The Cottage Bible (Paperback)

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The basic reference book every cottage owner needs.

The Cottage Bible is a compendium of information -- a savvy how-to book, an essential collection of trouble-shooting and problem-solving tips, a reliable guide to all manner of flora and fauna, and an indispensable manual for getting the most out of your home-away-from-home.

Gerry Mackie and Laura Elise Taylor offer valuable information and welcome advice on the following topics:

  • Buying a cottage
  • Weather prediction
  • Lake health and water quality
  • Shoreline erosion
  • PH and acid rain
  • Swimming essentials
  • Maintenance tips for a safe well
  • Aquatic organisms
  • Septic systems
  • Fishing essentials
  • Building a dock
  • Living with wildlife
  • Light, heat and power
  • Closing the cottage
  • Building a sauna
  • Winterizing boats and motors
  • Boating essentials
  • Ice safety
  • Rafts
  • Repairing burst pipes.

Packed with detailed illustrations and chock full of everything a cottage owner needs to know, The Cottage Bible is an essential year-round reference.

About the Author

Gerry Mackie is the author of four books and has contributed to a dozen others. He has 39 years of experience in building and maintaining a cottage in the country. Laura Elise Taylor is a professional writer and commercial photographer.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781550464597
ISBN-10: 1550464590
Publisher: Boston Mills Press
Publication Date: August 1st, 2007
Pages: 360
Language: English