Life on Regal-Hill by Gail Hillriegel

Life On Regal-Hill: Sept. 1, 2010

It was rainy here at Regal-Hill last week. Once the rain gets started it can’t seem to stop. Maybe it will dry out soon so we can cut some more hay. Orders are coming in now for both first-and second-cutting hay. Some people who own horses like first cutting and some like second cutting. It all depends on the age of their horses.

Life On Regal-Hill: Aug. 18, 2010

Walking along the road each morning I see many things and I usually learn something along the way. Besides the wildlife I see I have noticed that there is not much water in the brook as it makes its way toward the reservoir. I also noticed that the birds I see and hear change with the seasons.

Life On Regal-Hill: Aug. 11, 2010

When we finally finished the first cutting of our hay here at Regal Hill last week, we did the last field in record time because the weather finally turned nice. If only all the other fields could have been harvested as smoothly.

This field is a ways from the farm so that distance adds to the time spent getting the machinery on location.

Life On Regal-Hill: Aug. 4, 2010

We finally finished filling the silo before the first of August. George seemed glad to have that done. I hope we get some drier weather to get the first cutting finished and start the second cutting. The grass is definitely growing, as most of us know by our lawns that need to be mowed. We will soon begin getting the second crop harvested from the fields, weather permitting of course.

Life on Regal-Hill: July 28, 2010

One day last week as I returned to Regal-Hill from my walk it began to sprinkle, but it soon stopped. Although it clouded up at times we never got any more rain until about 5:30 that evening.
In the meantime, I decided to hang out the wash as I figured I could put it on racks or wait and dry it in the dryer later if it got rained on.

Life on Regal-Hill: July 14, 2010

I love watching baseball on TV and look forward to seeing the 81st Annual All Star Game from Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. The game was actually played last night (Tuesday), but I write this column earlier in the week. The roster for each team was expanded to 34 players for this year. Hall of Famers Rod Carew and Reggie Jackson were the Grand Marshalls for the opening ceremonies.

Life on Regal-Hill: July 7, 2010

George was already mowing grass across the road from our house yesterday when I started out for my walk here at Regal-Hill. The sky was rather cloudy and I thought he was making a mistake by mowing. Then I remembered that Saturday was the last time any loads of chopped grass had been added to the silo, so it was good that he was getting ready to add more grass.

Life on Regal-Hill: June 30, 2010

We all know that every year on July 4 we celebrate the 1776 signing of the Declaration of Independence. How much about the birthday of our country do you really know? Take this quiz and see. (Don’t worry; I didn’t know all the answers either.)

Life on Regal-Hill: June 23, 2010

I recently found some information about how June Dairy Month started. I thought you might find it interesting. June Dairy Month began as an annual tradition back in 1937 and was called National Milk Month. It was sponsored by chain stores with the theme, “Keep Youthful-Drink Milk.” It was originally supported by the National Dairy Council (NDC) and was established to help stabilize dairy demand during periods of peak production.

Life on Regal-Hill: June 9, 2010

We finally got some much needed rain here at Regal-Hill on Sunday. I am really glad since the ground was getting very dry and I was too lazy to water the plants myself. The weather forecast kept predicting showers and a chance of severe thundershowers for days but we didn’t get them. The ground was getting drier and drier.

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