A Very Clover Christmas


Merry, merry Christmas from–

Clover: “Excuse me.”

“I did not agree to participate in this event.”

“I refuse to be humiliated in this way.”

“It’s not in my contract.”

“You aren’t the boss of me.”

“I am not wearing this hat.”

“I said, I am not wearing this hat!”

“I’ll get you for this.”

We now return to our regularly scheduled virtual Christmas card.

Merry, merry Christmas from all of us at Stringtown Rising Farm!


  1. Martha says:

    Merry Christmas to all members of the Stringtown Rising Farm from our home in Tennessee! Enjoy a blessed Christmas with your love ones–just keep a careful eye out for Clover!

  2. Sue says:

    :wave: Happy Christmas to you all on the farm, from an appreciative reader in England!

  3. margiesbooboo says:

    Merry Christmas!

    I’m surprised she didn’t eat the hat! Next year I expect to see her in tights and a complete elfin costume. I’m up way too late, I looked at those eggs and thought the pioneer woman had left you a special Christmas surprise.

    Love your blog, wish I lived on the Stringtown Estate.


  4. Patty says:

    Merry Christmas to you, the kids, 52, Clover and her kids, Spartacus and his foul friends, and Coco and Dookie too! Oh! and the cats! All of them :catmeow: And don’t forget Georgia and the Cousins! From me and my family. I hope it’s your best ever!

  5. Goat Roper says:

    Merry Christmas to you and the entire cast of Stringtown Rising.

  6. Kelly Myers says:

    Clover is such a cute elf!

    Merry Christmas to your family Suzanne! Hope you all have a wonderful day!

  7. SkippyMom says:

    Glad to see someone suffers from insomnia the same way I do! LOL…these pics are priceless….thanks for sharing.

    She almost looks as tho’ she is smirking, as if she is going to EAT that damn hat the minute you let her loose.

    I need to send her cookies.

    Merry Christmas!

  8. Kathleen in Michigan says:

    A very Merry Christmas to all of you!!

  9. Stephanie says:

    Merry Christmas! I hope that your day is filled with love, laughter, and all things bright.

  10. Lucy says:

    Can’t you just read the minds of animals sometimes? I love it. Hope you have a most wonderful day today.

  11. Heidi says:

    Merry Christmas Sue, 52, Morgan, Wes, Ross, Coco, Dukie, Clover, Nutmeg, Honey, Sparticus and Georgia and did I forget anyone???
    May you have a peace filled day and all that your heart desires!!!

  12. Pamela in Glynn says:

    Hahaha, hohoho, what a wonderful Christmas morning surprise! Give that Clover a bucket of cookies, she certainly deserves them! (How totally embarrassing for her to be locked up and forced to take such degrading pictures for all the world to see. It’s something I would do to my cats! ha!). God bless you and your loved ones, and that includes your wonderful fur babies!

  13. missyakamelissa says:

    How hilarious! Merry Christmas!!!

  14. beekudzu says:

    Merry Christmas to all of y’all! I love Clover!

  15. Sue says:

    Merry Christmas to one and all.

  16. CindyP says:

    Merry, Merry Christmas, Suzanne and to your “entire” family from my entire family here in Michigan! Thank you for all you do for us with your website and your ability to make us laugh!

    God Bless!!

  17. jane says:

    I cant quit laughing!!!! I am up at 6, roast in the crockpot (it is new so I hope it works), I have Georgia’s Christmas apron on, good cup of coffee, check those things off – now the marathon begins as I await the arrival of my sister and her 3 big dogs. Did I say THREE BIG DOGS!!! Oh my – clover I need a cookie too!! Move over –

    Merry Christmas to everyone – and to England – Wow – Suzanne goes to England –

  18. Peggy says:

    Merry Christmas to Coco and all her family!

  19. JeannieB says:

    What a great Christmas card, love all you guys at Stringtown. Merry Christmas, have a wonderful day!!!!

  20. Becky says:

    Love all your pictures, Suzanne.
    We here at Twisted Fencepost, wish you and all a very Merry Christmas.

  21. Susan Flemming says:

    From our house to yours, wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Joyous and Prosperous New Year.

  22. janie says:

    Merry Christmas from our Missouri farm to your Stringtown Rising Farm. All our cattle, dogs, cats and family wish you and yours the best for the new year

  23. Melissa's Cozy Teacup says:

    I don’t know how, but that goat looks like she is smirking!

  24. Jodie says:

    This was definitely the BEST Christmas card of all! I did LOL. Thanks! Merry Christmas to the entire gang of humans, chickens, goats, dogs and cats. Especially to you Suzanne for having such a WONDERFUL blog about your farm, food, animals, family, 52 and everything. I can’t wait each day to read it.

