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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…

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    Baby Party Plants and Weeds for the Homestead.

    Baby Party Plants and Weeds Busy weekend with Baby Party Plants and weeds to fill it all. Here are Parker (L) and Coralyn (R), Ward was sleeping. They turned one in just the last couple weeks. You know it is tough getting 20 people together. Just Saying. These two little cuties were elbow deep in those cakes before you know it!! I did giggle when Coralyn would shake her hand to get some of the frosting off. Every trip to Illinois calls for a photo op with Mom. She enjoyed seeing everyone having fun. Which is super important. She always like hugs and that is what I am all about…

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    Enjoying a beautiful sunny day, on the homestead.

    Enjoying a beautiful sunny day. Bonnie is enjoying a beautiful sunny day on the homestead. We had all the windows open, little breeze. I sure hope that you were able to enjoy the day today. I would say that Bonnie enjoyed it, Although I was working on things, I did too. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! Host a party and get extra goodies!

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    Chickens Flowers and Mother’s Day breakfast.

    Chickens Flowers and Mother’s Day This week on the homestead, Chickens Flowers and Mother’s Day breakfast. It really has been too long since we have talked chickens, right?? These girls are now all getting along, as you see here they are loving all the weeds that I pulled on Saturday and today. All the green grass and bugs are always a treat. There are new and old ones (chickens) all mixed up in this photo. On the left is the only Rooster in the coop right now. He was from last years hatch out. He is from Jazz and the black Silkie that I had in the coop. Both are…

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    Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms!

    Happy Mother’s Day to all. Are you a people mom, Happy Mother’s Day to all. You could be a fur mom or even a chicken mom… haha. Happy Mother’s Day! Be sure to hug those babies. No matter how big, small or fuzzy. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! Monday is the last day to get your $5 box… do not forget the code! HOMERUN0521

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    All about the Kittens, plus a little bit of my helper!!

    All about the kittens. All about the kittens. Yes, these two get a WHOLE post this week. Partly because they have names now and additionally because Logan loves them!! I will say the first two photos are courtesy of Kaitlyn. I about died when I saw these two photos. She did really capture all the cuteness!! I hear you…. AWWWWW!!! Soooo, without further ado… Meet Clyde. He likes to stir the pot and pounce on his sister. So much so that Cuddles has to step in. I am telling you it looks like wrestlemania here. No no one get hurt, but still. She sure is cute… AWWW!! She will be…

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    April Snow Flowering Trees and small buds

    April Snow Flowering Trees No complaining, I did not order up the April Snow, Flowering Trees you bet I did!! I was super excited to capture the snow falling on Wednesday. It really did look pretty. However, I am worried about my Apple trees. Remember a few weeks ago, here. Joe even asked me about the tulips and daffodils. Everything bounced back pretty quickly. The sunshine came and perked up the tulips!! I took these photos on Thursday. The trees looked soo happy! I am grateful that the freeze did not do any damage. Now to fertilize all those beautiful flowers when they bloom. I can almost taste all the…

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    Kittens Mooch Spring Decorations plus so much more…

    Kittens Mooch Spring Decorations Today on the homestead Kittens, Mooch and Spring Decorations. Ohh, there are going to be a lot of awww’s and soo cute on this post for sure! They sure are cute. However, they started getting into just a little bit of trouble this last week. I can say that is really has been fun to watch them explore though. Cuddles goes out to spend time with Junior everyday. It really is the best way to start and end the day after all. These to photos are from last week. He was actually trying to hurry so that they could go for a walk. Yes, that is…

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    Flowers Flowers and Fluff on the Homestead

    Flowers Flowers and Fluff Ohhh soo many, Flowers Flowers and Fluff going on here on the Homestead! These are the very first flowers you see when you pull up the driveway. The hill is covered with them. Love all the different colors too. There are dark pink, light pink and lavender. The Hamscher Homestead has three different Apple Trees. All of them are LOADED with apples. Okay, with possible apples anyway. Holy cow are there a ton of flowers!! The one on the right is the one that Joe “straightened” in the fall. Check out that post, here. Although we have straighten one there is another that Joe says would…

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    Butterfly Beauty Anniversary Card for Joe.

    Butterfly Beauty Anniversary card It has been a week since this Butterfly Beauty Anniversary card was given to Joe. I am happy because it is still sitting on his dresser. Silly I am sure, but still. It is kinda funny because some years the card idea come quick. This year, I kinda struggled. Well, I guess after 11 years it is bound to happen a time or two. Here is where I started… Always butterflies. It is a “thing” for us. Typically there is green and purple. His favorite color and mine. This year it is Granny Apple Green and Highland Heather. I wanted to share last years card but…

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    Ohh kittens getting busy and adventurous too!

