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What's Inside August 2004

Features

  • Lazy Susans

    A cottager reaps what she sows, with a flower as laid-back as summer itself.

  • Outward Bound

    Stick your kitchen where the sun shines and cook al fresco with your friends.

  • Saving Bonavista

    They were told to knock it down. Instead, they built it up. How one couple bought a historic cottage back from the edge.

  • Circulation Managers

    Handsome and handy, ceiling fans keep us comfy by simply moving air. How cool is that?

  • Last Call For The Big Haul

    Burdened by bottles? A point-of-use system for your cottage water ends the labour of lug.

  • North By Northway

    Canada’s oldest girls’ camp inspired these wilderness-savvy cottagers.

  • It's All About Atmosphere

    The northern lights’ ethereal blend of science, magic, and myth.

  • Easy Does It

    Free up your time and enjoy your guests with a low-stress weekend meal plan.

  • Junk Science

    The ins and outs of cottage-country dumps.

  • Scratching The Surface

    Nicks, dings, and itsy-bitsy cracks are facts of life for a cottage boat. Smooth the relationship with some simple gelcoat repair. Read this article online.

Departments

  • Puttering

    Fixing bashed-up mower blades; Must-have metal files; Propping with planks; Stepladder storage shelf; Modular-cottage building plans; Biffy deodorizer; door closer

  • On the Waterfront

    Lighthouse-loving lady; topo maps on DVD; the lure of old fishing tackle; waterskiing granny; classic badminton set; a bridge at the end of its lifespan?; side-splitting caterpillar

  • Legacy

    I wanted my little boy to love the cottage like I do. But three-year-olds have their own take on things.

  • Cottage Coup

    Forget whistling pines and calling loons. To get away from it all, our writer goes back to the beach for a cavalcade of kitsch.

  • Cottage Q&A

    Albino red squirrel; building a root cellar; environmental safe dishwasher soap; sizing up a second-hand fireplace liner; lead fishing-tackle substitutes.

  • Boating

    Nicks and dings are facts of life for a cottage boat. Smooth the relationship with some simple gelcoat repair.

  • Nature Scrapbook

    Here, kitty kitty kitty: In summer, the little-seen lynx has few meows to feed.

  • Weekender

    A real muckraker.

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