Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

March 21, 2010

Turf Wars

As the snow starts to disappear , things from last year start to show up again. The male of each species has its own way to mark his territory. The dog, wolf and other canines tend to spray specific trees, saying "Mine, keep out!" The bear will scratch a tree as high as he can reach saying" If you can't scratch higher than this, you are in big trouble!" The cougar will scratch a tree and spray saying" If I catch you here, you are dead meat!" or "Fight's on!"

The horse will stretch out it's neck and bare it's teeth and paw the ground, saying "back off! You are asking for trouble!"

Bulls, well they really don't have to say anything. Most trespassers just run.

The sign is a much more civilized way to stake out your turf. This one was imported from B.C (Bring Cash) by two of my grandchildren, AJ and Camryn, who already know not to mess with Grandpa.

I particularly like the "park at your own risk" as it leaves me plenty of options on how to deal with an invasion of my territory. Besides the sign is more socially acceptable than some of the previous methods of staking out territory!

Now and again, I will let Elaine park there, but not for long! Besides she staked out half the garage to pamper her car all winter. No frost, no scraping of windshields is permitted. To each, their own, I guess, maybe.

Are any of you allowed to stake out your turf?
Posted by Picasa

5 comments:

THE OLD GEEZER said...

I always thought the computer was my turf but lately Mrs. Geezer has been moving in on my territory since she started playing around on facebook more. It's probably just a matter of time until I have to buy my own laptop.

Gregg said...

My study is my turf. The wife claims our bedroom as "hers", she has a craft room in the house that is "hers" and she has a workroom in the converted no longer a garage garage that is "hers."

My study is mine. (Well, its the Lord's; He let's me manage and use the study as a steward of His possessions)

Here I pray, read, meditate, think, work, write, do my SS lessons, prepare messages, and sometimes just plain HIDE. (But don't tell Irene that.)

I let her think that what is hers is hers and what is mine is hers.

Texan said...

I am with Elaine, have a spot in the garage that is for my vehicle! Hey gotta pamper these vehicles we drive many many years!

Oh yes and I have a sewing room :O)... Honeyman has the rest of the garage and what we lovingly call "the big chair" in the living room!

Melodie said...

We have his and her barns! All though Hubby's is way bigger than mine,mine is really a shed! He won't let me put anything in his,except the Christmas decorations up in the rafters! And he sure can't put any stuff in mine , it is full of my stuff!

LibbyLibbyLibbyLibbyLibby said...

That sign is awesome! How fun !!!!!! No, I don't have my own turf. Maybe my car????