It seems our issues with the beaver are not over yet. A couple of weeks ago we were horrified to find that the beaver had been back and totally girdled the oak tree. Now there is very little hope for the tree. Just under the bark is the phloem, which transports sugars produced in the… Continue reading Busy As A Beaver
So finally, the weather has changed and spring has sprung. We headed to the cottage at the weekend to open up for a new season and it felt so good to be back again! Things looked good. A few branches were down on the driveway from storms that had obviously been through and the shower… Continue reading Stuff Happens!
Well I must admit it was a jaw dropping moment when I looked at the pictures from my Stealthcam this weekend. I have tried various places and found that leaf movement gives me 1000+ pictures with no actual action, but looking up the driveway seems to always be successful, so that is where I pointed… Continue reading I Taut I Taw A Puddy Tat
House Flies may not bite, but they are more than an annoyance because they delight in unhygienic places. Muscid flies and their maggots mostly breed in manure. They live for around 30 days during warm weather, but can live as long as five months. 90% of all flies in dwellings are House Flies. Unfortunately it… Continue reading True Fly Don’t Follow Me!
The more I look around and pay attention to smaller details, the more I am finding all kinds of different bugs. It is amazing how many different bugs is in this little small area. This guy amused us as it crawled across our picnic table. I had no idea at the time that it is… Continue reading Stink Bug
The forecast is finally improving and the temperatures should start to improve. We are hopeful that we have had the last of the snow and spring is just around the corner. We are anxious to get going with putting in a new dock and are making plans to do that at the end of the… Continue reading Leeches
One of the joys of sleeping at the cottage is that there is no light pollution. The stars are amazing! You can see the Milky Way and when there is hardly any moon the total darkness is quite something to experience. You also get a fantastic view of the fireflies dancing, something I have never… Continue reading Total Eclipse Of The Moon