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: 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.