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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 can't start my post with a picture like the one below, hence the pretty dried grasses blowing in the wind. I don't normally complain about the weather - what is the use? - but I am a bit tired of it being windy. The sun was bright yesterday, despite... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Life With The Crew
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Today I am thankful for a great girl's weekend. My Mom, daughter, and I went to the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, which is a living history site demonstrating life in the late 1700's. Since the little babe and I read a fair amount of books which take place during this time,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Life With The Crew
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I think this really was the last of it. An unexpected late afternoon snow squall with huge clumping flakes. It was beautiful and short lived. The next day we did a little garden clean-up, planting carrots, lettuce and beets. Both the little babe and I said it felt good to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2018 at Life With The Crew
Our birding outing on Saturday morning was darn cold, mornings still below freezing. The parking lot was empty and the wind was blowing strong across the lake. Apparently it was the opening day for some sort of fishing because a Dad and two kids showed up a bit later, but... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2018 at Life With The Crew
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The weather is weird. Several inches of snow on Monday night, 50 degrees by Monday afternoon, bare fields on Tuesday with pouring rain, a rumbling thunderstorm Tuesday night, and now on Wednesday, WIND! Oh well, take each day as it comes. These mushrooms were discovered on a walk on Sunday... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2018 at Life With The Crew
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Spring? Technically. April flowers? They're trying. The most snow we've got in one storm all Winter? Yep. Are the dogs complaining? Nope. Are the chickens complaining? Probably. Am I complaining? Nope. We've got a wall of wood, leftovers from Easter dinner, and plenty of new art supplies for the little... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at Life With The Crew
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I can safely say that these two were not the culprits. The little babe noticed the feathers stuck to the window in the sunroom, which looks out at the birdfeeder. I am guessing that a female cardinal was grabbed by a hawk while it was off the ground, because there... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2018 at Life With The Crew
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It's not all pretty nature scenes and knitting around here. Plenty of mud, dog mess, and horse hair - welcome to Spring! The slightly sad and scruffy guy pictured above is Chip, our old crusty Sheltie mix. He wears his wool sweater for half of the year and spends 60%... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2018 at Life With The Crew
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We had what I think was the last snow storm of the year this past week. The little babe and I headed up to Black Moshannon State Park to see if the Tundra Swans were still there. Snowy hemlock groves, blue skies, and a lake full of waterfowl. Dozens of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2018 at Life With The Crew
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On Monday, the last day of Winter, we went to the turtle pond to search for signs of Spring. On the way, we passed a groundhog sunning on a concrete wall at the remains of an old farm. At the pond, we saw Canada geese, Mallards, and several mystery ducks... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2018 at Life With The Crew
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Hi Everybody, I feel like I've been away from here for a while, even though it has only been a week. I have a lot to be thankful for today, March 20, the first day of Spring. I am thankful that I was born, healthy, into a loving family, 38... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2018 at Life With The Crew
The fire will be going here well into April!
Toggle Commented Mar 14, 2018 on Thankful Tuesday - 3.13.18 at Life With The Crew
I believe I started asking her that during a stressful time with tantrums, toddler frustrations. It turned into our nighttime routine and now if I forget, she reminds me. Mornings by the beach sound lovely. Thanks for sharing.
Toggle Commented Mar 14, 2018 on Thankful Tuesday - 3.13.18 at Life With The Crew
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I am not ashamed to admit that I am happily still in Winter mode. Everyone wants it to be done and is ready to don shorts and sandals at the first day over 50 degrees. The bulbs are bravely shooting up, green tips appearing amidst the brown debris of last... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2018 at Life With The Crew
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Snowflakes falling, light as a feather, drifting down, sticking together. Spider webs glistening between the trees, strung with flakes, swaying with the breeze. A late Winter squall or is it early Spring, this mixed-up weather confusing everything. Birds sing, greeting the day, the babe and I head out to play. Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2018 at Life With The Crew
Not officially in the family until April, but I think he's learning to like us (or the carrots we bring.)
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2018 on Thankful Tuesday - 3.6.18 at Life With The Crew
Hi Noche! I didn't want to mention anything before because nothing is official until April, but it seems like it will work out. I am very happy that my daughter will have this opportunity (and of course, myself!) It just serendipitously happened and I think it will be good for all of us.
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2018 on Thankful Tuesday - 3.6.18 at Life With The Crew
He definitely won't be lacking in love (or carrots)!
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2018 on Thankful Tuesday - 3.6.18 at Life With The Crew
I was wondering if any of my readers are riders! I started when I was 8. I know my daughter is a bit young, but she is learning to be comfortable around them, which is what I had trouble with.
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2018 on Thankful Tuesday - 3.6.18 at Life With The Crew
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Today I am thankful for... this opportunity: My love of horses has been revived. At the barn where the little babe takes riding lessons, we have the opportunity to take on ownership of an older horse. We have been trying it out for a month and hopefully come April, he... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2018 at Life With The Crew
I'm glad Nan.
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2018 on These In Between Days at Life With The Crew
Actually Christina, I was curious and so found this article from 2016. There were about 500 pairs of Golden Eagles in Scotland, which are bigger than Bald Eagles and are FIERCE! At the nature center near us, there is a Golden Eagle in captivity (her beak is crossed and can't be released into the wild). They prefer wild areas, so they aren't typically found in our area here in Pennsylvania. www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-37924951
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2018 on These In Between Days at Life With The Crew
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Almost every other day, the little babe asks me if it is Spring yet. No, not yet. Some days it is still cold enough for snow pants, then the next day she doesn't need mittens. The birds are gathering nesting materials, but in the mornings there is still ice on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2018 at Life With The Crew
Glad that you enjoyed it Jacqui - it is amazing! Some of the cases look so heavy; I don't know how they carry them around.
Toggle Commented Feb 28, 2018 on Thankful Tuesday - 2.27.18 at Life With The Crew
Those are good things Nan!
Toggle Commented Feb 27, 2018 on Thankful Tuesday - 2.27.18 at Life With The Crew