If there is a cottage system that is going to keep you awake at night (either literally or figuratively), it's your plumbing. Understanding the invisible inner workings of your water and septic systems is absolutely key in preventing expensive and potentially disastrous situations. Neglecting the proper care and maintenance of your plumbing can lead to irreversible damage; fortunately, even cursory attention can keep things flowing smoothly.
Garden Hoses 101
Being a City Boy for the most part, my first sight of our over-sized fire pit evoked memories of gigantic high school graduation bash bonfires, with dozens of "warm and toasty" teenagers gathered around the blaze, feeding the flames with any available logs, small trees, broken picnic tables, shelving units, uh...you get the idea.