May 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.

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What's Inside May 2006


  • See Above

    Our illuminating guide to installing skylights at the cottage.

  • It’s All Part of the Pattern

    How a Nantucket rug designer got hooked on Georgian Bay.

  • For the Love of My Wife

    One man’s quest to find the perfect cottage for his beloved. Any way he can.

  • What Happened Last Summer at Three Mile Lake?

    Why you should be concerned about a toxic growth that kept cottagers out of the water.

  • Pickerel for Breakfast

    When Jake MacDonald says his cottage is right on the water, he’s not kidding.

  • Group Dynamics

    Can multiple owners share one cottage and still get along?

  • Fran’s Dinner

    A winner in our recipe contest seven times, Fran Stephen knows how to put together a cottage meal.

  • Smart Cart

    When the cottage fridge is far away, this cooler trolley rolls to the rescue.


  • On the Waterfront

    Doctor on lake call; swans vs. cottagers; Lake of Bays' new shore protection; barbecue brush warning; green power comes to cottage country; feeding the humble hummer

  • Puttering

    Relocating the outhouse; Ratchet tie-down strap; Extended screw feeder; A cottage that suits to a “t”; Outdoor adhesives; Easy-to-apply boat licence numbers; Booster seat; power-outage indicator

  • Cottage Q&A

    Crabby cardinals; Lyme disease update; severing property; J-stroke pros and cons; aluminum screen damage.

  • Cottage Coup

    Music to my ears: When a songwriter gets stuck for inspiration, he goes to his wellspring - the lake.

  • Humour

    Dark shadows: Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of cottage country?

  • Cottage Finds

    Tall orders: Rustic stools that offer comfort at a higher level.

  • Nature Scrapbook

    Unsung heron: The secretive American bittern speaks up in spring.

  • Weekender

    Sorry you asked? The cottage guest conundrum.

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