RE:How to deal with neighjbors...

When I wanted to repair my fence, a contractor told me I couldn't go over 6 feet because the fire department needed to be able to get over it. I still wanted to go higher than 6 feet so I talked with my neighbors about replacing the sagging top piece with one 6" higher. All agreed to it. Even though the top was now over 7', I reasoned that the fire dept could tear of the top 18 inches easily with their tools.

After completion, one, an elderly Asian man , got his step ladder and ostensibly checked his garage roof while I was doing some gardenuding. My wife noticed him through the window and advised me. Good laugh. Never noticed him again.

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I have a 6' fence and added 2' of lattice on top in parts of the yard. On the east side of me it's only the 6'. I told my neighbor who's 76, hey just in case you pop your head over the fence to ask me something, just so you know, I'm usually nude in the backyard he was like OK

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I do two things: (1) Screen my garden as well as I can. This cuts out the view from four of them and reduces it from the other three. And (2) I tell all of them I'm a naturist and will be naked in my garden.

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We are somewhat fortunate in that we are in the country with plenty of woods. Facing our house from the road, there are woods to the left, rear and right of our house. The only real problem is that we have neighbors across the road to the left and right of us and their property is a higher elevation than our lot. Therefore, they can look down into our yard and see us if we venture out from directly behind our house. I've planted some hybrid willow trees along the entire front yard about 10 yards away from the road with the hope of them growing fast and creating a privacy fence. Another problem I have is that the woods are thin directly behind and to the right of our house. On the other side of the woods behind us is a field so we are mindful of the farmers. On the other side of the woods to our right about 175 yards away is one of my nosey relatives and her house is also a higher elevation than ours. I think she has seen me naked before but she hasn't said anything. For about a year, the house across the street was vacant so I would frequently wash our vehicles or do other things in our driveway or on that side of the house. One day as I walked to the mailbox and ducked behind trees as vehicles approached, she came from one direction as another vehicle came from the opposite direction. I didn't hear her car until she was right in front of the house. I'm pretty sure she saw me because she looks the house and yard over every time she passes and can tell me later what she saw. She didn't say a word this time! LOL

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I'm with you on living in the woods, however....I was burning trash (nude) in the yard when I looked up and there was a truck stopped in the road. It looked like a 4 wheel drive and was somewhat high...he had stopped in a spot where the combination of his height and more thin trees could possibly make me visible. He was about 100' away....I don't know if he saw me or not. Today, we're expecting rain and I'm going to fertilize the woods out there...we'll see....or maybe...not see in the future.

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RE:How to deal with neighjbors...

When I wanted to repair my fence, a contractor told me I couldn't go over 6 feet because the fire department needed to be able to get over it. I still wanted to go higher than 6 feet so I talked with my neighbors about replacing the sagging top piece with one 6" higher. All agreed to it. Even though the top was now over 7', I reasoned that the fire dept could tear of the top 18 inches easily with their tools.After completion, one, an elderly Asian man , got his step ladder and ostensibly checked his garage roof while I was doing some gardenuding. My wife noticed him through the window and advised me. Good laugh. Never noticed him again.

In my 32 years of working in fire houses, inspecting businesses, manufacturing, industrial, chemical, hazardous material, schools, hospitals and various other institutions, as well as brush inspections for single family dwellings, I've never seen an ordinance, law or restriction on fence height. The fence contractor just didn't want to build it that high. He was pullin' your leg! We never went OVER fences... we went THROUGH them! hahahahaha

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When we first bought this house 5 years ago, we wouldn't think of going outside nude, even on the relatively private back patio (surrounded on all sides of the back yard with 6' privacy fence, and a lot of mature trees here & there...). We were new here and didn't know what the neighbors could & couldn't see, if they were cool or not...
We've been enjoying "naked coffee" on the secluded back patio pretty much every weekend morning, but now we've been getting more and more bold and I usually fill the bird feeders and the hummingbird feeders in the nude (with shoes on, but nothing else).
The "Worldwide Naked Gardening Day" back in May really helped. She did a lot more gardening-related work nude in the back yard than I ever even expected! (Although she is the green thumb and loves tinkering with her plants and the yard a lot, so it kind of fit in to her interests already.) I haven't done much other work out in the back yard during the day where I'd be out in the middle of the yard for any longer than a few minutes.
We recently positioned a hammock on one side of the yard near our neighbor's shed and it's WONDERFUL. Since I'm working from home I'll usually take my lunch out there and eat it while I'm sunbathing on the hammock. I always regret having to go back into the house! One afternoon last week I finished work early and when my wife arrived at home I was nude on the hammock just relaxing. As soon as she walked out into the yard and smiled at finding me naked, my neighbor came outside and walked down the driveway towards his shed, but he never even looked over the privacy fence or saw me, or acknowledged my wife, so... My wife had a look on her face like a kid who got caught with his hand in the cookie jar, but I think that it helped rather than hurt her opinion of being nude in the back yard since the neighbor never even noticed. She'll lay out nude in the hammock for a little while every now & then, but she's a little more shy and reluctant than I am. I will get her to say "Yeah, I enjoyed it" afterwards, but it's rarely without a little encouragement from me before she'll head out to the hammock and take her clothes off. Who knows? Maybe someday soon she'll make the walk out to the hammock already nude! :)
(These are from World Naked Gardening Day)

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We moved into a house on 2 acres in a secluded neighborhood. The backyard is wooded on all 3 sides and someone would really have to look hard to see anything going on in the back yard. I was out trimming the rose bushes near the side yard one morning before 8 am and heard a hello. My neighbor was walking her dog and just waved during the 2 or 3 seconds when you have the only line of sight through the trees and shrubs. Luckily she kept walking and it wasnt a problem. She still walks by and has never complained so Im fortunate.

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Krissy and I have about an acre, one story house with a decent size back yard, and just recently, when all the shit broke loose with COVID we were just having our 8ft vinyl fence installed. We were getting tired of having to wait till the night filled the sky before we got to enjoy the hot tub nude. The trouble now is that one of our neighbors lives on a tiny bit more elevated ground than us, so there's a cut off in the yard where they can certainly see in. Our neighborhood is a very small L shape, we don't have block parties, aside from the drive-by wave we all just keep to ourselves, so it strikes me a little awkward to have nudism be our first topic of discussion. suggestions or encouragement is extremely welcome, otherwise, I'll think of something. I don't feel like I'm missing out on too much like I said it's only a fraction of the yard, but when I decide to pull the trigger on a pool and start having my nudist friends and acquaintances come over I'll probably have to start putting a plan into action, be it mustering the strength to say something or go the route of view obstruction.

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My neighbor use to stick his head over the fence to say hi but we where never nude. Got tired of sneaking around my own back yard and one day the neighbor stuck his head over the fence to find me nude reading a book. He was shocked and never did it again. He sent a text saying sorry and I replied no problem. Now we dont really talk to them but thats life.

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