Life on Regal-Hill by Gail Hillriegel

Life on Regal-Hill: Oct. 21, 2009

A few weeks ago we had 17 hens and two roosters given to us. They weren’t all the same age as the eggs vary in size from small to extra large. It seems the former owners were moving and couldn’t take the chickens with them. Since we have been getting fresh brown eggs for some time from different sources now, I didn’t want to have to go back to buying eggs at the store, so I was glad we had a chance to get these chickens.

Life on Regal-Hill: Oct. 14, 2009

The sun is finally shining this morning. I am going to dry some clothes and clean up outside today.
We had four unexpected visitors the other day. I remember one of them from high school although he was in school with my sister. The other three were his sister and a couple who were his friends from Sidney. They were here for Arena Day and decided to ride around the area where he grew up.

Life on Regal-Hill: Sept. 30, 2009

Now that we have had several frosts in a row here at Regal-Hill it is time to clean up the gardens and get ready for colder weather. After all, it is now officially fall. The first day of fall really turned out to be nice since it was about 70 degrees even though the sun didn’t shine nor did it rain, considering how cloudy it was most of the day.

Life on Regal-Hill: Sept. 23, 2009

An interesting new development occurred here at Regal-Hill this summer. Allegra, our granddaughter who has been in 4-H almost a year now, entered some vegetables and baking at the county fair. As a 4-H member she is expected to take entries to the fair.

Life on Regal-Hill: Sept. 9, 2009

It has been wonderful here at Regal-Hill the last several days. No rain and just wonderful sunshine. It has been a long time coming but it is sure nice while it lasts even if the nights are rather cool. At least we haven’t had a frost yet.

Life on Regal-Hill: Sept. 2, 2009

The other morning, as I started out to walk, George told me that he had just seen a bear while he was running the barn cleaner. He said that the bear had crossed the road and gone up the old sap bush road and into the meadow. I went on down the road as I usually do, but cautiously looked all around for any sign of the bear. Thankfully, I didn’t see anything of it.

Life on Regal-Hill: August 26, 2009

We still have Brownie, Allegra’s cow, here at Regal-Hill. She prefers being in the barn. If she is put outside, she spends most of her time bawling. Just why I am not sure, except that she is all alone in that pasture, but can see the other heifers if they come down off the hill or the younger ones above our house when they come over for a drink. Inside she has a bull calf and a heifer calf for company plus a bunch of cats and kittens.

Life on Regal-Hill: August 12, 2009

I am still trying to decide whether it is going to rain today or not here at Regal-Hill. It was warm and rather humid but cloudy this morning. So I figured it would be raining before too long. Well, so far it hasn’t rained; according to the radio it could rain later today.

Life on Regal-Hill: August 5, 2009

Here at Regal-Hill I am busy taking care of produce from the garden and cutting more flowers to arrange as bouquets for the house. Of course, the weeds continue to grow as well in both the garden and the flower beds.

Life on Regal-Hill: July 29, 2009

Everything here at Regal-Hill is moving along. With the dryer weather the haying has begun in earnest. Even the wind has cooperated to help the hay and the clothes to dry. It has also helped to dry out the ground.
However, the weeds still grow as well as the lawn, so weeding and mowing still need to be fitted in while drying hay. For me, I continue to try to keep the weeds pulled while keeping up with the housework and preparing meals.

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