Monica Duncan is a freelance writer who lives in Adjala.
Body, Mind, Soul, SpiritNov 17, 2014
In the dark and wintry days of Christmastide, with its millennia-deep roots in Christian and pagan traditions, ancestral spirits and lost loved ones seem to draw especially close. But for some denizens of the hills, such communion with the spirit world is a natural part of everyday human experience.
Good Dog Gus!Jun 19, 2012
How Gus learned to stop biting people and love the new puppy.
All Creatures Great and SmallNov 15, 2011
Ursula hart offers a welcoming haven for abandoned animals
Caledon’s Gypsy ConnectionSep 9, 2011
The versatile, friendly and compact Vanners are often compared to golden retrievers for their companion-animal qualities.
The Meaning of Red FifeAug 19, 2011
From farm to mill, a heritage grain makes a remarkable journey back to the future.
Eat Your Heart Out, Dr. Seuss!Jun 16, 2011
Alpacas like llamas, prudently dole out kisses. After a quick assessment, they’ll smooch you right on the lips.
Valley of the BeesMay 14, 2011
Hockley honey comes from happy hives.
Refracted LightMar 24, 2011
Each of the Glasslands sculptures will represent a theme related to sustainable living.
Glasslands Musical SlideshowMar 24, 2011
View a musical video including more of the Glasslands photographs, reflect and enjoy. By Monica Duncan The striking photographs of crystal sculptures on display at The Alton Mill this May…
2010 Local Heroes: Rosa AlvarezNov 23, 2010
Click here to read the profiles of our other Local Heroes for 2010. The full-support model By Monica Duncan, Photography by Pete Paterson “I started studying belly dance and Argentinian…
Grow LocalJun 15, 2010
In these hills growing your own food seems to come with a renewed sense of purpose. Monica Duncan visits several kinds of local vegetable gardens – some of them new, some long established – and talks with the growers.
Our Own Eggs: Backyard ChickensMar 21, 2010
In a bid to become somewhat more self-sufficient, my husband and I recently decided to try keeping our own chickens for egg production.
Heads Up! The Hills of Headwaters Stable TourJun 20, 2008
The Hills of Headwaters Stable Tour will “open the barn doors” to the public for an up-close and personal peek at the region’s horse industry.