June 2010 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.

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What's Inside June 2010


  • The Life Aquatic

    This live-in boathouse started out as a wrong number, but ended up an architectural marvel on Georgian Bay.

  • Take This Job And Dave It

    When the going gets tough, Minaki cottagers call Dave. This guy can do almost anything.

  • Ripe For The Eating

    Wild berries are good, when you know where to find the tasty ones—and which ones to avoid.

  • God's Country

    That’s what we call it, but is there something more spiritual about prayer at the cottage?

  • Grill Guide: Skewers

    Meat on a stick, done right; Global recipes for beef, pork, scallops, lamb, and more; How to make veggie skewers delicious…and don’t miss Jane’s Beer Barbecue Sauce. Recipes by Jane Rodmell.


  • Waterfront

    A bike that goes and goes; Flip-flop floor mat; Nifty, nifty: Look what’s 50; Drinking and boating don’t mix; What’s my hubby up to?; Eaton’s grocery crates; Best Friends; June to-do; Reporter; Food and drink books; Environment Grant

  • Puttering

    Coffee-can charcoal starter; Cleaner barbecuing; An electrified fence for bears; Septic tank baffle repair; Electrostatic paint gun; Boat rollers; kayak entry

  • Cottage Q&A

    Bird dialects; painting plastic; fertilizer near the shore; slippery steps; mystery bone

  • Cottage Rituals

    We were Scotch rookies at first. Now the stakes are high at our annual weekend.

  • Solutions

    Choose the right concrete for your job.

  • Cottage Coup

    The best weddings start out on the rocks.

  • Nature Scrapbook

    Son of the Circus: The gray treefrog is an able acrobat and a master of disguise.

  • Weekender

    Sweet & Slow: The cutest pics we’ve ever published. Trust us.

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