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    Helpers Cleaning another Experiment all this week.

    Helpers Cleaning another Experiment This week on the Homestead is all about Helpers Cleaning another Experiment too. Starting off of course with the outside helpers. I have been needing to get the front porch cleaned up, Again. However, I mean really cleaned up, took all the winter decorations down. Got them in the house … Which is were I had inside helpers. Even Mooch got in on the sniffs. The porch looks so empty now. No I did not pull everything, BUT apparently there was quite a bit out there. Now all of this is back downstairs ready for next winter. It makes me giggle watching these guys. Mooch was…

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    Snow Water Chickens and More on the Homestead

    Snow Water Chickens and More This week it is Snow Water Chickens and More, so much more, on the Homestead! Starting with the Snow of course. This photo was just the start. We ended up with about 6-8 inches. The wind was blowing stuff around so I am unsure the actual amount. However, now the temps are warmer and this is what I have‚Ķ A whole bunch of water. Thankful that Joe can help directed it to where we want it to end up, the pond. Even the front had standing water. Small pond like water. Of course it helped warm up the ground enough to soak it all in.…

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    Parts Birds and Kitties this week on the Homestead.

    Parts Birds and Kitties Another week on the Homestead of Parts Birds and Kitties. So much going on as usual. Starting off with my dishwasher parts. Joe took the dishwasher apart. I will admit that I was slightly worried. However, things turned out great. And it is working much better for sure!! I am very fortunate to have a hubby that can fix just about ANYTHING!! Okay, you are asking… Jen what the heck am I looking at?!? The evergreen is my retired Christmas tree. Look past that. On the bottom left is my Iris sprouting, Dad those are from your house. But look over on the right. See those…

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    All about the Snow on the Homestead this week.

    All about the Snow This week is All about the Snow. No matter is you love it or hate it. That is what this one is all about. Why?? Because I love it!! Especially fun photos like this. The wind was blowing. The flag was swaying but the snow did not give up. Hummm, maybe that is a sign?? It does look cool, RIGHT?? I am super excited to share that there is one more bud popping up. This is one of the last of the original 4 that I planted. This one ended up being Pink and White. When I ordered these, it was a mix. Meaning I had…

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    Cuddles and finally some snow plus more kitties.

    Cuddles and finally some snow You guessed it, this week is all about Cuddles and finally some snow. Starting of course with Cuddles. She is after all the great white hunter, haha. She was out there trying to get those voles. I hate to admit I really do want her to catch them. They dig up the yard and get inside the pen of the chicken coop. Unfortunately she was not successful. So she came inside and fell asleep under the Christmas tree. She sure looks tough here doesn’t she?? Finally the snow… After Christmas but it did finally get here. At first we were suppose to get over 8…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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…

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    Hey Birthday Chick information, and Hey, Chick

    Hey Birthday Chick information The stamp set Hey, Birthday Chick information includes soo much. To say that I am excited is a total UNDERSTATEMENT!! This post is all about those cute little chickens. Did you see my live on Saturday?? You bet we talked all about chickens. Plus, all the basic information about what is coming SOON!! However, we made a card too!! Ohhh Yes!! How, because the Hey, Chick is a set that I just could not part with. If you were not around back in 2017 that is okay… it is being released, AGAIN!! Not just the stamp set but there are … DIES too!! Now do you…

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    Merry Christmas from US! Joe and I critters too!

    Merry Christmas from US. Joe, the critters plus myself want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas from us! We enjoyed a pretty lazy day. Joe cooked ham and I made sweet potatoes, garlic mashed, green beans and rolls. Cookies… Is how we started the day! Ohh yes, cookies and coffee! Cranberry bars, peanut blossoms, Christmas crack (no photo) and Chex krispies. Add in several cups of coffee… ohh YES! The day has been pretty lazy. Chilling by the fire and doing video gift opening with the nieces and nephews. Even the kitties are chilling. Sleeping and even snoring. Christmas Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!