It is honorable and noble and indeed quite a privilege that many folks around the country and indeed in many parts of the world get to keep their smallholdings or acres of land. Particularly in some parts of the world, land is at issue. It is even being exploited as a convenient electioneering tool. But little do the landless and exploiters know just how challenging it is to keep a piece of land viable. Before this note runs far too down the country roads, or even into the cities where many tired land owners, having given it all up, are heading, current landowners need to know that there are what they call rural gate openers for them to utilize.
It is a conveniently portable toolkit that does a number of things well for the hard-pressed and busy landowner. Those who own smallholdings may already have their hands full in tending to small but busy herds of livestock. In order for them to flourish they need to be put out to pasture. But by nightfall, it is necessary to herd them all in again, mainly for two reasons; to shelter them from the elements, if it is that time of the year, and to guard against rustling and theft which often brings damage to property in the process.
And this has become a particularly dangerous affair, especially for the older folks among which many grew up on their small farms. They are miles away from any form of viable security. But at least these automated gate openers go some way towards helping them improve their security requirements. Gates can be kept shut at all times and only opened as and when the property owners need to move their stock or travel somewhere.