Life on Regal-Hill by Gail Hillriegel

life On Regal-Hill: Oct. 13, 2010

George finally got the heifers moved into the meadow here at Regal-Hill. They had been grazing in the big pasture behind the barn. The meadow had grown back nicely since the second cutting of hay had been harvested.


Life On Regal-Hill: Oct. 6, 2010

Today is not much of a day to work outside here at Regal-Hill. However, I did cut some flowers. They were out in the wind bending over and read to break off.


Life On Regal-Hill: Sept. 29, 2010

We got our first frost last week. Fortunately we were warned so George covered the squash and tomatoes in the garden. He also covered the flowers in front of the big window.

The red and white geraniums, mostly blue cornflowers and red and pink zinnias as well as white and bright pink cosmos, seem to have been well protected from the frost. The roses and dahlias also seemed good.


Life On Regal-Hill: Sept. 29, 2010

We got our first frost last week. Fortunately we were warned so George covered the squash and tomatoes in the garden. He also covered the flowers in front of the big window.

The red and white geraniums, mostly blue cornflowers and red and pink zinnias as well as white and bright pink cosmos, seem to have been well protected from the frost. The roses and dahlias also seemed good.


Life On Regal-Hill: Sept. 15, 2010

A few of our bard rock pullets have begun to lay eggs here at Regal-Hill. Most of our older hens are different breeds and lay brown eggs. It is nice to know that there are more eggs coming. They have spoiled us with plenty of fresh eggs. The eggs have been enjoyed both for breakfast, main dishes, salads, breads and desserts as well as some to sell.


Life On Regal-Hill: Sept. 8, 2010

We’re still busy haying here at Regal-Hill. With the heavy dew this time of year the hay needs tedding twice after it has been mowed. That takes more time.


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.


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