Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Our cove...  Several years ago, we were lucky enough to spot a "For Sale" sign in front of a lake-view home down a long drive on a private, 35 acre lake that is five minutes from decent shopping, but for all intents and purposes... it's in the country.  The sign had only been up for one week.  Though our dream is to live completely off the grid, this will certainly do for now.  We have much wildlife: deer, fox, geese, ducks, owls, squirrels, rabbits and we just spotted an eagle and have an unconfirmed report of an owl with a 6 foot wingspan.  Our neighbor says he has seen the eagle on and off  for ten years now.  Yes, we are looking for feathers every time we go out for a walk!  There are about 200 acres, including a waterfall, belonging to the POA, so there is plenty of room to explore and get into nature.  There is a small church on the other side of the lake that puts stock fish in the lake for yearly fishing derbies for the kids.  The lake has become so overpopulated with fish that the Game & Fish Commission no longer allows them to add any more fish to the lake.  Needless to say, we have PLENTY of fish.

We go out in our paddle boat or in the canoe whenever we get a whim.  No motors are allowed on the lake except quiet trolling motors. 

The neighbor's dog is good company now that she has grown up a little and no longer chases your bobber when you cast.  That was a real pain for a while.

The cat belonging to the other neighbor patiently waits for us to catch a small crappie or bream for his special treat. 

Alligator snapping turtle?  The turtle wasn't actually hooked, it just had a good clamp on the bait.

Limenitis arthemis astyanax, beautiful!


A nice carp, fun to catch but not so fun to fix and eat. Plenty of catfish, bass, bream, and crappie though.

Peace, love, and happiness,
Earth Mother


Oldfool said...

I have tucked that part of Emerald City away in the pleasant corner of my mind where I keep such places. It fits there nicely.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

What a wonderful place! I wish I could live that close to fishing water. We do have our little creek here and small fish swim in it, but mostly fish that taste like garbage :-)

We normally don´t have any turtles up here in the north, but nowdays people toss out their pets when they get to big for them. So nowdays there are plenty of turtles in the bigger lakes here. It´s warm enough for them to survive byt the winter is to long so they can´t become more.

Have a great day now!