The Secret Lives of Turtles
A slew of specialized adaptations make these well-camouflaged reptiles some of Earth’s most ancient creatures.
Make your outdoor work into play! (Or at least a little easier.)
The Ailing Cabin: Do You Renovate or Rebuild?
Six questions from industry experts that you need to ask before deciding how to upgrade a cabin that has major issues.
It took vision to breathe new life into this reclaimed ranch that’s all about the guests. COVER STORY
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From the Deck
The spectacular migration of Common Nighthawks, skip tidying up your garden before winter, fishing tips from Larry, classic tools reinvented, road trip bingo, insurance during a renovation, fun cabin lawn games, kitsch, 10 great ways to use reclaimed timber, cabin energy audits to improve efficiency, and more!
Webcams and trail cameras offer affordable cabin security.
The View from Here
Paul Sullivan: Wild apple island.
A tale of two log cabins.
Autumn harvest photos from readers.
Dreams on Paper
Floor plan for a cottage you can nestle into.
Quick & Easy Gourmet
Yummy apple comfort food: apple-cheddar mac & cheese and grilled apples; plus three cozy autumn drinks: cranberry cordial, kir normand and orange hot chocolate.
Bonus recipe for an Apple Pie Cocktail, a traditional drink from Editorial Assistant Emily Hare and her husband's family.
For more great "Grilling Gear," check out our editors' picks: a smoker with rave reviews, thermometers that read temps in 3 seconds, tools for making the perfect grilled peppers, and barbeque sauce with pure ingredients and purely awesome flavor.
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