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 9, 2008

With the economy the way it is and all that are here at Regal-Hill I definitely plan to grow a bigger garden this year. I also plan to be prepared to can and freeze more than I sometimes do.

Life on Regal-Hill: April 2, 2008

We are just beginning to recover from the flu here at Regal-Hill. I sure hope none of you get it.

Life on Regal-Hill: March 26, 2008

Spring is the time of year to make maple syrup. Here at Regal-Hill two buckets were put on one tree. It is nearby and the maple tree is on the level so it is an easy walk to gather the sap. Allegra talked grandpa into hanging the buckets on the sixth of March, a day when the sun was shining and it was 40 degrees or warmer outside.

Life on Regal-Hill: March 19, 2008

My kitchen here at Regal-Hill has been the temporary place to put a number of things that don’t normally belong there but this is the first of its kind so far. There have been baby kittens, bunny rabbits, baby chicks, wild turkey eggs and now big bags, (probably 50 pounds each) of seeds.