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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.

Spinning Wheel Update

So, it has been a LONG while since I have worked on the spinning wheel and I want to finish staining it and putting it together. I looked at the shipping invoice and it is dated February of 2018! That was right before we found out we were moving to Kansas. Talk about getting interrupted!

Egg Candling: Day 15

There's something in there! Is it a t-rex or a velociraptor? We have to wait a little while longer to find out!

What’s For Dinner? Chicken Chow Mein

We made chicken chow mein using spinach and cabbage from the garden for dinner last night. We often let the garden dictate our meals. Helps take a lot of the guess work out of the daily question, "what should I make for dinner?"

Egg Candling: Day 8

Well, it looks like we only have 3 viable chicken eggs (out of 6), but we are going to wait until Day 14 to make that final call. Meanwhile, we have a stunning success rate so far on the duck... Continue Reading →

Introducing: Heron the Ram

I wanted to introduce you to the patriarch of the next generation: Heron the Ram. He just turned one year old. His fleece is AMAZING!

Salad, Salad, & More Salad

We've been trying to eat lots of spring salads as there is a lot of asparagus and rabbit-disdained lettuce and spinach. There will be even more here soon as the plants started in March come ready for harvest! Need to put a shade cloth out!

Newest Additions

We decided we are going to start raising our own chickens and ducks.

Clove & Mamma Rhea the Grandmother Ewe

Clove was so proud of getting to the summit of the mountain, but grandmother was not pleased.

Last Day of Off-Farm Job

Well, it's over. I'm done. Today was my last day. I'm no longer employed by anyone but myself. I feel like I just hurled myself off a cliff!

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