Lakefront Home on 1.67 Acres in Bent Tree

9 Blue Surf Court in Bent Tree hit the market last week with an asking price of $374,900.  Click here to link to the listing information for the 4 bed, 3 bath updated home.  Click the listing photo below to link to a virtual tour.

Lake frontage of 9 Blue Surf Court in Bent Tree

Lake frontage of 9 Blue Surf Court in Bent Tree (listing photo)

They made it across the lake.

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While crossing the dam yesterday evening, I glanced over at the geese paddling in the area and noticed something else in the middle of the lake.  Thinking it might be some ducks, I grabbed my camera and zoomed in.  It was a doe and fawn swimming across the lake.  About 10 or 15 minutes earlier, while heading to the spillway, I had seen the doe and fawn running into the woods at the edge of the spillway, white tails raised high.  I guess they were spooked by something, spooked enough to run on into the lake and swim across.  From the time I saw them in the middle of the lake, it took them about 10 minutes to get to the other side, so I’m guessing it took them about 20 minutes total to swim from the spillway to the other side. They crossed a couple of pretty strong currents that I thought were going to sweep the little fawn away or under, but I shouldn’t have worried.  Both the doe and fawn made it safe and sound to the other side.  A couple of the pictures below are without the zoom and give an idea of the location of the deer in the lake (deer are highlighted in yellow in those pictures).  By the way, the geese seemed to be following the action themselves.  Click the thumbnails below to scroll through larger images:

“…sounds of the waterfall, & wild flowers surround this beautiful home that is priced to sell.”

Click here to link to the listing for 844 Oglethorpe Mountain Road in Bent Tree.  This home has a lot to offer, including 3 bedrooms, 3½ baths, all new appliances, two guest suites, and double decks in the back.  See the listing’s description for more.  The asking price is $279,900.  Click the listing photo below to link to the virtual tour.

844 Oglethorpe Mountain Rd in Bent Tree (agent's listing photo)

844 Oglethorpe Mountain Rd in Bent Tree (agent’s listing photo)

“…overlooking the pond of the 11th fairway…”

2185 Crippled Oak Trail in Bent Tree hit the market with an asking price of $314,900.  Click here to link to the listing for the 4 bed, 3 bath home.  Click the listing photo below to link to a virtual tour.

2185 Crippled Oak Trail in Bent Tree (listing photo)

2185 Crippled Oak Trail in Bent Tree (listing photo)

It’s Molting Time

Canada geese go through a molting process this time of year, during which time they are “land-bound” and unable to fly.

“Each summer, in late June and early July, geese go through a molting process during which they lose their flight feathers and are in the process of growing new ones,” says WRD State Waterfowl Biologist Greg Balkcom. “We find that it is typically this time of year, when the geese are ‘land-bound’ that the most complaints about goose feces and feathers are reported.” - Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division. (2018 June). Help for Landowners: Don’t Get Frustrated With Flightless Geese (click here for article).

June 14, 2018 - Canada goose and goslings in Bent Tree

June 14, 2018 – Canada goose and goslings in Bent Tree

Serenity Pending

The amazing home/property at 407 Thunder Ridge in Bent Tree already has a “pending” sales status. Click the listing photo below to link to the listing agent’s website.

407 Thunder Ridge in Bent Tree (listing photo)

407 Thunder Ridge in Bent Tree (listing photo)

An Intriguing House

I was all set to post about a golf course home that recently came on the market, when I got sidetracked by a different new listing. I was intrigued by the photos of the home at 172 Little Hendricks Mountain Road. Then I read the description under “property details”.  The description was intriguing, too. The last line of the description reads “Many delightful rooms reminiscent of the Professors home in Lion, Witch, & the Wardrobe.”

Click here to link to the listing information.  The asking price for the 5 bed, 4 bath home is $298,700.  If you’re interested in a golf course home, click here to list to the listing information for the home I originally had in mind.  The asking price for 6 Tamarack Drive is $400,000.

172 Little Hendricks Mountain Road in Bent Tree (listing photo)

172 Little Hendricks Mountain Road in Bent Tree (listing photo)

 

Things are Squirrely Around Here

Squirrel in Bent Tree, bouncing off the window

Squirrel in Bent Tree, bouncing off the window

The main presentation at today’s Lake and Wildlife Partners meeting (9:30 at Club Tamarack Rec Room) will be about “Bent Tree Squirrels”.  There will also be a short presentation on “the Administrative Building Project”.   Lake and Wildlife Partner meetings are open to Bent Tree property owners and residents.  Coffee and doughnuts are available at 9:00, before the meeting.

The photos below are some of the squirrel pictures that have been posted on this website over the years.  The photo above is of a squirrel that was literally bouncing off our windows a few years ago, shortly after it ate a bunch of mistletoe berries from a Christmas decoration.  Watching squirrels in Bent Tree made me think it might be fun to be a squirrelologist.  Then I wondered if that was even a thing.  It is…click here for an article on “a leading squirreologist”.

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