Don’t Miss the Fly Over…

the-neighbourhood

Don’t miss your opportunity to view this unique property!

A close friend brought out his drone for a fly over last fall. It shows the property and its proximity to neighbours and our private lake access,  Check out the YouTube video here.

Questions? Interested in booking a personal tour? Call or text 1.306.631.8593 or 1.306.631.8593

Baking/Making Tasty Summer Memories!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Summer is far from over… as far as we are concerned, it has only just begun! After so much information about the inside of the property it is time to share some of the built in benefits. We planted several fruit trees and bushes about nine years ago and we are enjoying the results.

We have always loved sour cherries and the Evan’s Cherry tree we raised from a very small sapling is growing larger with each year. It is a robust, small tree and the delicious fruit is easy to reach and harvest. Last week I noticed the cherry tree in the back yard with heavy branches drooping to the ground. I knew it was time to start picking soon… and I nearly missed it. Today was was high time to take the picking bucket out and spend some quiet time after disturbing the birds who were feasting. Within only 15 minutes, my bucket was full and I had harvested several pounds of juicy sour cherries! There are still plenty left for the birds to continue their feast…

(Special note: And yes, the tree will stay with the property! So, enjoy some tasty recipes and start imagining that you could be benefiting from this backyard treasure as the next owner of this property!)

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

No time like the present, pitting the cherries was easier and quicker than I thought. Most of the stones pulled out with the stems, others responded well to a gentle squeeze. The cherries were so plump and firm that I didn’t want to cook them down into jam, juice or compote this time. I found and adapted a couple of recipes to the ingredients I had in the house, and within a very short time I had a delicious cherry crumble for tonight’s dessert and sour cherry scones for tomorrow’s breakfast.

IMG_2341
Sour Cherry Crumble ready for the oven

The Recipe: Sour Cherry Crumble
Preheat the oven to F 375

Measure out 4 cups pitted sour cherries and toss them with 1/4 cup of white sugar and 2 Tbsps Kuzu (use Arrowroot flour  or cornstarch as an alternate thickener). Spread out in a baking dish. Set aside.

In a medium sized bowl mix together 1/ 2 cup brown sugar, 1 cup of all purpose flour, 3/4 cup rolled oats, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 cup sliced almonds, 1/4 coconut oil and 1/4 cup butter. This mix appears quite dry, don’t worry about it. Distribute the dry mixture over the cherries.

Bake for 30 – 35 minutes, until the cherries are bubbling around the outside and the topping is nicely browned. Remove from the oven. Serve with ice cream, whipped cream or coconut cream. Enjoy!

IMG_2342
Sour Cherry Crumble fresh from the oven

And just because I had more cherries I decided to try a recipe for Sour Cherry Scones

Preheat oven to F 425

Measure out 2 cups of sour cherries, set aside.

In a medium sized bowl combine 3 cups of all purpose flour, 1/4 tsp salt, 1 Tbsp. sugar (optional) and 2 Tbsp baking powder. Cut in 1/3 cup butter or margarine. Now add the sour cherries and gently mix them into the dry ingredients. Add 1 1/4 cup buttermilk. Mix just until combined, don’t worry about the lumpy appearance.

Turn the soft dough with the cherries onto a baking stone or in a greased round baking pan. Divide into 8 wedges and cut all the way through. Place into the oven and bake for  20 – 25 minutes.

Combine 3/4 cup icing sugar with 1 tsp almond extract and a small amount of milk or non-dairy beverage (I used coconut milk). Drizzle this glaze over the scones as soon as they come out of the oven. Enjoy warm or cooled.

IMG_2343
Sour Cherry Scones with Almond Glaze fresh out of the oven

Remember, this could be your baking next summer… Book your viewing now!

Call, text or email:

Anna 306.631.8539   –   anna@annahergert.com

Colin 306.631.8593   –   colin@hergert-sk.ca

Living at the Buffalo Pound Lake

IMG_1978

It’s time to share some images you get only by living outside of the city here in south central Saskatchewan.

Whether you love boating on the lake or enjoy a walk in nature or go for a drive – the vistas are endless! the image above was made on July 3rd close to sunset and it doesn’t do it justice as it was only made with a smart phone…

IMG_1848

The group of 16 pelicans was captured on June 22nd on Loney’s Beach, one of the two public beaches in the community. These magnificent birds can be observed in flight every afternoon as they migrate from one fishing ground to another. I came across them on my daily walk!

IMG_1931

If a picnic in nature is more your style, you can enjoy your own yard or a picnic at the beach. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy life.  A research article last summer stated that Saskatchewan residents love cabin life. Check it out in this post from last year.

