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Sandhill Flats Farm: The Unbelievable Move to Kansas

Tales of stunning sunsets, happy sheep, and peace and quiet on a 10-acre farm in Central Florida (soon to be Northeast Kansas).

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DIY

The Barn

The barn was finished a couple of weeks ago and we have been busy moving in and getting the stalls situated. It's definitely not going to be the Taj Mahal, but it is functional and the animals are glad for the shelter. Especially tonight, as we are going to have negative temperatures with a - 20°F windchill.

Medical Catnip: I’m A Proponet

It's okay to admit you're addicted to catnip.

It’s a Tradition: Smoked Salmon

I love smoked salmon at Christmas...by itself, on crackers or toast, for breakfast or lunch, even with green eggs, Sam, I am.

Some Things You Just Can’t DIY…

I just want to say, there are just some things you can't do yourself. This crew has worked hard all week on the barn, and it's almost done. We wouldn't have been able to erect this structure by ourselves in under 60 days!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Good food, family, and not taking things for granted.

Moving: Part II & Yoga With Cats

We are all moved! It's taken me a while to sit down and admit this as it's been "traumatic". I returned to Kansas with the last load on June 29, and we didn't finish unloading the truck until yesterday!

Trailering Horses Long Distance 101

The next morning she wouldn't load up. We tried everything including coercion, extortion, bribery, and asking nicely, for close to 8 hours. The horse would not go in.

Delivery! Ewes Go To Kansas

Toto, we're not in Florida anymore! The ewes have landed and have been taste-testing the grasses and weeds in Kansas for the last 10 days. They've also been through a really severe thunder storm already. We had 60-70 mph winds and a t-storm night before last. No hail, thankfully.

PermaNet Tryouts & Weed Wacking

Well, the weeds are growing fast now! Meanwhile, we just got 2 inches of rain, which we desperately needed for the grass as it was down to the quick! It's time for these ewes to do some weed wacking!

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