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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.

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Cats

New Bear Rug?

Nope, black sheep baby fleece. I'd been inspecting Raven's baby fleece from last year, and when I walked away for just ONE moment, that's all it took. Then the cats started fighting over it. One would kick the other out... Continue Reading →

Latte For Me, Cattuccino For Her

Sometimes you just gotta have an iced latte even in the middle of winter. My rheumatologist recently changed my meds and now I feel like I have cotton mouth, I'm nauseated, and I'm desperately thirsty all the time. (Hopefully these... Continue Reading →

Winter Solstice & Holiday Doldrums – Blogmas Day 21

Today is the Solstice, which means we are in the backstretch! I'm thrilled about longer days and more sunshine! Solar powered here. I love it when the planet starts tilting back towards the sun again. Spring is also just around... Continue Reading →

Low Tunnel Update – Blogmas Day 17

Well, Blogmas took a break over the last couple of days. We had quite a storm here on Wednesday night. Serious winds and then a line of storms like a derecho, which was then followed by worse wind, dust all... Continue Reading →

Holiday Rescue Kittens – Blogmas Day 11

Here they are - the two newest Kansas Clan members - Foxy Loxy and Mouse! They got a forever home for Christmas. I didn't start volunteering at the no-kill shelter with a plan of adopting, but that was before I... Continue Reading →

O Christmas Tree & Kittens – Blogmas Day 10

Yes, I agree, this is happening a little late, but it's still earlier than last year! Yes, I learned my lesson this year. Normally we get our tree by the first or second weekend of December, but I'm learning that,... Continue Reading →

A Typical Morning In The Barnyard…

Here's what my barnyard looks like on a typical morning. It's a bit crazy here. What's your typical morning barnyard/garden/backyard look like? I've been letting Clove, my 2021 bottle lamb, come and graze the clover around the barnyard while I... 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. She also kept getting distracted by bumblebees, other bugs, and the pressing need to bathe and... Continue Reading →

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! However, we've had perfectly wonderful... Continue Reading →

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