Whose paws are those?

Tracks in the snow tell a fascinating tale of winter wildlife, a glimpse at the lives of creatures we rarely get to see. Winter’s the time to see where the deer are wandering, to get an idea of how many rabbits there are in the woods,  or to spot the hollow trees where a mouse […]

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Floating on powder

This has been an interesting winter for weather, with massive snowfalls in December followed by a January thaw that went on for weeks, followed by some gorgeous powder in February. Snowmobilers and skiers have had some frustrating times with icy slopes and closed trails for much of January. But no matter what kind of snow […]

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Growing Cottage Food in containers

With our shallow soil and our short growing season, gardeners at the cottage have always loved to use containers for big impact planting. Window boxes, planters on the deck, hanging baskets on a deep porch – is there anything more ‘Classic Muskoka’? And while there’s always a place for ornamental plants, an increasing number of […]

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