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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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Hi Everybody! Today I am sharing a joint project of myself and my daughter. My daughter is now 7 years old and has grand plans for a pony of her own. I told her that I would knit some items and any money we make can go towards her "pony... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2019 at Life With The Crew
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Last night I heard the familiar sound of the Great Horned owls. They were calling outside in the darkness around 1:30 am. For the past several Winters, I have heard them; in my half wake state I hear the soft haunting sound drifting into my sleep, then I smile as... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2019 at Life With The Crew
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November is already half over. We have been busy getting a new Airbnb ready - the first guests were family friends who didn't mind that the kitchen didn't have a counter or sink. We now can proceed with the rest of it at a more leisurely pace. I love the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2019 at Life With The Crew
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We woke up to a scant coating of the white stuff yesterday morning. It could barely be called snow, but it counted as real to the 7 year old in the family. It also counted enough to deserve a morning woods walk through our favorite pine forest. The little babe... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2019 at Life With The Crew
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And just like that, the season has changed. Yes, we have officially been in Autumn for a month now, but on Halloween night, the weather made it official. The temps were warm, too warm, and the rain was pouring down. The begging of strangers for candy was postponed. Strong winds... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2019 at Life With The Crew
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We took a short trip to the beach and came back with a little bit of sand in the car and two buckets full of wet, sandy, slightly stinky seashells. The little babe could barely take a step without finding one that was "beautiful". She had her own criteria and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2019 at Life With The Crew
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An Autumn morning, cool, but not crisp. The leaves were probably at their peak color and a lot of them were on the ground, having been brought down by overnight rain, so we walked upon a muted rainbow. Bright red maple leaves, yellow birches, multi-colored oak leaves, and brown cherry... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2019 at Life With The Crew
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October is here! We have been: ~picking dahlias, both deep purple and creamy pink. Next year I will definitely plant more. They are the easiest plant to grow! ~raking leaves. Tis the season! ~eating the last of the cucumbers. This was a great year for them in our garden and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2019 at Life With The Crew
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Ever since the little babe was born, I made a concentrated effort to encourage her to not just look at the world around her, but to NOTICE. To see the Red-tailed Hawks beside the highway (not just Big Birds), tiny sparrow chicks sticking their heads out of the nesting boxes... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2019 at Life With The Crew
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The asters and goldenrod are in full bloom. I never really noticed how many different types of asters are in our forests until I read an article in the most recent British Country Living magazine. (No, I don't live in England, but we have great asters too!) I just love... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2019 at Life With The Crew
Thank you for sharing your knowledge! I looked it up and the yellow does indeed look like Hypericum or Perforated St. John's Wort.
Toggle Commented Sep 10, 2019 on A Walk in a Field in Maine at Life With The Crew
And I like taking pictures of insects on flowers, so we're a good match...
Toggle Commented Sep 10, 2019 on September Cruising at Life With The Crew
Thanks Sustainablemum. I am only beginning the homeschooling journey and there are so many options, that I am glad I found a couple of good ones without too much searching.
Toggle Commented Sep 10, 2019 on September Cruising at Life With The Crew
I am so glad that you saw it Regina! Yes, your kindness was much appreciated, both by myself and the pollinators in my yard!
Toggle Commented Sep 10, 2019 on September Cruising at Life With The Crew
Thanks Nan.
Toggle Commented Sep 10, 2019 on A Mini Meow for Monday at Life With The Crew
Except for the "itchiness"!
Toggle Commented Sep 10, 2019 on A Mini Meow for Monday at Life With The Crew
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This is the Mini Meow by Claire Slade, with some changes. The little babe wanted 3/4 length sleeves and I decided to try something new and make them a little "puffy". The picture is taken before being blocked, so it is a little rumply. I used a 100% wool instead... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2019 at Life With The Crew
I think I actually enjoy it more now as an adult!
Toggle Commented Sep 5, 2019 on Four at Life With The Crew
Thank you Sustainablemum! I have been enjoying reading your blog posts again, but cannot comment on your blog - Blogger doesn't cooperate with me.
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Thanks for taking the time to read and comment Christina!
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It is a beautiful September day here in Pennsylvania. We just had a really nice morning walk in the forest with friends - a perk of homeschooling - weekday mornings in the woods are pretty quiet! We saw a tiny toad, tons of mushrooms that have shot up recently with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2019 at Life With The Crew
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Several times during the past week I have intended to sit down and write a blog post. But then the day gets filled and there was no time. Which is fine, really, and as it should be. It makes me smile though to think back on all the free time... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2019 at Life With The Crew
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I haven't done a Thankful Tuesday post in forever; just too much in life going on to post on a regular schedule. Rain is falling right now, the roasted tomato and garlic soup is ready for dinner, I cleaned enough for the day, and the little babe is at the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2019 at Life With The Crew
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And so it is August! The garden is producing, the cicadas are singing, the grass is browning, and we are back in the swing of things after vacation. We had a fantastic time in Maine, as always. The lake house is our happy home away from home. When we returned... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2019 at Life With The Crew
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We discovered a great new nature find - horsetails! We saw these reed type plants growing straight out of the ground in the meadow. They were ugly, yet fascinating at the same time. The tops of them looked similar to mushrooms; there were no flowers or apparent leaves. I knew... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2019 at Life With The Crew