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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.

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The Great Canning Contest: Dilled Asparagus Pickles

What's that?  Coronavirus possibly causing food shortages, you say?  Well, we have a plan for that...

Shearing is Done! Time to Plant!

The shearing is done, the ewes and lambs have been turned out onto spring and summer pasture, and I don't have to feed hay anymore! Yay! If you are interested in fleece, let me know!

Homemade (DIY) Masks

Since the CDC recently recommended that everyone wear a face mask during the COVID-19 pandemic, whether they have symptoms or not, I wanted to share with you a great mask pattern that the Husband's coworker (a D.O.) found.

Building a Low Tunnel

I'm trying out my new pipebender from Johnny's Selected Seeds today. It was fairly easy for me to bend the first hoop. The hoops are made out of 1/2" electrical conduit.

This Afghan Took Me 20 Years to Make!

Finally! Holy sheep! It took me 20 years to make this afghan. I'm so glad to finally be finished! And not just 95% finished, 100% finished!

Medical Catnip: I’m A Proponet

It's okay to admit you're addicted to catnip.

Some Things You Just Can’t DIY…

I just want to say, there are just some things you can't do yourself. This crew has worked hard all week on the barn, and it's almost done. We wouldn't have been able to erect this structure by ourselves in under 60 days!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Good food, family, and not taking things for granted.

Winter is Here

The sheep have experienced their first, second, and third snowfalls. They don't seem to mind being coated with "powdered sugar". I keep telling them it's not a big deal. I think I'm coaching myself, not them.

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