• Hamscher Homestead

    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…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Chickens, gardens, trees, more garden, fire pits and water.

    Well, let me start by saying Joe came home from midnights on Wednesday morning full of energy. Determined not to waste a beautiful sunny day. Off to the races he began. Starting with the chicken coop. What am I talking about, well, lets just say that all the “fertilizer” was creating an issue with drainage. And doing it by hand with a shovel was just too big for either or both of us. Off came the side of the pen enclosure, in came the tractor. Now, there is a nice pile of “fertilizer” to spread around the trees. The small area is left, but the rain needs to quit to…

  • Coffee and Cards

    A promise is a Promise…

    Yesterday I promised to… And I almost forgot, Sorry. Here is the first of the coffee cups. I had a bigger plan for these, but my order did not get here today. Cross your fingers that it get here tomorrow, PLEASE. Otherwise, the retreat is going to be SUPER interesting.. NOT!! Anyway, I know that you guys make EVERYDAY amazing!! But the sentiments in this set are just toooo fun!! “You’ve got this but first” then you add either coffee or tea. “Let’s hang out soon“, is not recommended right now, but how about just on the phone or video chat?? “Rise and Shine” even without the sun the last…

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    1/4 Coffee and Cards – Lets Peak!

    Sooooo, after looking (and drooling) over all the new stamps, ribbon, rhinestones and DSP that I have “collected” so far. We used the new Hostess set for Sale-a-Bration “Little Ladybugs” (152384). I miss spoke in the video this morning your party total needs to be $300 to get this set. This morning I said $150. SORRY!! Wink of Stella to blend in the wing color! I colored the white sequins with the Highland Heather Dar Blend. Want to see how that Whisper White Ribbon was changed this way?? Check out the YouTube video! Or you can head over to the Facebook page and watch it there too! In addition to…

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    Apples, new growth and more coffee please

    Apples… on the homestead we have several fruit trees, seven I think, but only two have fruit. Big Bummer, but better then none! The Cortland and the Red Delicious. The Red Delicious has been on the Homestead since I arrived, the Cortland is 3-4 years old. Both gave us fruit last year as well. The Cortland this year has several apples, compared to last years 3. The Red Delicious gave us a half tub full and several jars of apple jelly. So have you checked the growth on your trees? All of this photo is new growth for this pine tree. Everything is growing like crazy!! We have trees that…