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    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you I want to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Enjoy the time you have, hug everyone most of all be thankful for all that you have. HUGS and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! Who can I help you check off your list?? This special is ONLY until Tuesday. Check back for another way to participate in Giving Tuesday!! Here is your new Ordering Host Code and the easy Link…

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    Kitties Joe cooking and an update on surgery.

    Kitties Joe cooking and an update For the last week, I have preparing for my cataract surgery, but the Kitties Joe cooking and an update are all I have to offer. Starting of course with these two cuties. I can not really call them kittens anymore. So how about the twins?? These two boys have brought much joy to us. I do not typically catch them like this. They are actually sleeping. Yes, they sleep a bunch, however, not together like this. They were chilling with me after my first eye surgery, Friday night. I was happy for the company and the quiet time. I know it is kinda hard…

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    Fall has arrived on the Homestead, color too!

    Fall has arrived on the Homestead I know I am ready, Fall has arrived in the Homestead. However, not for the shorter days. Soo much to do! As you can see Joe has been working on those dang reeds. Guys it has been months since I have seen water. I know we have to do something, but Joe does not want chemicals. Which I understand, but…. This is one of two burning bushes that we have in the homestead. The leaves fell pretty quick on the one in the front. This one is holding on, even as I type this it still looks so pretty! Reminder…. Fall likes to teach…

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    Shenanigans, Mom kitties and Joe too, join us!

    Shenanigans Mom kitties and Joe too. All kinds of Shenanigans Mom Kitties and Joe too! this week on and off the homestead. Starting with a visit to my parents. I finally remembered to bring mom her summer shadow box. As you can see by the smile, she loved it! I love that smile! Well, not just hers, but everyone’s! I LOVE the smiles! How can I bring a smile to your face? Comment below, I will see what I can do. Junior has been needing LOTS more attention. This was what he needed on a cool evening before bed. However, this other kitty is in BIG TROUBLE! Both Clyde and…

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    Happy Birthday to my wonderful hubby.

    Happy Birthday to my wonderful hubby Today I wish to say… Happy Birthday to my wonderful hubby, Joe. As all married couples we have had tough times. However we have had some GREAT times too. I am happy to say that YES, there have been more great times! Sweetie, Happy Birthday! Guys, he made me promise that I would not have any big fan fair. That means no parties, not card requests and NO cake. What the HECK. Well, he did not say I could not say anything here… haha. I know you join me in wishing him a wonderful day. Check back tomorrow for his birthday card. Hugs and…

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    Another October week on the Homestead

    Another October week on the Homestead Here we are another October week on the Homestead. It was a good haul in the egg department. The girls have been laying all kinds of beautiful colored eggs. There are dark brown, medium brown light brown, white, green and one blue. Here in Northern Indiana the temperatures have started to drop. So there are a few succulents that needed to come inside. However, that was not all. The two hibiscus trees too. Thankfully the plant lights were ready to be turned on with a quick tap on the app. Next up is.. I added to my succulents this year. Which means more plants…

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    New Sister and of course kitties being kitties.

    New Sister and of course kitties. A New Sister and of course kitties. I am super excited to share that Betty has joined the Inky Whisper Sisters. Saturday was her very first team meeting. Welcome and Congratulations sweetie. We look forward to a lot of Shenanigans! This week has been full of kitties. The cooler temperatures have changed the napping locations. In addition to that leaving my bag from class last week and now become amother napping location. Clyde claimed to want to help with FB post. However decided he was comfy and sleepy (first photo). Big News The last photos is Logan helping me feed Junior. I was so…

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    Kitties, need Wood and Decor on the homestead.

    Kitties, need Wood and Decor Starting with this one, even with the reflection, Kitties need Wood and Decor. I just got done doing a live and had to take the picture. Cuddle has not been up in the Treehouse for some time. I am happy to see that she has been spending more time up there as of late. No she is not pregnant, fixed in June. I believe that she is fighting come inside. We will see in time. Yes, she comes in for the overnight, however out during the day. Even still they run run run and then this….. just plain POOPED out. It sure is funny to…

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    Junior, baby, Fall is approaching on the Homestead.

    Junior, baby, Fall is approaching Today is about Junior, baby, Fall is approaching here on the Hamscher Homestead. Junior decided he was going to check out the view from my new bench. Cuddles was on the bench this last weekend also. Apparently they give the bench a big thumbs up! This “baby” snake was found trying to keep warm on the porch earlier this week. Joe actually found it while feeding Junior late night. I can tell you that the concrete was warm, no I was not wearing shoes. It did not budge! A new fall decoration came alive this last week. Using some odds and ends that I had…

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    Decorations, Cuddles and a Trip to Michigan.

    Decorations, Cuddles and a Trip This week is all about Decorations, Cuddles and a Trip to Michigan for me. Up first is Fall decorations. Joe was home this time. He was shocked how quick it all comes together. I was short a few things that needed to be picked up later in the week. However, that was put on the back burner due to my pending trip. Here is the last thing that I did. Grabbing one of the oak rounds that Joe cut several weeks ago. Needing a riser for is I grabbed one of the shorter limbs that I cut a couple weeks ago. That is where it…

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    Hamscher Homestead the Kitties, lazy kitties.

