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KANSAS PRAIRIE | The Homestead

Kansas Prairie

Kansas Prairie It was a balmy afternoon on Thanksgiving weekend when my sister and I suddenly felt the urge to jump on the John Deere Gator and head west down the country road…mile after mile we drove…over the hills of Kansas. There was something so freeing, so pure, so simple, and so nostalgic about this trip as we rambled through the vast prairie. Contented cattle dotted the pastureland, resting in the shade of random trees, or drinking from the small pond of water. The sky was slightly overcast and the sun was high above the earth. The November breeze was…

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Homestead Mall Opening

A New Adventure

The Homestead is excited to have a holiday shop in the Tippecanoe Mall during November and December! We had so much fun 'setting up shop' again! The mall location will feature holiday home decor, locally hand-poured Antique Candle Works Candles, holiday gift boxes (ready -made for easy holiday gift giving), Homestead's favorite candies, chocolates, the Wolf family's homemade hand-pulled peanut brittle, Homestead fudge, and our best sellers in the customer freezer. Yes, that's right! We don't offer our full selection of frozen items due to space, but we've picked favorite items that we know you'll love for the holiday! Homestead Bacon Brunch…

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Kevin O'Callaghan | The Homestead

Speaking Event featuring Kevin O’Callaghan

A few years ago, we hired a lady on to our Homestead team named Jackie O'Callaghan. She was the perfect candidate. She was very qualified for the position we were seeking, and she was specifically looking for a job in the Remington area. Why? Because she drove her husband to work in Remington every morning from West Lafayette, and picked him up again in the evenings. Allow us to explain. You see, her husband is blind. And her husband's name is Kevin O'Callaghan. Mike and I were intrigued! We learned that he worked at Advance Auto Parts, and not only…

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Sweet Memories: Grandpa’s Homemade Ice Cream

Do you ever travel down memory lane and just wish you could go back and relive the moment? (... just one more time!) Recently, in preparation for the 4th of July, we dug out the White Mountain ice cream freezer, and made a batch of this smooth, sweet treat! It triggered many memories of Mike’s Dad. For those of you who knew Dad Bahler, he was the master of homemade ice cream. Vanilla, of course. He was well known around Wolcott for his ice cream and shared it liberally with others. When Dad and Mom moved to town the year…

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Antique Candle Works

Antique Candle Works

Antique Candle Works The Homestead is selling a new candle line, Antique Candle Works. It is a local business that makes amazing-smelling candles, and they are even local, being located in West Lafayette, Indiana! We love supporting fellow small businesses like this one! We are more than excited to introduce their candles at the Homestead, and think you'll love them as much as we do. About Antique Candle Works Antique Candle Works is a lady-owned business, started and ran by Brittany in January of 2014. Brittany grew up on an Indiana farmstead, and had an appreciation & love for lovely…

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The Beauty of Doing the Dishes

The beauty of doing the dishes If you need a new perspective on likely your least favorite job, you're in the right place. Whether you've realized it before or not, there really can be beauty in doing the dishes. If you're totally not convinced, read on to find out how. Many dishes means an abundance of food. Here in America, we're used to eating three meals a day, and then a few snacks in-between. Our struggle is never if we'll be able to scrape around dinner that evening, but rather it's whether or not we can manage to cram that delicious-looking…

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Homestead Open House

Homestead Open House in Review

Remington's Homestead Open House in Review Eight years, can you believe it? We sure can't! As we celebrated our Homestead Open House at our Remington location this past weekend, we can't help but remember that eight years ago we were turning that closed sign on our door to open for the very first time. We were nervous as ever. Mom had come in to work early that first day to whip out homemade cinnamon rolls before the day began. We remember it so clearly. Eight years, two locations, three buildings, and many, many changes later, we look back on it…

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Puppies at the Bahler Farm

Once again, our momma dog, Asher, blessed us with a set of puppies! Just to give you a little history on this beloved dog of ours, Asher was found roaming the country-side near our area, probably around 5 years ago. She didn't have a collar and she didn't appear to have a home, so our uncle asked us if we wanted to adopt it. We hadn't had a family dog in awhile, so we agreed to keep her.   Fun Fact: Without checking the gender, we actually just assumed our new dog was a boy (remember, we were a house…

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2018 Business Expo

Jackie, Kara, and Jody attended the Business Expo in Lafayette yesterday- April 18th. It was a fun day! Homestead and Copper Moon kicked off the day by sponsoring coffee and some of our favorite pastry's- cinnamon rolls, blueberry scones, and coconut cream scones- for all of the vendors! It was a great day of networking with many area businesses, as well as the general public. Our booth was a hot spot, with so many things to sample! Who needed lunch!?! We focused on Homestead's catering services, and look forward to servicing many of you soon! We held hourly gift drawings,…

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