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    Deer Junior and Welcome Fall to the Homestead

    Deer Junior and Welcome Fall This has been a super busy week on the Homestead, With Joe working on other things and going back to work. No updates on the painting this week. However, Deer Junior and Welcome Fall is what I have to share. There are three Deer butts in this photo. Momma and the twins were foraging on the other side of the pond. Poor Joe missed it. He was down by the pond. I am ALWAYS grateful to see all the critters. Yes, even the fox up by the chicken coop. That was a few weeks ago. They were actually back there for several minutes. With the…

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    Red Theme for this week on the Homestead.

    Red Theme for this week So more progress and the Red Theme for this week. The color is called Red Garnet. That is what the post,. rails, spindles, shutters and front door trim. I was working all day on Sunday to get the top of the posts painted. Check out the difference. That is only one coat of the Red Garnet on the right. There is now a second coat on that and the left is now painted also. Here is the thing. A 5 gallon bucket of paint was not enough. Joe is using a new sprayer and there has been a learning curve shall we say. Anyway, there…

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    Progress is slow on the Homestead this week.

    Progress is slow on the Homestead Is it just me has everyone had a weird week?? Friday was especially rough, as you know. We are missing Mooch. Although Progress is slow on the Homestead, things are moving forward. Yes, photo was picked for this post. Why?? Well, because I want to share but not tooo much. haha. All the prep and organizing. Supplies and STUFF is here. Not I need the weather and all that to cooperate. Sound familiar?? I bet it does. You are not alone. The best laid plans, right?? Remember the pile of wood mess that I shared last week?? Well those that guessed it was about…

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    Weekly Deals week two and a Good-bye note …

    Weekly Deals week two Today is about the Weekly Deals week two. It will be basic info on that. I am super excited to share the list of things that are included this week. There are eleven items this week…. Texture Chic Memories and More Texture Chic Cards and Envelopes Rose Gold foil paper Trinket Adhesive Flowers Soft Succulent Satin Shimmer ribbon Slimline Envelopes White Frayed Ribbon White Velvet Sheets Real Red Ruffled ribbon Soft Pastels Assortment Fresh Freesia ribbon All of these items, dang are any of these on your wish list?? I am looking at the Texture Chic Memories and More items. However, Memories and More are always…

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    Memory Lane First Dates Do you remember?

    Memory Lane First Date Both Joe and I lost track of the date. I had a class tonight. I was looking to see when the next class was and saw the date. Came home and asked Joe if he saw the date. We have been busy doing a bizilloin things. Happy First Date Anniversary! You guys, I had to go waaay back, two years, to find this photo. Apparently I need to get on that! Joe is home for another week. Fingers crossed a lunch date! Question, do you remember your first date with your spouse or significant other? Tell us about it in the comments! Joe and I met…

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    Joe has a new Tool, plus big plans for more work.

    Joe has a new Tool I was happy to have a visitor at the Homestead. Christine and her Mom were able to stop on their way home from Shipshewana. We had a very nice, short visit and dinner. Joe outdid himself with smoked pork. So happy that they could stop. However more about Joe has a new Tool. Trust me lots have been going on. I will admit not by me. Wanna see what he got?? Here is the first of his new “toys”. With wanting to paint and clean up the house. This is a way to move faster and get it done. He has already cleaned up the…

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    Flowers and Dads Birthday Visit and dinner.

    Flowers and Dads Birthday Visit I wanted to go to Illinois for a visit on Thursday, but Joe was working. So Monday we went to bring Flowers and Dads Birthday Visit, plus of course we took them to dinner. Do you remember last weeks post?? That bud that was starting to open. Here it is… amazing and beautiful. If you come to the house you can not miss it. Right off the porch. I am really looking forward to the rest of the blooms on this and the one on the other side. However, I do not remember the name of this one. I have several different ones and this…

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    A Mouse Flowers and small Harvest this week.

    A Mouse Flowers and small Harvest It has been a week… let me tell you about A Mouse Flowers and small Harvest. Starting off here… with Clyde. I found him over here several times. Sent this picture to Joe. He pulled out the oven on Friday night. Saw nothing. Still Clyde and Cuddles would sit here. With that we went proactive. Got some traps and steel wool. Before it even got a chance to arrive. Joe found Cuddle “playing” with a mouse in the master bath. Yup, I have no clue who actually did the deed. However, I am grateful to have mousers in the house again. I knew one…

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    Frog Grapes Seedling and Flowers of course.

    Frog Grapes Seedling and Flowers Another crazy week here on the Homestead. Frog Grapes Seedling and Flowers is what I have or you. This poor little Tree Frog spooked me. I went out the door to toss the trash. Came back around and saw him. He was on the Front door frame. I am sure he was trying to enjoy the breeze. Dang it has been hot. Here is an update on the Grape vines. I have this Concord that has grapes. However the second one is too small yet. I will share that the irrigation has been a huge help. These grapes are going to be soo yummy!! This…

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    Smiling Sunday with Zinnias from the Garden.

