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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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Lambs

The Ewes Are In-Lamb

The ewes were bred starting the 18th of October. So, we will start watching for lambs to drop around March 12. I'm so excited! However, I may have gotten carried away, or rather the ram got carried away, because we have the propensity for 7-21 lambs.

It’s That Time of The Year…

One by one, the ladies line up to flirt with the men across the driveway. This year the grass is so tall you can't even barely pick out the rams amongst it. We will be breeding in November! Until then, keep it rated PG!

Weaning the Lambs

Well, tomorrow we will re-attempt to put the ewe-lambs back out with the ewes.  We tried to do a three-week weaning earlier in the spring, but that just did not work out.  When we turned them back in with the ewes after the "first weaning", they went straight back to their mammas and the udders came right back!  

Mismatched Twin Lambs

Let's discuss mismatched twin lambs. It was a learning experience for us this lambing season when Hestia gave us mismatched twins. Mismatched twins is when one twin is born markedly larger than the other twin.

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