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: July 30, 2008

We have a new resident here at Regal-Hill. It has four legs, stands about 16 hands high and neighs as well as eats hay and some grain, but especially carrots or carrot-tasting treats. You guessed it, a horse.

Life on Regal-Hill: July 23, 2008

Life on Regal-Hill has been hot, humid and busy. Hay is flying and weeds are growing. Needless to say who is doing what, George or me. Last Sunday’s rain was greatly appreciated, even though I had carried water and watered some flowers and some of the vegetables. All the plants looked so much better by Monday.

Life on Regal-Hill: July 16, 2008

A few weeks ago I mentioned in this column that we had many cats and kittens here at Regal-Hill and were hoping to give some to a good home. Well, it has taken awhile but presently we have six less kittens than we did. However, there are quite a few more yet to be adopted. Apparently my mentioning it and Allegra’s sign by the barn has let some people know we have kittens to give away.

Life on Regal-Hill: July 9, 2008

The 2008 Major League Baseball All-Star game is expected to take place Tuesday, July 15 at Yankee Stadium in New York City. Also known as the Midsummer Classic, baseball’s superstars will gather to play as one team from the American League, and the other team is made up of National League players. This will be the fourth and last time this game has been played at Yankee Stadium, since they are getting a new stadium.

Life on Regal-Hill: July 2, 2008

I can’t believe that we are still getting showers most every day here at Regal-Hill. I really messed up yesterday. I thought it was going to rain; since it was so cloudy I didn’t do any wash. I thought I would be able to do it between showers today, but today looks even worse as far as getting rain. I hope the weather will improve by the Fourth of July, as it would be so nice to at least have a picnic to celebrate the day.