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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... ~the sunrise rays of orange and red, shining beams of light that sneak through the trees and catch me off guard with how they steal into dark places and illuminate just one small spot. It is always slightly magical, because in a matter of seconds,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at Life With The Crew
Thank you for the kind comments Jacqui.
Toggle Commented Jun 2, 2018 on Holding On to the Good at Life With The Crew
Thank you Lauren. I've found with our last two cats, that since I spent more time than usual caring for them at the end of life, I became more aware of their presence in our lives; normally it is ho-hum, there is a cat on the sofa. Lanai was truly a sweet cat and it will take some time.
Toggle Commented Jun 2, 2018 on Holding On to the Good at Life With The Crew
Thank you for sharing Christina - such a sweet story. My daughter has already talked about planting flowers over Lanai's grave - black and white for a black and white cat.
Toggle Commented Jun 2, 2018 on Holding On to the Good at Life With The Crew
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These pictures are random shots from the last two weeks. I managed to get some garden time yesterday, in between days of rain, and things are starting to look good. But I always hold my breath when I say that, because the hog, rabbits, and chipmunks are lurking everywhere. Our... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2018 at Life With The Crew
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The sun was shining bright this morning at 6:30, streaming onto our garden fence. For a second, I thought about going to get my camera, but then remembered that I was on a mission. Yesterday afternoon and evening we put a seemingly perfectly formed baby rabbit back into what we... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2018 at Life With The Crew
Thank you!
Toggle Commented May 15, 2018 on New Growth at Life With The Crew
It is. Some days, I yearn for the 3 year old stage when she couldn't talk back with so many big words!
Toggle Commented May 15, 2018 on New Growth at Life With The Crew
The blue flowers are comfrey. The plant has medicinal uses and the composted plant is good for the garden. It grows huge and self seeds like crazy. I bought one plant last year and already have several tiny new starts around the yard from it.
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It poured buckets of rain while I was at the barn this morning. A downpour on a metal roof - I could only take so much. Frank didn't seem to mind that he couldn't hear what I was saying; made it convenient to be lazy, though it shouldn't really have... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2018 at Life With The Crew
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I am still here. Computer time has taken a back seat lately. I have a cat that is dying from kidney failure; of course it is the little babe's favorite cate, Lanai. She is receiving fluids twice a week and we are feeding her a high calorie liquid via syringe.... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2018 at Life With The Crew
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The ornamental cherry tree in our yard. We don't get cherries from it, but it provides us with beauty, shade, and a nesting spot for birds. Happy Thursday! Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2018 at Life With The Crew
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One of my favorite kind of mornings: nighttime raindrops and a glorious sunrise. The sun streamed into our bedroom, a bright red orb. The little bantam rooster crowed, despite still being locked inside his coop. Apparently Feathered Fred might not be the culprit; I discovered this morning that Snowball's comb... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2018 at Life With The Crew
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Today I am thankful for... ~an able body. It was the first warm weekend of the Spring, with forsythia in bloom, grass looking green, apple tree buds swelling, and plenty of yard work to do. I always feel slightly overwhelmed at this time of year, like I have to do... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2018 at Life With The Crew
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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 Apr 21, 2018 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 Apr 17, 2018 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