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: June 25, 2008

As we conclude June Dairy Month for 2008 we must salute our dairy farmers and congratulate them on continuing to work so hard, but still for so little pay, so we can have fresh milk for our cereal and coffee each morning. Be thankful we can get our milk locally, and that it is produced only a short distance from where we live so it is fresh and less expensive.

Life on Regal-Hill: June 11, 2008

Here at Regal-Hill we have been doing various jobs that keep a farmer busy besides getting ready to harvest hay. One of these jobs is fixing fence when you have heifers. Recently it was decided that it would be a good day to check fences and make sure the heifers would stay in their fences. We took the Oliver tractor with the bucket so we could carry the fenceposts, crowbar, sledge hammer and a pail containing two pairs of pliers, a regular hammer, extra wire and staples to use as the fence was checked.

Life on Regal-Hill: May 21, 2008

As we think about Memorial Day here at Regal-Hill, the first thing that comes to mind is the sacrifices of all those young men and women who have served our country in the military. Many however, never returned, many attained severe wounds and others fortunately escaped injury and returned to pick up their lives where they left off.

Life on Regal-Hill: April 30, 2008

Life continues here at Regal-Hill as if it were late spring rather than early spring. “April showers bring May flowers,” they say. However, it makes me wonder since we have had so little rain this year in April. I have had to water the flowers that are in blossom since it has been so dry. I can’t ever remember watering daffodils and tulips before.