"Farmer Sue" as she has been dubbed by the children who have visited the farm, will warm your heart with her unending enthusiasm and genuine love for what is to
be celebrated about art, animals, agriculture...and children!"
Farmer Sue - is an Atlanta native. A city girl born with a country heart. She holds a B.F.A. from the University of Georgia in Graphic Design. She worked as a graphic designer and production manager for the last 24 years in Atlanta, 15 of those as owner of Shaw Design & Production.
The Art Barn & Morning Glory Farm are a dream come true for Sue…a chance to escape city life, and to follow her heart on a joyful country path.
Her greatest joy comes from introducing her "farm family" of delightful critters to new friends, creating art with her guests of all ages, and sharing the farm through programs at local schools and at Morning Glory Farm's Art Barn.
Sue came to the farm for a little peace and quiet, and to escape the pulse of the city. Originally she planned to put her graphic design studio in the barn -- but the computers never made it through the barn door! After hosting an open house & 40th birthday at the barn, she noticed how much everyone, children and adults alike, enjoyed the quirky, rickety crickety-ness of the place - not to mention, the art table full of supplies she set out for her guests to experiment with. After the party was over a few of her friends' children requested to come back to "Sue's Art Barn" for another visit. And this is where the spark began.
Six months later, a friend mentioned that she had done "every" cool party in town for her 2 children and was looking for something new and different. Sue reminded her how much the kids loved the farm, and suggested trying a party there. The first party was a huge hit with the kids -- a nature walk collecting treasures for their art project, meeting Rusty the Rooster and Tootles a 20-something year old pony provided the entertainment. The Party Mom thought it was great too. No set up. No clean up. Just show up and have fun. And noting it was the most relaxed she had ever been while hosting a party!
From there, things began to magically happen, odd animals needing homes began to appear. A few others were purchased and plans for the adorable gardens like Mr. McGregor’s and The Peanut Butter & Jelly Garden began to sprout. Sue worked double time doing graphic design and creating a magical space for children and families to enjoy. After 3 years she was able to close her design business and devote every minute to the farm.
Fast forward to 18 years later and Farmer Sue has celebrated many milestones at the farm. She has made made thousands of people smile, hundreds of new friends, and given more hugs than you can count. But it’s all in a days work. And when it is something you love, it never really feels like work.
Farmer Sue is the happiest girl in the world and continues to work towards making the farm the most farmtastic place you will ever visit.
We hope you will share a special day here with your family and friends and make a memory.