Just a quick note here folks....! It now appears that even in these "nice, quiet, and slow times" we are having/enjoying right now.... ( in lieu of TSHTF scenario), there's always a problem... And yes, it is yet another of the continuing saga of the morons in society. ( there's just NO law against stupid!) It appears that a nicely placed and installed barbed wire fence is NO deterrent to idiots, morons, etc. Having rented a bobcat ( at a helluva cost), with an auger attachment to penetrate the caliche' beds on the property up north, it was intended to set in some rather substantial posts ( 10 inches+ in diameter pine logs!) up to some 4+ feet depth. Then the holes having been made with a 12 inch auger, were filled in with quickcrete. All well and good...so far. Then 4 strands of double barbed wire were tensioned and stretched to a piano tuners delight! (Pulled with a 4wd truck to tension them!) "T" posts were added every so many feet, over a 300 ft wide area, with a double wide-16 ft gate in the center. Again, so far so good. The entire thing took 3 men, 4 days to complete. Then the trouble started! A "neighbor" seeing the gates were "unlocked" opened them, drove in and left the gates wide open, so he could "use" ( borrow), the land owners cell phone. (in the process, Letting the land owners dogs out....!) He was warned NOT to do it again. I told the land owner his first mistake was in NOT locking those gates... So, without further ado, the land owner wrapped a heavy 3/8 inch braided aircraft cable around the gates and padlocked them.... Ok, My bad! The moron ("neighbor"), returned, and since he could NOT open the gates, he used his 425+ lbs to step on the lower strand of barbed wire and pushed the others up, so he could get through! In the process he tore his pants half off of his fattitudeness! ( gee I wonder why that happened?) It's called wire tension! ( aka: TWANG!) He was upset that he ripped his clothes half off, and just came by to "borrow" the cell phone again. He even had the unmitigated GALL to ask the land owner to unlock the gates for him, and to GIVE him a key, so he could get in, when he wanted something! This ignoramus lives about 3/4 of a mile away, and has no job, no income, lives on food stamps, and welfare, with his girlfriend ( strange, he's NOT even married, and claims 6 children they don't have!). So, the MORAL of the story is simple.... Fences do NOT make for good neighbors! I suggested a double apron fence, or weave in a alternating diamond pattern with more barbed wire. Alternative: electrical fence chargers! Suddenly, it became quite apparent to the land owner, who the "culprit" was that had entered his next door neighbor's land, by stepping on and stretching their fences to the point they are wide open now, and their travel trailer and double wide mobile home were "invaded", (burglarized), and stripped bare of everything. One of the locals had warned the land owner about this individual, and several people have had to fire warning shots, to keep him away from their fences and gates already! And it's NOT even gotten bad yet... I wish I could say I am appalled, but having seen the malady of the human race, I'm just barely amused anymore!