March 2005 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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  • 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 March 2005


  • Window Dressing

    Have your view and cover it too.

  • Under The Big Top

    How a Mongolian yurt became a fully functional cottage.

  • Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?

    Rondeau Park’s cottaging community has more than 100 years of roots, but its future is up in the air.

  • 2005 Cottage Real Estate Guide

    The lowdown on Ontario's 26 waterfront regions.

  • Long Time No See

    The winter ways of our outta-sight creatures.

  • Simmer Down

    Where better than the cottage to share the unhurried pleasures of slow food?


  • Puttering

    Repairing ceramic tiles; Grout saws to get into the groove; Reach for the eavestrough; Garden rake turned pot rack; Ruler substitutes; rust removal; duckie tray; back saver

  • On the Waterfront

    Sausage king Norwood; Cottage Dreams picks up steam; a friend of your footwear; art amongst the trees; nature's snow blower; classic flashlight collection; illuminated outdoor umbrella

  • Cottage Watch

    The gripes of WRAFT: Hammered by tax hikes, cottagers have formed a coalition to fight for fairer treatment.

  • Cottage Q&A

    Are Canada geese good guests?; boat operator card for Americans; fixing up a falling-down chimney; property value and capital gains tax.

  • Cottage Finds

    Burning desires: Every cottage fireplace needs a trusty tool set by its side.

  • Nature Scrapbook

    Spring's furballs: The pussy willow is a blooming softie.

  • Weekender

    Winter's last fling

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