Composting with worms at the Cottage

Many of us have tried composting at the cottage, but are fearful of attracting bears or other animals to our compost piles. An exceptional alternate to composting outside is to Vermi-compost indoors all year long. Vermi-composting has become popular among backyard gardeners, urban farmers, and homesteaders looking to raise worms for personal use or to supplement a homesteading income. Continue reading “Composting with worms at the Cottage”

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Good Cottage Neighbors – cherish what you have!

 With every passing day we become more dependent on our electronics and gadgets to get us through our everyday life. While I agree that with technology there comes some advancements in how we live our lives, we cannot ever replace the bonds and intangibles that having a good neighbor at the cottage brings you. Continue reading “Good Cottage Neighbors – cherish what you have!”

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Stand Up Paddle Boarding

While stand up paddling may have developed in various places around the world, It’s more modern form originated on the beaches of Hawaii but now stand up paddle boarding (SUP) has spread around the world. The popularity in this sport that combines surfing and kayaking is something to be amazed at as it is the fastest growing watersports on the planet! Continue reading “Stand Up Paddle Boarding”

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Campfire Safety Tips

All it takes is one spark for things to go wrong. A carelessly abandoned campfire or a campfire built without safe clearance can turn a small fire into a dangerous and fast-moving blaze. Be sure to build your campfire in a way that does not endanger anyone or the surrounding forest. Enjoy a safe campfire by following these campfire safety tips: Continue reading “Campfire Safety Tips”

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Dandelions – Friend or Foe?

It is springtime, and with the onset of longer days, warmer weather, we inevitably get dandelions infesting our lawns,  and gardens.  Whether you like them or hate them for what they are, you must admit they are adaptable, hardy and proliferate quickly. Many of us consider Dandelions a weed but consider the following facts before plucking them from your cottage. Dandelion Facts: Dandelion is a common … Continue reading Dandelions – Friend or Foe?

Mail Order Nurseries – Getting the right plants for your garden

Seven years ago I began my journey as a cottage owner north of Huntsville, Ontario. At the time I did not know that I had been bitten by the gardening bug, a very insidious disease. Once the disease takes hold victims feel a compulsion to spend much of their free time digging in the dirt and using their money to buy plants and seeds. Continue reading “Mail Order Nurseries – Getting the right plants for your garden”

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