Winter 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.

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 Winter 2006


  • Ship Shape

    A Nova Scotia cottage takes its inspiration from life on the ocean and the maritime buildings on shore.

  • The Great Gift Guide

    Designer fly swatters, mitts for lovers, and 40 other presents perfect for cottagers.

  • 17th Annual Photo Contest: The Big Picture Show

    Out of 2,552 entries, these winning photographs get top billing. Plus Good for a Laugh: Any pics that make us giggle are winners in our eyes.

  • The Daredevil and the Deep-Fried Turkey

    There are risks and rewards to celebrating New Year’s Eve with Dave.

  • Fowler Fare

    The recipes are easy and the atmosphere is fun when this cottager cooks for a holiday feast.


  • On the Waterfront

    A Haliburton dogsled musher; take your dog skijoring; lament for a lost pine; escape from the scene of the cottage; how to build a quinzie; stormy web poll results; a rant on rusticity; are the mice at your place singing?

  • Puttering

    Get over the fear of safety gear; A dust respirator for facial hair; Levelling your levels; A well-crafted design; Watch for these 10 electrical hazards; Snow rake for roofs; Skiboggan; suet holder

  • Cottage Q&A

    Heating the cottage in winter; a banner year for monarchs; fireplace-ash disposal; fixing downed power lines; are composting toilets really odour-free?

  • Nature Scrapbook

    Masked murderer: Our northern shrike breaks necks and impales bodies.

  • Cottage Classic

    Time after time: The Calendars that accumulate on the wall.

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