Curious about more details of the property featured on this website? Here is where it all starts.

Colin <colin@hergert-sk.ca> 306.631.8593
Anna <annahergert@me.com> 306.631.8539

Here is the listing link. http://comfree.com/home-for-sale-buffalo-pound-lake-saskatchewan-696749

We look forward to hearing from you! Call or text us at your convenience.

 

The Studio – A Clean Slate…

IMG_1992

The last few weeks were well utilized: The studio is now a clean slate and ready to be transformed by new owners. Studio or craft room not your thing? Think guest cottage, party room, a place to gather friends for yoga and meditation… the sky is the limit! With just over 500 square foot living area on the main floor this space is waiting for YOU!
IMG_1999

Just in case you missed the detailed write up about the studio in the past, this little kitchen area is part of the studio, located just left to the entrance door. The boiler both heats the water and regulates the radiant infloor heating during the cooler seasons.

IMG_1994

The spacious work/living area has a built in desk and large cupboards for unlimited storage options. The flooring is a light grey laminate which is easy to keep clean and  brightens the room along with the large Argon filled picture windows overlooking the lake. But wait – this is not all… IMG_1995Drop the overhead expanding ladder and reach the upper floor with additional built in shelving.

IMG_1996

These shelving units line both the north and south walls. The ceiling height is 5′.

IMG_1997

It is illuminated with full spectrum lights.

IMG_1998

This upper level could also make a great alternative sleep area. Or use the space for more storage. Interested in seeing and experiencing the space yourself?

Contact us today for an appointment and a personal tour:

Colin <colin@hergert-sk.ca> 306.631.8593
Anna <annahergert@me.com> 306.631.8539

Summer is in Full Swing!

IMG_1989

Where has the time gone? We have spent the spring and early summer reducing our possessions through studio sale days and sharing with friends. Meanwhile we are still waiting to find out if the offer we accepted a while ago will finalize on August 1st. However, with the housing market in Moose Jaw slowing down for summer and no definite sale for the people interested in our property at the lake we have decided to continue showing the property. (Offers will be accepted on and after August 1st on a first come, first serve basis.)

IMG_1987

During these hot days we are sure glad that mowing is minimal at 101 Sandpoint Road. The field stone and mulch labyrinth are easy to maintain and provide us with extra time to relax and enjoy the summer sunshine.

IMG_1988

The views from the studio / guest cottage deck are unobstructed and with the sun sail in place there is always a nice shady spot to relax under. The trees are in full foliage surrounding the property providing shade with chirping birds and unlimited nature sounds.

There is also great news to report on the back lot behind the property. The village has released it for sale, so if you are interested in securing land adjacent to this double lot, they are open to discussing details.

The perennials are in full bloom and life is great at the lake!

Contact us for a viewing! Call or send a text message to:
Colin 306.631.8593 or Anna 306.631.8539
If you missed the fly over posted earlier in the spring, here is the link once again.
The property listing with additional details can be found here.

Please allow 24 hours notice for a showing.

It’s never too early…

lake-image-2

…to think about summer at the lake. But why wait? My motto is: Strike while the iron is hot and these days, while the ice fishing is plentiful and not too cold either!

lake-image-1

This image was captured during a snow shoe excursion on Buffalo Pound Lake on January 17th, 2017. What a great day – no wind, sunshine peeking through the clouds and the perfect day for fishing!

iceshack

Bring out your canine friend, your spouse or partner in crime and check out the lake. Looking for something colder and more mid-winter like? I can’t promise snow anytime soon but if you are curious what it looks like when it gets colder check out this story.

Curious about living at the lake in winter and checking out a comfortable place? Give us a call or email us to set up an appointment for viewing.

Colin 1.306.631.8593 <colin@hergert-sk.ca>
Anna 1.306.631.8539 <anna@annahergert.com>

 

All is well at Buffalo Pound Lake!

canola fields

Did you have golf ball-sized hail last Friday night? Chances are that if you live in Moose Jaw you were worried about the roof, siding and possibly windows of your house.

We had the thunder and lighting but no hail. The rain provided the trees and flower boxes with a good soak down which saved on turning on the watering hose. Meanwhile the weeds are thriving but the annuals are showing off their strong colour.

Call Colin or Anna or email us if you are interested in a showing:

Colin 306.631.8593 – colin@hergert-sk.ca
Anna 306.631.8539 – anna@annahergert.com

Save

Save

Save

It’s Official – Saskatchewan Residents Love Cabin Life…

Sunset in Saskatchewan

Did you see this article last week. Apparently nearly 90 % of Saskatchewan residents spent time at a cabin last year. Imagine yourself enjoying nature year-round… here is your chance!

