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Why is it colder inside the cottage than outside?

Why is it colder inside the cottage than outside?

Why does it feel colder inside the cottage than outside when I first get there in the winter?
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Any tips for buying a used snowmobile?

Any tips for buying a used snowmobile?

What you should know before purchasing an old sled
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Will a woodstove heat our cottage?

Will a woodstove heat our cottage?

Find out if a woodstove is the right heating option for your cottage
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How do you keep a lake skating rink smooth?

How do you keep a lake skating rink smooth?

Learn how to keep your lake ice rink in top condition with these tips
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How do I remove rust from well water?

How do I remove rust from well water?

Find out how high iron levels can affect your water and what you can do about it
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Should curtains be left open or closed over the winter?

Should curtains be left open or closed over the winter?

Learn which strategy is right to prevent break-ins to your cottage
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What food items can stay at the cottage all winter?

What food items can stay at the cottage all winter?

Find out what foods will still be edible come spring if left at the cottage all winter.
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What is this strange webbing?

What is this strange webbing?

Find out where this webbing comes from and why it appears in trees in late summer and fall
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How late can I leave my boat in?

How late can I leave my boat in?

Find out when you need to haul your boat out of the water
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