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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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Fall

Sheepy Sunsets

I really feel like fall and winter sunsets are the most vivid here. Hence, I often linger, risking frostbite (okay, it's not THAT cold yet), to watch the colors appear. I really love the silhouettes of the defoliated trees against... Continue Reading →

Dreary Day

It's a dreary day and we might have severe storms and/or heavy rain later. Emma Mitchell, author of The Wild Remedy: How Nature Mends Us - A Diary, says to lift your mood, go and try to create a catalog... Continue Reading →

It’s The Squashpocalypse!

I don't know how the rest of you handle pumpkin harvest, but I'm really overwhelmed! Who even eats this much pumpkin?! TOO many pumpkins! I don't want to waste any of the Jarrahdale pumpkins that I grew, but after baking... Continue Reading →

I Finished Something!

Happy Belated Halloween! Normally I carve a pumpkin, but this year I REALLY wanted to finish these silly oven mitts. I'm so proud of myself. After my maternal grandmother died last year, my mother sent me some of Grandma's scrap... Continue Reading →

Green Tomatoes

Experimenting to see if I can ripen these green tomatoes. They are all pretty small. It's maddening because it was either too hot, too dry, or too cold for tomatoes this year, and I planted them 30 days late! Anyways,... Continue Reading →

Great. Jack Frost Is On His Way…

We've just brought in all of our house plants, tropicals, and annuals/herbs we are trying to overwinter or keep alive (for just a while longer). Phew, that was exhausting! Now it's time to go harvest any remaining summer veggies in... Continue Reading →

Fall Apples

Oh no, what have I done to myself?! Over the weekend the Husband and I went and picked apples at an orchard a few miles away from our farm. We picked a whole bushel (an ENTIRE bushel)! So, I'm committed... Continue Reading →

Harvest Time

Today the ewes were let back into their barn paddock, which they haven't been in for about five months. They were thrilled of course - barn sweet barn! It became apparent, as the ewes frolicked about with glee, that I... Continue Reading →

The Moult Begins

It's that time of year again! When the feathers fall, eggs slow or stop coming altogether, and hens start to look like they have mange or have been attacked by marauding raccoons. Don't worry - it's just feather regeneration time!... Continue Reading →

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