Life on Regal-Hill by Gail Hillriegel

Life on Regal-Hill: July 28, 2010

One day last week as I returned to Regal-Hill from my walk it began to sprinkle, but it soon stopped. Although it clouded up at times we never got any more rain until about 5:30 that evening.
In the meantime, I decided to hang out the wash as I figured I could put it on racks or wait and dry it in the dryer later if it got rained on.

Life on Regal-Hill: July 14, 2010

I love watching baseball on TV and look forward to seeing the 81st Annual All Star Game from Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. The game was actually played last night (Tuesday), but I write this column earlier in the week. The roster for each team was expanded to 34 players for this year. Hall of Famers Rod Carew and Reggie Jackson were the Grand Marshalls for the opening ceremonies.

Life on Regal-Hill: July 7, 2010

George was already mowing grass across the road from our house yesterday when I started out for my walk here at Regal-Hill. The sky was rather cloudy and I thought he was making a mistake by mowing. Then I remembered that Saturday was the last time any loads of chopped grass had been added to the silo, so it was good that he was getting ready to add more grass.

Life on Regal-Hill: June 30, 2010

We all know that every year on July 4 we celebrate the 1776 signing of the Declaration of Independence. How much about the birthday of our country do you really know? Take this quiz and see. (Don’t worry; I didn’t know all the answers either.)

Life on Regal-Hill: June 23, 2010

I recently found some information about how June Dairy Month started. I thought you might find it interesting. June Dairy Month began as an annual tradition back in 1937 and was called National Milk Month. It was sponsored by chain stores with the theme, “Keep Youthful-Drink Milk.” It was originally supported by the National Dairy Council (NDC) and was established to help stabilize dairy demand during periods of peak production.

Life on Regal-Hill: June 9, 2010

We finally got some much needed rain here at Regal-Hill on Sunday. I am really glad since the ground was getting very dry and I was too lazy to water the plants myself. The weather forecast kept predicting showers and a chance of severe thundershowers for days but we didn’t get them. The ground was getting drier and drier.

Life on Regal-Hill: June 2, 2010

Spring work continues here at Regal-Hill. The fences are all checked and repaired so most of the heifers are out in the pasture now. Heavy snow and the deer did quite a bit of damage to the fences so it took some work.

Life on Regal-Hill: May 26, 2010

I’m looking forward to Memorial Day here at Regal-Hill since I am anxious to finish planting the garden vegetables and flowers for this year. By then we should be past the last freeze and it will be safe to put out frost-sensitive plants.

Life on Regal-Hill: May 19, 2010

I was disappointed that the weather turned cold here at Regal-Hill last week. I have an idea that I was not alone. It was so nice to have it warmer. At least the wind died down which made it feel warmer.

Life on Regal-Hill: May 12, 2010

As I started down the road from Regal-Hill on my daily walk this morning I saw a gold finch flying from one tree to another. Soon I saw a red-winged black bird and then I heard a woodpecker hammering on a tree. Walking toward home, near the same bunch of trees, I saw a robin on the road ahead of me. As I got closer it flew into a tree. This time of year it is always nice to see and hear the birds sing as they begin a new morning.

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