October 2009 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 October 2009


  • Two Parts Zeidler

    Over the rocks from his own cottage, the architect who created Ontario Place draws a modern getaway for his designer daughter.

  • The Greatest Show on Earth

    The autumn forests put on a colourful spectacle. But what cues the season's grand finale?

  • Life at the Taxidermy Motel

    Creepy? Macabre? Nah. It's just Kevin Hockley, a sculptor who coaxes art from what remains.

  • Who's the Hot Dish with the Turkey?

    A fresh take on traditional Thanksgiving side dishes.

  • Take It or Leave It?

    The Cottage Life guide to what can weather the winter, and what has to go home. Read the full article.


  • Waterfront

    My favourite cup; Who has the most lakes?; Don’t Ask Zim!; A floating ceremony; The tiny tugboat that could; Reporter; Lake-themed gear; Full-throttle throne room; iPhone app that’s for the birds; The mushroom hunter

  • Puttering

    Hit it with a maul; Split wood like a pro; Firewood true or false; Wiser water heating; Generator switch; WD-40 vs. Jig-A-Loo; Two ideas that keep the mice at bay: Mouse-proof storage, the utensil protector

  • Cottage Q&A

    Avoiding moose; pickling pine; heated waterlines; tree diagnostics; beam rot.

  • Nature Scrapbook

    Comeback kids: Hardy wild turkeys have great strength in their growing numbers.

  • Weekender

    Lost and found: You’ve been looking for shots in all the odd places.

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