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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.

Carrot Harvest

It is time to start harvesting carrots! Actually, might be a little past time, but that's okay! I hear sheep and horses love carrots as much as humans. We are trying to decide what to make. Maybe creamed carrots, carrot... 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 →

Ducklings Take First Bath

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Sleepy Ducklings

We are the proud parents of four ducklings. Even though I only ordered three Cayuga duck eggs, we ended up with one Cayuga duckling and three ducklings of unknown heritage. So, we will all have to wait and see what... 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 →

Duck Egg Lockdown Begins!

When You Want Burgers, But You’re Out of Buns

I wanted burgers for dinner, but I was out of hamburger buns. So, instead of running to the grocery store, I just made some buns using Prairie Homestead's recipe. These are so good and are fast and easy to make!... Continue Reading →

Day 22: All Alone

It is looking more and more like the one chick that hatched is going to be all alone! We've left the three remaining eggs we thought were viable on lockdown in the incubator. Tomorrow will be day 23 and we... Continue Reading →

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