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Wow! You made it tough for our judges with nearly 9,000 entries. Here's the best of the crop in our record-breaking 21st annual photo contest.
Weather? Freezing. Lake? Frozen. Perfect conditions for a game of cottage curling.
Ann Southcombe spent her career understanding the likes of gorillas and elephants. Then she went back to the cottage.
Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate treats to make your mouth water. Surrender now.
Crazy critters, silly stunts, and one swinging kitty: These shots have the last laugh in this year's photo contest.
Board games then and now; A round of Monopoly; S'mores, without the campfire; Just fooling around; Keep track of Rover in the dark; Remote forest-fire detection; Books for your gift list; Fall fair folly; Reporter; Boy versus Mothzilla
Joinery options; where to use which joint; bubble wrap as window insulation; battery chargers; multi-socket wrench; uses for woodstove ashes; coffee-can curling; an easy deer gate
Rescue a dog from the ice; winter road access; mysterious animal tracks; eavestroughs and snow; wallpaper in an unheated cottage
Owl on the prowl: Nighttime belongs to the stealthy and powerful great horned owl.
The master builders: A finished retreat is just one renovation away.