    Ohhh kittens getting busy but no you could not tell by this photo. It sure has been fun to watch them play, learn and mimic Cuddles. They have been trying to balance while cleaning their paws. Tonight they started climbing and playing with some of the toys I found in the toy bin. However Mooch and the others have been amused with all this going on. Much sleeping and hanging out in the bed has been happening. They are warming up to the idea, although there has been some hissing in the process. I do sure know how Cuddles feels. She does not always want to just be a sofa,…

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    Chicks and more babies, ohhh my goodness

    Chicks and more babies Can you believe it the Chicks and more babies too. Holy Cow they have gotten soo big. They really need to move outside, but the crazy weather the last few days has me kinda nervous about it. I decided that they will have an adventure on Tuesday and then again on Friday. Friday could be for good. I know I can put the warmer out there, but… it really seems too soon. Plus they have been moving the screen around too. I know I know it is time. I am overprotective and I know it. That comes from loosing a few I guess. Yes, it is…

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    Happy Birthday to Trevor, He is getting old.

    Happy Birthday to Trevor I really wan to say Happy Birthday to Trevor. For those that have not met him, this is my adult child. Or as I lovingly call him my P.I.T.A. (pain in the….) He is off in the big bad world and I sure hope that he has a great day today!! Here are lots of memories in all of these photos. It really was tough to pick… I do think my favorites were when he was little … a lot less sassy!! Dad I blame you.. that is my story. Trevor, Mom loves you… Happy Birthday!! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

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    Quick Visit with Mom and Homestead stuff.

    Quick Visit with Mom This last weekend I had a Quick Visit with Mom. That was on Saturday after Coffee and Cards. These days I do try and find any reason to take at least one photo every time I visit. For some reason she was having trouble smiling. The first photo I took she looked angry. Thankfully this one was better. I have talked before about my mom. However, you guys it really is getting more difficult to see these little struggles. The bigger ones I expect. Dementia Sucks!! I know you guys agree. I miss the fun mom and I used to have. Going to Garage Sales and…

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    Happy First Day of Spring, everyone!

    Happy First Day of Spring Ohhh so much excitement, Happy First Day of Spring everyone!! I know I am ready to get my hand in the dirt and start planning… How about you?? Do you plant flowers or veggies. I do both… however lately it sure has been more weeds then plants. <insert shoulder shrug> Yes, I am hoping that this year for more plants. I do have a little bit more balance then in years past. Thankfully!! I have some pretty big plans though. Flower seeds are waiting to be planted. Veggie seeds are ready to plant. Just waiting for the right time…. Fingers crossed. Hugs and Have a…

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    Love birds enjoying Dinner together

    Love birds enjoying Dinner Guys, I have to tell you these two Love birds enjoying Dinner together, just makes me smile. They have been hanging out again. Running around the yard together. But especially enjoying the warmer weather. I know when that sun comes out it helps me smile bigger. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! I want to say a special Thank You to those that took advantage of the FREE shipping yesterday… I will be emailing you this AMAZING tutorial bundle the end of the month.

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    Fuzzy Furries and Greenery on the homestead.

    Fuzzy Furries and Greenery This week on the homestead we had Fuzzy Furries and Greenery sprout up. haha Starting off with the Fuzzy. Isn’t she just tooo cute!! This one is very brave. If I had to guess the leader of the trouble makers. She is an escape artist. Yup, I thought I sent them all to Kendra. Apparently NOT!! This picture was from earlier this weekend. She has neck feathers coming in now too. I can not wait to see all the colors. Ohh poor Mr Bigglesworth he is just soo exhausted. From what?? I have no clue. You know it is very rough being a kitty on the…

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    Chicks Kitties and Eggs to start the week…

    Chicks Kitties and Eggs. Starting off the week with Chicks Kitties and Eggs. Ohh but there is always more… Right?? Joe was home the last part of the week, yeah. He decided that Mooch needed a new friend. This little cutie needed someone warm. Yes, they both feel asleep for over 3 hours. I did keep tabs on things, trust me. Snoopervisor and chick sitter, wonder what his next title will be. I am happy to report that both White Sox and Penelope have been sharing. Nicely too! The heated kitty bed. There are times that Penelope is NOT happy about it. However, she does not get nasty about it.…

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    Helper Baby Chicks Snoopervisor all at it again.

