Whilst we didn’t tackle taking down the apple tree until last year, we did tackle taking down part of a maple tree before the first winter. The dock was built around a maple tree that has three trunks. One of them was very rotten and moving. We were concerned it would come down during a… Continue reading Docking The Maple Tree
The bald eagles are not the only ones who like to fish in our lake. Our son likes to fish and has discovered that there is some good fishing to be had out there. The first fish he caught was quite small, but he did manage to catch some bigger ones. Northern pike are… Continue reading Fishing, Eating, Swimming…
I had eye surgery a couple of years ago and I have been thrilled with how my vision has improved. Not only can I see better than I have ever seen, but I see distance better than many other people can see. I struggle to see things up close, but for distance it is fantastic!… Continue reading An Eagle Eye
We bought our cottage “as is”, so we had a huge job clearing it out. Once we had sealed off the end bedroom, our next task was removing the carpet. Along with that went the old sofas. The mice had taken up home in those at one point in time and we found little mice… Continue reading No Stress, We Handled The Mess
I tried to research why we had such a large number of ladybugs in our attic. I read that most ladybug infestations are the Asian Lady Beetle variety. As soon as there is a hard frost they look for a cool, dry place to spend the winter. If the temperature rises indoors the ladybeetles’… Continue reading Ladybug, Anybug, Fly Away Home…But Not Our Home!
It certainly is good to have no ceiling, especially when it is covered in mould and a certain health hazard! As I have mentioned before, we had a huge problem with water damage to the cottage because of the tree that fell on the roof. A new roof was put on three years before we… Continue reading It Is Good To Have No ceiling!
Whilst we were happy that the new roof was keeping the cottage dry inside, we had concerns about some damaged siding and we made that one of our first priorities to sort out before the winter arrived. It seems the damage to the siding was caused when the tree fell on the roof. There didn’t… Continue reading I Don’t Think It’s Quite Watertight