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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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    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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    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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    Weeds Flowers Weeds and treasures on the homestead.

    Weeds Flowers Weeds and treasures Starting not with Weeds Flowers Weeds and treasures. I wanted to start with this beauty. Here is my Rose of Sharon “bush”. Which is more like a tree, but still. You can see this this photo that there is still TONS of blooms still to come. I have a purple-ish one, however, I think I need to move it. It really is not happy where it is. With all the new trees in the Memorial Garden I think I will put all of those up on the Hill on the north side of the property. That hill needs a summer bloomer. It is where my…

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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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    May Mystery Card Night. Chickens and Sheep.

    May Mystery Card Night Did you miss May Mystery Card Night?? Well, the June event is coming up on Friday! However, you will want to be sure to join in ASAP because the theme clues start to post on Wednesday evening. I would love for you to join us!! Here is the link to my Facebook group, Mystery Card Night and Games. Here is a peek at one of the cards that we did last month. Yes, one. We usually do at least two. We work them together. I give you measurements Thursday. The day before our live on Friday night. This event is FREE!! Yup, that is correct. You…

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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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    Part 2 Ding Dong Ditch for March, Fun fold too.

    Part 2 Ding Dong Ditch For our part 2 Ding Dong Ditch from March I will share the last two cards. You guys know that I have several different breeds of Chickens. This one is a Polish and there are several here on the Homestead. This is just one of my favs. The fun part is that they come in all sorts of colors. Much like the Polish in the background waiting for their chance at the cupcake. I do promise you that those four are much more patient then mine. It is completely a ‘free for all’ when food goes in the coop!! YIKES!! Did you miss yesterdays list…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Frozen trees and chickens on the Homestead

    Frozen trees and chickens I am not sure about where you live, but Frozen trees and chickens is what this post is all about. Here at the Hamscher Homestead there is a layer of ice on EVERYTHING! And I really do mean everything, even the chicken coop, vehicles, the poor trees are struggling to hold their branches. Even the poor little birdies where struggling at first to stay on the perches. The storm happened on Friday, all day. These photos were from Saturday and the temp was 37. Holy cow, I see on broken branch I hope that the others do not snap. You can see the one in the…

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    It is a Grateful Sunday. Hubby and his critters.

    It is Grateful Sunday. It is that time again, it is Grateful Sunday. Today is about Joe and his love for critters. This morning Joe came home and checked the weather. Saw that the temperature was going to drop. So he brought out the heat lamp an old wool coat. Then he went about to construct a warm house. Using an old storage container and all sorts of other parts. Now, here is the thing. Junior is still deciding what he wants. He likes spending time us, however only one at a time. Junior even chats with us. He even follows me to the chicken coop. Fingers crossed he knows…

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    Whole lot of Homestead going on.

    Whole lot of Homestead. You know that there is always a whole lot of Homestead going on each week. However this week… DANG!! Joe is home and I am still in the kitchen typing up this post. How do you like my view?? This Cleveland Pear looked like it was on fire about a day later. I really do love fall and all the colors. You can see the “big” Willow in the background. It is down by the pond and still green, but not too many leaves are left on it. Yes, the pond is super low. It was this low back 11 years ago. They following spring is…

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    Kitchen and Chicken’s scenery changes, Ohhh WOW!!

    Kitchen and Chicken’s scenery. This is what I left home when I went to visit my parents on Wednesday. Will the kitchen or chicken’s scenery change?? But you guys know Joe… He likes shenanigans as much as I do. Apparently though the new cabinets and coffee bar was just the start of this adventure!! What are you guesses?? Ohh come on take one!! While I was gone he decided Thursday was the day to take that last section of wall out. You can see it on the photo on the right… it is the darker part. Yes, I will now need to paint. See the gap in that same picture??…

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    All about the Updates, Gabby, Chicks and Kitchen.

    Updates Gabby, Chicks and Kitchen. Buckle up… There are a lot of updates, Gabby, Chicks and Kitchen too. Starting off with Gabby. After the X-Rays, blood work and vet visit/conversations. It is believed that Gabby has had a couple of mini strokes. Joe really has been worrying and stressing too. As expected she has good days and bad days. The photo above was from the other day, a good day for sure!! Thank you for your positive thoughts it has been appreciated! The day finally came for the six littles from the craft room to go a a HUGE adventure!! I packed a big lunch for them and off they…

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    Flowers Chicks Veggies and Visits with the P’s

    Flowers Chicks Veggies and Visits with the P’s So much going on here on the homestead. All kinds of Flowers, Chicks, Veggies and Visits out to my parents. Starting with the sunshine that the sunflowers are bringing to the edge of the garden. The birds are in for a great treat. Sooo, many seeds to be had this fall. Joe spotted these red leaves this weekend. I do not know if I am ready for this just yet. How about you?? So I found these four baby chicks that needed a home… Really, I found them. hahaha. The Frizzle and Silkie are actually ready to go out to the coop,…

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    Wanting to say hello…

    The wanted to say hello… Here are the two baby chicks… it is kinda obvious… the extra large brown egg, is the chick out front. The medium white egg is the mop head in the back. Not sure what is what yet, I still have my fingers crossed that they are both hens. The little one was not sure what to think at first, but they was very curious to what I was doing… They are the quietest chicks I have had to date. Not much peeping, but I would imagine that will change in time. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

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    Warmer weather, growth, weeds and a baby…

    With the last bit of warmer weather, the pine trees experienced a POP of new growth color. However, the oak trees did not want to disappoint either… Holy Cow, the street is well shaded now! I did forget to share this… it has been two weeks now since the dump truck came and delivered our first round of gravel. Now the area up by the house is stable and ready for all to drive on. We have several more deliveries to make before the whole driveway is done. And it is my understanding that the next one could come this month.. we will see?? I am happy for this one.…

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    Just simple shenanigans… well LOTS!

    I know, I am not the only one missing out on bakery treats. WELL good bakery treats. What would you say?? I think… I NAILED IT!! These are blueberry lemon donuts. Just enough in the recipe to make 6.. perfect!! Needless to say they were GONE by the next morning. yummmm! Right now there are 7 little eggs hoping and dreaming about being BIG someday VERY soon! On Day 10 which is this coming Sunday, I will be “candling” the eggs. Any guesses on how many will have baby chicks?? Em and Ad (my nieces) have been after me to have some baby chickens. It has been a year since…

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    New to me, LuLu, a new kitty?? and wind powered…

    More room! This new to me table is just what I was hoping to find! Can easily fit 5 people! WoooHooo! I do owe a friend of mine back in Illinois a HUGE favor, but she knows I am good for it! Now to find fabric for the four matching chairs! I do NOT know what someone was thinking putting white fabric on kitchen chairs YIKES!! I sure did enjoy the sunny day Sunday. LuLu and I relaxed by the bbq while Joe was cooking. All of the chickens enjoyed being able to run around and take sand baths. Some even went foraging by the bird feeders for seeds. Here…

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    Chickens??

    I originally took the video for my nieces. They just love to hear them talking and are just a little too far to just stop by… 3 hours.¬† They ask my sister to have me send them stuff. Why is it that you can see the colors better with the snow as a backdrop?? I do love the brisk mornings…. Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!