    Helper Baby Chicks Snoopervisor It has been a fun week full of a Helper Baby Chicks Snoopervisor all through the week!! First up is Logan… My helper. He was sooo excited to help me go pick up the baby chicks!! I bet you can tell by that smile!! They sure are a quiet bunch… seriously… DANG!! These now 13 chicks have been here for five days and only a few complaints from them. Meaning loud chirping…. Not because they are cold or hungry I promise you that, but someone is stepping on another or for just no reason that I can find. I need to add that the leg stretching…

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    Eggs Birds and Snoopervisors on Homestead

    Eggs Birds and Snoopervisors This week it is all about Eggs Birds and Snoopervisors. Starting off with eggs. It has been awhile since the Homestead had dark brown and green eggs. This means that the last of the chicks from fall have started to lay. WoooHOOOO!! With new chicks on the way too… These girls need to earn their keep, haha. We have gotten two dark brown and 4 green eggs so far this week. I sure am glad that we figured out the light situation. I have to tell you a funny story… The photo on the left is the girl that lays the dark brown eggs and she…

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    Snow Snoopervisor and Smooches on the homestead.

    Snow, Snoopervisor and Smooches. Yup, this one is all about the cold, Snow Snoopervisor and Smooches. This was the beginning of the 4 days of snow. And we have more to come. And now there is no open water. The temperatures have dropped below zero for the last several nights also. Do not hate… I am loving it. Thankfully I am not alone… Yes, she really does like the snow. Her Snow Princess title stands. She does like to keep me company, even though she does not keep me on task!! However, she does not mind doing some dirty work. Cuddles was the first to check and be sure that…

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    Visiting Snow and Building a new cat house.

    Visiting Snow and Building Visiting, Snow and Building a new cat house before the BITTER cold. First, a visit with Mom and Dad was a must. I have not been out there since Mom’s Birthday over a month ago. It is funny actually mom always talks how much fun it would be to work for me. Yup, until I put her to work. No I am not a slave driver. I know that she gets overwhelmed and anxious. However, she is very engaged. I miss seeing you more, Mom! More work to bring out next time Mom!! I sure hop you are ready?? I have a big surprise planned for…

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    Working Snow new Snoopervisor on the Homestead

    Working Snow new Snoopervisor Joe Working, Snow, new Snoopervisor all on the Homestead. No, we have not decided what to do with that light yet. However, Joe was able to seal up that ceiling above the cabinets this last week. Ohhh you bet I was excited! Not only that but the electrical is complete with means that the wall has a coat of primer too. Although we have not decided what color we are going to paint. hummm, I like the thought of neutral wall, but sounds kinda boring too. I need some more time to think about it. Maybe I will think on that while enjoying a double batch…

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    Cuddles Birds and Snow, but not yet.

    Cuddles, Birds and Snow?? This post is all about Cuddles, Birds and Snow but not yet. The dark figure is Mr. Bigglesworth. He was not sure at first if he wanted Cuddles at our house. He has since decided that she was cute. However, Cuddles in true kitty fashion is taking over. She talked Joe into moving the old “treehouse” up on the porch. It was from the bedroom that was moved outside during Christmas. To say that she likes it is an understatement. She can see over the rail and all around. Yes, she can even see in the house. Well, of course. Dare I add that her little…

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    Snowy Critters on Homestead pond, coop and…

    Snowy Critters on Homestead Woke up to this Heron looking for a meal along with other Snowy Critters on the Homestead. No it did not stick around very long. I was happy to have caught this one photo. Yes, it really has been this deary here. I need the Sun to pop out for a little bit. And thankful that it did for about an hour. Caught this one while hanging with the flock during feeding time. This really could be a new romance for the coop. I really can not wait to see what beautiful babies these two will eventually make. She (on the left) is a green egg…

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    A super fun weekend and a peak at the new kitty.

    A super fun weekend You bet I had a super fun weekend at my event. No sleep, no kitties and no husbands either. I did miss them, but … I know I was kinda quiet on this things this weekend. No, not just teaching but learning too. Kendra and I were talking, brainstorming and planning for soo many ideas. Yes, my head is still spinning. Notice all those pretties behind me?? Well it took over a week to get all of that together. Created ALL by me. Yes, I will be sharing several of these projects with you… but not YET!! No, not really to be a teaser, but just…