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About Pam

Hello and welcome to The Birch Cottage! My name is Pam Baker. I’m married to the most incredible man on the face of the earth, Lenny. Between the two of us we have seven children and ten grandchildren and counting.

The Birch Cottage is a very special place for us. It’s not only where we have the privilege of sharing our creative ideas, recipes, and our home remodeling journey, but we also get to meet incredible people just like you!

I like to think I’m the creative brains behind The Birch Cottage and Lenny is the “master of power tools” {a nickname our grandson gave Lenny}. Together we make quite a team, if I do say so myself.

The Birch Cottage blog was born out of my desire to create an online resource for our growing children.  I’m just sure that one day one of them will wonder what tool they need to refinish a dresser, how to make guacamole or cinnamon rolls, or maybe even how to really clean the bathroom like mom. Then I thought that if this information could be useful to our children, maybe you would find it useful, too.

You may be wondering why our blog is named The Birch Cottage. Well, each summer since my husband was a little boy, his parents and grandparents would travel to Northern Ontario to vacation in a cottage on the French River. The French River is right in the heart of Canadian cottage country.

But the French River is more than a vacation spot to Lenny and me. It truly is the one thing that has brought our family closer together. Sometimes we would camp on the river, which meant no electricity, no cell phones, no TV, no social media – just our family and nature. In fact, when we do stay in a cottage, our children choose not to use their electronics. French River is family time and we love our time on the River!

Just like the French River renews us and gives us inspiration, we hope The Birch Cottage is a place you come to find inspiration, peace and hope: inspiration to be creative, the peace of mind of knowing that everything doesn’t have to be perfect, and hope for a future filled with loving memories of time well spent with family.

Regardless of your reason for visiting The Birch Cottage, we’re really glad you’re here!

From our family to yours…

Pam Baker from The Birch Cottage


Tuesday 21st of June 2022

I always love reading your emails.


Friday 27th of May 2022

Loved reading your story. I am thrilled at the importance of family to you. Having five children and 19 grandchildren (no dog any more, but I borrow my daughter's rotty from time to time), I wholeheartedly endorse your life choices and love your blog. I am hoping for the inspiration to start my own craft business. God bless!

Pamela Baker

Friday 27th of May 2022

Thank you, Sammy. Sounds like you have a very full and rich life. What kind of craft business are you interested in starting? I’d love to hear about it!

Pam Baker The Birch Cottage


Monday 11th of April 2022

Hi Pam, I was interested in the cozy care card for the Bowl Cozy. they are FREE. But you require a credit card. I'm sorry that I do not put that out. even IF you say there's not charge. Also I did print out your pattern for the cozy casserole, I must be dumb I could not make that. So I unsubscribe. thank you antway. Rhea

Pamela Baker

Tuesday 12th of April 2022

Hi Rhea. Thank you for reaching out. Please know that The Birch Cottage NEVER requests or requires that you provide a credit card to download free items. There are many reasons outside of my control as to why you had this experience. I'm sorry. Remember, all printable documents are available exclusively in the Subscribers Resource Library (which is a shared Google Drive folder).

I will email you additional information. But, you will find a link to the Library near the bottom in every email you receive from The Birch Cottage. I hope this helps!

Pam Baker The Birch Cottage

Sherry Phipps

Tuesday 29th of March 2022

I enjoy your emails and blog! I made sourdough Lemon Ricotta Pancakes this morning! They were amazing!

Pamela Baker

Thursday 31st of March 2022

Sherry, that sounds amazing! I just ordered a sourdough starter from a family in San Francisco, can't wait to get started using it!


Wednesday 23rd of February 2022

Love reading your story and all the best to you both

Pamela Baker

Monday 7th of March 2022

Awww... thanks, Debbie! Wishing you all the best as well!

Pam Baker The Birch Cottage