May 2011

Cabin Life brings you the joy of cabin, cottage and lakehome living with ideas, information, and inspiration for your special place. Gorgeous photos, beautiful cabins, renovation ideas, delicious recipes and fun weekend projects are only a few of the things you'll receive in every issue of Cabin Life magazine. 
Cabin Living
The American Dipper
A bird that’s a true whitewater wonder.

pg. 11
Clips & Tips

Stop the sting from a bee or wasp.
Skipper Test: Test your knowledge.    
Bookshelf: Tenkara; The Last Hunter.
Angling Tip: Throw away a fishing weekend.
Boat Lifts: Give your PWC a raise.
PFDs: A life jacket is the best insurance money can buy.
Cool Stuff: Hot new fishing gear.

pg. 12
Man’s best friend introduces a boy to a girl.

pg. 17
The coolest lawn game you’ve never played.

pg. 18

The top 20 flowers to bring those winged beauties to your cabin garden.

pg. 20
Double your fun with a craft built for two.

pg. 22
A checklist to make sure yours is thriving.

pg. 24
These four picks all make a perfect floating home away from home.

pg. 26
Quick & Easy Gourmet
Delicious Southern staples made easy.
with recipes for: Authentic Fried Catfish, Granny’s Cajun Grits.

pg. 28
Grill Master
Spice up your summer with grilled sausages!
with recipes for: Lamb, Feta and Mint Sausage Balls, Spicy Pork & Basil Bratwurst & Apple-maple Chicken Sausage.

pg. 30
Living the Dream
It pays to share: Three families gain lasting memories under the same roof.

pg. 32
Cabin Home
Siting Your Cabin
If you’re planning to build (or re-build), how do you determine the best possible positioning for your new cabin?

pg. 33
The Best Boathouses

Celebrating 10 years of great photos in Cabin Life magazine

pg. 34
Clips & Tips

My Cabin: Our lovely little recession cabin, Manchester, Vt.
Bookshelf: Clutter Clearing Choices.
Hot Building Trends: Modular building.
Protect Your Place: Security made simple.

pg. 36
Dreams On Paper
Home Plans: A versatile, chalet-style vacation home, just over 1,000 square feet.

pg. 40
DIY: How to replace your worn-out wood decking with new composite boards.

pg. 41
Before & After: “The renovation has been so complete ... the original lakehome may as well have joined the Witness Protection Program.”

pg. 44
The goal of this multi-cabin makeover: warm, inviting & unique.

pg. 50
Going Green: With a little strategy, you can save some green on your heating & cooling costs.

This eco-friendly New Hampshire lakehome offers ideas for entertaining, design & style, and living green. PLUS: The winning floor plan.

pg. 56
Don't Miss:
2 small charming cottages, pp. 36 & 40.

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From the Deck
pg. 6
General Delivery
pg. 7
Questions & Answers
pg. 8
Marketplace & Featured Advertisers Index
pg. 62
Country Store
pg. 64
Real Estate & Classifieds
pg. 65

I see flowers; they see dinner

pg. 66
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