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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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Merry Christmas – Blogmas Day 24

Wishing you and your family a safe and healthy Christmas filled with good food, conversation, peace, and relaxation!

Divinity & Thumbprint Cookies – Blogmas Day 22

I've been busy making candy, kumquat pies, and cookies like crazy for the neighbors and coworkers. (I'm also behind on blogmas as I'm sure you've noticed!) I've never made divinity before, much less remember ever consuming any, so I have... 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 →

Kumquats! – Blogmas Day 13

Oh I am SOOOO excited for kumquats! The Husband has spoiled me absolutely rotten with a shipment of kumquats from the town (the kumquat capital of the world) in Florida we used to live in. We really miss going to... 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 →

Christmas Village vs. Nativity – Blogmas Day 8

Everyone is different. It takes all sorts, that's for sure! Sometimes people change, too. When I was little, I had a little glowy, ceramic Christmas Village of my own that I would set up for Christmas. I had a bakery,... Continue Reading →

Holiday Birthdays – Blogmas Day 7

As you know, it is difficult to have a holiday birthday. If you're not lucky, people wrap your presents in Christmas wrapping paper and also give you significantly less presents or presents that are supposed to double as Christmas AND... Continue Reading →

The Ducks’ Christmas Cookies – Blogmas Day 5

So, I think I DO have three French hens (ducks)! I collected 6 duck eggs this morning! The duck eggs are OUT OF CONTROL around here. I cannot believe how prolific ducks are in December. I must have three hens...... Continue Reading →

How to Hang Christmas Lights in 12 Steps (When You Really Don’t Want To) – Blogmas Day 4

I will now share some advice given to me by my sage mother on how to get started hanging Christmas lights, when you really don't want to. There are a couple of prerequisites first: 1) play Christmas music loud enough... Continue Reading →

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