If you are into bird watching, you will definitely want to feed them to get a view that is up close and personal. Once you do that, you will be amazed at all of the different varieties you will attract. Besides songbirds and woodpeckers, it is also a lot of fun to watch hummingbirds. They are so small and their wings flap averagely about 53 beats per second. This uses a lot of energy that requires the hummingbirds to need lots of food for fuel. Luckily, it is super easy to make your own hummingbird nectar to keep these little birds strong and healthy.
Springtime at the cabin usually means a little sprucing up of some of the decor inside. Where Winter calls for a lot of rustic reds and buffalo check, Spring can be a bit brighter and cheerful. Personally, I like to keep things rustic but a little more colorful. This is easy to accomplish and affordable
After spending a full Winter at our cabin, I now have a new appreciation for Winter. I used to dread it and only thought of the cold and the need to drive in it. However, I now realize that it is important to embrace the season and enjoy some Winter activity. Although it started as
It's hard for me to believe but we've had our cabin now for just over ten years. When we originally built it, it was meant as a weekend or vacation place. However, since that time, it has become more of a home where we spend most of our time. Because of that, it became necessary
In some of my previous homes, I've had fireplaces in the living rooms. It's always been fairly easy to decorate the area around a fireplace. You have a mantel and a hearth which offer great anchors to work off of. But what about decorating around a wood burning stove? This can be a little more
Sometimes a bird house comes into existence practically by itself. Or at least from the help of a woodpecker or two. When my husband had to cut down a dead section of a large tree, I didn't allow it to go into the burn pile. This tree had several holes in it caused by woodpeckers.
With a cabin on a lake and in the woods, there are so many enjoyable places to sit and relax outside. Whether we are gathering with friends and family at the fire pit or having dinner on the deck, every place seems to have a great view. Lately, however, I have found that one of
With an outdoor fire pit and an indoor wood stove, we end up needing to store a lot of firewood. Luckily, there are some very creative ways to do this, especially if you are a fan of DIY rustic decor projects. I love firewood storage ideas that are also decorative. It doesn't need to take
Have you ever thought of making a DIY home bar using an old dresser as it's base? That is exactly what we did to create a bar area in the upstairs of our cabin garage. I had an old dresser that I didn't know what to do with and thought it would be a great
It all started from a walk down a two track. What I saw made me think twice about my walking habits. In fact, I was downright fearful. I needed something to carry, to keep me from certain danger. A big stick would probably do the trick. And that was the beginning of my DIY walking
Having one or more kayaks is a lot of fun for the family. Storing them at home can be a little tricky. Like any fun toy, they take up space that in most cases is quite limited. That is where creative organization and a separate storage rack is essential. You can easily build your own
There are many good reasons to have an outdoor shower. If you have a cabin or cottage near a lake or river, you may want an outdoor shower to use after swimming, canoeing or fishing. Or, if you simply have a messy job to do outside, an outdoor shower makes a great place to rinse