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Dear Cottage Life

“It’s a Double Standard,” by David Zimmer in the Summer ‘18 issue made me chuckle. We built a two-seater outhouse recently, and it is a hit (or two for sure)—though my two younger brothers (aged 65 and 68, respectively) refuse to share. — M.s. Lamont, Cache Lake, Ont.

AFTER WE WROTE ABOUT BUG-BESTING TIPS IN OUR MAY ‘18 ISSUE, @181_BILL TWEETED: “THANKS TO YOU, THERE’S 5 LESS DEER FLIES ON MY LAKE, BUT I’M NOT SURE HOW MANY FRIENDS I LOST WEARING A BLUE CUP ON MY HEAD.”

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

On a rainy morning at the cottage, I opened your Summer ‘18 issue and came across your marshmallow catapult (“Missile in Action,” Workshop). As the kids were bored, I decided to take them to the workshop with me and try to put together this great kid-friendly project. We didn’t follow the instructions perfectly and mostly used leftover scrap wood, but two hours later we had a finished catapult. After the rain stopped, I let them have at the white paint and voila—the launcher was complete.

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Have hammer, will cottage? The Fall issue of Cottage Life will help you get a jump on finishing up your summer projects, closing up for the season, or starting on next year’s building plans. Get inspired by (and get the secrets to designing) the new classic cottage: a sleek, green, modern cottage with the heart of a cabin in the woods. Find plans for the ultimate DIY kids’ bunkie, jam-packed with features like a zipline, a climbing wall, and monkey bars. Outsmart the mice with our expert animal-proofing advice. Become a firewood pro with tips and a guide to splitting, stacking, and storing your wood, and sharpening your chainsaw. Make a simple firewood storage tower in a weekend. Read up about your best options for waste water, including septics, grey-water systems, holding tanks, and composting toilets. Plus, when it comes time to pack up your kitchen, don’t haul home a summer’s worth of leftover hamburger buns and broken cookies. We’ve got recipes to help you turn them into a feast to end the season. The issue also includes your discount for the Fall Cottage Life Show. Pick up the Fall 2018 issue today for the best of autumn at the cottage!