Today was a day to add to our security stance at the Homestead. There was a burglary a few weeks back around here and because of that I wanted to address a couple things around here.
First off I wanted to chain off the south entrance to our property. The long term plan here is to put up a gate, but short term a chain will have to do. The two trees I wanted to hang the chain around were both covered in poison ivy so I had to at least remove the poison ivy where I would be hanging the chain on the tree. The tool of choice for this task was a machete.
After clearing the tree I hung the chain. I used a lag bolt to keep it at the correct height and then padlocked both sides.
In addition to the chain, I added a couple neighborhood watch signs, one to each side of the property. I liked the one that says, “we are watching you.” I hung them on 7′ posts from Menards.
The last addition I made was adding two signs that say, “smile, you’re on camera.” I put on one the barn, and one on the swing set in front of the house. Burglars have been duly notified.
Obviously I can’t/won’t detail all of my security measures here. These are a few that anyone could add on the cheap.
Until next time.