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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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Decorating Cookies

Let's be clear, cookie decorating has become an art. Cookie decorating is not my strong suit. The Husband's youngest sister is REALLY good at it - very talented. Personally, I wanted to at least learn how to pipe an outer... Continue Reading →

Merry Christmas – Blogmas Day 24

Wishing you and your family a safe and healthy Christmas filled with good food, conversation, peace, and relaxation!

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 →

Christmas Village vs. Nativity – Blogmas Day 8

Everyone is different. It takes all sorts, that's for sure! Sometimes people change, too. When I was little, I had a little glowy, ceramic Christmas Village of my own that I would set up for Christmas. I had a bakery,... Continue Reading →

Racoon “Coon” the Flirting Ram – Blogmas Day 6

Coon loves babes (ewes) all year long. While the other rams gradually lose interest after the normal breeding season, Coon does not. We say he is "obsessed with babes". So, this time of year, he cops this pose as he... Continue Reading →

Sheepy Sunsets

I really feel like fall and winter sunsets are the most vivid here. Hence, I often linger, risking frostbite (okay, it's not THAT cold yet), to watch the colors appear. I really love the silhouettes of the defoliated trees against... 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 →

How to Introduce A Ram Into An Existing Ram Flock 2.0 (Video)

I've written about this topic before, but we've learned a lot since. We currently run a flock of five intact rams and two wethers; the primary ram (sire) and his six sons, which are all brothers or half brothers. Last... Continue Reading →

Homemade Gifts

It's only 52 days until Christmas! This year I am endeavoring to make homemade gifts for as many of my family members and friends as possible. It's like Santa's workshop around here. There's wool, cat hair, and paint everywhere. I... Continue Reading →

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