Take a Video Tour with a Guest of Our Salt Spring Cottage


We always love to get comments and feedback from our guests, so imagine how pleased we were to find that one of our lovely summer visitors had made a video tour of the cottage. Why not take a look around with them and see what they have to say about our Salt Spring Island Accommodation.

When is a hummingbird feeder not a hummingbird feeder?

When its a sap-sucker feeder! As you know we called our Salt Spring cottage Cosy Woodpecker for a reason – because we see all of our native woodpeckers around the property. However normally we only see the sap sucker fairly infrequently – in the winter when its cold. They tend to hang out at higher elevations but when the temperature drops the sap in the trees up there gets too hard, and the red-headed sap-sucker is unable to live up to their name. And so they come down to lower levels and we see them pecking at our trees.

So we were surprised to hear the distinctive peeeep in the garden and see the sap-sucker on our nut feeder. But we were even more surprised to see it hanging from the hummingbird feeder. Then we realized – we often complain about having to clean the ants out of the . . . → Read More: When is a hummingbird feeder not a hummingbird feeder?

Give us this day...

Thanks to a the recommendation of a good friend I have been converted to the ways of the River Cottage Bread Handbook – excellent theory and practise of making bread, easy recipes and great advice. I have learned the ‘bakers ratios’, how to tell if the dough needs a bit more kneading and probably most impressively the secret of the oven spring (basically cranking the oven as high as it will go for the first 10 mins of baking to get even better rise….)

Anyway I hope this bread tastes as good as it looks – I am hoping to be able to make this part of our Salt Spring breakfast at Cosy Woodpecker Cottage in 2013…so if you love good bread, come and visit!

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