Meet Catherine!

Hey y'all!

My name is Catherine Hawthorn, sometimes known as Farm Lassie. Please, call me Catherine!

I'm a young woman in my early 20s, just starting on my journey into adulthood.

When I'm not pursing my career of historic agriculture or chatting with my blogging buddies, I love to read, cook, bake, sew, knit, crochet, write fiction, play music and even draw occasionally. I love all things feminine but that doesn't stop me from loving the outdoors, riding horses, farming or marksmanship. 

Though I tend to be a stubbornly independent little shield-maiden, I sure wouldn't mind if a handsome man (prince, Mountie, cowboy, I don't care) came riding up on a horse in conquest of my heart. As long as he courts me instead of dates me. 

I love to listen to Celtic, country, fantasy and musicals. My favorite music artists include Mattie and Tae, Peter and Evynne Hollens, Celtic Thunder, Celtic Woman, and Josh Turner. I'm also a huge lover of Gregorian chant and polyphony - in fact, I'm a member of my church's mixed choir! 

My bookshelves are full of historical and contemporary fiction, as well as a few fantasy books. Though, I'll pick up almost any clean book that I get my hands on. My favorite movies are also an mix of Marvel, period dramas, Catholic saint movies, Disney Princesses, and musicals. 

I'm also a life-long diehard Philadelphia Eagles fan. #FlyEaglesFly! 

But first and foremost, I'm a Traditional Roman Catholic. 

What is a Traditional Roman Catholic? 

Well, to put it in simple terms, I'm a Catholic that is in love with the old traditions of the Roman Rite. I love the old Latin Mass, I still observe the "no meat on Fridays" rule, and I try to bring my Faith to the forefront of my life instead of in the background.

My patron saints are St. Megan, St. Catherine Laboure and St. Michael the Archangel.

I'm a proud supporter of The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP), a confraternity of traditional priests that offers exclusively the Traditional Latin Mass of 1962.

My personal motto is this:

Desciscendum et labore ad Deo

It is Latin for "Detach and work for God".  

I'm a firm believer in working hard to earn my daily bread. I'm also a major DIY lover, and love to exercise my creative juices. I like to look for innovative solutions with the materials that I have. This has a tendency to lead me to scrapes...or wild success. There is no in-between.

I look forward to chatting with y'all!

Old-fashionably yours,



How are you, dear friend? Come closer to the fire, and make yourself comfortable! I'd love to hear what you've been thinking about! I only ask that proper decorum be observed.

I always try to reply to my correspondence! Have a blessed day!
~ Catherine Hawthorn