About Catherine

Hello all! 

My name is Catherine Hawthorn. I'm also known as Farm Lassie. 

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 hanging out with my blogging buddies, I love to read, cook, bake, sew, knit, crochet, play music and even draw occasionally. 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.

I love to listen to Celtic, country, fantasy and movie music. Some of my favorite artists to write to include Adrian von Ziegler, Brunuhville, Antti Martikainen, Peter and Evynne Hollens, Celtic Thunder, Celtic Woman, and Josh Turner.

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.

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 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 write in a really episodic style. I think in vivid but separate scenes, complete with sights, sounds and emotions. While the characters remain the same, they wind up in random events and places. A lot of the time, I don't even know how they ended up being there, which results in some really creative plotting. As a professor once told me, the seams in my stories are very visible. Which is why I tend to stick to short stories because I can control that a little better.

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 tend to write in a long, flowy, descriptive way that's really reminiscent of past writers. I also write in a heavily metaphoric way. Literally everything has a significance in my writing. Why I couldn't tell you. It just NEEDS TO. 

I look forward to chatting with y'all! 

Scribblingly yours, 



  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

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


  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.

    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!



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