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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.

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!

Dyeing on Saturday

So, last Wednesday the Husband told me, "You're dyeing on Saturday." I'm like, wait, "What?"

Shearing is Done!

Oh my, I never thought we'd shear the last sheep, but we've finally finished! This is the most sheep we've ever sheared in a season. We've got a pretty good system down now.

Late April Snowstorm: Lambs’ First Snow

April 20: Our last frost date was about two days before this... Don't worry, it all melted by 2pm that afternoon!

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