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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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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
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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
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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
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This week has definitely felt Spring-y! Lots of yard work was done to spruce up our Airbnbs, some pansies were bought for a bit of color, and yesterday I decided to clean up my main flower bed even though my back wanted a rest. Glad I did, because last night... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2021 at Life With The Crew
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A quick drop-in here at the middle of the month. As is expected, March is a little of this, a little of that. The snow is gone from the backyard finally, but the lakes are slow to lose the ice. Having a difference of 30 degrees between night and day... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2021 at Life With The Crew
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March already. This March doesn't seem to know what it is, a lion or lamb. We had 50 degrees, sunshine, and melting snow on Wednesday. Yesterday was snow squalls and gray. Today, rather frigid with bright sun. Keep things interesting! Despite the still chilly weather, the sun is stronger and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2021 at Life With The Crew
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Our morning started with my husband and I standing in the street under a crystal chandelier of birch branches. We noticed that cars were drastically slowing down and then saw that our huge birch was bowing in four different directions, almost touching the ground. Afraid that if we didn't do... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2021 at Life With The Crew
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It's just another snowy day here in North Central PA! That means shoveling out the chickens, filling the bird feeders, drinking lots of tea, blueberry pancakes for breakfast, and the skis were loaded into the car for a morning explore. As soon as we started across the field at the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2021 at Life With The Crew
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We've been having a remarkably snowy Winter here in Pennsylvania. That has meant a day or two of hunkering down, followed by a day or two of white adventures before it melts or gets icy. We are in February now, which a lot of people talk about in a happy... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2021 at Life With The Crew
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A dusting here, a dusting there, makes the month of January white and fair. The woods are cold and full of snow, so chores aside, away we go! Through the woods, quite and still, the horses carry us over the hills. I'm not tired of winter yet! Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2021 at Life With The Crew
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A beautiful January morning. Cold, but not frigid (high 20's). A bit of remaining snow, but easy walking. We explored a new trail that hooked up with a favorite that runs along the creek. Icicles, hemlocks, oaks, and poplars. A bit of adventure. A great day to be alive. My... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2021 at Life With The Crew
Thank you!
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Thanks LT - glad I good give you a snowy break!
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And so it is 2021. I have been writing in this space since I think some time in 2014, but I started cataloging my photos in January 2015. Here are a few flashbacks. We are still getting out and about in the not so wild woods of Pennsylvania in all... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2021 at Life With The Crew
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I am a low stress holiday kinda gal, so there wasn't any last minute shopping to do today. Gifts are wrapped, food will be made tomorrow. The sun was shining and so we went to the woods before all of the snow melted. White snow, whispering evergreens, happy chickadees, and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2020 at Life With The Crew
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Despite a warmer start to the month, right now it is looking like a real December in the mountains of Pennsylvania - a world of white! The 15 or so inches that we got this week is more than we had all last season, so maybe this will be a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2020 at Life With The Crew
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Pennsylvania might not be an exotic location, but it is home and I love it. We might not have the quintessential English hedgerows, or pretty tufted Arctic cotton grass, or towering Redwoods or Giant Sequoias, or deep wild canyons with icy rivers, but what we do have is beautiful. Not... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2020 at Life With The Crew
Thanks for sharing. Our situation was similar - Ruby could go outside 5 times in an hour if we let her! Being a stay at home Mom - for child and pets - does make it possible for us to deal with the issues older dogs face. It is tough, emotionally and physically at times, but they have given us so much and we owe it to them to help them maintain a high quality of life for as long as possible. Take care.
Toggle Commented Dec 7, 2020 on And So the Season Begins at Life With The Crew
That snow picture is one of my favorites. Yes, Lola and Wallace are the only members of the canine crew left.
Toggle Commented Dec 7, 2020 on And So the Season Begins at Life With The Crew
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The past week has been full of changes. Yesterday, December 2nd, we had the first real dusting of snow. It doesn't seem like the leaf filled Autumn days were that long ago, but now today the Arctic winds are blowing. After staying out of the woods for the first couple... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2020 at Life With The Crew
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Lovely late November light, downy feathers clinging to trees, rustling brown leaves underfoot, empty trails for exploring. Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2020 at Life With The Crew
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After a week of chilly rainy weather, the past week has been gloriously sunny! With the time change, the sun is up a little before seven and so that means our days are starting earlier. It always amazes me how our days are structured around the sun - that is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2020 at Life With The Crew
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It was the end of a week filled with beautiful Autumn weather and so we decided to take a "girls day trip" to Old Bedford Village. A homeschool history lesson disguised as a great day spent in a pretty location. It was a very low key outing. We had the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2020 at Life With The Crew
Thank you Mac - and she was always open in sharing that love with us.
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Thank you Barbie.
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