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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

Harvesting Seeds

Choy sum grows like a weed here in Central Florida. It has won in the contest against kai lan (Chinese broccoli). I will only grow choy sum from now on, especially since I will have a billion seeds!

Winter is Here

The build up of winter storm Grayson froze us good. After four nights of subfreezing all-night temperatures, all the plants are dead, dying, or hybernating. It got down to 25 here.

Brrrr! Baby, It’s Cold Outside…

I am always incredulous when it frosts or freezes here in Florida. It just doesn't seem like it's possible, but it often happens here in Central Florida. Hence, we really have to watch the weather forecast so we are ready for it.

The Lemon Harvest Has Begun…

The lemons are ready! Now comes the incessant juicing and freezing of this liquid gold. Now begins the drooling over lemon meringue pie. Now begins the obsession over lemon bars and cookies. I love my lemon tree.

Everybody Has to Eat

Sad story. I've been out finishing up the mowing of the pastures. We need to force a little more green and even out the hillocks.

Don’t Worry About the Lemons!

If you were worried about the lemons, then let me put you at ease. I was worried Hurricane Irma would pull all the green citrus right off the trees, but here at least, it didn't.

Wild Tomatoes

So, it's getting to be the height of summer now. They say you can't grow tomatoes down here in Central Florida in the summer. Apparently the wild tomatoes didn't get that memo.

Wild Blackberries

Mmmmff, wild blackberry scones...to die for.

Bok Choy + Eggs = Egg Foo Yung

It was time to harvest some bok choy. I think I will grow some bean sprouts so we can make egg foo yung.

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