The flowers are in full bloom, birds are nesting and the lake beckons. Book you viewing today and make us an offer!

If you have just stumbled across the site now, start reading here to get to know the property and its unique story.

Email us with questions <anna@annahergert.com> or <colin@hergert-sk.ca>.

For instant info call us: Anna 306.631.8539 or Colin 3016.631.8593

 

Lakeside Living – Spring and Summer

sunset cruise

Living at the lake is great during any season! After “showing” the house and studio in detail I thought it is time to take you on a walk around the community.

Are you dreaming of cruises at sunset, listening to your favourite tunes and chatting with family or friends? It’s definitely one possibility.

boat at sunset

Or is the faster speed more to your liking? Water skiing, Seado excursions and fishing from smaller vessels are all activities possible on Buffalo Pound Lake.

Sandpoint boat launch

This boat launch is only about 200 meters from 101 Sandpoint Road, the listing you are viewing here.

Loneys boat launch 1

Loneys boat launch 2

A five minute drive Loney’s Beach boat launch offers two access points for fast and efficient access to the water.

Loneys sign

Boating not your passion, Loney’s provides a large green space for picnics. A community playground is in the planning stages with fundraising in full swing. A large public beach can also be found at Loney’s… take a short walk through the trees…

Loneys trees

…and arrive at the sandy public beach.

Loneys beach

Closer to home the community beach is less than 500 meters away.

Sandpoint Beach

Sand Point community beach, seen here from the Sand Point Beach boat launch, is very sheltered. It offers picnic tables and soft sand with a shallow entry for all ages.

Looking for additional privacy at your own access point to the lake? The property offers this also!

Lake access

Less than 10 steps away straight down the hill in front of the house a sheltered spot offers privacy and stunning views.

view from access

There is plenty of space to install a boat lift and/or private dock. Lake access is leased for $ 21 per year.

Loneys woods at sunset

Boating, swimming and just quietly enjoying the lake amenities satisfies most residents. If sitting and relaxing is not your primary interest, pick up a camera. Capturing the birds…

Meadowlark 1a

Hey You - Listen Up

Pelican in flight

…the light of the setting sun…

Loneys beach view

tranquility at sunset

…or the dancing Aurora Borealis…

Aurora 2 copy

…lake side living has it all.

Ready for a close up look of house, studio and surrounding community? Contact us:

Colin <colin@hergert-sk.ca> 306.631.8593
Anna <annahergert@me.com> 306.631.8539

Plenty of Party Space Outside…

view

Welcome back! Summer has arrived at Buffalo Pound Lake. with temperatures in the 30s we can’t believe this early May. We have had ice on the lake till May 10th in the past. This is the view from the studio deck today – the lake perfectly calm and a beautiful reflection of the hills across the lake.

If you are just finding us now, here are a few links to the house tour:

General Welcome and Home Specs

The Kitchen

The Bathroom

The Living Room

The Dining Room

The Master Bedroom

The Guestroom

The Walk In Pantry

The Studio / Guest Cottage

The ComFree listing link can be accessed here.

If the indoor living spaces are not enough to win you over that this is a great place to get together with friends and family, and you care less about the view, you will be interested in the outdoor spaces this home and studio have to offer.

breezeway

A wide breezeway leads to the front door. this space is exposed to the sun first thing in the morning, a great place to sip your cappucino or morning coffee. By afternoon it is a cozy, sheltered space to enjoy a glass of wine before dinner.

breezeway2

A view of the breezeway from the front door looking toward the lake. Turning right another deck reveals itself.

to the studio

The studio/guest cottage entrance is just steps away.

backdeck

Another place to enjoy the outdoors by yourself or with a friend is available on the back deck.

studio front deck

A 12′ x 30′ deck off the front of the studio offers more space to gather with friends or just enjoy the view…

view

The trees are just leafing out – soon it will be time to fill the planters with flowers and the trees will provide complete seclusion from passers by and the only neighbour on the north side.

side view

The studio deck wraps around in an L-shape for additional space.

screend porch

Closer to the house a fully screened deck provides a more secluded gathering space.

screened deck

This spacious screened deck has accommodated up to 25 guests. It provides shade and protection during meals.

screened deck with lemonade

Iced tea anyone?
bbq area

Maybe its’ time for a barbeque? The barbeque area is only steps away from the screened deck and a few stairs from the dining room.

spiral

Time for a break from entertaining? The meditation spiral is always there providing a time to relax and breathe while overlooking the lake.

Contact us today for a personal tour:

Colin <colin@hergert-sk.ca> 306.631.8593
Anna <annahergert@me.com> 306.631.8539