    Smiling Sunday with Zinnias I figured on a Monday, Sunday funnies is good. However Smiling Sunday with Zinnias and Sunflowers would be even better. Why?? Because of the Smiles of course!! All of these pretties are from my gardens here on the Homestead. It sure has been a LONG time since I could make an arrangement with flowers from my garden. YES, I am excited!! There are soo many that I had a difficult time picking. Those Lemon Yellow Sunflowers were a last minute addition. What do you think?? When I got done… I called my neighbor and went to her house and put one together for her also. I…

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    Eggs Moth and lots of Garden space here.

    Eggs Moth and lots of Garden Another week and the beginning of August, Yikes!! This week is all about Eggs Moth and lots of Garden stuff going on. The girls have been busy, and my fridge is full. If you are local contact me for some fresh, yummy eggs. Joe called me outside to take a look at this… I have never seen anything like this. However, I am guessing that it is a moth. This poor thing looks like it went through a hurricane. Holes in its wings and the poor thing could not move very far. I carefully picked it up and moved it to shade and it…

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    Kids playing Butterflies and Flowers on the homestead.

    Kids playing Butterflies and Flowers Happy Monday everyone, I hope this is an amazing week!! I love sharing what is going on around here! Especially, the four legged Kids playing Butterflies and Flowers. The above photo was taken right before I was about to turn off the lights for the night. These two were chasing each other, no that is not unusual, however… Them climbing up the climber is. It does make me happy, And I know that Joe enjoyed seeing this also. These two boys have made this a happy house. Each and Every day!! I have has folks ask why Coneflowers. Here is what I love about them!!…

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    Joe sent me a Sunflower via text, fun in Wisconsin!

    Joe sent me a Sunflower This week has been a different one! I left Wednesday to head up to Wisconsin and got back late Sunday. Yes, I had a great time. I was especially happy when Joe sent me a Sunflower, the above photo. Here is the first sunflower bloom. After losing the huge volunteer off the deck before I left (super windy day). I was sad. This made me smile! This morning I found this one. This is in the veggie garden. Guys these stalks are now taller than I am. I am REALLY looking forward to seeing more open up! I know the birds are excited too. Ohhh,…

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    Tree Cocoons Flowers and Work, always lots of work!!

    Tree Cocoons Flowers and Work Okay Dad, here is what I have been up to this last week. Starting off with your tree. Tree Cocoons Flowers and Work, you know I have been up to lots of work. The trees are doing great. Still hooked up to water too. It has been just too dry here not too. The first cocoon has been on this ladder on the porch since last fall. I did notice that it was changing color this weekend. I am super curious what is going to happen this week. Both Joe and I missed this second one. Not even sure how long it has been here.…

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    Hello thirsty and new friends on this long weekend.

    Hello thirsty and new friends I do hope that you had a wonderful long Independence Day weekend. Hello thirsty and new friends is what we got on the homestead this week. As always I was out in the garden both Sunday and today. Gotta take advantage of the long weekend, right?? I know you can not see my new do in this photo, however, I did get is chopped off. Anyway… Please send some rain this way… As you can see it is bone dry around here. The poor flowers are struggling. It was time to bring out the sprinklers. The two flowers above were so much happier after a…

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    Working on more color here on the Homestead.

    Working on more color Hello there everyone!! I took this while I was picking Mulberries. Yes, we have a Mulberry tree on the homestead. I have them patiently waiting for Joe to be off so that we can enjoy them. Possibly thinking either in pancakes or even some fresh muffins. I hope that you had another great week. It has been CRAZY busy here! Working on more color AND… I was so thankful to have Kendra, a friend from Illinois and fellow gardener, come to visit. With her visit we had PLENTY of shenanigans and a little bit of work. Seriously!! We spent the morning and early afternoon on Friday…

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    Plenty of Pretty things on the Homestead to look at.

    Plenty of Pretty things on the Homestead This seemed like a great place to start, the entrance. With Plenty of Pretty things on the Homestead the beginning is best. If you have been up my walk you know that I love to has flowers here too. The flowers will be coordinated throughout the front porch. Some pops of orange and white all throughout. Just above the wagon and pots is this hanging basket. Here is where the purple gets tied into the soon to be blooming Dahlias further down the porch. The middle photo is just to the left of the front door. Joe and I love Coleus. All the…

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    Saying goodbye for now to Mindy and her family.

    Saying goodbye for now to Mindy Guys, it was a tough Monday for me. Well let’s be real it has been tough since my sister told me that she was going to be moving. Not to a place that I can do in one day either. All the way to Texas. I went out to Illinois to be sure to get all my hugs and smooches from all of them. Although saying goodbye for now to Mindy and the family is sad. I have been sure to keep myself SUPER busy today too. Plus more distractions for the rest of the week. I will miss seeing them when I want…

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    A lot of Dirt on the Homestead this week. Just a peek.

