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.

Our Needlework Shop & Studio
is located here at our farm:
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, Virginia 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email ~

Due to Covid-19 Health restrictions, the Shop & Studio at Notforgotten Farm is CLOSED until further notice...

Our ETSY Shop is Always Open!
visit our Etsy Shop by clicking on any one of the thumbnail photos below or going to

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

~ After the Rain ~

Good Morning Friends & Folk!
and a happy mid-May day to you ~

We had some crazy storms come through here last night...
mostly high winds, lots of thunder and even hail
 but hardly any rain.
but rain it did.

here are a few snaps of our kitchen garden and front of the farmhouse...
Peter & I have been weeding, turning soil and planting for two days!

our Mock Orange bush is getting bigger each year...

...the blossoms smell SO sweet ~
next to that are shoots of our banana trees ~
we have counted 12 this year and think there might be a few more coming up.
these will grow so tall and their leaves will be huge ~ creating perfect shade for our little patio :)
 the rusty planter below is filled again,
it was a gift from Joan... was the solar Owl lantern that lights up each evening

this was completely overgrown with chickweed and other sundry weeds...
we left a few wild Black Eyed Susans and Sweet Annie plants, 
as we do every year.
the larger bunch of Chocolate Mint towards the bottom of the photo will fill in much more, and we also have volunteer green leaf & red lettuces already coming up!

we planted Rosemary {the cold winter zapped mine}, Basil, Parsley...
and 2 types of tomatoes ~ and we will be transplanting our Oregano & Thyme 
from another garden to this one as well.
an Italian garden of-sorts for my Pasta-Loving Hubby!

Then we decided to do away with the grass 
in one portion of our lawn that is inside the fence:
 we transplanted variegated Hosta, Giant Hosta and some of my beloved Lily of the Valley too.

Everything will get a fresh covering of wood mulch soon ~

the vine you see growing on the left is Jasmine
 and I cannot wait for the blooms to open again this year ~ 
makes sitting on the porch-swing even better!

Aside from gardening,
I finished my little Stitching Witch ~
and put her under glass in one of Petere's frames that I handpainted.

  the pattern for Stitching Witch
as well as the previous Feeding the Bees design 
and their frames will be available soon
in our Etsy shop ~ 

Did you know that we have all of these delightful 
Bee-Themed patterns & such available?

we love our little bees, big bees and in-between-bees too!
Click HERE to see them all in our Etsy Shop

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

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