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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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A quiet Spring morning. Dewy grass, spiderwebs, Forget-me-nots, new shoots, sunlight sparkles. Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2023 at Life With The Crew
I'm writing this right now with one dog eating his lunch beside me. Just one dog. Wallace, the homeless street dog from Romania that we adopted 12 years ago. He is at least 14 years old now, but we'll never know his real age. As of yesterday, he is the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2023 at Life With The Crew
Today started off gray and humid - not very October like. It's been rather warm this week, up into the 60's. I suppose it is nice that the cold weather hasn't set in for good yet, but it is odd to have a frost, but then I'm still picking red... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2022 at Life With The Crew
Hello out there! I feel like I'm speaking to an audience of just myself, since everyone has migrated to the land of IG (myself included - I'm a sucker for peaceful photos of country houses and landscapes that are so different from my own.) However, my daughter's 10th birthday was... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2022 at Life With The Crew
Only almost the middle of August, but there were definitely more than a couple of red leaves on the forest floor. Definitely enough to draw notice and think, hmm, in a couple of weeks both the ground and I will be wearing more than we what we are today. The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2022 at Life With The Crew
It has been several months since I've visited this space. Not for any one particular reason, just life. But this morning we didn't have anywhere to go, the not so little babe who will always be my babe, was lounging in bed reading, and the sunlight was looking lovely. And... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2022 at Life With The Crew
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