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Tales of stunning sunsets, happy sheep, and peace and quiet on a 10-acre farm in Northeastern Kansas.

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Ewes

The Sheep Have Been Shorn

It feels so good to be done with shearing! We feel so accomplished. We figure this must be how it feels to finish a full marathon. The sheep have all been shorn, vaccinated, and had their hooves trimmed. They are... Continue Reading →

Shearing Has Begun

We started shearing, but it has been really dreary, cold, and rainy. We took a couple of days off to let the sheep dry and now it's sprinkling again... The weather just doesn't want to cooperate this year. Sunday was... Continue Reading →

It’s Hard to Make Friends – Blogmas Day 14

I spent some time with my bottle lamb, Clove, today. I've been feeding her grain morning and night since I let the ewes back down to the barn for the winter, trying to get her to put some weight on.... Continue Reading →

Racoon “Coon” the Flirting Ram – Blogmas Day 6

Coon loves babes (ewes) all year long. While the other rams gradually lose interest after the normal breeding season, Coon does not. We say he is "obsessed with babes". So, this time of year, he cops this pose as he... Continue Reading →

Beards & Wrinkles At Dawn

Thursday mornings I have to put the bin out for trash collection and the boys were out having an early morning graze. It was a beautiful morning for a few pictures. Especially good to catch a few of Hawk and... 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 →

Shearing is Done!

Oh my, I never thought we'd shear that 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: we team shear, trim hooves, vaccinate, and... Continue Reading →

First Snow & Killing Freeze

Well, it has happened. However, it's worth it, if it helped contain the #EastTroublesomeFire and #CameronPeakFire. It'll probably be melted by tomorrow anyways!

Peace for 30 Seconds

Group session on how to chew bubblegum.

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