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We moved from the pines near Bastrop, to Cedar Creek Lake earlier this year. Found a great deal on a home that needs work, but the beautiful, quiet location on deeper water clinched it for us.

Heading outside on my upper deck early morning to drink some coffee, showed me that I may have different challenges here. I felt pretty good because I had this:

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But then I found out that I got this too!

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Gonna need a bigger pressure washer.............

Merry Christmas! grin

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Into each life some rain, or something, must fall.

Merry Christmas to you and yours too.


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Great looking place congrats and you are correct a pressure washer is in order, something for Santa's wish list.

Now wondering what will keep those foul fowl away from the boat house

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How I would love to be in your World sir. Very nice up


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Beautiful place you got congrats cheers Get a Flame thrower and fry those water Turkeys (Cormorants).

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Beautiful place. You can just run a water line down the edge of your walkway with water sprinkler heads. You can turn it on the keep them off of there. Either that or get a dog and train it to hate those birds and it will keep your dock clear.


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Thanks, guys, but notice that there aren't any pictures of the house.......

The bones are good but it's been a weekender for 20+ years and has not been remodeled since it was built in 1979. It's ugly and needs work. But we bought it low, so it will be paid off in 5 years. The money that we need to spend can be done over time. The roof, electrical and plumbing are in great shape.

Cedar Creek lake has a long history of attracting druggies. But Dallas money is moving in fast building/buying homes in the $3 million to $7 million range, so the change is becoming obvious.

Marc


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Originally Posted by Nathan at Fork
Beautiful place. You can just run a water line down the edge of your walkway with water sprinkler heads. You can turn it on the keep them off of there. Either that or get a dog and train it to hate those birds and it will keep your dock clear.


A pop from my pellet gun (hit the dock) sent them scattering, and yes my dog loves the chase! (But he tends to lose track of where he is and end up in the water :-) )

Locals have told me that these are Anhinga's and are Federally protected as migratory. Most people say that they are an invasive nuisance and compete too heavily in the food chain.

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Originally Posted by Marc K
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Beautiful place. You can just run a water line down the edge of your walkway with water sprinkler heads. You can turn it on the keep them off of there. Either that or get a dog and train it to hate those birds and it will keep your dock clear.


A pop from my pellet gun (hit the dock) sent them scattering, and yes my dog loves the chase! (But he tends to lose track of where he is and end up in the water :-) )

Locals have told me that these are Anhinga's and are Federally protected as migratory. Most people say that they are an invasive nuisance and compete too heavily in the food chain.

Marc


Yep they are a huge nuisance, they eat a ton of all kinds of fish and yes they are Federally protected to a certain degree. They had passed a law a while back that you could shoot them on your own private land under certain conditions, not sure what that is?
But I am pretty sure it would not apply to a public lake?


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Water turkeys.... mad

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Trot line with the bait and shiny hooks right under the surface will do it every time. DOA

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A shotgun and some dragons breath loads should do the trick rofl Congrats on a beautiful place!! cheers

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Originally Posted by Nathan at Fork
Beautiful place. You can just run a water line down the edge of your walkway with water sprinkler heads. You can turn it on the keep them off of there. Either that or get a dog and train it to hate those birds and it will keep your dock clear.


Need to run a 220 volt line down there! Too bad they are protected. Hate those things!


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Beautiful place, ENJOY!!!


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Beautiful place! Good luck with the problem! You might consider some owl decoys. Had same problem on a smaller scale and it worked

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Beautiful place, but I hate those birds.

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Originally Posted by Marc K
Thanks, guys, but notice that there aren't any pictures of the house.......

The bones are good but it's been a weekender for 20+ years and has not been remodeled since it was built in 1979. It's ugly and needs work. But we bought it low, so it will be paid off in 5 years. The money that we need to spend can be done over time. The roof, electrical and plumbing are in great shape.

Cedar Creek lake has a long history of attracting druggies. But Dallas money is moving in fast building/buying homes in the $3 million to $7 million range, so the change is becoming obvious.

Marc


You realize that now you are required by THF rules to post before, during, and after pics of the place as you make it your's....

Congrats on a great place to start....can't wait to see the progress pics..... cheers


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Thanks, guys, but notice that there aren't any pictures of the house.......

The bones are good but it's been a weekender for 20+ years and has not been remodeled since it was built in 1979. It's ugly and needs work. But we bought it low, so it will be paid off in 5 years. The money that we need to spend can be done over time. The roof, electrical and plumbing are in great shape.

Cedar Creek lake has a long history of attracting druggies. But Dallas money is moving in fast building/buying homes in the $3 million to $7 million range, so the change is becoming obvious.

Marc


You realize that now you are required by THF rules to post before, during, and after pics of the place as you make it your's....

Congrats on a great place to start....can't wait to see the progress pics..... cheers



LOL, Ok - I'll try not to bend the rules.:"-)

It's gonna be slow because not as young as I once was grin

Marc

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Merry Christmas to you and yours too.


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They do indeed love our cove because my neighbor has been feeding them for years. The folks who owned my place before, used to dump 20 lb. bags of dog food off the dock once a month. No joke, the cats are trained to come in and feed off the the left side if the dock.

The boat house has a 2hp high pressure irrigation pump setup, with a 1-1/2" supply line to running under the walkway to feed the sprinkler zones on the yard. It would be easy to add some impulse sprinkler heads to keep them off the dock. (Good idea Nathan!)

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#1. Enjoy lake life and congrats!

#2. I donít understand why water turkeys are protected.

And, D. Watch the lower unit on your boat, had two friends out there have theirs stolen off the boat, while they were in the sling.

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Originally Posted by HuntnFly67
#1. Enjoy lake life and congrats!

#2. I donít understand why water turkeys are protected.

And, D. Watch the lower unit on your boat, had two friends out there have theirs stolen off the boat, while they were in the sling.


Ouch...... my neighbors on both sides have been here for 10+ years and the worst crime that they report was some gas siphoned a couple of years ago.
But I can see the ease of pulling a lower.

My boat is an old beater, but I just may back into my slip.

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