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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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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 will probably call it quits.

First Pipped Chicken Egg!

Oh, how exciting! An Icelandic chicken egg has pipped and is getting ready to hatch! I can't wait. That's one out of four remaining eggs from the six we started with. Meanwhile, two of the duck eggs have turned into... Continue Reading →

Newest Additions

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

There’s Hope

Even though we are in the throes of winter now, the days are already getting longer. Yes, it's cold. The stock ponds are frozen over. It can be very dreary and monochromatic this time of the year. No, we haven't had any good ice storms or blizzards, yet. However, I've already seen the light at the end of the tunnel!

Mockingbirds

The outdoor cats have been plagued by a pair of mockingbirds and we've had our fair share of annoyance from them as well.

Spring Showers

We've been getting lots of rain, which is a good thing because I'm a grass farmer; sheep gotta eat. Makes for long days when you're a chicken though. The front deck is the new hangout and I don't have the heart to chase them off like I normally do.

The Chickens Have Started Laying Again!

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