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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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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Learn the do’s and don’ts of how to correctly manage your firewood

There are few things more enjoyable than sitting by a wood-burning stove or fireplace during the bitter cold of winter. The warmth, comfort and homey feel it can bring is enjoyable, but is not without some effort. You need to be very cognizant of how, and where you store your firewood, and what to do when you bring it inside for burning. Below are some tips on what you should be doing to properly enjoying your firewood Continue reading “Learn the do’s and don’ts of how to correctly manage your firewood”

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Tips for Winterizing your Cottage for Winters Arrival

Winterizing Your Cottage Winterizing your cottage for winter’s arrival is an important process and can help to avoid a myriad of problems. Irrespective of whether you’ll be stopping by occasionally during the winter months to check on your cottage, or closing it down completely,  the following list will safeguard you against unpleasant surprises. Canoes and Kayaks – Stack canoes and kayaks on sawhorses or on a … Continue reading Tips for Winterizing your Cottage for Winters Arrival

Gardening in Cottage Country


Leaving the hustle and bustle of city life, most of us look to relax up in cottage country in many different ways.  For some it may be by sipping a favorite beverage on the dock, or going for a tranquil canoe ride. Whatever your pleasure is there is something to be said about the rewarding and relaxing feeling associated with gardening and growing your own vegetables. Continue reading “Gardening in Cottage Country”

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