How to Tell if a Tree is Dying

16 Jun 2018

tree with rotten trunk

Early detection of a sick tree near the cottage can prevent a disaster down the road. Read the full article

Buying Tip: Water Level Risks

23 Apr 2017

rising water level
Water levels can change significantly in cottage country. Here are some important points to consider when you are thinking about buying a cottage. Read the full article

How to Pick Wild Mushrooms

5 Feb 2016

Wild Mushroom

How to find and pick wild mushrooms

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 article

How to Deal With Beavers

10 Jul 2014

Beaver cuts down tree

Best ways to stop a beaver from cutting down the cottage trees

How can you prevent beavers from harvesting the trees on your cottage property? Read the full article

Facts about dock spiders

11 Jun 2014

dock spider (fishing spider) with egg sac

Amazing dock spider or fishing spider facts

Dock spiders are very common around cottages, cabins, and lake houses in Canada and the United States. Many people fear them, but these spiders are actually fascinating creatures. Read the full article

Keeping A Mink Out Of The Boat

30 Jul 2013

Mink Sitting In Boat
A solution had to be found to keep the resident mink from messing up the boat. Read the full article

Cottage Gardening Guide

22 Mar 2011

cottage gardening ideas

A cottage garden can be a great summer project and you can design it any way you like! Read the full article

15 Tips for Dock Maintenance, Repair, and Replacement

21 Mar 2011

cottage dock

Dock maintenance tips for cottage owners

The dock may be the most important investment at the cottage. Dock maintenance and repairs are often ignored, but they must be done to keep the dock safe, sturdy and looking great. Read the full article

Deck Maintenance

20 Mar 2011

Deck maintenance

Basic deck maintenance in the spring and fall protects the deck while keeping it safe to use and looking great. Read the full article

Best Clothes to Take to a Cottage

20 Mar 2011

Cottage Clothing

Cabin clothing checklist for a weekend at a cottage, lake house or chalet

The best clothes to take to a cottage are ones that will be comfortable in all weather conditions. These might not be the shirts and pants you first set aside for the cabin weekend. Read the full article