I was out walking in the wetland and found some rubbish. I haven't a clue what it is/was.
Back in the old days, when this area was settling (1816), they divided it up into parcels and around 1980s or so, a firm was hired to mark off the properties.
We hired the same firm to mark out property boundaries. It cost about $2000 ~3 years ago, but it was worth it. We now have modern bright markers where lichened moss on stumps formerly showed the property line.
Each property has a right of way between the land one owns. Brilliant in Scotland, for example, but rather ridiculous here, as it's the middle of the wetland. If one cannot get a road in, why bother with the land? Our right of way runs down the gully, which is impassable as the wetland has grown over, and small trees block it. In fact, even since the 8os, when they cut down the trees, it's very hard to distinguish these rights of way.
|old fencing –in the middle of the wetland|
|old metal barrel|
|right of way –to nowhere!|
|they chopped down trees for|
|wetland walkies last year!|
We followed the deer path. It's great exercise!