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The Backyard Office

Jun 24, 2022 | Janice Quirt | Community

Work-from-home studios are having a moment, driven in part by pandemic trends; newbies and veterans alike speak to the merits of a space of one’s own.

Affordable Housing Out of Reach

Jun 24, 2022 | Jeff Rollings | Community

Owning a home, or even managing rising rental costs, is becoming farther and farther beyond the means of many working people in Headwaters.

6 Tips for Finding the Right Contractor

Jun 24, 2022 | In The Hills Studio | Sponsored Content

From local reputation to a detailed estimate, a checklist to consider before you take the leap with a new contractor.

“If somebody goes out and rips up a big mess, he’s got to go over it two or three times more than I would to level it,” says Daryl. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Daryl Hostrawser: Canadian Champion Plower

Jun 24, 2022 | Anthony Jenkins | Farming

After waiting and practising for two long Covid years, it’s time to head to Ireland to compete in the World Ploughing Championship.

Seize the Local Moment

Jun 24, 2022 | Karen Hutchinson | Farming

We’re lucky to live in a farm region that cares so much about food and that is embracing new opportunities in food education and ecoliteracy.

Starstruck

Jun 24, 2022 | Don Scallen | Environment

From a small observatory in a Belfountain backyard, the heavens are revealed.

In Every Issue

Green Thumb, All Heart

Jun 24, 2022 | Janice Quirt | A Day in the Life

A typical day for Nishan Kooner of 10 and 10 Garden Centre revolves around helping customers find the right plants – all while raising funds for Ukraine.

Water Works

Jun 24, 2022 | Alison McGill | Country Living 101

Rural life means getting your water from a well. But do you know how your system operates and how to keep it healthy?

Kitty Wells and Conway Twitty were two of the many country music superstars who played at Rock Hill Park in its heyday. Photo Courtesy Museum of Dufferin Archives.

The Phenomenon that was Rock Hill Park

Jun 24, 2022 | Ken Weber | Historic Hills

A booming mecca of down-home entertainment once brought thousands of happy visitors to the heart of Mulmur Township.

Field Notes for Summer 2022

Jun 24, 2022 | Johanna Bernhardt | Field Notes

What to learn, visit and see this summer.

Mulmur Hills Hike

Jun 24, 2022 | Nicola Ross | Take a Hike

A view of the Boyne River, a visit to legendary concert spot Rock Hill Park and the Bibbulmun Track Friendship Trail awaits on this hilly terrain.

A Puzzling Conclusion: Summer 2022

Jun 24, 2022 | Ken Weber | Puzzles

Try riddles at the Alton Fair, meet Chester the cowboy and find seven sections.

Food + Drink Summer 2022

Jun 24, 2022 | Janice Quirt | Food + Drink

Map out a season of good eating with Parisian-style pastries, creamy coconut yogurt and on-farm adventures.

Frieda Pereira

Jun 24, 2022 | Tralee Pearce | Artist in Residence

Frieda Pereira’s love of gardening is reflected in her most recent pieces with black peonies, poppies and other flora against a creamy white backdrop.

Letters – Our Readers Write: Summer 2022

Jun 24, 2022 | Our Readers | Letters, Our Readers Write

Letters published in the Summer 2022 edition of In The Hills magazine.

When You Forget the Little Things

Jun 24, 2022 | Gail Grant | Over the Next Hill

Don’t worry – our brains naturally prioritize the important stuff.

In his retirement, Errill O’Hara has devoted years of volunteer service to documenting and preserving Caledon’s heritage. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Errill O’Hara

Jun 24, 2022 | Gail Grant | Over the Next Hill

In his retirement, Errill O’Hara has devoted years of volunteer service to documenting and preserving Caledon’s heritage.

Animal Rights in the Laundry Room

Jun 24, 2022 | Dan Needles | Fence Posts

Two hundred years ago, my ancestors were tossed off the land during the clearances in Scotland and replaced by sheep, who ate less and could be sheared more often.

The Summer I Went Swimming

Jun 24, 2022 | Bethany Lee | Headwaters Nest

“I don’t know how to swim,” I said quietly.

Up, Up and Away

Jun 24, 2022 | Signe Ball | Editor’s Desk

Wages are simply not keeping pace with the cost of accommodation.

Local Buys: Summer 2022

Jun 24, 2022 | Janice Quirt | Made in the Hills

Artful coasters, feel-good skincare and adorable hand soaps.

Meet the Maker: Sean Singh

Jun 24, 2022 | Janice Quirt | Made in the Hills

How a woodcarver finds his flow while crafting handsome – and durable – utensils and charcuterie boards.

Embracing the Season

Ruby-throated hummingbirds visit frequently in early summer to nectar on Sicilian honey garlic (Nectaroscordum siculum), a lesser known member of the onion family. Photo by Tony Spencer.

Piet Oudolf, Reimagined

Dedicated local gardener Tony Spencer channels the aesthetic of the famed Dutch plantsman into his corner of the rural countryside of Mono.

Matches Made in Heaven

How Lorraine Roberts conjures up dreamy landscapes using colour, shape – and an appetite for surprise.

Trail Running in Headwaters

Through the woods, up the hills, down the valleys, the popularity of trail running races is surging in Headwaters – and this competition is all about fun.

Peach Blueberry Jam from Landman Gardens

Rebecca Landman leans on family recipes for her canned offerings such as bread-and-butter pickles, corn relish and barbecue sauces.

Kid-approved Fun

Salamander hunter Eloise MacNeil. Photo by Don Scallen.

Wild Nocturne

Grab a flashlight and head out on a hike after sundown and get to know the creatures of the night – including moths, salamanders and frogs.

Get the Kids Outside!

The Nature Fix: 12 ways to get the kids outside this summer and unleash your own inner kid.

Black swallowtail, another pipevine swallowtail mimic. Photo by Don Scallen.

Batesian Mimicry

July is prime butterfly season in Headwaters.

Keen eyes can spot a variety of fairy abodes secreted along the pathways in Palgrave and Dufferin Forests. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

How to Find a Fairy House

Keen eyes can spot a variety of fairy abodes secreted along the pathways in Palgrave and Dufferin Forests.

Outdoor Adventures

You’ll completely miss the ball until you get used to the shorthandled pickleball paddle. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Pickleball, Anyone?

The name may be goofy, but this racquet sport delivers a competitive workout.

Belfountain / Forks Park Loop Hike. Click to see larger map.

Caledon Hikes

Nicola Ross shows readers how to navigate local Caledon trails, including the Bruce Trail and the Trans Canada Trail, without having to backtrack or arrange to leave a car at a hike’s endpoint.

Mulmur Hills Hike

A view of the Boyne River, a visit to legendary concert spot Rock Hill Park and the Bibbulmun Track Friendship Trail awaits on this hilly terrain.

Lawn Bowling

Often called summertime curling, lawn bowling has an ancient history.