WAYS TO ORDER

In each issue of Cottage Life you'll find answers to your cottage questions, delicious recipes, design ideas, and stories of other interesting cottagers and some wildlife too

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Features

Lodged in Time
By

A glamorous and romantic one-time resort becomes an inspiring farmhouse cottage.

Waterfalls
By

A powerful rush of falling water can entice, inspire, and frighten. That’s why we love them.

Let Mischief Reign
By

Wild scavenger hunts, a pet crocodile, even rocket launches—all part of the raucous tradition at the Gardner cottage in Minaki.

Out of the Frying Pan
By Jane Rodmell

Who doesn’t love a good fry-up? A trusty skillet is all you need to cook a fast and hearty meal, and use up what’s left at closing time.

Farewell, Dear Plumbing
By

Sadly, it’s time to drain the pipes. Learn how to do it right in this exclusive adaptation of the updated Country & Cottage Water Systems.

Waterfront

The tastes of cottage country; A neat goose flying trick; Where to hide the cottage key; iLove iPad; Last trolley to the lake; We are outhouse renovators, hear us roar; A bevy of good reads; The outboard whisperer; Reporter; Secret garden

Puttering

Solutions
By Jackie Davis

Pressure washers

Face Off
By

Dual-flush toilet kits

DIY Weekend Carpenter
By Michel Roy

Replace a threshold

Stuff We Like
By Ryan Stuart

A multi-use chopper

Go Green
By

Fireplace inserts

Great Inventions
By

Hidden path lights; mowercycle

Trade Secrets
By Michel Roy

Shims and an improvised reciprocating saw

Cottage Q&A

By Jackie Davis

A gathering of loons; iron-rich toilet ring; tax-deductible interest; how to clean cedar; mopping up trailer condensation

Solutions

By Alex Roslin

We love our woodstoves, but now some places are banning them. Here’s why.

Nature Scrapbook

Sound and fury
By

The majestic elk—loud, proud, and very stinky—is on the rise.

Weekender

Ladies who lounge

Connections grow stronger at the lake.


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