My frequent wildlife surveys by foot through our juniper and sagebrush development often take me past a long driveway shared by two nice country homes. The driveway is well over one hundred yards long and a good thirty feet wide. Nothing remarkable about that, except for the new fence running down the middle of the driveway. It’s an expensive, quality post-and-rail fence made from treated material. You can tell a professional company installed it. All one-hundred yards of it.
The left side of this very special driveway is dressed in new smooth, black, fresh looking paving. The right side is also paved, but the asphalt is old, faded, and crumbling. Not great, but probably good enough for a country driveway.
I don’t know the people who live in those houses, and I have heard no gossip about the fence. So, I’m free to exercise my imagination.
What do you think? Why build a fence down the middle of a shared driveway? Which of the neighbors built the fence? Is this a scene from Grumpy Old Men?
Looking to hear from you.