Life On Regal-Hill by Gail Hillriegel

Life on Regal-Hill by Gail Hillriegel is a weekly column about the many aspects of life on a farm, including care of animals, working the land, and gardening. Recipes are shared for readers’ cooking enjoyment.

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.