Category: Cottage Daze

Remember When

“Remember when the sound of little feet, was the music we danced to week to week.” (Alan Jackson) What I will call the ‘quiet season’ is upon us, as our kids are back to school.  For us, t... read more

Happy Making Waves

I always enjoy seeing two motorcycles passing each other on the highway or on a winding cottage road, the way the drivers give each other that two-fingered side wave.  It is a very cool gesture; calm... read more

A Canada Day Beaver Tale

A friend of mine was attacked by a beaver.  Now, don’t laugh, it’s true.  He told us so himself.  We were at the cottage and there were a few of us, outdoor types, sitting around the campfire e... read more

Cottage Workshop – Building a Squirrel-proof Bird Feeder

I have built the ultimate squirrel-proof bird feeder.  I have defeated my arch-nemesis, Chirpy.  Finally, in the end, I have won our on-going battle.  I am victorious! I know what you’re think... read more

To Fetch a Pail of Water

It was snowing when we opened the cottage on the long weekend in May.  Now, while it was not exactly snowing when we came to close the place, it was far from warm summer weather.  Things were so bus... read more

The Long Weekend – Finally

Though spring was officially here on the 20th of March, we spent the month of April waiting on it.  It was dawdling along, slow and teasing; but still it came, measure by measure and blossom by b... read more

The Nesting Season

Springtime can be a dangerous time. Not solely because spring is purported to be the season when “love is in the air,” though that remains a good reason to be on guard.  No, what I mean is that t... read more

Left in the Dark

It is another thing I like about the cottage - I love escaping the city’s lights. Our cottage doesn’t have any electricity, so at night it is lit by propane globes and oil lanterns. They illuminat... read more

A Dangerous Time

Springtime can be a dangerous time.  Not solely because Spring is purported to be the season when “love is in the air,” though that remains a good reason to be on guard.  Nor do I mean it is dan... read more

True Love, Old Age and the Cottage

“You’ve got to be kidding,” states my teenage daughter. “I thought we were going to watch a cool movie tonight ... who are these old farts?”  She is holding up the DVD case, on which is a s... read more