Down a dirt road, past fields and deep woods ~
stands a humble little farmhouse wearing chippy white paint and a rusty tin roof...
it's here at our beloved Notforgotten Farm that you will find me...

chasing kittens, puttering in the gardens or talking to the tree.

I love seeing the past through the eye of a needle ~
...I collect old & odd things.
I pull wool & cotton through linen. I walk barefoot in my garden and throw my head back and cackle when I laugh...

I'm just a little farm-witch that loves where I am & who I'm with ~

Our little needlework shop & studio
is located at
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, VA 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email -

Regular Shop/Open Studio hours:
Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 ~ 4:00
*unless we are away at a show or teaching a class*
{better to call/email first}

our Etsy Shop is ALWAYS OPEN!
Please visit our ETSY Shop ~
by clicking on any one of the thumbnail photos below...

Monday, January 20, 2014

Simple Country Pleasures ~

Sunny, breezy chilly day here at the farm ~

a quiet beginning to the new work-week
and I am well-rested from the busy few weeks behind me now :)

On days like this, 
I like to take reflective walks around this old farmstead.
reminding myself that it really is the simple things in life that mean so much to me...

here are a few of my simple country pleasures ~


old string and urns

(not often, but treasured!)

gnomes and ivy

brown calico dishes


signs of new life in the strawberry patch :)

birds nests


polka-dot guinea hens



walking with friends

I hope this Monday finds you well-loved 
...and enjoying your simple things!

* Blessed be * 


Martha Doe said...

Hi Lori!
Love the pictures of your little walk around your farmland...such beauty to be seen. Do you think the winter we have left will let the tiny peeking-out strawberry make it?...would be nice!

Have a blessed day,

lilraggedyangie said...

Beautiful pics ...have a great week ...Hugs lil raggedy

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

hoping so Martha ~ they seem to fair very well here in VA ~ can't wait for fresh berries again :)

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

I must tell you Hun what a pleasure it is to visit you especially at this time of year when the Winter winds are howling outside my door...
I've enjoyed each and every one of the pics you've shared with a fondness for the critters, be they furry, feathered or not.
It is true that the simple things are the ones that should give us the most heartfelt emotions...
Susan x

Kathy L. said...

Lovely walk with you

acorn hollow said...

such wonderful pictures. I bought a set of dishes in that brown calico at a yard sale for 20.00 and use it for my every day dishes.

Primitive Stars said...

Afternoon Lori, enjoyed the walk around the farm, such sweet furry faces.....Thanks, all around here are high snow banks, Francine.

Lee said...

Lori, when you call your post "Simple Country Pleasure" it brings to mind the column in Country Living magazine. It was by Jo Northrup….I always went to her column first before reading anything else. She had a black lab and lived in North Carolina near the beach. Very sweet and expressive writing. I was always transported even when we lived in California, far away from country pleasures. Enjoy your pictures. Lee

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Love all your pictures Lori - I would be happy just to see some grass right now...but Ole Mother Nature only wants to bring us cold and snow.

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