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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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The little babe and I desperately needed a dose of nature. It was a bad morning with both of us yelling and I needed OUT. So I did what I've found is a quick fix for us - packed up a snack, water, and said we're going on an adventure.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Life With The Crew
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Today I am thankful for... ~time spent with family and friends. ~greens from the garden. I thinned the carrot patch and forgot that I had planted red and purple as well as the regular. I can't wait to see these red carrots full size! There tops were whizzed up with... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Life With The Crew
We have Craigslist here, which I'm assuming is like Freecycle, but so may people don't want the "hassle" or to take responsibility for their actions, so they just chuck it into the trash and forget it. The thing with pets is that 9 is okay when they are all healthy, but then multiple sick pets makes me feel very out of control!
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on More Trees, Less Trash at Life With The Crew
Thanks CJ - it is nice knowing that there are people trying to do their part all over the world - sometimes I feel like I'm just blabbing into space. And the no nap thing? Really tough!!
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on More Trees, Less Trash at Life With The Crew
Oh, can my prize be something other than a medal? Maybe free paper towels for as long as the pets are alive? They are the only reason I have to buy them!
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on More Trees, Less Trash at Life With The Crew
Well, Nan, the season has just begun, so we'll see how many triumphs we have, but the salad greens are a good start!
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Mid-May Garden Notes at Life With The Crew
Yes, the chicks are like mini grown-ups now. We have already trimmed their wings once, the lighter colored bantams are very active!
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Mid-May Garden Notes at Life With The Crew
Well, last year the rabbits didn't touch the stevia. The herbs make out pretty well, except for the chamomile - either the groundhogs or rabbits loved it last year. They do smell pretty yummy, whereas I don't think stevia has a good taste raw - the sweetness comes out when it is dried.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Mid-May Garden Notes at Life With The Crew
Yes, they did Regina! I have 4 live plants and then a bunch of tiny sprouts from the seeds that I planted this Spring. Thank you - it was so kind of you!
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Springing Slowly at Life With The Crew
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The garden is currently in lock down mode. Wire netting covers every pot planted with seeds. The baby bunny has been spotted in the brick garden and the newly transplanted kale has been nibbled to the ground. The peas sprouted, but then were rapidly destroyed. They have since recovered a... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Life With The Crew
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This is advice for any animal lovers who feel that they can provide a good home for animals in need: Do not adopt a lot of pets at the same time that are roughly the same age. When they all get old at the same time, it is not fun.... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2017 at Life With The Crew
I have a fresh milled stack of cherry planks in my driveway right now - this would come in mighty handy!
Toggle Commented May 14, 2017 on Tall Earth {a soulemama sponsor} at SouleMama
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Every day brings more signs of Spring. We had the first garden fresh mint milkshake of the season yesterday. We've been eating salad from our garden and Spring greens pesto, which is a little of this and a little of that - garlic mustard, baby kale leaves, sage, oregano, chives... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at Life With The Crew
I've heard that thought before - that what you instill in your children will get passed on eventually (in some form). And it is a slightly scary thought. Such weight to bear! But a good thing to remember, even if in the throes of parenting it gets forgotten.
Toggle Commented May 11, 2017 on Strength and Healing Abound at beauty that moves
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We've done a couple of road trips down that way - it is beautiful! (And convenient when you can pop into Asheville for great food!)
Toggle Commented May 10, 2017 on Postcards from the Blue Ridge Parkway at SouleMama
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Hi Catie - no, I haven't. I tried searching the US Wildflower database for PA again and I didn't see anything that looked like it. It was so tiny and delicate - I'll just call it the Mysterious Fairy Flower! If you find out, I'd love to know.
Toggle Commented May 9, 2017 on Spring Wildflowers at Life With The Crew
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Today I am thankful for... ~an awesome time at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival with my family. I had been there several years ago with my husband, but when my Mom suggested a trip this year, I knew we'd have a great time. The weather was not beautiful blue... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at Life With The Crew
I have a back of set of tomato seedlings still in the "greenhouse" in case the ones in the ground bite the dust, but they have been doing okay. Drowning, not frost, is the main worry now!
Toggle Commented May 5, 2017 on Thankful Tuesday - 5.2.17 at Life With The Crew
Glad to be of assistance!
Toggle Commented May 5, 2017 on Thankful Tuesday - 5.2.17 at Life With The Crew
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On Wednesday morning, the little babe was up before the break of day. At this time of year, when we lie in bed reading in the mornings, we can track the sun's progress as it glides across our wall. This morning, I knew by the lack of light shining on... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at Life With The Crew
I'm glad to hear that someone else complains (lovingly) about life with long haired dogs. Along with a pack of Corgis, I have one large long haired dog, similar to Greta but brown, black, and white (with adorable black freckles on his face). Those hairy feet track in everything - I swear he can find the only patch of mud in a snow filled backyard!
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I realized yesterday that I was walking in the shade of a maple tree. Just like that, the samaras are gone and the leaves have appeared like magic. Sort of like Jack Frost's counterpart - I imagine her flitting around at night, tapping the tree trunks with her leaf topped... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at Life With The Crew
Thanks Nan. My favorite seems to be everything I knit, until I have the next project off the needles! Though I totally love the long sleeve alpaca sweater that I just completed.
Toggle Commented May 1, 2017 on The Last of the Alpaca at Life With The Crew
Thank you BG.
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Thank you Christina. I think this would look pretty worn with the new spring shirts you have sewed for yourself!
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