Articles in: Cabin Contemplations
Hummingbirds arrive at the cabin every summer and provide hours of entertainment for cottagers, family, and guests throughout the season. Read the full article
Cottage owners often mark hazards near their properties to help boaters avoid accidents, but placing a private buoy in the lake can put you at risk. Read the full article
The open canoe, long embraced as the proud symbol of outdoor living, now sits abandoned and rotting away on many cottage properties.
Why have we lost our love for the traditional pleasure of canoeing in an open canoe? Read the full article
The arrival of wildflowers at the lake is one of cottage country’s greatest presents. And the best part of all? They’re completely wild! Read the full article
Blueberries aren’t usually ready until the middle of July but the early arrival of spring means this year’s batch is already here! Read the full article
After years of complaints, I have finally changed the old oak toilet seat in the outhouse. Read the full article
Have you ever noticed that the weather forecast for the cottage is almost always the same? Read the full article
Bad cottage guests are rare but when they turn up they can ruin a weekend. Here are a few tips to help scare away ungrateful cabin visitors. Read the full article
All aboard or abandon ship?
Private buoy rules are very restrictive in Canada, and a well-meaning cottager who places a marker to warn boaters about a rock or reef could be fined or even sued. Read the full article
The world is hot under the collar regarding Canada’s commitment to reduce its level of greenhouse-gas emissions.
Do Canadians care about global warming? Read the full article