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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

In With The Old
By

Advised to tear down their 50-year-old cottage, a pair of traditionalists instead embarked on a top-to-bottom renovation.

The Big, Bad Chill
By

Fall in the lake, pull yourself out. Simple, right? Not so fast: A sudden immersion in cold water can kill you. Our writer finds out why, first-hand.

Best Of Potluck

By Tony Armstrong, Denise Friesen, Alison Fryer, Keely Schierl, Fran Stephen, Ann Vanderhoof, and Lucy Waverman.
Surprise us, we said. Expert cottage cooks share their favourite bring-along recipes.

Snappy Anniversary

After 20 years, and thousands of entries in our annual photo contest, these stunning shots emerge triumphant.

Let There Be Laughs

These pics prove that it really is all fun and games at the cottage.

Waterfront

My favourite sport; Randy intruders; Don't Ask Zim!; Board game mash up; Hap Wilson memoir, New environment grant; Reporter; Saving our purest water

Puttering

Saturday Project
By Martin Zibauer

Hockey stick coat rack

Go Green
By

Lake water for drinking

DIY Weekend Rink Manager
By Paul Lewis

Ice surface perfection

Real Tool
By Paul Lewis

Ice auger

Faceoff
By Steve Maxwell

Table saw alternatives

Great Inventions
By

Thermal auger; portable rinkside firepit

Job Jar
By Jackie Davis

Cleaning baseboard heaters

Cottage Q&A

By Jackie Davis

Lake ice noises; fridges for cold spaces; snow buildup on roof; fogged camera lens; ice thickness.

Nature Scrapbook

Forest safe haven
By

Slow-growing hemlocks await their moment in the sun.

Weekender

Circle games

Round and round and round we go; take the picture already!

Cottage Coup

By

Replacing our old septic system would be a big, messy job. But I had a plan.


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