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Welcome to 21 Hunter Rise, an Eastward Companies residence sitting at the gateway to Chatham’s newest enclave. Located in the heart of Chatham’s south coast and minutes to town, this superbly designed home lends itself well to gracious seaside living. The striking open floor plan blends the living and kitchen areas nicely together while including a bright sunroom to the mix just off the dining area. Three spacious bedrooms, all with their own private full baths, include an elegant first floor master suite. Additional notables include a large bonus room with a full bath over the garage, a first floor office, pantry, laundry room, powder room, 2 car garage, and walk out basement. Exquisite woodwork and high-end finishes throughout reflects the attention to detail that’s a trademark of an Eastward Companies home.
Well folks, its THAT time of year again! Please share this post with people who may be seeing foxes in their yards this time of year!
Are You Seeing Foxes Sud...denly? This is Fox Pup Season!
The phone calls and e-mails are rolling in- it is fox pup time and a lot of people are seeing adult foxes near their homes and becoming alarmed. What they don't realize is that foxes are coming in close to people to raise their families because coyotes are in the further out areas. If a coyote finds a fox den, it may dig up the den and kill all the young. Foxes know this so they choose what they believe to be the lesser of two evils and come in closer to humans and away from the coyotes to have their litters. Please be kind and "rent" out your space to momma fox. You will be glad you did.
People tell me "My gardens were never better!"
And "Thank you for talking to me about the fox family. We watched them instead of TV. They were so wonderful!"
And "We hope they come back next year!"
Foxes may have a den under your shed, porch, barn or in the back yard in a hill. The family will likely be moved in a few weeks to a new place. When the pups are older (July, August) they will start to be seen less and less. By September, the fox family will be gone and everything will be back to normal. Red foxes will not live in a den year round. They only den to raise their families. Out of a litter of 6, it is likely that only two or three foxes will live to see September.
People are often alarmed, thinking their family pets and children are being stalked or will be attacked. Not so. Foxes do not want to kill or eat your child, cat or dog.They eat primarily mice, rats, rabbits and woodchucks. They may certainly watch your pets with concern, bark at them and may even chase your cat back into your yard or up a tree if it goes near the den. Of course, thankfully, many cat owners realize the many risks of allowing their cats to roam free, and that cats kill young wildlife, so hopefully, they keep their cats supervised when outdoors. Your 16 pound kitty will be able to hold his or her own against a fox, and in fact, foxes and cats often develop friendships and play. Remember, it is the nature, and the fox belongs there.
Please allow the mother fox to raise her pups in peace. Do not hire someone to "relocate the family" this will not work! The most that will happen is that one or two pups will be caught (and surely killed by the hired person) and the mother will get scared and move her family. Most states have laws that state captured wildlife must be killed. Be patient, enjoy the fox family. it is a lot of fun to watch the pups scampering and tumbling with each other. In fact, it is a lot better entertainment than most TV shows on these days. Enjoy the breath of fresh air and the beauty in your back yard- it may be a once in a life time event for you.
Many people are afraid they can't let their animals out to go potty now. keep in mind that before you realize the family was there, you let your pets out and everything was OK.
Inform your neighbors not to shoot the foxes they see crossing the yards during the day . Red foxes are Not nocturnal! Momma works very hard to feed her family. She will work all day and night catching rodents, snatching roadkill and bringing it back to her growing babies. Foxes also eat a great deal of grasses and insects too. They are omnivores.
If you really can't have a fox family in your yard, you may place an object such as a punch balloon, chair or a bucket near the den, but not too close as to scare momma away from grabbing her pups and moving them away from the scary object. About 10 feet from the den should be enough to concern her. Think about this though, momma felt safe enough in your yard to have her pups there. Where else will she be able to move those pups where they will be safe?
Donations to assist with medical care, feeding, housing and raising of orphaned fox pups are always welcomed. 100% of the donations go directly toward saving animals. We are a small group of animal lovers who love to rescue animals in need. Most of the cost is pulled from our own pockets. Helpful donations can be made via Paypal to: Jnmered@yahoo.com You can also designate Fox Wood Wildlife Rescue, Inc as your charity on AmazonSmile, or check out our Amazon Wish List and purchase supplies to help ease the financial strain on our small group of animal rescuers. As always, you can help save animals by sharing our valuable information about wildlife in your back yard.
March 3 2018
Jack was a proud member of The Chatham Properties Group family for many years. He was the first person to call me up and want to come on board when I started Chatham Properties Group in 2008. He was a great broker, great colleague and a great friend. He was a wealth of information and a great story teller. He was such a joy to have in the office. We will miss him dearly.
New construction by Eastward Companies in coveted Jessie’s Landing. This 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath residence with over 3,300 sq. ft. of living space is suitable for today's discerning buyer offering a spacious open floor plan, gourmet kitchen with granite counters and center island, luxurious first floor master suite, and an extensive list of modern conveniences including a first floor laundry room, central a/c, 2 car garage, and gas fireplace. A veranda style front porch, back yard patio, butler's pantry, detailed woodwork and built-ins, custom tile work, and plenty of closet space add to the list of notable amenities. Comfortably accommodates room for family and friends in a popular Chatham locale. Don’t miss out!
Please call Doug Grattan at 1-508-294-4978 or Diane Donahue at 1-781-760-6061 for information.
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Welcome to Hydrangea House. Rare opportunity to own a large four bedroom home south of Rte. 28 within walking distance of Barn Hill Landing, 2 marinas and Hardings Beach. Hydrangea House has been thoughtfully updated to provide a comfortable living space for today's family. With central air conditioning, a brand new kitchen with modern appliances and gas range, first floor master suite with a cathedral ceiling, incredible private master bath, and walk-in closet. The family ro...om has incredible space featuring cathedral beamed ceilings, hardwood floors, a gas fireplace and patio doors leading out to the sun-room. Set on over a half acre of land with its signature Hydrangea bushes, lush grounds with irrigation and brick patios this spacious property is ideal for entertaining.
There is also a wonderful under-utilized barn that can be converted to living space with endless possibilities. Don't miss the chance to make Hydrangea House your family home in Chatham or just the perfect getaway.
Be aware, there have been some asphalt pavers in town, and saying they have "extra" mix" or "leftover mix" and try to pressure residents to redo their driveway.... Dont fall for any high pressure tactics, these scams usually end up with the resident having to purchase additional hot mix as they will come up short before finishing the project. Some of these busniesses are from off Cape (what are they doing down here?) and use the urgency of "buy now!" Dont fall for it!