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: March 4, 2009

One thing we have been doing here at Regal-Hill is planning our gardening for this year and ordering seeds. I may over plan and dream too much but it sure is fun to do when the wind is blowing, the temperature is 20 degrees or less and the wind chill is minus one, even if the sun is shining.

Life on Regal-Hill: Feb. 25, 2009

Today was such a beautiful sunny winter’s day here at Regal-Hill. I don’t think it got above 30 degrees but there was little wind so the sun was really warm, especially in the car. It is hard to believe that approximately six inches of snow is forecast for tomorrow.

Life on Regal-Hill: Feb. 18, 2009

During Presidents’ Week it is fun to see how well we know our presidents by doing some exercises. Try these and see if you don’t know more than you think you do.

Life on Regal-Hill: Feb. 11, 2009

It is snowing huge flakes here at Regal-Hill. I love to watch these beautiful snowflakes fall as I stand in the big window of the house. They seem to draw me, where I don’t know, and to think every snowflake is different. According to the Farm Service Agency Newsletter of Delaware County, the size of the biggest snowflake ever recorded was 15 inches in diameter and fell in Montana. It sure wouldn’t take many snowflakes to cover everything white. I have never seen any that size.

Life on Regal-Hill: Feb. 4, 2009

So far here at Regal-Hill the most recent snowstorm hasn’t been that bad. I didn’t have to go out in the snow anyway, but we certainly didn’t get as much so far as predicted. It didn’t snow that hard and stopped for an hour, then it rained. I believe it is snowing a little again.