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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

Contents

Features

The Latest Picture Show

Wow! You made it tough for our judges with nearly 9,000 entries. Here's the best of the crop in our record-breaking 21st annual photo contest.

Winter Rocks!
By

Weather? Freezing. Lake? Frozen. Perfect conditions for a game of cottage curling.

Animal Ambassador
By

Ann Southcombe spent her career understanding the likes of gorillas and elephants. Then she went back to the cottage.

Cocoa Power
By

Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate treats to make your mouth water. Surrender now.

The Wild Bunch

Crazy critters, silly stunts, and one swinging kitty: These shots have the last laugh in this year's photo contest.

Waterfront

Board games then and now; A round of Monopoly; S'mores, without the campfire; Just fooling around; Keep track of Rover in the dark; Remote forest-fire detection; Books for your gift list; Fall fair folly; Reporter; Boy versus Mothzilla

Puttering

Faceoff
By

Joinery options

Job Jar
By

Where to use which joint

Go Green
By

Bubble wrap as window insulation

Stuff We Like
By

Battery chargers

Real Tools
By

Multi-socket wrench

Hit List
By

Uses for woodstove ashes

Great Inventions
By

Coffee-can curling; an easy deer gate

Cottage Q&A

By Jackie Davis

Rescue a dog from the ice; winter road access; mysterious animal tracks; eavestroughs and snow; wallpaper in an unheated cottage

Nature Scrapbook

Owl on the prowl
By

Nighttime belongs to the stealthy and powerful great horned owl.

Weekender

The master builders

A finished retreat is just one renovation away.


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