Meet Catherine!

Hello all! 

My name is Catherine Hawthorn. I'm also 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 not chasing dairy cows for my daily pay or hanging out with my blogging buddies, I love to read, cook, bake, sew, knit, crochet, 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 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, not dates me.

When I write, I love to listen to Celtic, country, instrumental music and movie soundtracks. Some of my favorite artists to write to include Heather Dale, Adrian von Ziegler, Brunuhville, Antti Martikainen, Celtic Thunder, Celtic Woman, and Anúna.


I will never hesitate to pick up a clean historical fiction, contemporary fiction, fantasy or classic book. If I had to pick favorite authors, they would include J.R.R. Tolkein, G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, Jen Turano, Jane Austen, and Lucy Maud Montgomery.

My favorite part of writing is creating that first outline and the characters, as well as researching. Music, tea, Pinterest and notebooks are absolutely essential when I sit down to write. My favorite POV to write in is third person omnipotent, but I've been trying third person limited too. 

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. 

My personal motto is this:


Desciscendum et labore ad Deo


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

In all of my works, I try to present a Catholic/Christian worldview and present hidden themes, similar to great Catholic writers such as J.R.R. Tolkein, G.K. Chesterton and Flannery O'Connor. Writing for my own pleasure is good, but writing for the greater glory of God is better. 




I look forward to chatting with y'all! 

Scribblingly yours, 

Catherine 

17 comments:

  1. Hello there! I am in your Cabin at Camp Nano. I will definitely wander around your blog. Oh, and I'll leave notes. I love commenting. XD

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    1. Hi MiddleEarthMusician! It's so much fun collaborating with you in Camp! Can't wait to read them!

      Catherine

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  2. Nice to "meet" you Catherine!
    I smiled to see that we have similar music tastes! Have you ever heard of Two Steps from Hell or E. Posthumus? They are not Celtic like I noticed many of your other favorites were but they still write epic music.

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    1. Hello!

      Haha, those artists are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the music I like. If I listed everything I listen too, the post would be three times longer.

      I've heard of Two Steps from Hell, but I haven't really checked them out. I've not heard of E. Posthumus though, I'll have to check that one out.

      Thanks for commenting!

      Catherine

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  3. Hey, Catherine! Thanks so much for your comment on my blog. I’ve seen you in comments, but for some reason, I could never find your blog!

    It’s so awesome that you’re writing for God’s glory! That’s my goal as well. I hope you have a wonderful new year, and I’m looking forward to reading your posts :)

    ~ riley aline

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    1. Hello Riley!! Thank you for stopping by!!

      All for Him!!

      So far, the year has been going well! I look forward to yours as well!

      Catherine

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  4. Okay, so I was like....99% certain I had already followed your blog...and then I started thinking "Why do I never see Catherine's posts??? Does she even post???" So I looked and yeah...I haven't been following...SO SORRY!!!

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    1. You're not the first person that has said that....

      I do, albeit on a rather random schedule...

      Glad to have you aboard, Julian!!!

      Catherine

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  5. Hey, Catherine! I nominated/tagged you for the Liebster Award on my blog, and the post just went up!

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    1. Got it and done! (Sorry I forgot to reply to this comment....)

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  6. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    I have to ask, what is historic agriculture? I mean, I feel like that’s self expanatory in a sense, but like what do you study to major in that? It sounds absolutely fascinating!

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    1. Hi Maddie!! I love your blog - especially the farming posts :).

      *giggles* Don't worry, I get asked it a lot, especially since it is a sort of blanket term. For the past couple of years, I was working at what are called living history sites. Basically, those sites recreate what life (and sometimes farming) was like in a certain time period for the public. I concentrated in the farming side of that field - taking care of farm animals and doing hand work (hoeing and harvesting) in the fields, especially.

      So, there is no set academic path for historic farming - a lot of people just seem to pick it up from mentors. Not having that advantage, I went to a regular 4 year college and double majored in Agriculture (Animal Science) and History.

      Right now, because I'm unemployed, I'm looking to rejoin the "normal" agriculture field for a time in order to help pay off the ever present college debt (which may call for an edit to this page...LOL.)

      If you have any other questions, I'll be happy to answer them! Thanks for the follow!!

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    2. Thank you!!
      Oh I see! That sounds really fun. There’s a living history museum about an hour from here and I always wanted to work there during the summer when I was a kid, but never got around to it. It’s still my favorite place to visit though.

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  7. Hello Catherine! I was delighted to find your blog. So far I have loved everything I`ve read!! It`s always great to find fellow Traditional Roman Catholics, as well as awesome blogs like this! I`m really excited by your Celtic music recommendations because I have been looking for music like that to listen to while writing stories. And I love Celtic Thunder and Celtic Woman! God Bless! ~Giselle

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    1. Hi Giselle!! Thank you! I tend to write more of my Catholic posts on my other blog Working by Candlelight (you can access it via clicking on the title picture in the sidebar), but I'm so glad you enjoy this blog too!

      Aww you're welcome! I'll have to write a post one of these days with Celtic novelling music (I've been exploring a lot of different artists, too many to name!!)

      God bless you as well!!

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    2. Definitely going to check that out!
      Yes please do! That`d be awesome!

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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, even if it's an old post! I only ask that proper decorum be observed.

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