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Maple Syrup Traditions in Headwaters

Mar 26, 2018 | Tony Reynolds |

Sugaring off is a time-honoured ritual in the hills.

Erin’s New Seed Lending Library

Mar 26, 2018 | Janice Quirt |

Check out these seeds.

Eastern cottontail rabbit.

Eastern Cottontail Rabbits

Mar 30, 2018 | Don Scallen |

Cottontails conceal themselves in dense thickets of shrubs and brambles.

The Northmen women’s U19-1 team, shown here at Barbour Field in Hillsburgh last summer, was ranked fourth in the province by the end of the season. Photo by James MacDonald.

Lacrosse: Game On!

Mar 26, 2018 | Anthony Jenkins |

A curious hockey enthusiast turns his sights to lacrosse, a sport with deep roots — and avid fans — in Orangeville

A sunny spring day gets students Sarah Baker, Megan Crane, Maggie Claus, Mikayla Clarke and Amanda Cote outside to plant fast-growing crops such as red leaf lettuce, spinach and kale. Photo by James MacDonald.

The Garden of Erin

Mar 26, 2018 | Janice Quirt |

Teens get the dirt on food and farming at Erin District High School.

Mink

Mink: Master Predators

Mar 5, 2018 | Don Scallen |

Winter is the best time to find evidence of mink. With snow cover, mink tracks can readily be found along streams or the verges of ponds and lakes.

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Retreating from the Retreat

Mar 26, 2018 | Dan Needles | Arts | Community | Departments | Fence Posts | In Every Issue | The Current Issue

For most of the century before I arrived, this old house hosted a parade of smoker-drinker-carnivores who poured Paris green arsenic on their potato plants and thought cleansing of any kind was weakening.

plastic cubes containing battery-powered LED lights

A Puzzling Conclusion: Spring 2018

Mar 26, 2018 | Ken Weber | Departments | Leisure | Puzzles | The Current Issue

In the snow on a soccer field in Caledon East, a rather strange family and a triangle challenge at Duffy’s school.

The property’s original stone steps veer a little to one side, but the owners love the patina and have no plans to replace them. Photo by Nat Caron.

A Caledon Cottage Reborn

Mar 26, 2018 | Tralee Pearce | At Home in the Hills | Community | Departments | The Current Issue

How a Toronto couple transformed a dilapidated house into a year-round sanctuary.

Field Notes for Spring 2018

Mar 26, 2018 | Janice Quirt | Arts | Community | Departments | Farming | Field Notes | Food | Leisure | The Current Issue

Plant a pollinator garden, go for a farming grant and tap your inner naturalist.

Between Lakes 36" x 48" Acrylic ~ by Adam De Witte

Adam De Witte

Mar 26, 2018 | In The Hills | Artist in Residence | Arts | Departments | In Every Issue | The Current Issue

Adam De Witte’s work can be viewed at Dragonfly Arts on Broadway in Orangeville.

Cafeteria Culture

Mar 26, 2018 | Bethany Lee | Community | Departments | Headwaters Nest | The Current Issue

The Good, the Bad — and the Ugly.

Spring in the Hills

Mourning cloak

Spring Butterflies

May 1, 2016 | Don Scallen |

Five ways butterflies survive the winter.

Spring’s Wild Beauties

Mar 31, 2013 | Don Scallen |

The heart-gladdening beauty of early wildflowers is a signal all is right in the woodland. Which one is your favourite?

A spring carpet in one of the Sants’ five greenhouses, 2015. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

George Sant & Sons Greenhouses: Sowing the Seeds of Family Life

Mar 23, 2015 | Tralee Pearce |

Sants Greenhouses is a sprawling five-greenhouse operation that helps beautify not just southern Ontario but all corners of North America.

On our summer 2017 cover, honeybee on viper’s bugloss. Photo by Debbie Gray.

Meet Mulmur’s New Beekeepers

Jun 21, 2017 | Tralee Pearce |

How the Heritage Bee Company is boosting the honeybee population in Headwaters and inspiring newbie beekeepers.

Backyard Birding 127… 128… 129… and Counting

Jun 17, 2013 | Chris Wedeles |

Birdwatchers like me are notoriously nerdy, and the essence of this is a fascination with lists.

The bold colours of poppies, irises and daylilies frame the farmhouse in June. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

A Purposeful Garden

Mar 23, 2015 | Tralee Pearce |

Misha Dubbeld’s gracious Mono garden is a testament to 20 years of love and labour. With all that she’s learned, her latest project is conceived on a grand scale.