This is the driveway paddleway to our newly acquired Island paradise.
It's very secluded with wildlife Management area on one side and a single owner on the other side of this ~mile long rather river like pond of shallow waters. Besides our little cabin there is one other home on the pond.
Nearly all the banks are nicely sloped. I think it adds to the quite on the pond. It's seems as though the sounds of civilization flow by over our heads and we are undisturbed. It should mean some excellent sledding this winter and I do not mean the motorized version. Although the trees are rather dense in these photos there are some spots that have a more welcoming feel for navigating in the plastic sled.
The landing. this is the inlet end of the pond which is also the shallowest. there is a tree down over the water as the inlet narrows quite a ways upstream (left in the photo) blocking passage by kayak. It is kind of interesting that the inlet is a brook which runs very close to Red Pony Farm.
We spent a lovely fall afternoon on our new Island recently. We just discovered the pond and the island a few weeks ago when I noticed the property was listed on the tax sale on our town webpage. The day before the deadline we discovered the tiny Island actually had a cabin on it. A cabin that was put together with love to last a while. We really wanted to know the stories of this little paradise. We really wanted to own it. But was it likely to have many suitors? Was the bidding going to be high? Were we the only hippy farmers who would be remotely interested? We decided to just leave it to the universe. We needed 20% of the total bid to submit to the the town the next day. We counted our cash and found it to be 20% of a number that was higher than the minimum required and went for it. And we won.
More to come . . .