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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.

Divinity & Thumbprint Cookies – Blogmas Day 22

I've been busy making candy, kumquat pies, and cookies like crazy for the neighbors and coworkers. (I'm also behind on blogmas as I'm sure you've noticed!) I've never made divinity before, much less remember ever consuming any, so I have... Continue Reading →

Winter Solstice & Holiday Doldrums – Blogmas Day 21

Today is the Solstice, which means we are in the backstretch! I'm thrilled about longer days and more sunshine! Solar powered here. I love it when the planet starts tilting back towards the sun again. Spring is also just around... Continue Reading →

Low Tunnel Update – Blogmas Day 17

Well, Blogmas took a break over the last couple of days. We had quite a storm here on Wednesday night. Serious winds and then a line of storms like a derecho, which was then followed by worse wind, dust all... Continue Reading →

It’s Hard to Make Friends – Blogmas Day 14

I spent some time with my bottle lamb, Clove, today. I've been feeding her grain morning and night since I let the ewes back down to the barn for the winter, trying to get her to put some weight on.... Continue Reading →

Kumquats! – Blogmas Day 13

Oh I am SOOOO excited for kumquats! The Husband has spoiled me absolutely rotten with a shipment of kumquats from the town (the kumquat capital of the world) in Florida we used to live in. We really miss going to... Continue Reading →

Advent Calendar – Blogmas Day 12

We've been enjoying a non-traditional advent calendar from Flaviar this year. (No, it's not a cheese calendar, it's a whiskey calendar.) Today was The GlenAllachie 15 from Scotland (kept company by some pineapple daiquiris, more for my palate than the... Continue Reading →

Holiday Rescue Kittens – Blogmas Day 11

Here they are - the two newest Kansas Clan members - Foxy Loxy and Mouse! They got a forever home for Christmas. I didn't start volunteering at the no-kill shelter with a plan of adopting, but that was before I... Continue Reading →

O Christmas Tree & Kittens – Blogmas Day 10

Yes, I agree, this is happening a little late, but it's still earlier than last year! Yes, I learned my lesson this year. Normally we get our tree by the first or second weekend of December, but I'm learning that,... Continue Reading →

12 Days To The Solstice – Blogmas Day 9

I can't wait! I might really love the holidays, but I think I love summer more. So, having the winter solstice so close is tantalizing! I can't wait for longer days, warmer temperatures, and green plants that are growing and... Continue Reading →

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