Response from David:
Thanks Kelli! Your suggestions are well taken. I use the word ake to distinguish the front body of water from the vback which I call the pond. Its about 1/3 acre but probably not officially a lake. The trails are on a cutting/clearing cycle and about to get re-mowed - you came just a week too soon. Let me know what might be missing in the kitchen so I can fix it. And thanks again.