Yesterday my family came to visit and we had the chance to walk all of the property. We hadn't actually been in the wooded portion and didn't know how much there was. I was quite amazed with how much wooded land we're going to have! I'm not certain of the acreage--maybe 4-5 acres is wooded. It was much deeper than we had expected. The children could get lost back there-especially once the trees leave out. The floor of the woods was deep with leaves and had a lot of dead fallen trees and limbs. I think it will look very different once everything starts growing again.
We are set to close 1 week from tomorrow. The sellers still have a lot of junk on the property--2-3 boats, a camper, couch, coolers, a large burn pile full of cans and glass, and 2 other large trash plies, as well as a shed filled with personal belongings. According to the contract, they are to have all of that off the land before closing. It looks like they've removed anything of value from the land and most of their belongings from the pole barn, in addition to the firewood pile. We've been in contact with the realtor about this and are considering requesting a "clean-up charge" based on the fees for renting a dumpster.
We also noticed a swarm of some type of wasp/bee buzzing around a ground nest. We didn't get too close since they were pretty active. We'll have to put that high on our list of things to take care of.
Then we drove around the corner to the creek. We saw numerous fish swimming upstream--possibly spawning? There were a couple of pretty large fish and a half dozen smaller ones. Someone else was parked by the creek as well. Last week when we drove by someone was camping there by the creek. I don't think that's permitted. I was hoping that few people would know about/use that public area. I won't be able to send the boys down there alone until they're teens if there are frequently strangers using the area.