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Sand Hill Thicket

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

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Fall

Glass Gem: A New Tradition For Me

Last year I was inspired by an article I read in a magazine that highlighted the Lipscomb brothers of Bayou Cora Farms in Alabama and their heirloom corn that they have been growing on and off over the years since... Continue Reading →

Sheepy Sunsets

I really feel like fall and winter sunsets are the most vivid here. Hence, I often linger, risking frostbite (okay, it's not THAT cold yet), to watch the colors appear. I really love the silhouettes of the defoliated trees against... Continue Reading →

Dreary Day

It's a dreary day and we might have severe storms and/or heavy rain later. Emma Mitchell, author of The Wild Remedy: How Nature Mends Us - A Diary, says to lift your mood, go and try to create a catalog... Continue Reading →

It’s The Squashpocalypse!

I don't know how the rest of you handle pumpkin harvest, but I'm really overwhelmed! Who even eats this much pumpkin?! TOO many pumpkins! I don't want to waste any of the Jarrahdale pumpkins that I grew, but after baking... Continue Reading →

I Finished Something!

Happy Belated Halloween! Normally I carve a pumpkin, but this year I REALLY wanted to finish these silly oven mitts. I'm so proud of myself. After my maternal grandmother died last year, my mother sent me some of Grandma's scrap... Continue Reading →

Green Tomatoes

Experimenting to see if I can ripen these green tomatoes. They are all pretty small. It's maddening because it was either too hot, too dry, or too cold for tomatoes this year, and I planted them 30 days late! Anyways,... Continue Reading →

Great. Jack Frost Is On His Way…

We've just brought in all of our house plants, tropicals, and annuals/herbs we are trying to overwinter or keep alive (for just a while longer). Phew, that was exhausting! Now it's time to go harvest any remaining summer veggies in... Continue Reading →

Fall Apples

Oh no, what have I done to myself?! Over the weekend the Husband and I went and picked apples at an orchard a few miles away from our farm. We picked a whole bushel (an ENTIRE bushel)! So, I'm committed... Continue Reading →

Harvest Time

Today the ewes were let back into their barn paddock, which they haven't been in for about five months. They were thrilled of course - barn sweet barn! It became apparent, as the ewes frolicked about with glee, that I... Continue Reading →

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