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About homesteadhandiworks

Lover of Truth. Married to Greg 11 happy years. SAHM. Home Educator. Awe-inspired by the gift of Creation. Beginning the journey to self-sustaining, self-sufficient, organic, living in my own backyard.

It’s A “Dicey” Affair

The harvest of tomatoes is finally in full swing.  I love seeing the bright red orbs waiting to be picked when I peer out the kitchen window.  And it blesses my heart to see the look of satisfaction and contentment … Continue reading

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Persistence Pays Off

After three long years of waiting, we finally have a harvest of grapes!  My patient husband has lovingly cared for the vine, trained and watered it, and closely watched for any signs of pestilence.  His diligence paid off. We purchased … Continue reading

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Technology is the BOMB!

We have all experienced it – that sense of elation when technology does something amazing.  Maybe it was the first glimpse of recording your own movies or seeing television in 3-D.  Perhaps it was new medical technology that saved the … Continue reading

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Presenting….

Drama presentation Last  night was the “Presentation” by all of the campers who attended the Arts Day Camp at St. Joe United Methodist Church here in Fort Wayne. After a week of days filled with various forms of art projects, … Continue reading

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I’ll take Garden Fresh!

This is the second year with our small, organic garden. Last year our schedule kept us from spending much time with the garden and our yield was minimal. This summer we have been able to give it a little more … Continue reading

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JUST-A-SWINGIN’!

Fewer things in life bring as much pleasure as relaxing in a swing. The gentle back and forth sway let the cares of life just flow away. Maybe that’s why children do “happy” so much better than adults. Earlier this … Continue reading

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The Procrastination Cure?

Some of my favorite childhood memories are from when I was 8 to 12 years old. My sister, two years my junior, our neighborhood friend, sandwiched between us in age, and I loved to play “olden days”, especially on snow … Continue reading

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