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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 garden changes so rapidly at this time of year, especially the larger things like squash and tomatoes. After tucking all of the gangly tomato limbs inside the circumference of the cages, when I go back at the end of the day, at least one is always outside the boundary.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Life With The Crew
I tried Tom Thumb dwarf peas for the first time this year because we're tight on space and have the same problem - they just kind of fall over on each other. I' just excited that I was able to grow peas without the rabbits getting to them! I've been loving garlic scape and basil pesto - I just cut the last of the scapes tonight for dinner and I'm already planning a much larger plot of garlic for next year, as much for the scapes as the bulbs!
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on late June, in the garden at SouleMama
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I realize that I missed Thankful Tuesday for the second week in a row. I'm not giving it up; things are just busy around here right now. There is so much puttering to be done in the garden, strawberry season is finally here and so we've been going on morning... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Life With The Crew
I haven't used Quince's Owl YET, but have been admiring it for a while. A lovely sweater. I actually just finished a sweater myself using their Puffin and the Montagne pattern. So what if the calendar says June (almost July), there are still chilly nights, especially in Maine. (My vacation there is coming soon!) http://lifewiththecrew.typepad.com/my-blog/2016/06/summer-knitting-hah.html
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Slow (but good) Knitting at SouleMama
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Thanks Sara!
Toggle Commented Jun 18, 2016 on Summer Knitting - Hah! at Life With The Crew
I really like that it is natural, undyed yarn - I'm just wearing a big fleece!
Toggle Commented Jun 18, 2016 on Summer Knitting - Hah! at Life With The Crew
Yes, I'm imagining cool fall mornings, puttering in the garden with my camera, cozy in my big bulky sweater...
Toggle Commented Jun 18, 2016 on Summer Knitting - Hah! at Life With The Crew
Thank you.
Toggle Commented Jun 18, 2016 on Summer Knitting - Hah! at Life With The Crew
Most mornings aren't quite that bad...
Toggle Commented Jun 18, 2016 on The Antidote for Chaos at Life With The Crew
This pine forest is a really lovely place - and just an easy walk from home.
Toggle Commented Jun 18, 2016 on The Antidote for Chaos at Life With The Crew
Definitely!
Toggle Commented Jun 18, 2016 on The Antidote for Chaos at Life With The Crew
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For the past month I have been working on a project for myself - a Montagne sweater by Melissa Labarre from Quince & Co. If you've been following my knitting adventures for a while, you may have noticed that I am a fan of bulky yarn, especially Puffin from Quince... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at Life With The Crew
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I was in the bathroom when I heard my husband come back from his run. The little babe proceeded to give him the play by play of the morning and I stood behind the closed door listening to what she said. "Mom is having a rough morning. She threw Ruby... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at Life With The Crew
Well, this one sat for years and it is still as good as new.
Paddling a canoe on a small lake is no problem. I have no desire to go on rivers though.
We are lucky to have this lake, because it wasn't there two years ago! It is formed by a dam (I just found out that there are no natural lakes in Pennsylvania) and the lake was drained for several years.
I don't know Tracey. I always think of peonies when I see your camellia pictures.
Toggle Commented Jun 14, 2016 on Peony Time at Life With The Crew
This peony plant was on our property when we moved here. I have replanted it in three different locations and it seems to love this spot where it has been for the past four years.
Toggle Commented Jun 14, 2016 on Peony Time at Life With The Crew
Yes, the buds are always covered with ants.
Toggle Commented Jun 14, 2016 on Peony Time at Life With The Crew
Well, our rain seems to come the day after they are in full bloom - it was a bit of a downer this year to see everyone's peonies looking bedraggled.
Toggle Commented Jun 14, 2016 on Peony Time at Life With The Crew
Thank you - I'm just hoping we get some actual food from it!
Toggle Commented Jun 14, 2016 on Garden Verbs at Life With The Crew
Thanks - I'm trying. I just keep planting and figure some of them will make it.
Toggle Commented Jun 14, 2016 on Garden Verbs at Life With The Crew
Actually, I think there is too much hopping going on - too much bunny hopping that is! :)
Toggle Commented Jun 14, 2016 on Garden Verbs at Life With The Crew
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Emerging and growing. Melons. Twining and tendril(ing). Pole beans and Tom Thumb dwarf bush peas. Forming. Sungold tomatoes and red raspberries. Nibbling and destroying. Australian Butter pumpkins and white onions. Darn rabbits. Scaping (?) For those of you who haven't grown garlic, this is what the garlic flower looks like... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2016 at Life With The Crew
I have tried hard several years to grow sunflowers, but the chipmunks don't let me. This year especially, I planted them in several areas near my daughter's new play area, but it doesn't look like we're going to be having any sort of sunflower fence, garden, or house - I'm just hoping for a couple of flowers to fill a vase!
Toggle Commented Jun 8, 2016 on Early June, In The Garden at SouleMama
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