Our own little 6 acres near Lake George, complete with pond and cabin. A cabin without running water, but with a generator and bathroom fixtures already installed and ready to function once we drill a well. And as Scarlett O'Hara's daddy said, "It's the land, Katie Scarlett! It's the land that matters!"
Everything around the property is wooded; the property across and on either side of us is basically wilderness, used by some hunting clubs in the area. Our property of course will be marked "Posted - No Hunting" and I'm envisioning all the deer (which will look just like Bambi and his mother) and the other wildlife will see our "Posted" signs and understand that we are a wildlife refuge and come live with us where they're safe. (I do realize that this would mean we could never plant anything in our yard).
The pond is full of frogs and turtles and looks like some kind of primordial soup. I think I need to research what lives in ponds in the Adirondacks before we let Diva swim in it. A brief Internet search revealed, to my relief, that water moccasins are not a threat in New York State and that the only poisonous snakes in the area are the relatively endangered rattlesnakes, which don't go in the water. If anyone has any advice on how to naturally "de-murk" a pond, please let me know. I don't want to drive out any of the existing aquatic creatures but would like the pond to eventually be clearer!
Here are a few pictures we took last weekend when we were there:
Closeup of the house:
View of the pond from the deck:
The enclosed porch:
Interior view showing front window and woodstove:Interior view showing loft and part of kitchen area (to left). Bathroom is in lefthand far corner behind the door.
Closeup of kitchen area:Diva surveying her new territory:
One more important thing - our cell phones are able to get a signal here! We can communicate with the real world. And the realtor has assured us that most people in the area are able to get internet through Verizon, and satellite TV. All the necessities of life! I look forward to future summer weekends spent out on my deck reading all of your blogs!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!