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Summer 2017

Volume 24 Number 2

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

Meet Mulmur’s New Beekeepers

Jun 21, 2017 | Tralee Pearce | Farming

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

Deb’s Raw Honey and Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing

Jun 21, 2017 | Tralee Pearce | Salads

Here’s a way to indulge in raw honey.

Adventures in Beekeeping

Jun 21, 2017 | Anthony Jenkins | Farming

Anthony Jenkins on how he dove into beekeeping head first – and emerged (relatively) unscathed.

Headwaters Farm Fresh Guide And Map

Headwaters Farm Fresh Map

Jun 21, 2017 | In The Hills | Farming

A guide to local food producers in Dufferin, Caledon and Erin.

Farmers’ Markets: It’s Saturday Morning

Jun 21, 2017 | Anthony Jenkins | Farming

They come rain or shine, May through October, to mingle with friends and neighbours.

Olive Pascal: “There’s some wisdom I like to live my life by – always assume someone is stupid rather than evil. They aren’t doing it on purpose. They’re doing it because they’re misinformed.” Photo by Pete Paterson.

Transgender in Headwaters

Jun 21, 2017 | Jeff Rollings | Community

Olive Pascal shares her journey of growing up in Orangeville and coming out to her friends and family – and offers important advice for transgender kids and their parents.

For Mary and Brad Kruger, living lightly doesn’t mean sacrificing comfort for conscience. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Going off the Grid

Jun 21, 2017 | Don Scallen | Environment

For Mary and Brad Kruger, living lightly doesn’t mean sacrificing comfort for conscience.

Words to Celebrate Canada

Jun 21, 2017 | In The Hills | Community

An impromptu 150-word celebratory narrative along with a mosaic of snapshots that says “Canada”!

Excerpt from The Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie by Cecily Ross ©2017. HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved.

The Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie

Jun 21, 2017 | Michael Peterman | Arts

Author and In The Hills contributor Cecily Ross’s new literary novel colours in the outlines of iconic Canadian pioneer woman Susanna Moodie.

The Classic Revival style of the Dufferin County Court House was designed to impress the citizenry with the authority of the judiciary. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Take a Walking Tour of Orangeville, Inglewood or Hillsburgh

Jun 21, 2017 | Nicola Ross | Heritage

Soak up some fascinating local history and stroll the sidewalks of our towns and villages.

In Silver Creek, St Cornelius Church and the schoolhouse, since converted to a residence, are all that remain of the bustling village.

Once a Village

Jun 21, 2017 | Ken Weber | Heritage

The 19th century saw tiny villages spring up all over these hills, bearing sturdy names like Lockton and Elder, unusual names like Biggles and Shrigley, and pretty names like Camilla and Silver Creek. They faded away, but left a legacy that helped create the hills we know today.

O Canada!

Jun 21, 2017 | Signe Ball | Editor’s Desk

I recently asked my 12-year-old granddaughter what makes her most pessimistic about the future.

Bleeding heart. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Letters – Our readers write: Summer 2017

Jun 21, 2017 | Our Readers | Letters, Our Readers Write

Letters published in the Summer 2017 edition of In The Hills magazine.

Alliums Mild and stainless steels, zinc coating 24-48" ~ by Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith

Jun 21, 2017 | In The Hills | Artist in Residence

Jeff accepts commissions for wildlife and garden sculpture, as well as for custom iron gates and other commercial and residential installations.

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