8 Tips to Store Firewood

15 Nov 2020

firewood storage tips
Proper storage keeps the firewood in good condition so that we can always enjoy a great fire when it gets cold at the cottage. Read the full article

Firewood Tips: How to Split Wood

28 Oct 2020

how to split wood with an axe

Knowing how to properly split wood with an axe saves time, energy, and frustration at the cottage. A few simple tricks can make the difference between a productive afternoon of splitting wood and one that leaves you wishing you had a mechanical wood splitter. Read the full article

Forest Tent Caterpillar Facts

9 Jun 2017

forest tent caterpillars eating tree leaves
The forest tent caterpillar (FTC) is a native insect that feeds on the leaves of various hardwood trees including aspen, birch, basswood and oak. Read the full article

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 article

Facts about carpenter ants

24 Jun 2014

Carpenter Ant at Cottage
Carpenter ants are a common site at the cabin. Unfortunately, an infestation can ruin the entire building. Here are some top tips on ways to control and get rid of carpenter ants at the cottage. Read the full article

How to get rid of mosquitoes

23 Jun 2014

Mosquito bite in Canada.

Mosquitoes in the yard can be controlled naturally and bites can be avoided by following a few simple tricks at the cabin or lake house. Read the full article

How To Pick Blueberries

28 Jul 2013

how to pick blueberries in Canada

Whether you are a cabin owner, renter or guest, the best technique to pick blueberries is one that allows you to do it in an efficient and safe way. Here is how you can maximize your berries, minimize bug bites and avoid bears. Read the full article

Ticks and Lyme Disease

22 Jun 2013

The blacklegged tick (ixodes scapularis), also known as a deer tick, is expanding its range and can carry and transmit Lyme disease as well as a number of other ailments. Read the full article

Bats in the Cabin

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 article

Bears Around the Cottage

8 Oct 2011

Prevention is the key to avoiding a showdown with a bear at the cabin or cottage. Read the full article