Featured Tips
[7 Nov 2013 ]
Perfect Hummingbird Photo

Taking the perfect picture of a hummingbird requires a bit of strategy, a touch of know-how, and a ton of patience. Read the full tip »

[4 Dec 2011 ]
Canoeing at the Cottage

Paddling a canoe around the lake is becoming a forgotten pleasure and a lost art at the cottage.
Here are the basics you need to rediscover the joys of canoeing at the cabin. Read the full tip »

[29 Oct 2011 ]
Brown Bat in the Cottage

Do you have bats in your cottage?
Bats around the cabin are useful for controlling insects, but they become a big problem when they decide to move into the cottage. Read the full tip »

[21 Sep 2011 ]
Staining The Cottage

Staining the cottage is not a popular chore, but protecting the siding and deck from the elements is an important part of cabin maintenance. Read the full tip »

[4 Apr 2011 ]
bonfire

How do you build a safe bonfire?
The bonfire is the highlight of many weekends at the lake.¬†¬†With a bit of preparation the fire will be a safe and memorable event filled with fun and great food. Read the full tip »

Recent Blog Posts

That’s no dog on the deck!

Date posted: July 4, 2015

The Bat Houses Have Tenants

Date posted: July 3, 2015

Wildflowers at the Cottage

Date posted: July 2, 2015

First Blueberries of the Year

Date posted: July 1, 2015

Outhouse Toilet Seat Retires

Date posted: June 13, 2015

Recent Tips

Around The Property »

How to Get Rid of Beavers

[10 Jul 2014 ]
Beaver Eats Jack Pine at Cottage

Here are some great tips on how to stop beavers from harvesting the trees on your cottage property. Read the full tip »

At Your Leisure »

Photographing Shore Birds

[9 Jul 2014 ]
Heron and Loon

Taking pictures of shore birds can be a challenge at the cottage. Here are some photo tips to help you get the best shots. Read the full tip »

In The Woods »

Facts about carpenter ants

[24 Jun 2014 ]
Carpenter Ant at Cottage

Carpenter ants are destructive at the cabin and can ruin the entire building. Here are the top tips on how to control and get rid of carpenter ants at the cottage. Read the full tip »

In The Woods »

How to get rid of mosquitoes

[23 Jun 2014 ]
Mosquito bite in Canada.

Mosquito numbers in the yard can be controlled and bites can be avoided by following a few simple tricks at the cabin. Read the full tip »

On The Water »

How to winterize a boat

[23 Jun 2014 ]
Winterizing a boat.

Here is a checklist to help ensure the cottage boat is properly prepared for the winter and is ready to go in the spring. Read the full tip »

On The Water »

How to get stains out of the boat

[17 Jun 2014 ]
Boat carpet cleaning kit.

Coffee, fish blood, mink poop and bird droppings all find their way onto the boat carpet. Here are the top tips to get stains out of the carpet in the cottage boat. Read the full tip »

Around The Property »

Facts about dock spiders

[11 Jun 2014 ]
dock spider (fishing spider ) with egg sac

Dock spiders or “fishing” spiders are a big part of the cottage experience in Canada and the U.S. Here are some facts about these amazing cabin residents. Read the full tip »

On The Water »

How to install a boat seat

[3 Jun 2014 ]
installed boat seat in old Lund

Placing a seat in the old fishing boat can be done in a budget-friendly way. This boat seat installation was done in a sixteen-foot Lund. Read the full tip »

About The Finances »

Saving Cash on Cottage Trips

[16 May 2014 ]
Driving to the Cottage

How can you save money on gas and expenses when driving to the cottage?
Cottage trips can be expensive so we need to make the commute to the lake as efficient as possible. Read the full tip »

About The Finances »

9 Ways to Work from the Cottage

[9 May 2014 ]
Working From The Cottage

Many people would love to retire to the cabin. Here are nine ways you can earn money while living at the cottage. Read the full tip »