June 2006 Issue


Cottage Life will help you enjoy life at the lake even more with fun and informative articles on everything from how-to projects to inspirational design ideas.

PLUS you’ll get...

  • Discount coupons to our Cottage Life shows
  • Free digital access with your paid subscription
  • Useful renovation and maintenance tips
  • Our annual Real Estate and Grilling issues
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What's Inside June 2006


  • Life’s a Beach

    These cottagers have no fixed roots, but their hearts are firmly attached to Sauble.

  • Seeing is Believing

    Three contented owners of glass cottages share their views.

  • Fire!

    Last summer, a forest fire threatened the Gibson Lake cottage community. This is the story of the cottagers who were evacuated and the firefighters who battled the blaze to protect their summer homes.

  • Splish Splash

    From polar-bear divers to pampered dog-paddlers, cottagers share their swimming rituals.

  • Build a Better Bunkie

    Ideas, tips, and a tour of cottager creations that will give you a whole new kind of cabin fever.

  • Cottage Life Grill Guide to Great Steak

    Sizzling sirloin, tender tenderloin: Who can resist? How to buy, store, prepare, and grill the king of the barbecue season.


  • On the Waterfront

    Audrey the animal rescuer; etiquette for bear sightings; nature day camps for kids; grannies with get-up-and-go; Ojibway Club centennial; podcasts for barbecuers; the classic mossie coil

  • Puttering

    Rainwater drainage systems; Ten-in-one screwdriver; Simple jig for spacing railings; A cottage with open space for all; Speedy stitcher sewing awl; Makeshift tarp grommet; Firepit cover; easy bird feeder

  • Cottage Q&A

    Clogged barbecues; dredging; cottage veggie garden; when building inspectors visit; dogs and beaver fever.

  • Cottage Finds

    Right on 'cue: Is barbecuing work or is it play? Some handy new tools to help fire up the action.

  • Nature Scrapbook

    One big momma: The snapper is the mother of all cottage-country turtles.

  • Weekender

    Let the games begin: Monopoly vs. the upstarts.

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