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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.

Ewes Go Bush Cutting

So, for the next few days, we are having the ewes do some serious bush cutting! We need to pull apart the old chicken coop area, dismantle part of the old chicken house, and muck it out. It'll be a lot easier with all the tall grass, weeds, and small trees to be munched down and trimmed.

Ducklings Take First Bath

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Sleepy Ducklings

We are the proud parents of four ducklings. Even though I only ordered three Cayuga duck eggs, we ended up with one Cayuga duckling and three ducklings of unknown heritage. So, we will all have to wait and see what... Continue Reading →

Duchess Tries Cat Yoga

We've decided Duchess isn't that good at "cat yoga" on the deck. She tried a few moves, but then just wanted cuddles and scratches.

Seasonal Eating

What's in season right now? Depends on what you planted, what's growing, and what's native. Right now it's mulberry, collards, and onion season! So, I will be whipping up a mulberry crumble and some collards and black-eyed peas!

Duck Egg Lockdown Begins!

No sooner than I got the duck eggs back into the bigger incubator to start their lockdown and they ALL (all four duck eggs) started wiggling around, even the two ginormous eggs! I hadn't seen any movement out of them until now.

When You Want Burgers, But You’re Out of Buns

I wanted burgers for dinner, but I was out of hamburger buns. So, instead of running to the grocery store, I just made some buns using Prairie Homestead's recipe. These are so good and are fast and easy to make!

Day 22: All Alone

It is looking more and more like the one chick that hatched is going to be all alone! We've left the three remaining eggs we thought were viable on lockdown in the incubator. Tomorrow will be day 23 and we will probably call it quits.

First Pipped Chicken Egg!

Oh, how exciting! An Icelandic chicken egg has pipped and is getting ready to hatch! I can't wait. That's one out of four remaining eggs from the six we started with. Meanwhile, two of the duck eggs have turned into... Continue Reading →

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