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 our kittens, puttering in the herb gardens or talking to the trees.
and 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 ~
I love seeing the past through the eye of my needle...

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

Regular Shop & Open Studio Hours:
Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 - 4:00
*no Open Studio during pre-scheduled Classes or Events

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

Monday, May 20, 2019

~ Sunny Monday Musings ~

 Good Morning Friends & Folk ~
Happy Monday to you all....

a slight bit cooler this morning, temps yesterday were too hot for me.
I am an Autumn girl and don't much like the hot weather ~ altho we do live in the South
and it is known to be hot here in late Spring thru early Autumn!

while the temps were still cool-enough for me to enjoy being outdoors,
I took my cup of tea and my camera out to the front porch and patio...

just some snaps of our surroundings here at the Farm for you to enjoy:

my happy place

Egyptian or 'walking' onions from a dear friend ~

largest of the banana trees ~

baby banana trees...

italian oregano, garlic chives, chocolate mint and 'volunteer' black eyed susans ~

Mock Orange by the front gate...

hostas & bittersweet

boston ferns, hosta, bittersweet & nandina

honeysuckle, more hosta ~ foxglove & lily of the valley ~




true dat.

Hoping your day is filled with wonder & simple beauty ~

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori


linda said...

Love all your garden spaces, such sweet smells, color, and texture. Just curious do the banana trees survive the winter outside or do you bring them in?

Robin in Virginia said...

Lori, your Hostas are gorgeous. Everything is greening up and looking fabulous in your neck of Virginia. Thank you for sharing!

Jane said...

Everything is lovely!!

Penny said...

Oh my, everything is so lovely! What a beautiful, peaceful farm!

NMK said...

So pretty !!! Love the Mock Orange !!!

denise said...


Barb said...

I absolutely love your garden area. My mock orange is not blooming as yet but here in the NW it is cooler.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Ok....packing my bags and critters and moving to Virginia LOL. Wow...I can’t believe the lushness and greenness.... We are greening up here too finally, but our daffodils and tulips have just started blooming and our trees are not completely leafed out yet.... I went in search of my Hostas and ferns today and cannot find nary a peek of one....And I will lucky to have a foxglove knee high by the 4th of July LOL. You truly have a beautiful farm my friend. ~I think I would never leave that patio table. ~Robin~

acorn hollow said...

a lovely place to have your tea! I have the walking onions and they are pretty prolific I am in the north east and that is the first thing I can harvest. as soon as the snow goes.

LaNelle said...

You & Peter have created a fabulous peaceful haven in which to live and be creative....blessings, LaNelle said...

Thank you for the lovely tour!!! Down from Canada in NC and
I am loving the heat.
Hostas are great as they fill in the shaded spots so well.
My hubby doesn’t care for them though and calls them
“hostiles “šŸ¤£

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