Yup, that is why I want to get a house with at least 20 acres and have the house centered in it. My current neighbor had a completely unwarranted freak out about my 9 hens 3 years ago. I won against the township and he avoids me now. Funny how an attorney can straighten things out with irrational people. He was way out of line!
I have 2 acres, surrounded by 12 properties. ONE house at the bottom of the hill thought a section right behind her house was city property. SCREAMED at us every time we used it for something. Of course, we went out of our way to use it. Suddenly she stopped harassing us about that land - turns out she went to the city to get them to have us stop using it, and they told her it was our land. Now she finds other ways to make our life difficult.
I would love to live on 20 acres.....
you could do this with her kids