• Hamscher Homestead

    1400 Bulbs to Plant and Winter Prep work.

    1400 Bulbs to Plant and Winter Prep Guys I have been wanting to get thing done. However, the much neede rain has my hands tied. With 1400 Bulbs to Plant and Winter Prep work to be done I need a few nice days. Tonight is supposed to be our first hard frost. Ohhh my poor flowers. That is okay‚Ķ I am working on planting lots for spring. Soo many pretty new Tulips and Daffodiles that I have not seen before. I am even more excited because I was able to share some of my bulbs with neighbors too. Planted at four of my friends houses, plus a couple other places.…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Goodbye to Fall Hello to Winter all in a week.

    Goodbye to Fall Hello to Winter Ohh what a week. Between Thanksgiving and the nice weather I had a ton to do!! We are not only saying Goodbye to Fall Hello to Winter. Penelope decided it was too long since she sat in the front door. I was very excited to see her there. This was Wednesday, I was running around cleaning things up around the porch. So now all 1050 bulbs have been planted… I figured 7 different daffodils, 3 tulips 2 different alliums, and snowdrops. Ohh bring on spring!! I also had 5 trees and a bush left to plant. A maple from my dad, 2 Pink Flowering…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    More Bulbs tough Decisions and no decisions.

    More Bulbs tough Decisions Here we are starting another week. So much, but so little going on I hate to admit. This week is about More Bulbs tough Decisions, I am super excited that the second bulb delivery arrived. This bring the total bulb count up to 1050. Mostly Daffodils, some Tulips and some Alliums. The last order is for the front three flower beds. Two on either side of the walkway and for the Memorial garden. With that being said, I am soo dang excited to see what happens this spring. I literally planted from front to back. You know I will share when things start to pop. It…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Fall color Bulbs and Kitties for you this week.

    Fall color Bulbs and Kitties There is so much color this year. Have you been enjoying it too?? Today is about Fall color Bulbs and Kitties. Starting off with the Fall color. Here is the Sugar Maple showing off. Amazing how the color is around the top… as if it is not quite ready to let go. However I think my favorite is the different colors as this tree turns. AMAZING!! Apparently this Maple did not want to be missed either. It is almost as red as the Burning Bushes. Humm, I did I show you those yet?? Just wait. This tree is off the deck. This was my view…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Little Green Dirt and Mooch, an old kitty says hello.

    Little Green Dirt and Mooch Ohh, things are getting a Little Green, Dirt and Mooch, our old man. Remember the Ranunculus set from the Jan-June mini?? Well I decided that I needed to grow my own. I have a mix and a tangerine. Soo excited to see this green. Down in the basement. Strange place I would agree, but you need to start somewhere!! There are many more with green sprouts, so YES I am jumping for joy! So, as you can see things are getting serious… I have 5 seed trays with snapdragons, coleus, foxgloves and dahlias and sooo many more. Plus not in the photo are greens and…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Dirty Hands and the Hot Fire on the Homestead.

    Dirty Hands and the Hot Fire Not much but Dirty Hands and the Hot Fire here on the homestead this week. Between classes and working on getting the Winter decorations down. This is all that I have for you this week. Every Sunday I have been heading down to the basement to start a few things. Last week it was the science experiment. This week it is a jump start on some bulbs. And my seeds came today so those heat mats that you see on the top middle of this photo will finally get some use. As you can see it is an organized mess. I have all the…