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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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Today I am thankful for... ~family time - pressing cider with homegrown and foraged apples. The press is a beast to drag out of the shed, but once we have it all cleaned up and ready to go and the sweet cider is running, we're glad to have it. After... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Life With The Crew
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feisty, fluffy, Flora Bunny the French Angora. Oops, there she goes, I told you she was feisty! I have thought about getting an Angora rabbit for a while. Nothing serious, just, "Oh, wouldn't it be so neat to have one of those. It would be sort of practical, right? Wool... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Life With The Crew
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Orb-weaver spiderwebs, falling leaves of Autumn colors, late morning dew and lovely light. Hydrangeas that get even more beautiful as the season passes. Fresh pressed cider straight from the backyard. I'm loving it. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Life With The Crew
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Today I am thankful for... ~the warmth of the sun - today felt like early September is supposed to feel around here. ~a basket overflowing with library books and a little babe who begs to read them. ~a husband who knows how to use tools and does the jobs that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2017 at Life With The Crew
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With the start of September, the feeling of the end of Summer, the shift in the movement of the sun meaning I have to move the drying rack all the way into the yard to catch the rays, came a feeling that the little babe was ready for more. More... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at Life With The Crew
Last year the woodstove was lit on November 9th - so says my husband. With the chilly start to Fall that we've been having, it might be a bit earlier this year. Though we do have lots of wooly things to keep us warm.
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Today I am thankful for... ~a rainy "Making Day" spent inside sewing dolls for the little babe. She isn't into fancy details and doesn't expect anything to be perfect - she just wants me to go with the flow and give it a try. So we have a corduroy bunny... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at Life With The Crew
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Because on this dreary weekend, still technically Summer, I think it is desperately needed. I have on my squishy wool cardigan at the moment; temps were in the high 40's the last two nights. I feel bad for any Labor Day weekend campers. My tomatoes are ripening faster inside than... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2017 at Life With The Crew
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Trying to find the right balance of peace, quiet, calm... and fun craziness! Happy weekend! Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at Life With The Crew
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Today I am thankful for... ~plenty of food. Garden soup - heirloom tomatoes, a couple of sweet peppers, and garlic. Roast and blend with some herbs, salt, and pepper. Easy peasy. ~a husband willing to forage for elderberries with me. Not a good year around here - we somehow missed... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at Life With The Crew
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Since returning from Maine a month ago, I have been working on three knitting projects. The first one that I started on vacation was the Auger tank top from Quince & Co. I was branching out of my comfort zone a bit because it called for 100% cotton yarn. I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at Life With The Crew
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A quick evening pick before it rained. We already harvested the tomatoes earlier in the day and I had pulled a couple of red onions. I actually managed to save three sunflower plants from the chipmunks and they are just starting to bloom. The one stalk has 21 blooms on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2017 at Life With The Crew
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Today I am thankful for... ~the honor of being a bridesmaid in my surrogate sister's wedding and to have my daughter have the opportunity to be the flower girl. It was a beautiful day in every way - weather, location, family love, and of course the bride was beautiful! ~a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2017 at Life With The Crew
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Sometimes life seems like it is all uphill... and we humans don't have physical wings to help us along... so we have to find other things to lift us up, help us to soar, to find the energy to keep pushing. And when we're at the top, let's take the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2017 at Life With The Crew
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Today I am thankful for... ~the goodness in my life. As parts of this world seem to be falling apart and sometimes the questions are overwhelming - Why is this happening, How did it come to this, What do we do now, What if...? - there are still constant reminders... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2017 at Life With The Crew
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Every time I pick up one of these hulking green and maroon tomatoes, I marvel at the fact that they started from a tiny flat white seed. Only as big as one of the letters that I am typing right now (font 11 pt). I do not record what types... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2017 at Life With The Crew
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Today I am thankful for... ~hummingbirds in the garden. ~the ability to read. I was up late last night reading a novel - what a luxury to lay in a warm and comfy bed, being entertained by a really good story that cost me nothing from the library. ~big juicy... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at Life With The Crew
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butter? Helps the Monday morning rainy day blues. Actually, I don't mind a rainy day in Summer once in a while. It is good for the garden, it gives me a day off from yard work and dog walking and lets us get some inside things done. So I think... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at Life With The Crew
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Butter: Today was a bad butter day. We bought cream yesterday at market and left it out over night like we normally do. In Winter, our house is so cold that we have to keep it near the woodstove to warm up. Apparently in Summer, our house is too hot... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2017 at Life With The Crew
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Today I am thankful for... ~a growing garden, in relatively good condition. Other than some of the plants on the ground - zinnias, carrots, and marigolds, most of the garden survived during my vacation. I discovered the culprit and his break-in route and believe I have fixed the problem. It... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at Life With The Crew
Thank you Regina. I do like my natural colors, especially undyed fibers, but my Mom is practically ordering me to knit something brighter!
Well, I am getting proficient at some things. A lace shawl is something that I'd like to tackle, but I don't think I have the necessary amount of uninterrupted time that it would require.
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My two latest knitting projects. Last year on vacation my project was the Dejeuner bag from Quince & Co using a wool/silk blend from my local yarn shop. I had actually bought the yarn for another project, but it wasn't working and it ended up being perfect for the bag.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at Life With The Crew
Then a job well done.
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Thanks Nan.
Toggle Commented Jul 27, 2017 on Postcard on a Rainy Day at Life With The Crew