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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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What are the dark spots on our maple trees?

What are the dark spots on our maple trees?

Learn whether or not the dark spots on your trees are something to be concerned about
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How do we get rid of bats without hurting them?

How do we get rid of bats without hurting them?

Find out more about this multi-stage process to ensure your cottage becomes bat free
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