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. 1, 2010

It’s time once again to start preparing for Christmas. The outside decorations are up, but I still haven’t found the outdoor extension cord that I use to plug them in so the lights can be turned on at night. I may add some white lights in the shape of trees or other decorations if we can find them. I can’t remember where we stored them.

Life On Regal-Hill: Nov. 24, 2010

This fall I tried something different here at Regal-Hill. Instead of throwing out all the annual flower plants, I dug up and potted four of them and brought them in the house. With my daughter’s help we potted a red geranium, a bright blue lobelia plant and one white, and one pink alyssum and put them in the big window. The plant that needs the most sun is the geranium.

Life On Regal-Hill: Nov. 17, 2010

Turkey is a must for Thanksgiving at Regal-Hill but ham is fine for Christmas. That works well since I seem to have more time to prepare Thanksgiving dinner, but at Christmas there are other things that need to be done besides prepare a big meal, such as last minute gift wrapping and decorating the tree.

Life On Regal-Hill: Nov. 10, 2010

There’s not much going on here at Regal-Hill. The heifers are still out even though the last few nights have been cold. There is one more round bale of hay to feed them; George will probably put them in the barn after they finish that unless the weather dries out and warms up.

Life On Regal-Hill: Oct. 20, 2010

We had several interesting and very nice people visit us here at Regal-Hill last week. They were looking for cemeteries and genealogical information about the Gavett family. Pat had e-mailed me beforehand explaining what she was looking for.