Wow! You made it tough for our judges with nearly 9,000 entries. Here's the best of the crop in our record-breaking 21st annual photo contest.Winter Rocks!
Weather? Freezing. Lake? Frozen. Perfect conditions for a game of cottage curling.Animal Ambassador
Ann Southcombe spent her career understanding the likes of gorillas and elephants. Then she went back to the cottage.Cocoa Power
Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate treats to make your mouth water. Surrender now.The Wild Bunch
Crazy critters, silly stunts, and one swinging kitty: These shots have the last laugh in this year's photo contest.
Board games then and now; A round of Monopoly; S'mores, without the campfire; Just fooling around; Keep track of Rover in the dark; Remote forest-fire detection; Books for your gift list; Fall fair folly; Reporter; Boy versus MothzillaFaceoff
Joinery optionsJob Jar
Where to use which jointGo Green
Bubble wrap as window insulationStuff We Like
Battery chargersReal Tools
Multi-socket wrenchHit List
Uses for woodstove ashesGreat Inventions
Coffee-can curling; an easy deer gate
Rescue a dog from the ice; winter road access; mysterious animal tracks; eavestroughs and snow; wallpaper in an unheated cottageOwl on the prowl
Nighttime belongs to the stealthy and powerful great horned owl.The master builders
A finished retreat is just one renovation away.