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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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My knitted item stack is getting pretty high in my closet and I would like to find a new home for some items. I made this shawl with Quince & Co.'s 100% wool Chickadee yarn in a pretty butter yellow. It is a small shawl, it works well worn bandana... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Life With The Crew
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My Little Thing today is thousands of pink petals. Magnolias have never really caught my eye - they seem too short lived to really appreciate and I always seem to see them on their way out, looking dingy brown. But this grove of trees was spectacular! Soft pink petals against... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Life With The Crew
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Not much was blooming at the arboretum on Monday, but there were still interesting things to see. False Spirea - I just love the electric color on the new leaves! Chinese Lilac - The contrast between the large white lenticels and bright cinnamon colored bark caught my eye. Rose variety... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2019 at Life With The Crew
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When I went to retrieve our old dog from his walk about in the back forty today, I discovered a dead Cedar Waxwing lying on the pine needles. I could not see any physical injury and it must have happened recently. The little babe and I had to run to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2019 at Life With The Crew
Thank you!
Toggle Commented Apr 2, 2019 on Out and About This Week at Life With The Crew
Yes, to the mating theory. Male birds put on their bright clothes to attract the ladies.
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Well, poop is a fact of life. :) I'm just glad we weren't hiking with the dogs, because I can imagine their delight at that pile...
Toggle Commented Apr 2, 2019 on A Great Nature Day! at Life With The Crew
It is amazing how animals can blend in with their surroundings. I often stand in the forest and wonder how many animals are staring at me at that moment!
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Glad that you enjoyed it Jacqui!
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Yesterday we ventured out on a new trail at the little babe's request. As the name would suggest, the "Spearmint Trail" was in a low lying area along a stream, with a lot of wet boggy areas. (Spearmint likes moist areas like swamps or along creeks.) We crossed a shallow... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2019 at Life With The Crew
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Out and about photos from this week. Despite an awful head cold (I'm not ever taking Benadryl again!), the little babe and I managed to get out for a couple of quick outings. During this last week of March, the lakes around here were still in a transition phase -... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2019 at Life With The Crew
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We're having a rough morning here, so thought it would be good to remind myself about something good. This is just a little blip in the grand scale of a happy life. And so my little thing is the memory of my little babe, hiding in the grasses to photograph... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2019 at Life With The Crew
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This open front cardigan is knit with 100% alpaca in a lovely moss green color - just the color for Spring! It has the feather and fan lace pattern on the cuffs and hem. The sleeves are 3/4 length with a slight bell shape. I knit the light worsted weight... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2019 at Life With The Crew
NO, please don't! Though tastes do vary from country to country...
Toggle Commented Mar 23, 2019 on Skunk Cabbage for Dinner? at Life With The Crew
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Sorry for the bad photo with too much glare, but take a look at the skunk cabbage plants and you'll see that they have all been chewed. As their name would suggest, skunk cabbage smell bad and taste bad, so who would want to nibble on them? Apparently deer do.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2019 at Life With The Crew
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Today on the first day of Spring, my daughter and I hiked the whole way around a nearby lake. We were going to attempt it on Monday, but once we got there and realized how cold it was when the sun went behind the clouds, we scrapped that plan and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2019 at Life With The Crew
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All Winter I have been waiting to hear the Great Horned owls calling at night. Several weeks ago we saw Barred owls in nearby woods and it made me realize that I have not heard the Great Horned owls. Last Winter they called pretty regularly and I was hoping that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2019 at Life With The Crew
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We have been out and about in the woods the past couple of days. But we have found some interesting nature finds in our own backyard too! ~Spring isn't technically here until next week, but the birds are back in town. The loud bossy Grackles and Starlings are here, much... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2019 at Life With The Crew
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The Clementine Hoodie is my latest knitting project, which will be given as a gift by my mother-in-law. It is made with Quince & Co's 100% wool Lark in the Pomegranate color. The hood is worked in a feather and fan lace pattern, which is a great beginner's lace pattern.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2019 at Life With The Crew
If you see it up close and touch it with your hands, hopefully it will make a lasting impression.
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2019 on Red, White, Blue (and Black) at Life With The Crew
Thanks for sharing your experience Jacqui. On our walk yesterday we found the tip of a Red squirrel's tail - it was beautiful with red and a bit of black. My daughter didn't freak out, but carefully covered it with snow.
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We went into the woods today to feed the deer. This is not something that we normally do, but this week we have seen their footprints in our neighborhood, leading toward bird feeders, and while they might always be here and we just don't see the tracks, the animal lover... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2019 at Life With The Crew
The Mexican was yummy!
Toggle Commented Mar 4, 2019 on The Little Things 3.3.19 at Life With The Crew
Gives you a couple minutes for more crafting...
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A very worthy "little thing"!
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