Life on Regal-Hill by Gail Hillriegel

Life on Regal-Hill: April 28, 2010

As the daytime weather continues to get warmer here at Regal-Hill, I want to be outside more to clean up winter debris or prepare the ground so I can set out flowers and other plants as we progress toward safer frost-free nights.

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.

Life on Regal-Hill: Feb. 24, 2010

Well, we finally got a real snowstorm here at Regal-Hill that amounted to six or seven inches. Except for the winds afterward it wasn’t too bad. I enjoyed watching it snow, from inside of course. I was glad to get some snow so that when it gets cold again, the ground will have a nice ground cover to protect it and keep it from freezing so hard. Hopefully we won’t lose any flowers or bushes that are in the ground.

Life on Regal Hill: Feb. 17, 2010

Having just celebrated Presidents’ Day Monday it is time once again to see how well we know our American history with a quiz about our past presidents and their wives. You will probably know all the answers but I hope it will be fun.

I. Match the First Lady with the statement.

_____1. Was first married to a wealthy tobacco heir who
was 20 years her senior.

Life on Regal-Hill: Feb. 10, 2010

Our dog Buster, a Beagle mix, has finally decided to come in the house. He came here about eight years ago. He actually picked us by showing up here at the farm and wouldn’t go away once George saw him and fed him.

Life on Regal-Hill: Feb. 3, 2010

It has been an interesting day weatherwise here. The road was bare and the sun even tried to shine on and off. I started for town and by the time I got down to the county line the road was white and the snow squall was so bad that I couldn’t see far at all ahead of me, so I put the lights on bright. Within probably 10 minutes the snow stopped, but all the way to the state road there was quite a blanket of snow on the road.

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