    Hamscher Homestead the Kitties Ohh lazy, Hamscher Homestead the kitties. I have to say it was a quiet week here on the homestead. See the lazy snuggles that Clyde was in on with Cuddles. Clyde has also decided that he needs snuggles from me every night before dinner. No, it does not matter what I am doing. My lap is where he pushes to be. No, I am not complaining! I had to share this one. Mr. Bigglesworth has been one not to interact with the kittens. Donnie, has been pushes ever so slightly. He has been patient and slowly working on him. Well last week I would say Donnie…

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    Eggs, Chickens and Flowers of course this week.

    Eggs, Chickens and Flowers Another week full of Eggs, Chickens and Flowers of course!! Check out the new green eggs that I have started to get. Holy Cow, is what I said when I found them. I know it it kinda tough to see how dark they are here. I will have to put them with a regular green so that you can really tell. More came today. Yes, it is exciting. Can you believe it, the newest chicks are two months old already. I know it is kinda tough to see all four of them. However, they were BUSY checking out the big pen area on Saturday. NO the…

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    A long Hot week here on the Homestead

    A long Hot week here It sure has been A long Hot week here on the homestead. As you can see this was a cloudy morning, but dang it those Fiesta Hibiscus did not care one bit. A few hours earlier they were open so big that they looked more like umbrellas then in this photo. I will say that it did look soo cool, the way the ruffles curled down. Anyway, pretty none the less. On Friday I was at an amazing leaders conference. However, Clyde was NOT excited about it. As you can see, he was all in the way. I truly am grateful for all that Stampin’…

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    Cuddles Vines Addiction and Critters to explore.

    Cuddles Vines Addiction and Critters This week is about Cuddles Vines Addiction and Critters. Cuddles decided that she wanted to join me at the craft table earlier this week. Just to hang out. However, I do think she liked snoopervising. She was there for a few minutes. I am happy that she is liking being inside more and more. A lot less crying at the door. So, with that last bout of rain. The latest humidity too. This vine has started to produce some flowers. According to my ID app, it is a field pumpkin. However, I am not so sure. thoughts?? I can say whatever it is going to…

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    Lots of Water Cats and Flowers on the Homestead.

    Lots of Water Cats and Flowers This was Wednesday Lots of Water, Cats and Flowers are later in the week. Here Joe and I were heading out to breakfast. Now if you have been here it is super hard for water to puddle in the sand. So this is VERY noteworthy. We both could not believe what we were seeing. Thankful to have this area for fun off, as intended. Joe has been working on sloping the driveway. For just this kind of situation. Although he started working it in the winter. A couple years ago due to some crazy freeze thaw situation. No this is not the pond!! To…

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    Time with Mom is very Important!

    Time with Mom… You guys every day is important, Time with Mom even more so! As you may know, my parents live three is hours away. I miss seeing my mom almost every day. I now take photos every time I get to see her. Mom, I love you! I will admit I miss your silly stories about all the cousins at the lake. I miss talking Grandma and Grandpa. There is so much more. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

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    Chicks a Bench and Gardening all in one week.

    Chicks a Bench and Gardening Can you believe this weeks is about Chicks a Bench and Gardening. Of course I am going to start with the Chicks. You have not seen too much on them yet. These four little cuties are two Blue Sapphires and two Sillkies. They have had a fun adventure this week. How?? Well, they were getting too big for the little tub that I had them in. So, out to the coop they went. Now do not worry, they are separated from the Big Girls. As you can see they are safe. Joe has yet to remove the winter plywood. Which is a bonus at the…

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    Open Windows and found Grapes just to start.

    Open Windows and found Grapes Yes, it was a slower week with Open Windows and found Grapes. But a surprise at the end. These two are too funny, they were enjoying having the windows open for a couple of days. However, I hate to say, that I did not get by with out getting hit by poison ivy. AGAIN!! I know, no matter how careful. These guys did not mind having me in the house once again. I really hate poison ivy!! It worked out okay though, lots of prep work for the Christmas in July Stamp-a-Stack. Thank you to Korine for that! There are actually two grape vine plants.…

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    Weeds Flowers Weeds and treasures on the homestead.

    Weeds Flowers Weeds and treasures Starting not with Weeds Flowers Weeds and treasures. I wanted to start with this beauty. Here is my Rose of Sharon “bush”. Which is more like a tree, but still. You can see this this photo that there is still TONS of blooms still to come. I have a purple-ish one, however, I think I need to move it. It really is not happy where it is. With all the new trees in the Memorial Garden I think I will put all of those up on the Hill on the north side of the property. That hill needs a summer bloomer. It is where my…

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    Another weeding week and Visitors on the Homestead

    Another weeding week and Visitors A little catch up and Another weeding week and Visitors. Remember I wanted to keep up with those pesky weeds. Well we had fun over on Facebook. I had them time me to see how long it would take to get this bed cleaned back out. After 45 minutes and then the 30 that I added prior this side was all cleaned out. Now moving on to the other side. So this one was a much quicker job. 30 minutes to tell you the truth. However, it was only a small section but all around where the newest flowers where planted. Dontcha love those Milkweeds.…

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    Lettuce Flowers and Furries all on the Homestead.

