May 2007 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 2007


  • Shades of Change

    Simple updates inspired by traditional cottage colours.

  • On The Edge Of The World

    Nature’s elements were the challenge behind the Thom family cottage.

  • Beauty, Blowouts, and Holding On In Hazard Land

    Cottaging on Long Point is about the beach, the marsh, and survival.

  • Special Deliveries

    A springtime peek at the little-seen beauty of birds’ eggs.

  • Are You Ready For The Next Big Storm

    Tales from last year’s twisters and an action plan for living through the new norm of summer.

  • Breadwinners

    A hearty sandwich is just about the easiest cottage meal around.

  • Welcome To Hooterville

    Make room for owls at your cottage with just one board, a few tools, and some imagination. Project plans by Wayne Lennox.


  • On the Waterfront

    Animal forensics lab; homemade outdoor shower; a zesty meal for a bear; blastomycosis; storm-alert radio; Zimmer on entropy

  • Puttering

    Keeping water out of your outboard fuel line; Essential boat tool kit; Lubricating padlocks; On a point, great views; Sorting and identifying screws; A storm-resistant nail; Hockey-stick dock; drill+forks=egg beater

  • Cottage Coup

    Driving a Hard Bargain: Keeping the shortcut to the cottage a secret.

  • Cottage Q&A

    Peeing in the lake; lake-water circulation systems; water-system jet pump; lot size and principal residence; finding a banded bird.

  • Cottage Find

    Directionally challenged? Weathervanes read the wind and signal your style.

  • Nature Scrapbook

    I’m baaaack: The cormorant is thriving, like it or not.

  • Cottage Classic

    On the hook: The story of one old fishing hat.

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