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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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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

A Typical Morning In The Barnyard…

Here's what my barnyard looks like on a typical morning. It's a bit crazy here. What's your typical morning barnyard/garden/backyard look like? I've been letting Clove, my 2021 bottle lamb, come and graze the clover around the barnyard while I... Continue Reading →

I’ve About Had It With Birds…

Every day I have to let my big male siamese cat, Ermine, into the master bedroom so he can get up on his carpeted cat tree and watch "birbs" out the window. It's the only window in the house with... Continue Reading →

Duchess Tries Cat Yoga

We've decided Duchess isn't that good at "cat yoga" on the deck. She tried a few moves, but then just wanted cuddles and scratches. She also kept getting distracted by bumblebees, other bugs, and the pressing need to bathe and... Continue Reading →

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