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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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Sheep Fleece

Spinning Wheel Update

So, it has been a LONG while since I have worked on the spinning wheel and I want to finish staining it and putting it together. I looked at the shipping invoice and it is dated February of 2018! That... Continue Reading →

Introducing: Heron the Ram

I wanted to introduce you to the patriarch of the next generation: Heron the Ram. He just turned one year old. His fleece is AMAZING just like his brother Hawk's fleece. They are both out of Tzatziki (very crimpy) and... Continue Reading →

Last Day of Off-Farm Job

Well, it's over. I'm done. Today was my last day. I'm no longer employed by anyone but myself. I feel like I just hurled myself off a cliff! It was a long time coming and it was a hard decision,... Continue Reading →

Dyeing on Saturday

So, last Wednesday the Husband told me, "You're dyeing on Saturday." I'm like, wait, "What?" He had registered me for a virtual dyeing class with Shepherd's Cross, which was where he learned to shear. I didn't know much about what... Continue Reading →

Dyeing Locks & Making Roving For Needle Felting

I've decided I want to learn to needle felt. I was aiming to make a penguin for my first project. However, before I could begin, I needed to dye my wool to get all the colors needed. I already had... Continue Reading →

Shearing is Done! Time to Plant!

The shearing is done, the ewes and lambs have been turned out onto spring and summer pasture, and I don't have to feed hay anymore! Yay! If you are interested in fleece, let me know!

Happy New Year!

The sheep wish you a non-monochromatic year of adventure, change, and new grass! We are missing Mother Nature's color and vigor as we now head into the depth of winter. Throw some wool on and stay warm!

How to Scour Wool in Your Hotel Room

Am I the only one who travels with fleece-in-the-grease? Actually, probably! When I knew I was going to be at Walter Reed for prosthetic and gait training for 4-8 weeks I knew I was going to be homesick. So, I packed Ixora's entire fleece, my combs, and a diz!

Blueberry Yarn

My surgeon's nurse was fascinated by the knowledge that I had a flock of sheep. She let on that she liked to knit and shyly let on that she wanted some yarn. So, I was on a mission.

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