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 us...chasing our kittens, puttering in the herb gardens, or talking to the trees.

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Amherst, Virginia 24521
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Saturday, September 2, 2017

~ Saturday Musings ~

 Hello Friends & Folk ~
and happy Saturday to you all!

wanted to show you my progress {or lack-thereof} on my 
When Pigs Fly hooked rug....

I've hooked our little witch, and the star to her right ~
the broom and that rascal of a pig! 

and can you see the faint *sparkle* in the background wool?
it is called 'Chocolate Bark' and I purchased it from Two Old Crows
 while at the Sauder show last lends a perfect background being hand dyed such a rich brown - to - black color, and those small flecks of metallic gold thread twinkle like tiny stars.

I hooked that little swine twice and reverse-hooked it out twice....
finally settling on the wools you see here ~ 
still need to add a small beady eye and his mouth which I'll 'worm' in between the rows. 
Then on to the other motifs, tree-tops, moon and stars & scallops along the top.


our gardens, grass and everything else here on the farm has been growing like crazy...
we have more morning glories than ever...

our mums are ready to burst...

and see that jungle behind our fire-pit?
that was our tomato & pepper patch... 

but it has now become a plot for volunteer sweet annie, 
that has grown to over  eight feet tall!
 to the left of the fire-pit is Peter's fig tree, 
which has for the first time in three years actual figs on it ~ 6 of them to count.

even the nandina berry bushes 
are covered in more berries than we have ever seen here...
I love when they turn red and the cardinals come to snack on them in the snow.

and that big-leafed thing to your left {below} is one of 8 banana trees that we are growing ~
each year we dig them up and store them for the winter, then replant in the spring after the last frost...
and each year, more baby banana trees sprout up from the root system of the more mature trees.

yes, we have no bananas ~ but we sure do look like we live in the tropics!
rain rain, cooler temps and an autumnal feel to the air today.
perfect for pulling wooly loops.
love it!

sending up thoughts of healing 
and prayers of relief to all of those suffering in storms 
and wild fires in our nation.

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori


  1. Amen to healing thoughts for those struggling with disaster...

    Your rug is looking magical, especially with the sparkly wool background...great choice!

    Lovely garden shots...and I must say that I really am envious (that's a little harsh, but not far from the truth, lol!) of your Sweet Annie, which I can't seem to grow where I live...and believe me I've tried!!!

    Happy rug hooking, Lori!

  2. What a Fine Swine it is too. Cute design.

    Interesting about the banana trees. Are they edible and are they miniature bananas?

  3. Lori, love your blog, love the farm pics. Could you add in more photos of the furr babies and farm friends. Love them!

  4. Love your garden !
    Louise in Sweden

  5. Lori,,,,
    Loving ur pig and witch,,, fun, fun,,,
    Your gardens are gorgeous, , like a jungle with all ur heat or the summer,,, wow,,,,
    Enjoy the rain, but not too much!!
    Take care,,


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