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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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    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… 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Mom are you done yet?? Mooch needs attention.

    Mom are you done yet?? Mooch has been trying to tell me… Mom are you done yet?? He has been super patient, but last time I went past he chirped at me. Apparently, he wants to watch TV with me. However, guys I have been working in the craft room ALL afternoon and evening. First I have been working on the Inky Whisper Sisters Christmas party. Second, I did a few posts for a party. Lastly, all the information for the Jan-June Paper Share. Although you will want to check out those things coming your way later this week. I look forward to sharing all these things!! I am going…

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    Thing Light and Purrs, just another week on the Homestead.

    Thing Light and Purrs So as always lots going on here…. a Thing, Light and Purrs make for one crazy week!! So while surfing the web for a new hairstyle. I decided to go back to my natural hair color. And yes, my hair color is actually this dark. When things starting getting to light I just rip off the band aide. haha. If you missed my do debut, check out this live from Saturday. Now to get new glasses. The “light” at the end of the tunnel is getting closer. Drywall went up all the mud has been sanded. Mud added again and sanded a second, even a third…

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    Kitty Moving days setup …so much going on.

    Kitty Moving days setup. So much going on with the Kitty, Moving days. setup and a peak at the craft room. Starting with Mr. Bigglesworth. He decided to spend the night up in the tree house. To say that I was surprised is an under statement. That is the same spot that I found White Sox in last week. They really are missing sister. Moving days, started with cleaning up the kitchen table. The top left photo you will see how huge my kitchen table is. Yes, both leaves of the table are in. I hate to say that the table still had some stuff from the kitchen remodel. No,…

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    Coffee Cats Window Joe, ohhh NO!

    Coffee Cats Window and Joe I know I am a day late, but… Didn’t you love that hop!! Missed it?? OHHH no, click here. Today is about Coffee, Cats, Window, Joe’s incident with the Tractor. I am super excited to share that now “Junior” only wants to eat on the bench. Joe usually sits on the concrete with him. Well, he has moved up in the world. haha. I like that he is hoping up on the bench even before I am done scooping the food. YEAH!! White Sox has decided that he can lay in the treehouse. That was actually Gabby’s spot. And I know he misses her still.…

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    Saying goodbye to Gabby – we will miss you.

    Saying Goodbye to Gabby. A tough decision had to be made today. Joe and I had to say good-bye to sweet Gabby. Joe is devastated but knows that it was the right decision. She has many many buddies over that rainbow bridge. However, saying goodbye to Gabby and ANY pet is always difficult. Which includes her partner in crime and sister from another mother Maggie. These two needed a sister. When Maggie moved in 2009 they hit it off. Immediately!! Maggie has been gone for a few years. I remember how lost poor Gabby was. Now poor White Sox just does not know what to do. Remember we talked the…

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    Craft Room work and a poor sick kitty.

    I had some help from Logan today! We did a bunch of cleaning dusting and reorganizing! Logan’s Mom sat by and just supervised us… haha. Thank you guys for ALL your help today. I think it ended up pretty darn great!! Added to the BOGO pile, which is ALWAYS a good thing, right?? Still more to do, but I am exhausted! Besides… Gabby was not feeling very good again today… She wanted to snuggle tonight. SOOOO, I made a point of staying put to be sure that she got what she needed! I hope you don’t mind… Have a good night! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

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    Chicks, Chickens and Flowers at the Homestead.

    Chicks, Chickens and Flowers. Just a peak at the new Chicks, Chickens and Flowers that are all fancy on the Homestead. Yes, they have hatched and what the big girls have to say about it. Starting off with the chicks from the first incubator hatch. These two have been outside for over two weeks now… ohhh, how the time flies!! I removed the divider on Saturday evening. There was chasing and pecking, but not to much. No clue as of yet, if they are hens or roosters. I promise to keep you posted! Here is the second incubator hatch… Just two again. These two are from white eggs. So Polish…