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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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Spring

Salad, Salad, & More Salad

So, I layered on new compost and planted a garden in early December to overwinter under the low tunnel. When I went to check on the garden after the #PolarVortex in February, I was pretty sure everything was probably dead... Continue Reading →

Shearing is Done!

Oh my, I never thought we'd shear that last sheep, but we've finally finished! This is the most sheep we've ever sheared in a season. We've got a pretty good system down now: we team shear, trim hooves, vaccinate, and... Continue Reading →

Late April Snowstorm: Lambs’ First Snow

April 20: Our last frost date was about two days before this... Don't worry, it all melted by 2pm that afternoon!

All Your Lamb Are Belong to Me! (Video)

Lambing has commenced! https://youtu.be/VqXm0cbdjsI Orange is in love with Clove, our bottle lamb from a set of mismatched twins. Notice Orange is bigger than Clove at 12 days old! Gardenia, a first time mum, gave birth to a set of... Continue Reading →

Cleaning Out a Dead Hive

Since the bees froze to death due to the #PolarVortex, we decided we better clean out the hive before critters and mold got to it. There was quite a bit of honey to harvest, but that's another post! We had... Continue Reading →

There’s Hope

Even though we are in the throes of winter now, the days are already getting longer. Yes, it's cold. The stock ponds are frozen over. It can be very dreary and monochromatic this time of the year. No, we haven't had any good ice storms or blizzards, yet. However, I've already seen the light at the end of the tunnel!

Chinese Cabbage Harvest

It's chinese cabbage harvest time!

Spring Showers

We've been getting lots of rain, which is a good thing because I'm a grass farmer; sheep gotta eat. Makes for long days when you're a chicken though. The front deck is the new hangout and I don't have the heart to chase them off like I normally do.

Peace for 30 Seconds

Group session on how to chew bubblegum.

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