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Katie @ Life With The Crew
Trying to keep life simple and happy and appreciating the beautiful world around us.
Interests: Knitting with natural fibers, photographing the beautiful world around us, homeschooling my wild child, keeping all my pets happy and healthy, and enjoying time outdoors with my family.
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Little round balls the size of marbles, what do you hold inside? I hold a gem, a little round ball as black as obsidian. After a while I burst and I am a tadpole! Soon I will lose my tail and grow legs and I will be a frog and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2022 at Life With The Crew
The brown and yellow fields are just starting to get a haze of green if you look at them in the right light. Along the streams and drainage ditches, the green is already solid. It is always amazing how quickly it shoots up, snow one day, photosynthesis in progress the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2022 at Life With The Crew
A Winter's day, perhaps the last real one, as the temps sound like they'll be a little more mild in the coming month of March. And judging by the large flocks of robins we've been seeing, Spring is definitely on the way. On this gray snowy day, we spotted a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2022 at Life With The Crew
February started with the slight tease of Spring, and after frigid single digits, I felt guilty still feeling cold at "just freezing". But then the rain changed to ice and the season meter was pushed firmly back to "Winter". I'm okay with that. There are still audiobooks to listen to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2022 at Life With The Crew
While the dark days of December may seem like the height of Winter, we're only approaching midwinter now. Luckily the bitter dark nights are offset by the slightly less frigid days of bright sunshine, its strong rays calling to us to come outside and play despite the coldness we know... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2022 at Life With The Crew
We woke to an icy world today. The frigid temps had warmed enough overnight for some of the snow to melt and then the rains came and everything was enrobed in ice. Very pretty; pretty deadly. Any surface that had partially melted is now super slick ice. The ducks are... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2022 at Life With The Crew
Just a couple of snow day photos. This is our first "real" snow of the season even though it is barely 3 inches. In a Winter that has been insanely warm so far, we'll be happy for what we get (those of us that enjoy the white stuff that is.) Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2022 at Life With The Crew
Now that the holiday season is over, the quiet time has begun. And the cold has set in (at least a little bit). It is the season of texture, not color. And so I guess it is fitting that my latest knitting project is of the same color palette. We... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2022 at Life With The Crew
I don't get too sentimental or excited about the coming of the New Year. I'm too practical for that I guess. One year is done, another year begins, and if we're lucky, we'll be here to see the one after that. Good and bad things happen in each year and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2021 at Life With The Crew
Late December. That means happy Christmas preparations and parties for some. Extra work and stress for others. Waiting for the return of the light (the Winter solstice is tomorrow) for all. We had a nice visit to the local arboretum late last week, hadn't been there for a while. I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2021 at Life With The Crew
This non-December weather is bad for the festive holiday vibes (reading Christmas stories taking place in a wintry world makes me wants SNOW), however it has made for some great exploring days. The sun was shining bright today, so figured that heading into the woods was a great way to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2021 at Life With The Crew
Yesterday was a great one. When life gets crazy and hectic and there is more bickering and grumbles than smiles and hugs, I know we need to head to the woods. As the little babe spoke the wise words herself, "We need to come here more often." Sage advice from... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2021 at Life With The Crew
We had a bit of snow this afternoon. Nothing dramatic, just enough for looking pretty. I haven't puttered with my camera outside for a while, so I took a break from my knitting and headed out to join the ducks. It was just enough snow to hide their poop! And... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2021 at Life With The Crew
The second day of December. Five weeks ago my little lady fell off her pony and broke her arm. The cast came off Monday morning. It was so great to see her back in the woods again, wild and free, if still a bit cautious. A moody sky, dried goldenrod... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2021 at Life With The Crew
I've talked about the importance of getting outdoors in nature many times before in this space. I've also talked about how that doesn't mean disappearing for a week or even a whole day in the woods. Even an hour spent outdoors, tuned into the natural sights and sounds around you,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2021 at Life With The Crew
The path for Monday lead us through a beautiful November forest of oak, maple, hemlock, pine, and tulip poplar. We walked beside ferns, along a rippling stream, over moss and pine needles, marveling at shiny red berries and vibrant yellow maple leaves. We ended at a lovely lake, calm and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2021 at Life With The Crew
We had a little excitement this last week of October, but things have quieted down now and we're settling into the last days of rainy October with hot tea, good books, the woodstove, pumpkin donuts, drawing, and knitting of course. I cleaned up the garden a bit yesterday, pulling out... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2021 at Life With The Crew
MY OCTOBER: -Bouquets of blooming dahlias -Flying geese on a mission -Monarchs saying goodbye -White Wood asters topped with buzzing bees -Dancing rainbow colored leaves -Fuzzy furry muddy horses -Pumpkins picked from our own backyard patch -Red raspberries ripening before the first frost -A little girl saying goodbye to eight... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2021 at Life With The Crew
Some scenes from the last week of September. I cleaned out the garden and was pleasantly surprised to see that we have 5 medium size pumpkins that should ripen nicely by the big day in October. My last ditch sunflower seeds planted in July came to fruition and are smiling... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2021 at Life With The Crew
September is here! We had a free Friday morning and so we hit the trails (on our bikes instead of on horseback). After a quick stop at the park, we headed into the gamelands and had them all to ourselves (I love when school is back in session!) We have... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2021 at Life With The Crew
If anyone is still out there reading this, "HELLO!" The summer has flown by and now we're looking towards Fall. Today is a rainy day, overcast with periods of weak light, and just the kind of morning that I like for puttering in the garden with my camera. I can't... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2021 at Life With The Crew
Between finishing up the homeschooling year and having our first evaluation, attending the little babe's first horse show, preparing a new Airbnb, and taking care of everything else in regular life, I haven't had any time for this space. When we head out into the woods, I take my binoculars... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2021 at Life With The Crew
End of April. Tomorrow is a new month, one in which the sandals come out, the winter coats can be put away, and the woodstove should go into Summer hibernation. The first month of Spring is still rather cold and potentially snowy here, April is everything getting green and the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2021 at Life With The Crew
There seems to be so many trees in bloom at the moment with white blossoms - one of them being this cherry in my backyard. Love it! It was at its peak the past couple days and now it is "snowing" in the yard. The other color of the month... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2021 at Life With The Crew
Hi-ho, hi-ho, into April we go! Halfway through already - not sure how that happened! The grass is green, though I have not mowed yet. I'm going to wait until we see if any morels decide to pop up this year beneath the old apple tree. The chickens have been... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2021 at Life With The Crew