I met a different spider at the cottage last weekend. It is living in the outhouse and confirmed all my reasons for not wanting an outhouse! It is a Dark Fishing Spider (Dolomedes tenebrosus). They are quite large with the female’s body being 15-26 mm in length and the leg-span ranges from 50-90 mm. The… Continue reading The Outhouse Of Horrors
After my success in seeing the deer with my Stealth Cam I decided to move it to a new location and see what comes up and down our driveway while we are not there. We have seen the porcupine, geese and deer use our driveway while we have been at the cottage and hoped we… Continue reading My Stealth Cam Is Awesone!
We are getting a beautiful display of colour with the leaves this fall. I read in August that our hot, dry summer could dull our fall colours, but that doesn’t seem to be the case at all. For sure, the trees did lose some leaves early because of the lack of rain, but we are… Continue reading The Leaves Will Soon Be Leaving
I have been reading about the water levels on the Rideau Waterway. The water levels are regulated by a series of control dams, locks and reservoir lakes. The waterway was built to work with nature as much as possible. Aware of the dangers of spring flooding, locks and control dams were built to give some… Continue reading A Small Step
Another thing we have been busy with over the last couple of weeks is finishing the “inhouse”. With the room looking so inviting now, we decided to replace the second hand sink unit we were using and install a new one. This room has certainly come a long way since we started! And whilst it… Continue reading Inhouse Upgrade
We really enjoy our drive to the cottage and as we get close to the cottage we look for deer and other wildlife. We have never seen any deer on the main roads, although there are signs to be aware of deer and we pay more attention at dusk and at night. However, we were… Continue reading Buckle Up For The Drive
I have had a busy couple of weeks and not had time to blog, but things have been happening at the cottage. A very exciting addition inside is a beautiful harvest table that my son made for us. He had some time off this summer before starting a new job and was rather ambitious, so… Continue reading A Harvest Table