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Our
Needlework Shop
is located at
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, VA 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email ~ Notforgottenfarmwitch@gmail.com

Regular SHOP HOURS are:
Saturdays Only 10:00 ~ 4:00
{weather permitting or I am away at a show/class}


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Tin Roof Saturday

it is Saturday, and it is raining...

I will not complain about the rain ~
I never do.
we have been extremely fortunate
to have slipped under the Blizzard of 2011's radar
and have had nothing more
than mere dustings of snow
compared to the rest of our Nation...


since we live in the country,
the rain fills our well and keeps our soil quenched...
it nurtures our plants, gardens and trees,
and helps our animal friends to thrive.
our farmhouse, barn and shop all have tin roofs
and when it rains ~
....it sounds like a symphony.

there is nothing like waking to the melodical tympani
of huge rain droplets hitting our almost 100 year old roof...
it is soothing and invigorating at the same time ~
and can sneak into my morning dreams like a panther with bells on...
making me slowly aware of the weather outside my window.
our homestead is humble,
to say the least...
and we have to be thankful that our roofs don't leak
but
we are blessed with little things like the rain...
that,
if are noticed and appreciated more ~
...make us truly
wealthy.

Hoping you all can find your abundant treasures
... in even the simplest of things
Blessings from the Farm...
Lori

13 comments:

janeu729 said...

There's no place like home!!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

I agree there's no place like home!
Prim Blessings! Robin

from me to thee......... said...

Lori, I just love your blog.....Linda

The Barn Door said...

Love the sound of rain on a tin roof!! Your place looks so beautiful.

Sheree said...

Oh my i love that antique sink by your barn have you ever thought about putting it in your kitchen? Its so homey looking i love your blog read it everyday smiles...Sheree

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Lori, Enjoy the rain!! We are HOPEFULLy awhile from that right now, we ahve 20+ of snow, so rain would not be good at the moment! Though I look forward to all it will bring, green grass & flowers! OLM

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

..... that old sink WAS in my kitchen when we moved in...I do love it, but it is so shallow that I can't wash pots in it...I would love to have another simiar when we finally redo the kitchen!

stitching said...

Good Morning Lori,
Oh how I love a tin roof too. When I was a little girl I spent a lot of time with my sweet Grandmother and there was a tin roof on her house. I remember vividly the sound of the rain. I also remember her feather mattress.
When we were both in the bed it sunk in the middle. That would not be good for my middle age back, but it was fun then. So many good memories.

Have a fun day,
Sandra
Homespun Elegance
plainfancymerchant.blogspot

theolde stone house said...

Lori
It's those wonderful simple things that make us who we are. I can remember as a child the noise the rain made on our camper when we went camping in the summer. It was some of my fondest memories.

Enjoy your day.
Rhonda

Kattywhompus Primitives said...

Hello Lori,
Lovely post.I so enjoy your reflections. We are planning to add a metal roof to our home in the spring...I look forward a little symphony of my own. :) Enjoy the rain.
Rhonda

Mary Jenkins, said...

I enjoy your blog very much and love your header picture. Did you make it?

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

Yes, the punch needlework on my header was designed and worked by me a couple of years ago...look for new designs soon!
~L

katie said...

I love the looks of your home.
We also have a metal roof, but it is on top of a composition roof so we don't get the sound except on our covered deck and if it is raining hard you can't carry on a conversation sitting out there. But I love to listen to it just the same.
I used to sleep in an upstairs bedroom at my grandparents and they had a tin roof. Great memories.

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