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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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Due to a huge cherry tree that had to come down, we now have a ton of sun and three garden areas this year. I am new to gardening and follow the mantra, "put enough seeds in the ground and something will survive!" I actually just shared a tour of my garden yesterday. http://lifewiththecrew.typepad.com/my-blog/2016/05/garden-tour-mid-may.html
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In September, when tomato plants are overgrowing their cages, sticks, twine, and whatever else is keeping them off the ground, mystery vines are taking over the yard, and weeding has long lost its charm, I can never remember how bare the garden looked in Spring. So I'm going to try... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Life With The Crew
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I puttered around the garden this morning, loving the sunlight and raindrops. As I was processing my photos, I realized that almost all of the flowers in bloom right now are a shade of purple. Dark purple globe alliums, lavender colored chive flowers (only two managed to make it through... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Life With The Crew
Those annuals will bring lots of bright colorful cheer! The little babe's favorite are fluorescent pink geraniums - totally not my style!
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And do you think they love observing the human activity? Maybe keeps them occupied while they're sitting. ;)
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Glad that little one made it back - we've had several not so lucky ones here.
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We just had two straight days of rain - the entire weekend was wet. Luckily, I got the last of my seeds in on Friday, so hopefully they're all set to grow now!
She was perfectly content watching minnows.
Yes - must be the green!
I haven't tried them either CJ - though I do know that you have to boil or steam them - they shouldn't be eaten raw.
They do seem to grow super fast! I'd love to have some way to time lapse them.
I'm always up for some natural body care products - and made in Maine, my favorite place to visit - even better!
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Ferns. They don't have a lovely fragrance, they only come in one color (at least this type), but I think they are so fascinating. We have a patch of ferns outside our bedroom window, which is only about three feet off the ground. For the past several weeks we have... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2016 at Life With The Crew
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This time of year is so amazing because every day the natural world is a little bit different. Tiny leaves replace swollen buds, green grass slowly covers dead leaves and brown mud, the sunlight looks and feels different as it grows stronger, yet is filtered by the tree canopy that... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2016 at Life With The Crew
My husband kept bees for several years and taught beginner beekeeping classes. When he became busy with other things, I was the one nagging him to check the hives, but I wasn't interested in doing his job for him. I've had a head bee sting that required a trip to the doctor as well - lymph node swelling can be kind of scary!
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A dead baby rabbit, found under a log in the woods, no apparent damage. "Can I see it?" A dead Northern Short-tailed Shrew, on the edge of the trail, little paws up in the air. "Can I see it?" Pokes it with a stick. A dead Starling or Grackle chick,... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2016 at Life With The Crew
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Gypsy Sunshine Marigolds. Zinnias and Cosmos. Spinach. Potatoes. Calendula. Lou and Lily. I am thankful for my little half acre. It isn't a lot of space, but it is more than a lot of people have. Chickens can scratch in the dirt, ducks can dibble and dabble. Little babes can... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2016 at Life With The Crew
Thank you for taking the time to read what I have to share!
Toggle Commented May 16, 2016 on One-Eyed Cats and Baby Birds at Life With The Crew
I'd love to try them!
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Walking in the morning sunshine - sounds like a good way to start the day!
Toggle Commented May 15, 2016 on Thankful Tuesday - 5.10.16 at Life With The Crew
It is a good reminder for me too Nan, because believe me, a lot of the "minor concerns" in my house involve a lot of noise, and they build up into "major pains in the butt" very quickly!
Toggle Commented May 15, 2016 on Thankful Tuesday - 5.10.16 at Life With The Crew
I'm amazed that someone else read that book! I read it about six years ago and couldn't get it out of my head for a while - I knew nothing about Guatemala before reading it.
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I feel like I haven't written a blog post in forever, even though it has only been less than a week. The weather has been a bit wet - rain one day, then beautiful the next, or rain in the morning, then clearing up for a glorious afternoon. I've been... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2016 at Life With The Crew
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Today I am thankful for... a rough morning that was only rough because the dogs were barking fools while I was prepping their breakfast, the child was being a normal toddler (sobbing about the headband that doesn't stay on her head while she is trying to be "Miss Mouse the... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at Life With The Crew
I spied a bird with a ring round its eye; it grabbed a twig and flew up high. Into a spruce, Norway, I believe, onto a nest almost hidden from me. The twig was dropped, then moved around; she used her red breast to press it down. Hopping right up,... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2016 at Life With The Crew