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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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Gardening/Farming

Too Lazy To Push The Mower

I'm too busy with other projects and I really don't want to use the push-mower or weed-whacker. Next act: rams and wethers trim the garden area. The rams and wethers have been hard at work all spring weed-whacking for me.... Continue Reading →

Asparagus Is Up!

It's that time of the year again! When you're inundated with eggs and asparagus and you can't eat them fast enough... Every year around this time we are frequently checking on our historical asparagus patch (long ago a previous owner... Continue Reading →

The Crocuses Are Up!

Spring is on its way! I'm so excited! Even though we are in between a couple of snowstorms from the stretching of the #PolarVortex, I can finally see the end of the tunnel. It's time to plant seeds for vegetable... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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