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Sandhill Flats Farm

Tales of stunning sunsets, happy sheep, and peace and quiet on a 10-acre farm in Central Florida.

Irma Flood 2017

Adrenaline was flowing and I jumped into action.  The sheep had to be brought in.  The flock is fussy about water; they won't step in a puddle if they can help it.  I needed to get them to higher ground now before they got trapped.  My Husband was more than put out.  "In the middle of the night?!" he cried.  "Yes, let's do it now," I responded.  It wasn't like I was going to be able to sleep anyways.

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.

#Irma – The After

Well, we made it through Hurricane Irma after sheltering in-place. We did not have any significant damage. The worst that happened was the metal cover over our ag well was peeled back like the lid on a sardine can.

#Irma – Sheltering In-Place with Livestock

Well, we are going to shelter in-place since we are not under mandatory evacuation orders. We are about 40 miles from the west coast of Florida as the bird flies. We are also about an 1/8th of a mile from... Continue Reading →

Hybiscus & the Cat-Days-of-Summer

Weaning the Lambs

Well, tomorrow we will re-attempt to put the ewe-lambs back out with the ewes.  We tried to do a three-week weaning earlier in the spring, but that just did not work out.  When we turned them back in with the ewes after the "first weaning", they went straight back to their mammas and the udders came right back!  

Independence Day

Today we celebrate, give thanks to our service members and veterans, and enjoy our freedom. It took a lot of sacrifice to win our freedom, and it will continue to take a lot of sacrifice to keep our freedom. Our... Continue Reading →

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.

Mismatched Twin Lambs

Let's discuss mismatched twin lambs. It was a learning experience for us this lambing season when Hestia gave us mismatched twins. Mismatched twins is when one twin is born markedly larger than the other twin.

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