Popular Tips

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 »

At Your Leisure »

Wildflower Photo Techniques

[8 Nov 2013 ]
Thistle In Bloom

The best wildflower photos are captured when the plant begins to bloom. Read the full tip »

At Your Leisure »

Hummingbird Photography

[7 Nov 2013 ]

Hummingbird Photography
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 »

In The Cottage »

Preventing Cottage Break-ins

[28 Oct 2013 ]
Note to Thieves - Cottage Break-in

Break-ins are on the rise in a number of cottage communities throughout Ontario and across the country. Read the full tip »