    A lot of Dirt on the Homestead You know how busy I have been … planting, weeding and just getting dirt EVERYWHERE!! haha, This week is all about … A lot of Dirt on the Homestead. I know that it has been a while since you have seen my face here. I miss sharing my smile with you. Although I love seeing your smile more!! Anyway, this week I will be not be sharing too much because, as you know. Dad is a blog reader. He will be heading out for a Homestead visit this week. So.. he will have to wait to see. Which is okay with me. I…

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    Friends Blooming Flowers and Seeds plus a meadow.

    Friends Blooming Flowers and Seeds We are into our first week of June already, WHAT?? I know, how is this possible. I have a bunch of things for you this week. Always hoping for more, but… Friends Blooming Flowers and Seeds is all that I was able to get. I know you are going to laugh though. This is the very FIRST time that these two have been on the ledge together. I have gotten Donnie and Clyde up here a bunch of times. When I was making sure that all the window were closed I found these two. Although it has happened a few times since. WIN, I would…

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    A very Weedful week on the Hamscher Homestead

    A very Weedful week Starting off with some blue beauty. This thing is really growing more like a weed. However, if you look closely at the bottom left Cuddles was helping me scope out the Chicken Coop site. The rest of the time it was A very Weedful week. I did find some treasures too!! Lets start out with the pretties… Peony, the first to bloom of all the 8 different ones here on the homestead. This one is over by the chicken coop. And all I can say is that Joe’s Grandmas roses NEVER disappoint. Here is the first bloom and the bush is covered!! Lots more irises this…

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    Spent the day with Mom, always too short!

    Spent the Day with Mom Guys, I once again forgot to take a picture, shocker! However, I got to spend the day with Mom. I planted her Mother’s Day flowers and we putzed around, stopped at my sisters too. Finally we went to dinner and I am Thankful that the FIVE hour trip there was not repeated on the way home! I love seeing this smiling face! Time goes quickly and I look forward to the next visit! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

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    Warning all the Garden information on the Homestead

    Warning all the Garden information This week I have a Warning all the Garden information is here… My world came to a HALT when I saw this! Yes, this is poison ivy and with all the reaction that I had the last two years I did a quick pivot. So I went in a different direction. I was able to get two flower beds clean out this last week. Which I am super SUPER excited about… Here is the what the finished products look like. I still have annuals to plant, however, the weeds are getting my attention first. The one with the white chair is all shade. So in…

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    Mooch Flowers and Visitors too. What a fun week!

    Mooch Flowers and Visitors too We had a fun filled week here, I hope you did also! I have Mooch Flowers and Visitors too for you this week. Mooch gets top billing. Guys, he made it to summer. This poor guy can not see, but that nose knows. Joe took him out back in the shade early last week, before the crazy heat. He was enjoying all the sniffy sniffs. He did not roam too far. I did think it was funny that he decided to lay in my ground cover. Thankful for each day with this guy. My friend and neighbor Lynn and I went flower shopping over the…

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    Dirt Snoopervisors and Full Glory Trees, the Homestead

    Dirt Snoopervisors and Full Glory Get a load at these Dirt Snoopervisors and Full Glory Trees. So the first “snoopervisor” was Cuddles. She decided that she liked to help with only the onions. Goodness knows why but she had to be in the center of it. Than of course when she did not like me moving her, YES, she was in the way. She decided to take a bath… Now Junior was just hanging out on the sidelines. However, as soon as I was ready to start the next row of planting… he decided to move. Right in my digging path. Seriously!! I have to say that you know that…

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    Flowers a Bird and Sand, a whole lot of sand!!

    Flowers a Bird and Sand This week is all about Flowers a Bird and Sand. This first photo is not your typical flower though. This one has lace flowers though. This is a small little piece of my first wedding dress. Did you know that there are amazing seamstresses that sew what they call Angel Gowns?? Curious, right?? Well check out that ruler. That dress is 11 inches. These amazing ladies are making gowns for babies that have passed WAY too soon. No matter if miscarried, SIDS or so many other things. My cousin Candi advised me that she will be able to get at least 13 gowns from my…

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    Not a Chicken Egg and more Flowers are blooming.

    Not a Chicken Egg and more No this is Not a Chicken Egg and more that is going on. On my way out to the store the other day, I saw this out of the corner of my eye. I looked up to be sure that there was not a robin’s nest in the Oak Tree above and maybe with the wind it fell out. Nope, that was not it. This is not the first time I have seen these here either. I know someone to ask and need to ask her why. I find them a lot actually. Several a year is my estimate. No damage to the eggs.…

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    From Suntea to Flowers and Snow. What a week here.

    From Suntea to Flowers and Snow It was an interesting week… From Suntea to Flowers and Snow this morning. Welcome to spring in the Midwest, right?? I also heard that this coming weekend is suppose to be over 70. We will see what happens. I can say that I sure did enjoy the suntea that I made on Thursday. When it was sunny. haha During one of my walk abouts, I found a new volunteer. The grape hyacinths (far left) I did not plant. I really do appreciate when the birds bring me flowers!! Middle photo is the first blooms on my creeping phlox. I have several different colors. This…