Tag Archives: Spring

aerial shot of The Narrows

Come Wander the Haliburton Highlands

Come Wander the Haliburton Highlands

Rich in breath-taking scenery and culture alike, there is no doubt that once you have made the visit to the Haliburton Highlands, the County will forever live in your heart. Lovingly referred to as “The Highlands”– perhaps because it is the highest body of land in Ontario, or maybe the similarity to the Highlands of

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Dr. Terry’s Zoo

With spring flowers comes pollen and allergies. Chilli Pepper our Kingston canine rescue suffers from atopic dermatitis. A chronic itchy skin disease associated with environmental allergies. If your pet suffers from itchy skin and ear infections it may be the result of atopy or food allergies. A blood test can determine if your pet is

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Beachroller on dock

Aquatic Weed Roller

Waterfront is a dream for many, and when you have it, you want to be able to use it. Picture wading into the water for that relaxing swim; reality is, much of the waterfront here in cottage country is weedy, and it’s not very enjoyable to swim in. Weeds also pose a risk for your

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Dave Finn and family

Let’s Go Golfing

Summer is the ideal time to start a new tradition. I know many cottagers who eagerly await their annual family golf tournament. It’s a game for all ages and a passion everyone can share. Within our region, there are over 85 golf courses to suit every level of skill, and many are quite affordable in comparison to

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chipmunk in flowers

Dr. Terry’s Zoo

Snowdrops are blooming and chipmunks are once again plundering the bird feeders. Spring has arrived!  The eastern chipmunks hibernate over winter in burrows which can be more than 11 feet in length with several entrances.  Our Mr. Chipmunk has managed to squeeze his suave frame through the top opening of our bird feeder where he

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Dock and Lake Access at sunset

Access Issues Getting to the Cottage

For many of us, who are fortunate enough, the weekend getaway to the family cottage is an important, and fun, part of our lives. Many more of us are dreaming and hoping to find that perfect getaway spot from the hustle and bustle of urban and suburban living. As part of any decision to purchase

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ultra violet

2018 Colour of the Year

The gardening community was excited when Pantone, a well-known colour expert company, announced that the Colour of the Year for 2018 was Ultra Purple.  Last year, to stay “on trend” the colour to integrate in your garden was Greenery – how easy was that?  In 2018, adding tones of purple will be intentional.  Splashes of

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lifestyle sunroom

Sunny Days: Canadian Made for our Canadian Climate

There is nothing more relaxing than sitting outdoors, enjoying the sights and sounds of spring and summer. Take away the bugs, the rain, and the heat. If you have been dreaming of the perfect oasis in which to enjoy those sights and sounds, now is the perfect time to plan a sunroom. With the right

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