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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.

The Crocuses Are Up!

Spring is on its way! I'm so excited! Even though we are in between a couple of snowstorms from the stretching of the #PolarVortex, I can finally see the end of the tunnel. It's time to plant seeds for vegetable... Continue Reading →

Reupholstering Dining Chairs

We purchased a high top dining table and chairs when we first got married. Mink likes to sit on a chair, find a crack in the vinyl, and tear bits and pieces off. So, I decided it was time... Time... Continue Reading →

It’s Time To Wake The Creature…

We have a hankering for sourdough pizza and breadsticks, so it's time to wake up my Creature. I keep my Creature in the fridge and bring it out when I'm ready to make a loaf of sourdough or pizza/breadstick dough.... Continue Reading →

Attempting A No-Till/No-Dig Garden

Yesterday we placed a large silage tarp over the grass and weeds in this area to attempt to start a new no-till/no-dig garden site. We tried super hard to find enough items to keep the tarp down, but in the... Continue Reading →

Sunday Donuts

I've really been having donut cravings and also wanted to try a new recipe out of the new cookbooks my brother gave me for Christmas. I decided to make Darkmoon Doughnuts from the World of Warcraft New Flavors of Azeroth... Continue Reading →

Snow & Freezing Fog

We got about four (4) inches of snow in this last storm, and then had freezing fog this morning. It's a winter wonderland out there! My favorite (I don't even like snow) kind of snow is the kind that melts... Continue Reading →

New Bear Rug?

Nope, black sheep baby fleece. I'd been inspecting Raven's baby fleece from last year, and when I walked away for just ONE moment, that's all it took. Then the cats started fighting over it. One would kick the other out... Continue Reading →

Latte For Me, Cattuccino For Her

Sometimes you just gotta have an iced latte even in the middle of winter. My rheumatologist recently changed my meds and now I feel like I have cotton mouth, I'm nauseated, and I'm desperately thirsty all the time. (Hopefully these... Continue Reading →

It’s Another New Year

We've been in the deep freeze since our first snow on Friday night, bottoming out at a wind chill of -7°F. The chickens are so cold they haven't come down out of their houses for more than a minute to... Continue Reading →

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