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: Dec. 9, 2009

Now that the decorating is done here at Regal-Hill, it is time to write out the Christmas cards. In the past it has been a big job as I sent 60 plus cards. According to the 2009 Christmas Shopper, the start of sending Christmas cards began in 1843 by Sir Henry Cole. It seems he was inspired by examples of Valentine’s Day cards that had been popular in England.

Life on Regal-Hill: Dec. 2, 2009

Decorating for Christmas is always fun. Here at Regal-Hill I think we are finished. Certainly I am done doing anymore outdoors since it is too cold to be outside for any length of time. Inside I still need to do a bit more like little details in the bedrooms but since we aren’t in the bedrooms much maybe it isn’t necessary to spend much time there since hopefully we will be sleeping most of the time.

Life on Regal-Hill: Nov. 25, 2009

This year I was hoping I could come up with some different things to be thankful for. It isn’t that good health, a nice home, good food, family and friends aren’t important. I just thought it would be nice to have a change of thankfulness. For example, my daughter just came home with some skirts she got at a thrift store for practically nothing for me to wear. How good is that?

Life on Regal-Hill: Nov. 18, 2009

It would seem to me that we are having Indian summer now, although George disagrees with me. We are enjoying it anyway. At least it isn’t raining or snowing. I am sure that will come soon enough.

Life on Regal-Hill: Oct. 28, 2009

Recent days here at Regal-Hill were spent digging potatoes. It seemed it was time to get them out of the ground and into storage before it got any colder and the ground became muddier.