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Autumn 2012

Volume 18 Number 3

Don’t worry, he said, the way the times are, even a pig knows you don’t walk away from a place where they’re feeding you. Illustration by Shelagh Armstrong.

Free Range Pig

Sep 13, 2012 | Dan Needles | Fence Posts

I was hoeing the garden when Dillinger suddenly came around the henhouse, trotting along like he was on his way to the bank. He was sunburned and covered with dirt.

Our Favourite Picks for Autumn 2012

Sep 13, 2012 | In The Hills | Back Issues | Community | Departments | In Every Issue | Must Do

Our own highly selective “picks” of just some of the things that make life such a distinctive pleasure here in the hills.

Hockley Valley Coffee Roasters: In pursuit of the perfect cup

Sep 13, 2012 | Nicola Ross | Homegrown in the Hills

Tom Deans loves coffee so much, he decided to roast it himself!

Generous use of glass on two sides of this compact, 2,ooo-sqare-foot dwelling blurs the border between indoors and out, while solid walls oriented north and west protect the geothermally heated house from the prevailing winds. Photo by Pam Purves.

The Perch

Sep 13, 2012 | Pam Purves | At Home in the Hills

It is fair to say their discovery of a woman in the neighbourhood who traps raccoons, fixes floods, cleans the house and ploughs the driveway was also a revelation in its own way.

Dealing with a Nightmare: The 1947 Palgrave Fire

Sep 13, 2012 | Ken Weber | Back Issues | Departments | Heritage | Historic Hills | In Every Issue

In the days before 
modern firefighting, 
nothing frightened 
a small community 
– or pulled it together 
more powerfully – 
than a major blaze. 
The 1947 Palgrave fire 
was one such case.

Pearl Willems and Elaine Crawford fi re at “birds” during the weekly Ladies’ Trap Shooting Night. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Ladies’ night out … with shotguns

Sep 13, 2012 | Nicola Ross | Good Sport

I cracked the gun open and the empty shot popped out of the barrel in a small cloud of smoke.

The Slowest Runaway

Sep 13, 2012 | Bethany Lee | Back Issues | Community | Departments | Headwaters Nest | In Every Issue

“Don’t tell Dad! Don’t tell Bethany! Stop telling everybody in this world!”

A Puzzling Conclusion: Autumn 2012

Sep 13, 2012 | Ken Weber | Back Issues | Departments | In Every Issue | Leisure | Puzzles

A Pentagram at the Alton Fair, from the Orangeville sidewalk and a who’s who at the Erin bank.

All Along Main Street

Sep 13, 2012 | Signe Ball | Back Issues | Departments | Editor’s Desk | In Every Issue

With this issue we go urban – or as urban as it gets in our small towns and villages.

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