Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Tracks in the Snow

One day last summer, we saw a small group of teenagers walking through our yard. They weren't near the house. They left the road, followed rather near the property line between our house and the neighbor's, headed across the big open spot in our back yard, and then went into the nursery that backs-up to the corner of our property. No damage. No trouble. Just some folks trying to get from the road to the nursery.

I wasn't real comfortable with it, but as far as I knew it happened only that one time.

Now there's snow. Maggie asked about the tracks in the snow that made a bee-line from the road to the back corner of the yard. She said they weren't hers. That means the incident last summer wasn't just once.

Now I'm wondering what's going to happen to the berries and tomatoes and grapes and green beans that I intend to plant out there. Will this group of interlopers trample them because my garden will be in their way when they go hiking? Will they sample the goodies I grow? Or will they just walk on past, heading to their hiking spot in the tree nursery with nary a thought of doing harm?

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm... if you had a dog you could pile a few surprises over in that area - one squishy step should cure the trespassers!