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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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I don't think we have enough to last us an entire year - we eat a lot of tomato sauce with garlic in the winter. I do have plans to plant more this Fall.
Actually, just the skin is purple and the inside is a bright white. I haven't mashed them. Since we've been harvesting them early as little new potatoes, I've been boiling them and topping with butter and garlic. Delicious!
Toggle Commented Jul 16, 2016 on Garden and Kitchen Glimpses at Life With The Crew
My garden predators are very bold - I think I'm just going to expect the worse and then hopefully be happy.
Toggle Commented Jul 16, 2016 on Garden and Kitchen Glimpses at Life With The Crew
Thank you. I was so excited about the poppies, but they aren't very satisfying now that they are here - the blooms are only lasting a day!
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I'm excited about the sweet peas, though I don't think I'll spend the money on them next year - too hard to protect them from the rabbits. I only have a few random blooms that managed to make it through the slaughter.
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My daughter definitely agrees with that - she loves dandelions! (Though I guess most people wouldn't say they are practical, just common.)
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Cosmos. Sweet Peas. One of the rabbit's favorites. Dinner Plate Dahlia, which isn't exactly the size of a dinner plate, but I'll take it. Purple poppy, I forget what it is called. The rabbits or groundhogs came through not just once, but twice, and cleanly nibbled off just the buds... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at Life With The Crew
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Gathered in the morning: a heaping bowl of basil to be made into pesto and two lovely eggs - one little, one humongous. When I let one of the little red hens out of the coop, this is what I found. She had just laid the smaller egg and our... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at Life With The Crew
Very creative dressing ideas - they all sound good! I have a colander full of basil waiting to be made into pesto, we arrange new flower bouquets every other morning, and I have herbs in various stages of drying and oils throughout the house. We discovered a huge elderberry bush this weekend and so I experimented with elderflower raspberry cordial and rhubarb elderflower shrub. A fantastic, but busy, time of year!
Toggle Commented Jul 12, 2016 on from the garden to the kitchen at SouleMama
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Today I am thankful for... ~An evening walk in the woods that led to the discovery of a fantastic wild blueberry picking patch. Later this week it should be a sea of blue. The little babe and I will be singing loudly to scare away any bears. My husband says... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2016 at Life With The Crew
My daughter is at the age now when she would love this - especially getting something in the mail just for her!
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This is a test comment. Some people said they were having problems commenting early today.
I'm actually not a raw pea fan myself, so we didn't grow them. We had dwarf shell peas and they were hit or miss with her.
I just hope the bounty isn't destroyed and stolen by renegade groundhogs while we're away!
Thanks for the offer Cindy! We were going to head out to the berry farm again tomorrow (in Zion), so we'll swing by your place too.
And I grew up listening to John Denver sing it.
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~harvesting garlic. I am absolutely surprised and thrilled with the size of the garlic bulbs! These were planted in soil that was severely lacking - it really was just a step above dirt. Growing your own food really does make you appreciate it so much more. Single little garlic cloves... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2016 at Life With The Crew
Wow, I've never heard of crows stealing eggs - that's wild! I have my hands full with one of our chickens eating the eggs. I have to drop what I'm doing and go running when I hear the triumphant clucking begin. Our newest garden pest discovery is the bold little chipmunks running throughout the raspberry canes stealing berries - I was blaming just the catbirds!
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I am glad you are doing well Nan. Wish I could send some of these veggies your way!
Toggle Commented Jul 5, 2016 on Thankful Tuesday - 6.28.16 at Life With The Crew
It is been extremely dry here - our veg only looks good because I spend a lot of time watering.
Toggle Commented Jul 5, 2016 on Thankful Tuesday - 6.28.16 at Life With The Crew
Yes, it wasn't anything "fancy", but eating food from our own backyard is totally satisfying!
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There is no sadness on her part - too many other exciting things in life.
Toggle Commented Jul 5, 2016 on A Bit Quieter Around Here at Life With The Crew
It is definitely calmer, but I did really enjoy the boy's activity (pre-hormones).
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Our friends did eat them. They had never had duck before and were very excited about it!
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Last Thursday morning, I stepped onto the back deck to hang laundry and realized, "Wow, it is really quiet." And while I normally would rejoice in the lack of noise from road traffic, leaf blowers, and loud barking dogs (my own included), I felt a bit sad because the silence... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2016 at Life With The Crew