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Katie @ Life With The Crew
Pennsylvania
Trying to manage to keep life simple and happy in a crooked, old, pet-filled farmhouse with an idea crazy dreamer for a husband!
Interests: Making good food from organic ingredients, living simply, running (not too fast), dreaming of traveling, sewing without patterns, photographing pretty things, and knitting with natural fibers. Oh, and cleaning up after my busy and curious little babe!
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It was one of those rare moments when the house was entirely quiet except for the breathing of dogs and the burning in the woodstove. It was the sound of the middle of the night, yet the sun was just setting over the horizon sending a last few weak fingers... Continue reading
Posted 12 hours ago at Life With The Crew
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I did a silly thing and went out for a cross country ski on a beautiful sunny morning in a fresh snowy wood. The only problem was that it was 9 degrees and apparently my cold was worse than I thought. With the little babe in tow behind me and... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Life With The Crew
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Yesterday and today are sick days. I am blaming them on a certain girl at the little babe's dance class last Thursday who was doing those nasty coughs that make Moms shudder. Or at least this Mom, and sure enough, now we are sick. So we are diffusing lavender oil... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Life With The Crew
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Rain on Friday, snow of Saturday, darn cold on Sunday. Frosty windows in the cat room, cold chickens in the coop, warm dogs by the woodstove, and housecleaning to keep me warm. Add in some knitting, cold hikes, warm food for the belly, hot drinks to wrap cold hands around.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Life With The Crew
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No, the chickens haven't made a run for Florida. I decided the little babe and I needed to get out of the house and have an explore. I thought that the lake at a nearby state park would be frozen over, so we went up and over the mountain to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2018 at Life With The Crew
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Today I am thankful for... ~a reprieve from the bitter cold. I don't really mind hibernating, but I have been worried about our old chicken Buffy. Sunday night I went a bit later to lock them up and I only counted six instead of seven chickens. Buffy was missing from... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2018 at Life With The Crew
Thank you Alicja. Writing things down definitely helps to clear the brain and it makes me feel good because I know my Dad enjoyed reading my blog too.
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2018 on The Peace Chase at Life With The Crew
The idea of happiness is definitely different for each person, which is good, but also can cause problems when people don't understand that. Thank you for taking the time to share.
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2018 on The Peace Chase at Life With The Crew
Thank you CJ. Warm wishes to you.
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2018 on The Peace Chase at Life With The Crew
"Moments of clarity and joy" - that seems more attainable than a happy life all the time. I'll keep trying. Thank you for sharing your thoughts here and for your warm wishes.
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2018 on The Peace Chase at Life With The Crew
And I hope you have a wonderful new year too!
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2018 on The Peace Chase at Life With The Crew
Thank you Alicja for your kind words - I really appreciate them. It always amazes me when this little bitty blog touches people all over the world.
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2018 on Thankful Tuesday - 12.19.17 at Life With The Crew
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Forget March coming in like a lion; 2018 is coming in like a polar bear. It has been cold, but as I tell my grandma, it is supposed to be cold in winter. We are surviving and we have it better off than many people. Yes, I had to sew... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2018 at Life With The Crew
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New Years Eve 2017. I could crack this year up to being pretty darn crappy. My dad died suddenly. Enough said. Let's hope for a better 2018 everyone! However, life isn't that cut and dry, black and white, so good or just plain bad. Lots of really good things happened... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2017 at Life With The Crew
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It has been a good couple of days. Family, friends, plenty of food, handmade gifts, and knitting for me (always a good thing!) After spending a couple of days at my Mom's house we returned home to a dang cold house (our petsitter texted my husband to warn us that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2017 at Life With The Crew
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It may be the day with the shortest amount of day light, but the sun is shining brightly this morning, sharing what it can before going back to bed. The chickens have been on hiatus for several weeks now, but on Tuesday we received a gift of a tiny egg... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2017 at Life With The Crew
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Today I am thankful for... ~the nice comments from you, kind readers, who took time out of your busy days to let me know that you are out there. Thank you. Yes, I blog to document certain things for myself and because I enjoy taking photographs and this is an... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2017 at Life With The Crew
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My daughter seems to get older every day - yes, obviously she is, but since she turned five, the speed at which she seems less like my little babe gets quicker. The toddler years of 2, 3, and 4 are gone and to be honest I kind of miss them.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2017 at Life With The Crew
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As we were driving to the farm to get our milk last night, we heard the weather report. 2-5" of snow overnight. The little babe woke up from her half sleep in the back of the car, "Snow, did they really say snow?!" Yep, that's what they said. And they... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2017 at Life With The Crew
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Today I am thankful for... ~the freedom to choose the type of life that I want to live. ~the luxury of choosing to heat with wood. ~time spent knitting on the sofa while playing "school" with my daughter. ~time with my Mom. ~a comment from a stranger that made me... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2017 at Life With The Crew
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This little babe has plenty of fur and plenty of hot chocolate. Life is good, as it should be when you're five years old. Hope there is sweetness and love in your weekend too. Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2017 at Life With The Crew
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Outings in the low sitting December sun. Baking always (an apple cake with cardamom streusel, drizzled with a cider syrup reduction.) Knitting like crazy for a special person. (And of course I missed a line and did the Feather and Fan pattern backwards - arrrrgh!) Furry feet in their place... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2017 at Life With The Crew
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A new path for our Sunday morning hike. Only 10 minutes from home, but nearly silent. Oh, except for the gun shot blasts exploding from the shooting range. We were in state gamelands and after all, the purchase of such lands are largely funded by hunters' fees. Still, it rather... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2017 at Life With The Crew
Such a sweet thing to say CJ - wish that there wasn't a large body of water between us. I'd like to meet up for some nature walks. :)
Toggle Commented Dec 1, 2017 on An Evening Pause at Life With The Crew
Thanks Nan. What I didn't mention was that I normally need that pause outside at the end of the day to get a moment of peace and quiet from a chatty toddler. But yes, I do also notice all of these things in the process...
Toggle Commented Dec 1, 2017 on An Evening Pause at Life With The Crew