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: April 21, 2010

One of the most popular spring bushes is out in full bloom, so enjoy the forsythia while you can. No matter where you go it is out. Apparently it all came out at once this year. You can’t miss it with its yellow color. Another bush that is also out now which is white, is called spirea, commonly known as Old Fashion Bridal Wreath.

Life on Regal-Hill: April 7, 2010

We have been getting a considerable amount of rain here at Regal-Hill today. Fortunately most of the snow is gone. Water is running everywhere — down the fields, across the fields to and from waterways and everywhere in between.

Life on Regal-Hill: March 31, 2010

Easter is a great time to attend church as well as to get- together with family and friends. After all, if you do attend church it is also a time to be reminded of what Jesus can do for you if you will only let Him. No one else can forgive you of your sins like He can and never bring them up again.

Life on Regal-Hill: March 17, 2010

Local maple producers have tapped their sap bushes and this week they are busy making maple syrup. The weather has been perfect, cold nights and warm sunny days. Here at Regal-Hill 300 plus taps have been made so far. This is our son-in-law’s first year using his new sap house and all of its equipment, so undoubtedly there will be some problems as the season goes along.

Life on Regal-Hill: March 10, 2010

Well, we survived the tremendous snowstorm here at Regal-Hill. I hope you did too. I really had it easy. I didn’t have to shovel any snow and I didn’t have to go out in the cold, so I guess I had it made. Nor did I have to use the tractor to plow out the driveway or in front of the shed. The shed turned out to be a bit of a problem since it has a metal roof and the snow slides off it when it wants to, not when you want it to.