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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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Sand Hill (Chickasaw) Plums

Our sand hill plum trees have set an inordinate amount of plums for the first time in our thicket and hedgerow. We are very excited because we've been waiting for this since we got here four years ago. I can't... Continue Reading →

The Sheep Have Been Shorn

It feels so good to be done with shearing! We feel so accomplished. We figure this must be how it feels to finish a full marathon. The sheep have all been shorn, vaccinated, and had their hooves trimmed. They are... Continue Reading →

The Shearing Cats

It's been an interesting shearing season! We've sheared in the cold, after the rain, in high humidity, in extreme heat, and surrounded by cats. The cats were there to annoy us every step on the way. They love the smell... Continue Reading →

Reupholstering Dining Chairs

We purchased a high top dining table and chairs when we first got married. Mink likes to sit on a chair, find a crack in the vinyl, and tear bits and pieces off. So, I decided it was time... Time... Continue Reading →

It’s Time To Wake The Creature…

We have a hankering for sourdough pizza and breadsticks, so it's time to wake up my Creature. I keep my Creature in the fridge and bring it out when I'm ready to make a loaf of sourdough or pizza/breadstick dough.... Continue Reading →

Attempting A No-Till/No-Dig Garden

Yesterday we placed a large silage tarp over the grass and weeds in this area to attempt to start a new no-till/no-dig garden site. We tried super hard to find enough items to keep the tarp down, but in the... 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 →

Decorating Cookies

Let's be clear, cookie decorating has become an art. Cookie decorating is not my strong suit. The Husband's youngest sister is REALLY good at it - very talented. Personally, I wanted to at least learn how to pipe an outer... Continue Reading →

I’ve About Had It With Birds…

Every day I have to let my big male siamese cat, Ermine, into the master bedroom so he can get up on his carpeted cat tree and watch "birbs" out the window. It's the only window in the house with... Continue Reading →

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