider and everyone else is related (to the sheriff too, lol)
Yes, I did talk to our town marshal with the specific intent of getting the threatening behavior on record. He seemed unconcerned, I don't know if he filed a report or anything. Maybe I need to talk to the city police instead? It seems like now they've begun trespassing on my land themselves. Or at least letting their drunk friends do so, as I found several red solo cups on the ground 15 feet from my front door this morning. Given that these people have threatened to hurt me if I ever ask them to respect my space or try to hold them accountable for anything, I really don't know what to do. It seems like the police either don't take it seriously or want to put the burden on me to stay up all night so I can catch these unstable people hanging out in my yard in the wee hours of the night. Frankly, I'm also afraid if the police were to talk to them, that would be dangerous for me. I really just don't know what to do.
I feel like a fence of some kind, or at least gates and no trespassing signs are needed. Though I don't know if they'd really stop people like this or change the situation much.
No trespassing signs, and game trail/security cameras. Best if the cameras transmit the images/videos rather than storing them on the device. That way if they destroy the camera you have the data still. Then prosecute (after any degree of warning you feel appropriate) any violators. If anyone destroys your property (including but not limited to the cameras, your chickens, and your home/cars) file charges of malicious mischief, animal cruelty, etc as appropriate and without any warnings. Note that some of those are felonies, and can have serious lifetime repercussions to the charged, so that should be an effective Clue-by-4 upside their head. If you aren't a gun owner, consider becoming one. Learn how to use it, and what does (and, probably more importantly, does not) constitute legal self-defense.
Document ALL interactions with them. Especially threats. Voice and or video recording is ideal, but a written note on the event is better than nothing.
That or move. It would be nice if the idiots next door would move, but you can't force them to do so.
Philip McGarvey wrote:I would be concerned about how the wildlife would feel about it - I want this land to be a refuge for them. Bears, cougars, fisher cats, otters, woodrats, owls, ravens, hundreds of squirrels, and so much more. It would be a completely new sound and they would probably be freaked out hearing it so close to them, it would probably scare some of them into leaving. That's enough to outweigh any convenience I could hypothetically get from using a drone.
I hate when people use them in public places, that should be banned. Especially on the coast here I saw someone fly a drone out over seals trying to hide out on the rocks. It's horrible.
Mike Haasl wrote:Good ideas Glenn! I wonder if just using a post and a floor jack or car jack would be easier. Since the ground is likely a different height at different points? Plus you can easily lift it up a bit more or drop it a bit if needed. I guess it depends on what's available.