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Living With Forest Tent Caterpillars

[31 May 2016 ]

forest tent caterpillars on aspen tree
Forest Tent Caterpillars appear in massive outbreaks every 8-12 years and the infestations can run for two or three seasons. Read the full tip »

Around The Property »

How to Pick Wild Mushrooms

[5 Feb 2016 ]
Wild Mushroom

Wild mushrooms have fascinated mankind for ages, and the revered fungi are now making a big splash at the lake. In fact, mushroom picking is threatening to bump the beloved blueberry off the top of the family foraging list. Read the full tip »

Around The Property »

How to Deal With Beavers

[10 Jul 2014 ]
Beaver Eats Jack Pine at Cottage

Here are some great tips on how to prevent 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 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 »