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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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Clove & Mamma Rhea the Grandmother Ewe

Clove was so proud of getting to the summit of the mountain, but grandmother was not pleased.

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 →

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!

All Your Lamb Are Belong to Me!

Orange is in love with Clove, our bottle lamb from a set of mismatched twins. Notice Orange is bigger than Clove at 12 days old! https://youtube.com/shorts/jqtBfKOFHfQ?feature=share Lambing has commenced! Gardenia, a first time mum, gave birth to a set of... Continue Reading →

Orange Gives Lark A Bath

Orange gives Lark a bath. Warbler is so pushy...

Orange & His Lambs

Just some early morning ear-nibbling...

Peace for 30 Seconds

Group session on how to chew bubblegum.

Summer Pasture

Oh, the joy of summer pasture! I am practically on vacation! As of this last weekend, the ewes and lambs have been put out on summer pasture and locked out of the barn. They have two big shade trees and a shelter for when it rains.

Three Intact Ram Lambs

We have left three ram lambs intact this year. So, round about mid-July we will have to pull them from their dams and run them in their own mob until they come up to weight. They need to basically reach close to market weight (140 lbs.) before they go in with the mature rams.

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