Even back off the gravel since 9/11 and the advent of fire numbers, the intersections have street signs. Which is a huge improvement from, "Turn at the old Jones, place, go about 3/10ths of a mile, make a left onto the Kelly road, and you'll see a white silo set off the road in some old cottonwoods. Go three more intersections, you'll pass a feed lot and some tanks. Turn left at the Dunn place (that Ross's used to farm, but Websters' have leased now and put it in milo, but it got hailed out this year), and it will be on your right back off the road but you should be able to see the barn roof..."
Stop and yield signs aren't all that common, though. Not enough traffic to warrant it, I guess.
|Kansas Banker's Award|
Some variety of "no hunting/trespassing/violators will be prosecuted" signs decorate posts and power line poles up and down the sections. I'm familiar with those - who isn't? But the purple paint law was new to me. Apparently, in Kansas since late 2000 if you paint a post or some easily visible object purple and stick it on your fence or along your fence line, it has the same legal implications as a "No Hunting without written permission" sign.
I was skeptical at first, but I googled and Kansas isn't alone. Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, Illinois and North Carolina (possibly other states, as well) all have similar purple paint statutes. Among other reasons, it's harder for vandals, poachers and trespassers to remove fence posts and trees and then claim they didn't know they weren't supposed to be wherever they got caught at.
So in addition to my NO HUNTING signs, I think I'll be investing in some purple paint!
In other news... Cat 3 is getting just a bit braver. It actually sat outside the hole this morning while I walked back up from feeding the horses. Of course, I couldn't take a picture... Thank you, Sunny!