    Lettuce Flowers and Furries Another week gone but this is what is going on Lettuce Flowers and Furries. The rain behind us a bit of a cool down and back to the humidity. It is the perfect formula for seeds. Imagine my surprise this week with how much these have grown. The petunias are dwarfed by the lettuce this week. I have take a couple little leafs for a sandwich, but need to be a little bit more patient. I saw the buds, but they all opened at once. HOLY COW, right?? They are as big as my hand. This Fiesta Hibiscus is also loving the humidity that has come…

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    Wet week on the Homestead, Still getting things done

    Wet week on the Homestead What a crazy and Wet week on the Homestead. Starting off with this strange find. Joe found this while trying to move around some “soil”, okay it is sand, but it is what I have. This is along our neighbors fence. Look at those beautiful yellow flowers. Yes, it is prickly, but still pretty. Okay so the cactus may not be your cup of tea, that is okay.. Here are few other flowers that are blooming. Lots of petunias. However the gladiolas started to show up. No flower just yet, but will have some before you know it!! They are in the right and left…

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    Update and Shenanigans on the Homestead this week.

    Update and Shenanigans on the Homestead Here is the next Update and Shenanigans on the Homestead. This time I finally finished the last of the seeds I had on hand. Believe it or not I ran out of flower boxes. I even went looking for me. Found zero!! Geez, I was disappointed. ANYWAY, 30 more different seeds planted. Phew, soo many possiblities!! Not to be outdone by the above, Soo many new sprouts up this last week. The humidity sure does help out. Have to admit it was tough keeping the seeds moist on the super hot days though. I know the first photo is coneflowers.. I do not recall…

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    Happy Father’s Day Dad and all the Dad’s.

    Happy Father’s Day Dad. I want to wish Happy Father’s Day Dad, to mine and all the Dad’s out there. No matter biological or not. Thank you for the love good and tough. Thank you for the support, love and assistance you give! Dad, here are a couple of big deals for me… I know you loved Trevor and your assistance was amazing. Another thing which was equally as big was the year of my divorce. The Valentines Day gift from you always meant more then you know. Lastly, I know that taking care of Mom is tough, but we love you and try out best to help you help…

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    Memorial Garden Kitties and Flowers all around.

    Memorial Garden Kitties and Flowers Did you know that for today, a look at the Memorial Garden Kitties and Flowers is what this is going to be about. Starting with the Memorial Garden. Here on the homestead we have a garden that is where you bury our pets. Unfortunately, there are 11 kitties in there. Nine of them are from my house. Two are from my mom. She did not want to move the ashes to Abby and Chloe are now laid to rest there too. Here is the most recent addition. Poor White Sox has not been feeling well. We hoped it was just stress from the addition of…

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    Flowers Kittens and Science Experiments too!!

    Flowers Kittens and Science Experiments I almost missed these Flowers Kittens and Science Experiments. You will not want to miss all the fun… One part is will be something you will want to follow… Fingers crossed that it does not take too long. Starting here with this beautiful Oriental Poppy. I almost missed getting this photo. You know how much I love this poppy. And to say that it has 5 huge flower buds still. Excited, ohhh yes!! These photos are from three different gardens on the homestead. First up is the furthest left. Those little poppies, look familiar?? However, now there are yellow ones. These little cuties are in…

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    Flowers Chickens and more Flowers, all the work.

    Flowers Chickens and more Flowers Sooo many things to share this week starting with Flowers, Chickens and more Flowers. Remember two weeks ago?? I am very happy to report that the seeds have sprouted already!! WoooHOOOO!! Both of the “pots” have actually. I can not wait to see how it all turns out. I did a mix of sunflowers and zinnias here. It sure has been busy around here. Dare I say fun too?? Yes, lots of work but it always look so good when you get through the whole thing. I have been thinking that I needed to go back to my $1 perennial place. However, I saw that…

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    Happy Memorial Day Weekend to everyone!

    Happy Memorial Day Weekend I am looking forward to this Happy Memorial Day Weekend. Not only to see some family, but to celebrate those that have given so much for the freedoms that we have. I know you guys have heard me talk about my Marine, Trevor. My son retired now, but I have a little (tiny) taste of what it takes to “keep out country free”. I am GRATEFUL for each and every one! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

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    Not much on the Hamscher Homestead this week.

    Not much on the Hamscher Homestead There really was not much on the Hamscher Homestead this week. Yes, I have poison oak AGAIN!! No clue where is came from either. Joe had a touch of it too. And trust me I know what it looks like. I really can say that I HATE it. The doctor told me no going outside this last week. Which adds to my frustration because I have a ton of things to do. One saving grace is that it was just too hot out. I have only been going out early, haha and then in the evening to water. Which has been a must. Even…