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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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Lambs

Three Intact Ram Lambs

We have left three ram lambs intact this year. So, round about mid-July we will have to pull them from their dams and run them in their own mob until they come up to weight. They need to basically reach close to market weight (140 lbs.) before they go in with the mature rams.

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!

Orange & His Sheep

Well, Orange is getting over his aversion to sheep and the sheep have become intensely curious about Orange. He is a lot more comfortable in his barn now. Recently Orange has been playing more and more with the ewes and... Continue Reading →

Lamb Races

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A Raven Takes Flight & The Year of the Black Lambs

2020 is the year of the black ewe-lambs! We've been waiting and wanting black lambs, always wondering if the next lamb would be that elusive black lamb!

Frolicking Lambs!

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Spring Has Sprung & Lambs!

Well, Spring has finally arrived. I'm glad it's a wee bit early! The crocus are up and the first lambs have arrived!

The Ewes Are In-Lamb

The ewes were bred starting the 18th of October. So, we will start watching for lambs to drop around March 12. I'm so excited! However, I may have gotten carried away, or rather the ram got carried away, because we have the propensity for 7-21 lambs.

It’s That Time of The Year…

One by one, the ladies line up to flirt with the men across the driveway. This year the grass is so tall you can't even barely pick out the rams amongst it. We will be breeding in November! Until then, keep it rated PG!

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