Cottage Life's Green Bundle: 3-Book Set: Green Cottaging; by Cottage Life

By Cottage Life

Do you need to understand how top to maintain the usual setting at your lakeside cottage or state retreat? This three-book package comprises solutions to questions Cottage Life readers have approximately being eco-friendly. Green Cottaging may also help you recognize and keep the cottage atmosphere for generations to return. You’ll tips on how to continue the lake fit, do away with waste adequately, and make sure your septic method is working successfully. Cottage Bugs is an interesting number of Q&As in regards to the tiny critters round us, with worthwhile info to house those that reason difficulties. Cottage timber & Plants delivers information and useful recommendation on the way to nurture the wooded area and the vegetation in it.

Cottage Life’s eco-friendly Bundle might help you turn into a greater steward of your favorite position via studying how you can cottage smarter.

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Small saplings will attract deer, which also rely on fall, protein-rich beech nuts and acorns to build up fat reserves for winter. Dense cedar and hemlock act like a thermal blanket for deer, keeping snow out and holding heat in. Fallen logs make great habitat for salamanders, and you’ll find moles, shrews, and other small mammals, as well as numerous birds, in low bushes and pockets of tall grass. Some people remove underbrush and dead wood to get rid of what they consider to be nuisance wildlife, though Haxton says this process doesn’t always discourage the animals and, when it does, their disappearance can lead to other wildlife problems.

Summer 2012 At my friends’ cottage on Lake Huron, there is an old picnic table, covered with many coats of paint, that has been replaced by a much more stable and comfortable one. They’d like to get rid of the old table, but wonder how they should go about it. Burning it with so much paint on it doesn't seem wise, yet leaving it at a dump to decompose can’t be much better for the environment. So far, there has been much debate but little action. Any suggestions? —Kerri Keenan, London, Ont. The best solution, of course, would be to give it to a table-less neighbour, or disassemble it and reuse the wood.

But these days, the reality is that cottaging often includes showers, the odd party’s worth of dishwashing, and maybe even a washing machine. For this reason, and the potential health risks from animals getting into a poorly constructed outhouse and spreading fecal matter, the provincial government encourages septic systems over outhouses. —June 1992 Is there a product that makes the waste in the outhouse break down faster? Ours has no odour, but it is filling up, and we don’t want to move it.

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