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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.

Winter Solstice & Holiday Doldrums – Blogmas Day 21

Today is the Solstice, which means we are in the backstretch! I'm thrilled about longer days and more sunshine! Solar powered here. I love it when the planet starts tilting back towards the sun again. Spring is also just around... 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 →

It’s Hard to Make Friends – Blogmas Day 14

I spent some time with my bottle lamb, Clove, today. I've been feeding her grain morning and night since I let the ewes back down to the barn for the winter, trying to get her to put some weight on.... Continue Reading →

Kumquats! – Blogmas Day 13

Oh I am SOOOO excited for kumquats! The Husband has spoiled me absolutely rotten with a shipment of kumquats from the town (the kumquat capital of the world) in Florida we used to live in. We really miss going to... Continue Reading →

Advent Calendar – Blogmas Day 12

We've been enjoying a non-traditional advent calendar from Flaviar this year. (No, it's not a cheese calendar, it's a whiskey calendar.) Today was The GlenAllachie 15 from Scotland (kept company by some pineapple daiquiris, more for my palate than the... Continue Reading →

Holiday Rescue Kittens – Blogmas Day 11

Here they are - the two newest Kansas Clan members - Foxy Loxy and Mouse! They got a forever home for Christmas. I didn't start volunteering at the no-kill shelter with a plan of adopting, but that was before I... Continue Reading →

O Christmas Tree & Kittens – Blogmas Day 10

Yes, I agree, this is happening a little late, but it's still earlier than last year! Yes, I learned my lesson this year. Normally we get our tree by the first or second weekend of December, but I'm learning that,... Continue Reading →

12 Days To The Solstice – Blogmas Day 9

I can't wait! I might really love the holidays, but I think I love summer more. So, having the winter solstice so close is tantalizing! I can't wait for longer days, warmer temperatures, and green plants that are growing and... Continue Reading →

Christmas Village vs. Nativity – Blogmas Day 8

Everyone is different. It takes all sorts, that's for sure! Sometimes people change, too. When I was little, I had a little glowy, ceramic Christmas Village of my own that I would set up for Christmas. I had a bakery,... Continue Reading →

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