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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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This morning was one of those days. One of those wrong side of the bed days, complaining and moaning days. Not for me, but for the babe. So after ignoring her while I did my chores, we then did what always makes us better - we went into the great... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Life With The Crew
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Cold with at least a dusting of snow so that we can pretend it is a normal January. That's how it was on Friday. One of those fantastically beautiful blue sky Winter days and the bog is a great place to enjoy it. Hardly any people, hardly any noise, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2020 at Life With The Crew
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As I write this, the snow is swirling outside in a slightly lazy way. Small flakes, not too many, but enough to look pretty in the light of the porchlight and to make me appreciate the cranking woodstove and soft sofa. We are supposedly waiting for several inches on Saturday,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2020 at Life With The Crew
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It's now January 2020. 6pm. My daughter is outside in the snow under an almost full moon. Waxing gibbous is the technical term, which we both learned in one of her workbooks yesterday. The moon is high above the giant pine, casting its light onto the white ground. She is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2020 at Life With The Crew
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Horrible weather! That is what most adults (and some kids) would say. Ice, not snow. Cold, but not cold enough. Slippery, not powdery. Yes, the weather conditions are not the best, but right now my daughter is outside, somewhere in the back yard, touching, exploring, absorbing, the wonders of the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2019 at Life With The Crew
He had a lot to say...
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Good!
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It is working for us for now. And it is beneficial for Mommas as well as kids!
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Thank you for taking the time to stop by! Steal and share them freely!
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Today is a rainy lazy indoor day, but we've had some good outdoor time lately. After one particularly grumpy morning, I gave up on plans for "book work" and said, "Let's go - we need fresh air and fresh attitudes." And so we headed out to woods, water, and a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2019 at Life With The Crew
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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.
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And I like taking pictures of insects on flowers, so we're a good match...
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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.
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I am so glad that you saw it Regina! Yes, your kindness was much appreciated, both by myself and the pollinators in my yard!
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Thanks Nan.
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