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Sand Hill Thicket Farm

Tales of stunning sunsets, happy sheep, and peace and quiet on a 10-acre farm in Northeastern Kansas.

Dyeing Locks & Making Roving For Needle Felting

I've decided I want to learn to needle felt. I was aiming to make a penguin for my first project. However, before I could begin, I needed to dye my wool to get all the colors needed.

The End of the Deep Freeze is Nigh!

I can't wait for the #PolarVortex to be fully gone! We've had either negative wind chills or negative temps every night since the 5th and we've been solidly under 25°F this entire time. Serious #DeepFreeze!

Ice Wars: Stock Tank Heaters

I think one of the greatest pet peeves of a livestock farmer is tank heaters that don't work. Nothing is more annoying than arriving to check or feed livestock and finding a frozen stock tank and a worthless piece of crap tank heater that randomly stopped working for no reason. It never fails to happen at the most inopportune times as well.

Orange Gives Lark A Bath

Orange gives Lark a bath. Warbler is so pushy...

Freezing Fog & Winter Doldrums

We had freezing fog on Tuesday morning, which resulted in a serious hoar frost. Oh boy, what a winter wonderland! I'm about done with winter wonderlands...

Warbler’s Tummy Trouble

When I came out for the evening feeding, she was lying down and getting up, and lying down and getting up, sitting down like a dog, kicking at her stomach with a back hoof, etc. and she wouldn't eat.

Snow & Black Lambs (Video Works Now!)

Yes, we had a dusting once before, but this is the first real decent snow for the lambs. They didn't quite know what to think, but then they went heels-up! We got about 5 inches on New Year's Day with some drifts approaching a foot.

Happy New Year!

We are just getting started bringing in the New Year with some cocktails. We love the color and flavor of "blue", blue curacao to be specific, on this farm. So, we are starting with a Corpse Reviver No. Blue. Here's... Continue Reading →

First Ice Storm of the Season

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