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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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Summer

Pumpkins & Mowing & Mucking – Oh My!

The pumpkins are out of control! A vine came back from last year, which I think is either pumpkins or large orange gourds. It's taken over the ewe paddock outside their stall door. There are scores of baby pumpkins on... Continue Reading →

It’s Pickle Time!

Every winter, as we crunch the last pickle made the summer before, we will sigh and wistfully calculate how far away (months) fresh cucumbers are. Every summer then, due to the pickle withdrawals we will have just survived, I will... Continue Reading →

Ducks First Time in The Pool

https://youtu.be/k1gds5Vi2mM

Echinacea & Butterfly (Video)

https://youtu.be/f7sRMYGhcCs Anyone able to identify this butterfly?

I’ve About Had It With Birds…

Every day I have to let my big male siamese cat, Ermine, into the master bedroom so he can get up on his carpeted cat tree and watch "birbs" out the window. It's the only window in the house with... Continue Reading →

Onions

I was cleaning out a portion of my garden bed and knew there were a couple of onions ready to harvest as I spied their signature periscope-like flowers marking their location above a sea of weeds, but there were many... Continue Reading →

Ewes Go Bush Cutting

When we lived on the U.S. Territory of Guam, the locals would use the carabao to "do bush cutting". Back stateside, we would probably refer to that as weed whacking and we would use a weed whacker. Well, here on... Continue Reading →

Duchess Tries Cat Yoga

We've decided Duchess isn't that good at "cat yoga" on the deck. She tried a few moves, but then just wanted cuddles and scratches. She also kept getting distracted by bumblebees, other bugs, and the pressing need to bathe and... Continue Reading →

Seasonal Eating

What's in season right now? Depends on what you planted, what's growing, and what's native. Right now it's mulberry, collards, and onion season! So, I will be whipping up a mulberry crumble and some collards and black-eyed peas! We are... Continue Reading →

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