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What is this strange bug we found on our dock?

What is this strange bug we found on our dock?

Learn more about this aquatic bug identified by Cottage Life experts
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How cold can I let my cabin get before issues arise?

How cold can I let my cabin get before issues arise?

Find out how cool you can leave your cottage over the winter before cans burst and other issues crop up
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How do I avoid winter frost heaving if my cottage is on piers?

How do I avoid winter frost heaving if my cottage is on piers?

What you can do to avoid costly cottage repairs come spring
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Should I drain our waterline in the winter?

Should I drain our waterline in the winter?

Learn the simplest way to prevent damage to your plumping during the winter
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Can I safely compost garbage without attracting bears?

Can I safely compost garbage without attracting bears?

Find out what you need to do ensure you don't attract bears and other cottage pests
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How much antifreeze is needed to drain waterlines?

How much antifreeze is needed to drain waterlines?

Find out what type of antifreeze you should use for this task, and how much is needed
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How do we get rid of crows at our cottage?

How do we get rid of crows at our cottage?

Find out if there's a way to keep crows from cackling in the early morning hours
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What’s a good tile for a cottage floor?

What's a good tile for a cottage floor?

How to avoid having tile issues in a three-season cottage
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How can we protect our trees from beavers?

How can we protect our trees from beavers?

Find out how to discourage beavers from taking down the trees on your property
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What is the best way to anchor a floating dock?

What is the best way to anchor a floating dock?

How to ensure your dock doesn't float away
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