  25. Mary Lou Middleton says:

    Merry Christmas to our favorite blog family. Thank you for bringing a smile to our faces this Christmas morning.

    (You should use your pictures of Clover and catchy quotations on greeting cards for various occasions.)

  26. LeaAnn says:

    Wishing you and all your family a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

  27. Kacey says:

    Have a great Christmas, Suzanne!

  28. Anna Adams says:

    All the best to you and yours in this season and in the new year, Suzanne. And thank you so much for all the laughter and recipes and interesting info you’ve given us this year. You’ve done more than your fair share toward spreading that “happiness” virus that’s been in the news lately. I know you’re working hard, but your stories about your life and the animals and the farm make me laugh or ooh or ahh every day!

    Merry Christmas!

  29. SuseM says:

    Ah, the lovely Clover in her Christmas finery! I couldn’t wait to see it today.

    From my family to yours. . . Have a very Merry Christmas!


  30. Heidi533 says:

    Merry Christmas to all of you from all of us.

  31. Katy says:

    Merry Christmas to all. Thanks for lighting a corner of my world.

  32. Gloria Jean says:

    And a merry, merry Christmas to you and yours from a daily lurker in California! Thanks for all you do to brighten so many lives.

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  34. SusanD says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your entire family Suzanne. I wish you a wonderful day.


  35. JenniferB says:

    What a wonderful Christmas card — thank you! Merry Christmas to you and your family too! :clap:

  36. Lynn says:

    Merry Christmas to all and we love the pictures!

  37. Gail says:

    Merry Christmas to all at Stringtown Rising Farm.!

  38. Amy says:

    Happy Christmas to all at Stringtown Rising Farm!

  39. sam says:

    Merry Christmas from Houston, Texas….a balmy 70-something degrees. Unbelievable.

  40. Cama says:

    LOL!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!


  41. Barb Wilson says:

    :wave: Hey your way we want to wish you & family & all your way a very MERRY XMAS I one thing we sure ate to much & that breaffast dish you showed sure looks yummie am going to fix it new yrs Then on to the new yr 09

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  43. Patricia Herman says:

    Merry Christmas Suzanne and Family and all the farm animals!! Your post today made me smile. Clover – bless your heart – you make alot folks smile and giggle with your pictures.

    God Bless and Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

    Patricia, Donny, Chasity and Stevie(2 yr old-Lab).

  44. Joy says:

    Merry Christmas from Oregon. Your blog always gives me a warm feeling. Love Clovers smile!

  45. Estella says:

    Merry Chreistmas to all on Stringtown Rising Farm from Oregon!

  46. Susan says:

    Merry Christmas Stringtown Rising Farm folks! :heart: Clover looked lovely in the photos!

  47. AndiK says:

    Merry Christmas!!!

  48. catslady says:

    Oh after you start writing children’s books maybe you can do greeting cards too :mrgreen:

    Have the happiest of holidays,



  49. Courtney KS says:

    Merry Christmas to you too!

    Clover looks sooo cute! She looks like she’s grown up overnight. Has her fur gotten thicker with the winter and I missed it? Ahhh kids! Er, goats.

  50. mmHoney says:

    It has been a long day. However, I must WISH YOU
    THE BEST. Merry Christmas to all.

  51. jean says:

    These are the posts I love the most, the ones where the animals “talk”. Enjoy your Christmas and give everyone an extra cookie.

  52. Joanna says:

    Merry Christmas to you beautiful Clover and all your human friends from the sheep and goats down under.

  53. Debbie says:

    A very Merry Christmas to you and yours, Suzanne!

    And please, make sure Clover gets extra cookies in appreciation of her sacrifices!

  54. Nancy in Atlanta says:

    Ohhh, I hope it was a wonderful day! Please tell Clover that her patience was well worth it – she did a superb job! And I keep forgetting to tell you I love her chin whiskers – do goat whiskers have a proper name? I spent today with friends, but will have my daughter, SIL, and oldest granddog, Banjo, back tomorrow on their way home to Iowa. She posted photos of Banjo learning about the ocean at Hilton Head today – in 78 degree weather!!! Can you imagine? I’d rather have your snow, though. Thanks again for all you’ve shared with us. :catmeow:

  55. Nancy in Atlanta says:

    Dadgum, I’m slow! I just realized that’s where the word “goatee” must come from!!! :rotfl:

  56. callie brady says:

    Merry Christmas to you all!

    P.S. I love Clover’s smile.

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