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: Sept. 8, 2010

We’re still busy haying here at Regal-Hill. With the heavy dew this time of year the hay needs tedding twice after it has been mowed. That takes more time.

Life On Regal-Hill: Sept. 1, 2010

It was rainy here at Regal-Hill last week. Once the rain gets started it can’t seem to stop. Maybe it will dry out soon so we can cut some more hay. Orders are coming in now for both first-and second-cutting hay. Some people who own horses like first cutting and some like second cutting. It all depends on the age of their horses.

Life On Regal-Hill: Aug. 18, 2010

Walking along the road each morning I see many things and I usually learn something along the way. Besides the wildlife I see I have noticed that there is not much water in the brook as it makes its way toward the reservoir. I also noticed that the birds I see and hear change with the seasons.

Life On Regal-Hill: Aug. 11, 2010

When we finally finished the first cutting of our hay here at Regal Hill last week, we did the last field in record time because the weather finally turned nice. If only all the other fields could have been harvested as smoothly.

This field is a ways from the farm so that distance adds to the time spent getting the machinery on location.

Life On Regal-Hill: Aug. 4, 2010

We finally finished filling the silo before the first of August. George seemed glad to have that done. I hope we get some drier weather to get the first cutting finished and start the second cutting. The grass is definitely growing, as most of us know by our lawns that need to be mowed. We will soon begin getting the second crop harvested from the fields, weather permitting of course.